Posted: February 17th, 2017


VALERIE PAPWORTH, beloved wife of Lawrence Papworth, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at the age of 49 years, after a two-year battle with cancer. Valerie is lovingly remembered by her son Jereme, daughter Randi, sisters Joann (Whendlin) Torscher and Martha Tomlinson, mother Pariel Tomlinson, niece Rose Neary and nephew Jesse Neary. She was predeceased by her father Norris Tomlinson. Valerie loved her family and friends. She was a devoted mother who made sure her children were safe and happy. She provided support for all her family and friends whenever needed. During a memorable winter storm, Valerie was born in Magrath, Alberta, on April 18, 1967. Early in her career she worked as a secretary. Lawrence and Valerie married in 1993 and moved from Lethbridge to the Magrath area in 1998. Valerie loved the outdoors and spent many hours on outdoor projects. She prided herself on building a straight fence. When indoors, Valerie enjoyed sewing and volunteering. Among the various groups she volunteered for were the Magrath United Church, Alberta Fruit Growers Society, Magrath Northern Water Coop, 4H Alberta, Chief Mountain Gas Coop and the University of Lethbridge Senate. A celebration of Valerie’s life will be held at the Coast Lethbridge Hotel & Conference Centre on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers or gifts, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

6 Condolences for “PAPWORTH, Valerie”

  1. Darren & Rosemary Gergel says:

    Deepest sympathy for your loss of Valerie. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

  2. Gordon Lawlor says:

    Lawrence & family,

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers for your comfort and peace at this difficult time.


  3. Lisa says:

    My deepest condolences to everyone. I will miss you my friend. ?

  4. Sam & Jacque (Baker) Siemens says:

    The Papworth family & Peril Tomlinson,
    We are sorry to hear of the passing of your wife, mother, & daughter. Our prayer’s & thoughts are with you at this time. We have known Peril for lots of years , & Jeremy curled & went to School with our Grandson Rex, while Randi & our granddaughter Lesleigh have been good friends through school & will be graduating together this year. May you have good memories of Val & find comfort.
    From the Siemens family

  5. Gordon & Joy Saruwatari says:

    How very sad we were to hear of Val’s passing. Please accept our deepest sympathies at this time.
    Joy & Gord Saruwatari, Mesa, AZ

  6. Dorsey (Diebert) Jaworsky says:

    Pariel and family
    I was so sad to read of your daughter’s passing. What a beautiful girl! Just like her Mom. Hugs and prayers to all. Dorsey

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