GAL, Veronica

Posted: October 31st, 2019


VERONICA “VALERIE” JOSEPHINE GAL, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at the age of 81 years.

She will be lovingly remembered by her three children: Lori Finch, Rick (Deb) Gal and Margie Gal as well as by her five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Valerie is also survived by her three sisters: Ethel Perdue, Betty Jackson and Monica Rodzinyak; one brother John (Marion) Rodzinyak and one sister-in-law Marjorie Gal. Valerie was predeceased by her parents and four of her siblings.

Valerie was born and raised in Lethbridge. She earned her teaching certificate and started teaching high school at the young age of 19. After taking time off to raise her family, she went to work in the banking industry and spent many happy years in customer service. Family was always important to Valerie; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren always brought her the most joy. She was a fun-loving and happy person who loved to play games—win or lose. She was thoughtful, strong, kind and beautiful in life and in death.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Bill Young officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB, on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Albert Sayson celebrating.

A Private Family Interment will be held at a later date where Valerie will be laid to rest with her parents, George and Margaret Rodzinyak.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Valerie, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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  1. Penny Reid says:

    Lori, Rick, and Margie, I am so very, very sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. I loved her dearly, she was like a second mom to me growing up. Your home was always such a loving place to hang out, and your mom’s kindness was always felt. Her smile always made my day. When ever I saw her out and about she always had that same beautiful smile for me. May wonderful memories help ease your sorrow in time. God bless her beautiful Spirit. Please send my condolence to all her family as well. Love Penny

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