Valerie Patricia Ann Sowerby (17 Nov 1944 - 9 Feb 2015)

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Location
Thornton Crematorium Lydiate Lane Liverpool L23 1TP
Date
20th Feb 2015
Time
10.40am
Funeral Director
Barringtons Independent Funeral Services - Waterloo

In loving memory of the late Valerie Patricia Ann Sowerby who sadly passed away on 9th February 2015
Val as she liked to be called was born Valerie Patricia Ann Keefe on 17/11/1944 to John and Mabel Keefe
Val met the love of her life Peter Sowerby when she was 14 in Coronation Park Cafe in Crosby.
Seven years later they married at St Frideswydes Church in Thornton
Val and Pete as they where known to friends had two children Ian Peter and Sharon Patricia.
Sharon tragically passing away aged 26 left a girl Charlotte-Anne Sowerby aged 4 whom Val and Pete raised as their own daughter.
Val was well known around the Crosby and Waterloo area and her career in the Estate Agents industry brought her into contact with many people over the years all of whom described her as "a special lady"
Val loved her family fiercely and some of her favourite times where spent on holiday in Wales and the West Country.
Val when at home loved to knit and every new baby in the road she lived in received shawls,coats and mittens in various colours.
Val was a fun loving lady who always had a smile and a kind word for those she came into contact with.A wicked sense of humour ,a caring nature a positive outlook and a will of iron sums up the person she was.
In later life her positivity and strong will was tested as she fought back from cancer and sailed through a liver transplant.
She described her last 5 years with her husband and best friend Pete as "some of the happiest times of my life".
A beautiful wife,amazing mother and loving grandmother Vals passing has left a hole in this world that can never be filled.
Good night and God bless Val/Mum/Nanny until we see you again you can rest in peace knowing you are always in our hearts.

Rob Harrison donated in memory of Valerie

Rest in Peace, Val. Rob, Jennie, Jude & Lucas xxx

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Alan Brooks wrote

To have know val has been a tremendous privilege. We have had many a laugh - and not a few hugs! She has been an inspiration and an encouragement. I visited val in the hospital in Birmingham just after the transplant - she was dressed and sitting on her bed with suitcase packed ready to go home. What a fighter, what courage, what a great friend! Rest in the love and peace of our Lord, Val. Till we meet again!!

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Pam and Jim Larkin donated £20 in memory of Valerie

Rest in peace Val, we will never forget you ,we will always remember the good times , xx

Pam and Jim

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Pam and Jim Larkin wrote

Rest in peace Val , we will always remember the good times , you will be
sadly missed ,xx

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Mandy Harkess wrote

Dear Aunty Val - finally at rest. We will never forget your great sense of humour or your fighting spirit, or the good times we had during our Prestatyn summers. Sleep tight . Love from Mandy and Jane and families xx

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Mandy Harkess donated £35 in memory of Valerie
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Glenda Harkess-Cowlyn donated £10 in memory of Valerie

rest in peace Aunty Val x

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Alan Brooks wrote

It has been a privilege knowing Val. I found her a great encouragement in my ministry at St John's, Waterloo, both as Headteacher at the school and more recently as a minister at the church. I loved meeting at her home, discussing issues of life - and of LFC! You always knew where she stood! I visited her in hospital in Birmingham, only to find her with suitcase packed and within an hour it was I who waved her off to Liverpool. Her courage in facing so many challenges was so truly impressive an humbling. Val, may you est in peace and rise in glory!

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Buffy Rodgers wrote

You gave me your trust and love. Forever in my heart Val x

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NICOLA HUGHES donated £20 in memory of Valerie

Such an amazing lady we will miss you so much
Nicola , Kane and Emily

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Jill Harkess wrote

A lady who bravely battled against her cancer with a smile on her face and hope in her heart !
my feelings go out to Peter,-, Charlotte and Ian, take heart that she is not suffering anymore ... auntie Jill x

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Safeena McGuirk donated £10 in memory of Valerie

She's will always be remembered ❤️

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Sue McGrath wrote

Lost a good/lovely friend and confidant who was always there no matter what. Such a great person to know and can't believe ur gone. RIP Val give sharron a big hug of me.xx

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I have not lost just a Mum but a best friend as well. You where always there for me no matter what I did or said.Good night and God bless Mum.
Miss you always
Your Ian xx

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