Ireland, Valerie Janet

Valerie Janet IRELAND

4.3.1948 ~ 20.9.2021

Beloved Wife of David

Beloved Mother of Rebecca & Steven

Beloved Mother-in-law of Lesa

Beloved Nanna of Charlotte, Aaron, Victoria (dec), Diesel & Ebony

Family and friends are invited to celebrate the life of Valerie

via an online service

on Friday 1st October at 1:30pm.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Valerie's chosen charity

~ The Donkey Shelter

You can donate online using the following link

To view the livestreaming of Valerie's service, please click on the link below.

13 Tributes

  1. Bettina jellett
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    To my beautiful godmother I have no words for the loss I feel now your gone you were always such an inspiration for me growing up and all the long phone calls and kind words and often getting in trouble for doing the wrong thing but was always great advice I got from you going to miss you very much and will be forever hoping to make you proud I love you so much aunty Val and my thoughts are with uncle Dave, Becky and kids and Steven and family love you all very much…

  2. The Wishart Family
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    In loving memory of Auntie Val, our thoughts and prayers are with Uncle David, Beck, Steven and families. We have so many fond memories growing up of Auntie Val. Our family gatherings were so special whether we were altogether in Warragul, Chadstone, Rowville or Langwarrin. We always knew where we stood with you, with your caring and direct nature. You were always sincere and interested in our growing families. Your banter with Dad (Les) around the cricket scores between Australia and England would always bring a smile to our faces or the battle over the radishes on Christmas day. We know you are now looking over us with Nanna,Pa, Uncle Graham, Mum and Dad. You will be sadly missed. With love from The Wishart Family. 💖💖💖💖💖

  3. raelene
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    Raelene Templeman
    To a beautiful friend who always made my day when she came into my library. My thoughts and prayers go out to David, Beck, Steven and their families. Especially my god daughter Charlotte. Val will be your guardian angel watching over you. Val you loved and were loved . Will always remember you. We did love to chat didn’t we. 💕💕💕💕💕💕

  4. Kerrie Hartmann
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    I have a few extra special memories growing up to add to my sister’s tribute. Auntie Val and Uncle David included Sharon and myself as their flower girls 51 years ago in their marriage.
    I spent numerous school holidays with them and enjoyed spending special times with Little Beck and Steven. Auntie Val was caring and funny always making me feel special. I was so honoured the day she asked me to be an extra ( not official though) God mother to baby Steven. I was so proud. I will miss you Auntie Val. Deepest love and hugs to Uncle David, Beck, Steven and families. 💞

  5. Janet
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    I feel lucky to have met you Val!! Your way of finding the positives in situations, your way of welcoming new people and the deep love for your family shone through you xxx

  6. Michael Ireland
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    G.W. Ireland Family.
    From the extended Ireland Family we send our sincere condolences and love to Uncle David, Beck, Steven & Families for the loss of Our Aunty Val. Like all of our cousins we have vivid and irreplaceable memories of family gatherings, especially around Xmas, Easter & Mother’s & Fathers Days. Our Grand Parents were such Family oriented people who instilled values of love and the importance of sharing and being thankful for what we have. Our Aunty Val, was a huge part of the fabric of the family, always on the ball and ready for a joke. We will never ever forget the times where we would all be sitting around when we would start to wind Wally (Pa) up into telling stories, Aunty Val would be in tears with laughter, like most of us. Those were the days!
    If we could only turn the clock back just for a few minutes.

  7. Karen Speirs
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    A sad goodbye to a special friend of over 30 years of which we worked together for 20 of those years. Val was always very direct and to the point and you knew where you stood at all times, faithful and loyal and taking in Jessie when she needed a home, she adored her family, all of them and made many friends through Knox Family Daycare. She loved her dogs as her extended grandchildren. Such a shock to lose her so young and still not understanding why? Beautiful lady l will miss you, beautiful soul we will miss you, beautiful lady the whole world is a loser. Goodbye.

  8. Darcy
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    Dearly beloved Val,
    You were the one who helped me take my first steps, took me to my first few days of kinder and how can I forget the scary moments of starting Primary School. You were such an important part of my life and I often thought about you and the amazing positive impacts you had on me and growing up. Our contact in recent years wasn’t as frequent, however, you were very often in my thoughts as well as my stories. I can’t begin to describe how lucky I was to spend so many valuable years with you and your family. From my childhood, the loving caring, generous nature are values you displayed that and will be forever in my heart. Now more then ever, I’m wishing I had of popped in to see you to see you and not just spoke about doing it. Thank you for everything, you will be very much missed.
    Sending my deepest condolences to Dave, Beck and Steven during this time.
    Lots of love always, Darcy x

  9. Andrea O'Connor Jack Schoenmakers
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    To those that knew Val or saw her picking up and dropping off Jack for all of his kinder and primary school years, piling the kids into her yellow van, always there for a shoulder if needed, a chat, a hug (a dirty joke… don’t tell her i told you that). She became part of our family and we became part of hers. Honored to be a godmother to her grandson Aaron, and Auntie to Charlotte, Jack and I are blessed to have had such wonderful people in our lives.
    Been struggling to think of the words that could possibly describe our loss. Devastating is one. She was always behind the camera of course, tricky to catch on camera. 19 years in our lives, you love my boy like your own, we loved you like our own too ❤.
    Sleep peacefully Val, we suspect that earthquake the other day might just have been you arriving at the pearly gates,
    stampede of dogs, pets and loved ones coming to meet you as you pull up in that Mustang you always wanted.
    Love to Dave, Becky, Stephen and families. We will be with you today and in our thoughts and prayers always.
    Thankyou Val ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
    “Whenever I am missing you, I also remember how fortunate I was that you were in my life. I wouldn’t trade those moments for the world.”

  10. Karen smith
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    My sincere condolences to Dave , Steven, Rebecca and family.
    You all and Val played a huge part in our lives. You made Darcy part of your family which I was always great full. You will greatly missed.

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    Our sincere condolences to Dave, Bec, Steven & family. Wonderful memories of Val.
    She was Marc’s & Andrew’s SECOND MUM, they both have fond memories of Aunty ‘Bal’ her love, kindness & generosity & how she made them they feel part of Her family. As parents we knew our boys were in safe & loving hands. We will be dearly miss. RIP Val ❤️

  12. Kyleah Ratcliffe
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    Dear Valerie,
    It was an absolute privilege to meet you!!!
    You were old school and the values and standards you held were the highest. You are a rare diamond and I will always have the most fondest memories of you especially your laughter.
    My sincere condolences to all your family.
    Love Kyleah, Kiara and Anthony xoxo

  13. Ray Davidson
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    Our Deepest Sympathy & Condolences to the entire Ireland Family… Only happy memories will treasured and live on… A Dear Lady who will be sadly &surely missed… Rest In Peace Val… Ray & Cassandra x

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