Joseph "Wilfrid" Valliere

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“Wilfrid” Joseph E. Valliere June 28, 1929 – August 17, 2022 It is with mixed emotions that we announce the passing of Joseph Wilfrid Valliere at Drayton Valley Hospital and Care Centre on the evening of Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at the age of 93 years. As he drew his last breath, he was comforted by the loving warmth of his son, Andrew. Wilf was born in Edam, Saskatchewan to parents, Romauld and Maryann Valliere, joining his sister, Rosaline and brother, Ron. Wilf completed their little family. In time, he would make his way to British Columbia in search of more abundant opportunities. He found himself mining in the hills of Kaslo and Sandon, then would seek employment at Slocan Forest Products where he worked for 27 years. Slocan, British Columbia became home. It was in Slocan that he met Gail Miller and on July 4, 1969 they were married. In 1978 they welcomed their one and only child, Andrew. For many years, Wilf cared for his mother and once retired, Wilf dedicated his life to caring for his wife and son. Together, many beautiful memories were made. Wilf will forever be lovingly remembered by his son, Andrew; daughter-in-law, Joelle; grandchildren, Taylor, Dion and Dania; sister, Rosaline, as well as by numerous nieces, nephews, many extended family and life-long friends. His kind and gentle nature will be greatly missed. Wilf is predeceased by his wife, Gail; brother, Ron and his parents, Romauld and Maryann. We would like to extend our greatest gratitude to the entire staff at Points West Living for loving “Poppa” during his stay and ensuring his every need was met; Dr. Joel Giddey for his gentle care over the last few years, Cindy Young for guiding us through some difficult decisions and to Nurse Maddy at Drayton Valley Hospital and Care Centre for her beautiful compassion. We are grateful to have been surrounded by so many loving people. Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #276, 502 Harold Street, Slocan, British Columbia on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. with Celebrant, Father Maurice Okolie. Interment will follow at Slocan Cemetery, where Wilf will join the love of his life, Gail. Their love story continues… Condolences may be sent to Arrangements in care of Joelle Valliere at: Affinity Funeral Service 5001 – 45 Avenue, Drayton Valley, Alberta T7A 1L1, 780.542.3338
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Celebration of the Funeral Liturgy

12:00 pm
Saturday, September 17, 2022
Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 276
502 Harold Street
Slocan, British Columbia, Canada


Slocan Cemetery
704 Arlington Road
Slocan, British Columbia, Canada
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Joseph "Wilfrid" Valliere

1929 - 2022

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