Valerie Ruth Leigh

(nee Craig)

passed away May 26, 2003 at home on Bowen Island, B.C., after a courageous 4 1/2 yr battle with cancer. Val will be forever missed by her loving husband Donald; sons Jeff (Denise), Alan (Stacey), Chris (Mary), and 8 grandchildren; sisters Janet Wallace (Keith), Arlene Box (Len), & brothers Stuart (Constance), Bob, & John (Pat). Valerie was born in Winnipeg to Stuart & Norah Craig, January 23, 1933. In 1943 the Family moved to Prince Rupert & in 1946 to Terrace where they farmed at 2315 Doll Rd on Braun’s Island. Val graduated from Terrace High School in 1950, and soon after moved to Winnipeg to further her education. In 1956 Val & Don were married in Winnipeg & returned to B.C. the following year, where they settled in North Vancouver. Later they moved to Bowen Island where they purchased an automotive repair shop, and immersed themselves in church & community activities. A memorial service was held on Bowen Island, May 30th. Donations in her memory to Lions Gate Hospital Foundation, Chemotherapy Department will be welcomed.