01-05-2014 03:12 PM
I was very sad to read of Val's death. I did not know her, and have not even "spoken" with her online myself, but I have read many of her posts. Her compassion and desire to ease the worry and suffering of others shone through in what she wrote. In the dark weeks and months following diagnosis, I collected some of the most inspiring posts from this site together onto one sheet of paper, one of them being a post of Val's. I still carry that sheet of paper with me all the time. I just wanted to let her family know that she helped me enormously, even though she didn't know me at all, and I'm sure there are many more women like me. May your soul rest in peace Val x.
29-04-2014 08:04 PM
I'm so very sorry to read about Val. I send my condolences to her lovely family and I'm sure they know what a extraordinarily inspiration person she was to so many people with breast cancer, me included. Claire
29-04-2014 05:57 AM
28-04-2014 07:21 PM
I'm another who felt Val's care and kindness through this website. Newly diagnosed three years ago, she gave me hope that there might be tomorrows. Now, I realise that her greatest gift was not that she was able to hang in there for so many years, but that she showed me the importance of living each day as it comes as fully as possible. I hope her family and friends know how important she has been to so very many women on this site and beyond, and how much she will be missed.
28-04-2014 12:02 PM
I've been asked to pass on the following details by Val's family, for those who don't know her on FB:
..........."The funeral details are as follows:
12pm Friday the 2nd of May,
Afterwards we will be meeting at 1pm at,
Ellersly House Hotel,
4 Ellersly Road,
Everyone is welcome xxx................"
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28-04-2014 09:07 AM
This is so sad, Val will be missed immensly such a wonderful caring lady although most of us were never fortunate enough to meet this amazing lady her care shone through her posts, rest in peace Val you will be sorely missed
28-04-2014 08:58 AM
This site will never be the same without you Val; you gave us hope, you helped us make sense of this awful disease, you made us laugh with your gormeless shopping. I am sorry I never get to meet you in the flesh. Those cyber discussions will always stay with me.
You are free of pain, rest in peace lovely ladies.
28-04-2014 08:35 AM - edited 28-04-2014 08:35 AM
So sorry to hear that Val has passed away. She gave me a lot of hope when I was diagnosed with secondaries and supported so many of us over the years.Thinking of her family and friends.
28-04-2014 08:34 AM - edited 28-04-2014 08:34 AM
So very sad to hear this news. Val was an inspiration to so many people. A brave, witty, kind, courageous and thoughtful lady who freely gave her knowledge and advice, she will be sorely missed by all who knew her. Sincere condolences to her family and friends who I know must be devestated to lose such a wonderful person. Val, you truly were the best of us. Rest in Peace. You will never be forgotten. Emma x
28-04-2014 08:32 AM
ScottishLass was a friend to everyone on this site - to newly diagnosed and petrified primary ladies and to those travelling with secondaries. Always gentle, encouraging and caring, she was, and is, a true inspiration.
Rest peacefully Val, your journey is now complete.
Condolences to your family and friends