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Born: Aug 24, 1943

Date of Passing: Jan 03, 2023

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VALERIE ANNE MCCORKELL August 24, 1943 - January 3, 2023

Sadness fills our hearts and thoughts as we mourn the sudden passing of Valerie. A beautiful soul, wife, mother, grandmother. Val was predeceased by her parents, Frank and Betty Haynes.
She leaves behind her husband James "Jim"; sons, Sean (Mylinda) and Ben (Ryann); three grandchildren, Matthew, Brendan, and Morgan; brother Michael Haynes and sister Christine Gamble; and many nieces and nephews and countless friends.
Val was born in Manchester, England and spent all her working years dedicated to education - Teacher, Guidance counselor, Principal, friend and mentor. Val lived and worked in Selkirk, Manitoba and eventually moved to Winnipeg where she retired from Seven Oaks School Division.
Her love of gardening and her grandchildren were her passion following retirement. She will be forever loved and missed.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 07, 2023

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Jim and family please accept my deepest condolences It is with great sadness that I just learned of Val’s passing. I am now living in Ontario. Val and I were colleagues, she was also my boss and. My friend. I was honoured. Val had an open door policy and staff and students felt very comfortable to visit and share. Filomena - Posted by: Filomena Costa (Former colleague and friend) on: Jan 17, 2023

  • Val was my younger sister who was my dearest friend and soul mate shared memories and family times will be forever cherished . - Posted by: Christina Haynes Gamble (Sister) on: Jan 08, 2023

  • I am so sorry to hear of Valerie’s sudden passing. Valerie was the apple of her parents eye. She was a beauty with piercing blue eyes and Mia Farrow good looks. Her soft spoken nature and charismatic appeal made her light up a room. I have many memories of airport pick ups in New York with my grandparents when she returned from adventures with Jim as they taught around the world. I remember the stories of Mr Dawaki the tax collector in Nigeria and driving a ski doo to school in northern Manitoba. She lived an interesting life and gave a lot of herself to those she cared of. Rest easy Val - Posted by: Julie Hutka (Niece) on: Jan 07, 2023

  • Sending our love and condolences to Jim and family, so so sorry for your great loss. Val was a very special lady, a wonderful and talented work colleague loved her so much, hugs to you all at this so sad time Chris and Angela xo - Posted by: Angela and Chris Mundie (Friends) on: Jan 07, 2023

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