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BERDAHL, Valerie Louise

August 2, 1960 – June 7, 2012

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Valerie Louise Berdahl on Thursday, June 7, 2012 after a courageous 10 1/2 year battle with cancer. Surrounded by loving family she finally found freedom.

Val is survived by her two sons, Shane and Luke Berdahl, her partner Barry McKay, her parents Dorothy and Bob Stewart and siblings Terry Sparling (Lance) and Dan Stewart (Carolyn).

Valerie made her boys the first priority in her life, a truly incredible mother. Val was an employee of the CBE for 21 years and was greatly respected and loved by all staff, and was honored by them with many awards and achievements.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: 1 (866) 412-4222. www.albertacancer.ca/memorial, or the YWCA Sherriff King Home, 2003 – 16 Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 5B7 Telephone: 403-266-4111.

In living memory of Val Berdahl, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200

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  1. tonia vendetti :

    I am very sorry for your loss. I knew Val when I was a little girl. I was best friends with Shane amd my mom baby sat for Val. My heart goes out to her family. I understand the pain my father passed away of cancer in 2009, but she is at peace now and not in pain.

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  2. heather wilton :

    Hi Luke and Shane.We are both very sorry to her of your Mom’s passing.Please know that we are thinking of you both and will keep both of you closer in our hearts and prayers. Much love to all of you. Love and prayers, Heather and Henry Wilton.

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  3. Val was a beautiful woman and she will be missed. All our thoughts and prayers are sent to the family.
    David, Patricia, Christopher and Kayley Jayne Lewis.

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  4. Rudy & Donna vanVeenendaal :

    Val brought a constant determination to everything she did, we have great respect for how she was a fabulous Mother to her sons, Shane and Luke. Her approach to her on going condition was commendable, year after year she remained optimistic. The virtue that Val presented to all of us was courage, she truly taught us that a positive attitude can prevail when things are tough. You will be missed! Hugs to the entire family, we are thinking of you at this time.

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  5. Glenda Taylor :

    Her Journey’s just begun
    Don’t think of her as gone away…
    her journey’s just begun.
    Life holds so many facets…
    this earth is only one.

    Just think of her as resting
    from the sorrows and the tears,
    in a place of warmth and comfort
    where there are no days and years.

    Think how she must be wishing
    that we could know today,
    how nothing but our sadness
    can really pass away.

    And think of her as living
    in the hearts of those she touched…
    for nothing loved is ever lost…
    and she was loved so much.
    E. Brenneman

    Our heart goes out to the family
    Glenda Verna Brian Lewis

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