Valerie Gillespie (3 Apr 1956 - 29 Jul 2014)

Funeral Service

Location
Markeaton Crematorium Markeaton Lane Derby DE22 4NH
Date
6th Aug 2014
Time
2.40pm
Funeral Director
A.W. Lymn Derby

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Valerie Gillespie at the Royal Derby Hospital after a long illness bravely borne.
Her husband Chris, brother Stephen and sisters Pauline and Sheila survive her.
Friends at the University of Derby and local NHS services are warmly invited to celebrate Valerie's life.

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Valerie enjoying the Eiger Trail

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Valerie enjoying life on the QM2

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Cherryl Owen wrote

I knew Val as a colleague at the University of Derby for a number of years. She made me laugh wither dry sense of humour and was one very brav, stronge woman. Rest in peace Val. Bless you.

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Robert Weglicki wrote

Val you had a great dry sense of humour which made me laugh. Big chasm left at the University. RIP

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Theresa Holmes wrote

An inspirational teacher, a valued and trusted work colleague, a truly lovely person, Valerie, you will be always in my memory. Sincere condolences to Chris and all your family and friends, it was a privilege to have known and worked with you.

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Charles Fox wrote

Chris and Val were the perfect partnership which was tested in the heat of two serious illnesses. Throughout their love grew stronger and Chris now has to keep going on memories. However, Val was so strong that she will never go away or stop giving him advice on what to do next.

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Yvonne Denby wrote

Val was a warm, kind and inspirational friend who shared all the fabulous moments in her life and brought rhyme and reason to my own. She is deeply missed. Her life lives on in all of our thoughts and hearts. RIP

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Rachel Pearson wrote

So sad to hear of Val's death. I first met her in the late 1970's when I was administrator at St Crispin Hospital, Northampton,

Val had just got her SRN in Hastings and had joined a one year nurse training course for her RMN

This group were unhappy at lots of nursing practices and said what they felt. Chris arranged for me to meet this feisty young nurse . She told me in no uncertain terms what she felt about some nurse managers.and we remained friends ever since.

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Catherine Jones wrote

Valerie was a very special lady who dealt with her hand of cards with great strength and fortitude .
Valerie told me how determined she was to be a nurse , starting her training at the age of 16. Over the years I heard of her different experiences in the profession different hospitals different departments but always the same dedication shone through.
Valerie Gillespie not only a model professional but the perfect wife for Chris .
We will miss you
Rest in Peace
Catherine Colin Bobby and Elizabeth

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