Valerie Watchorn

Valerie Ann Watchorn (Nelson)

Saturday, June 3rd, 1944 - Saturday, April 25th, 2020
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On Saturday April 25th, 2020 Val's journey here in the physical world ended in her 75th year. Val leaves behind her husband of 56 years Norman Watchorn and her children Wayne (Shirley Belanger), Brian, Jo-Anne (Trevor Desrosiers) and her beloved fur baby JiJi. Her devotion to her grandchildren Shaye, Shelbeigh Hannah and Ethan will be missed immensely.

Val was predeceased by her parents Arnold and Marietta Nelson and her sister Marilyn Nelson. She is survived by her sister Nancy (Ron Dalton), as well as brothers and sisters in-laws of the Watchorn and Godmaire families and many nieces and nephews.

Val was proud to be a life long resident of Haileybury who will be remembered for her passion to work, quick wit and friendly banter. A true Northerner Val enjoyed spending her winters snowmobiling and watching hockey, and in the summer camping and travelling to country music festivals brought her great delight.

Cremation has taken place at Lakeview Crematorium, Haileybury. Following Valerie's wishes there will be no visitation or service. A family memorial will be held at a later date once the threat of the Covid-19 pandemic has ended. Arrangements entrusted to Buffam Leveille Funeral Home, Haileybury, 705-672-3122. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to Northern Ontario Families of Children with Cancer (NOFCC) Sudbury. Online condolences accepted at
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Barry Scully

Posted at 07:47pm
I was very saddened to read of Valerie’s passing. I remember her smiling face and kind ways when we attended elementary school in Haileybury. She was the example of kindness and helpfulness to all she knew. Our lovely town has lost a person who made a difference for others. She will be sadly missed.
I was also sad to read that Marilyn, her sister, had also passed away, another classmate gone. Both Val and Marilyn will be in my prayers each Sunday.
Barry Scully

Toni Plante

Posted at 07:58pm
My sincere condolences to the family. I just loved Val’s, sense of humour.

The Rawlick Family

Posted at 11:42am
Valerie's quick wit and infectious laugh meant you were sure to have a good time laughing til you cried. A good friend who will be missed dearly.
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Giselle Hacquard

Posted at 02:55pm
Cher Norman et toute ta famille,
Très peinée par la douloureuse nouvelle du décès de Valerie. Je prie la Vierge en ces temps difficiles et de confinement de t'accompagner, toi et ta famille dans cette épreuve qui vous habite jusqu'au plus profond de votre âme.
C'est le coeur chargé d'émotions que Paul et moi nous vous offrons nos sincère condoléances.

Omer and Rachel Godmaire & familiy

Posted at 02:49pm
We are so sorry to hear of Valerie/tante Valerie's passing. She had a great personality and never afraid to tell you like it was. Thank you for all of the great family get togethers we had at Memere's. I still remember you sitting at the kid's table with us through the years and as we got older, teasing us and giving us the gears about one thing or another. These are memories we will never forget.
Omer, Rachel, Diane, Guy, Charlotte and families.

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