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It is with great sadness to announce that Valerie Emes of Rimbey, Alberta passed away peacefully at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at the age of 80 years.

Val was an incredibly determined British woman, who was born and raised in London, England. She lived as an only child with her mother before coming to Canada in the '60s. Val met her first husband while working at the Medicine Hat Hospital, where she had dedicated many years as a registered nurse. She later remarried to a British soldier and returned to England for a short period. Family in Canada brought her home, where she could have more opportunity to spend time with her children and grandchildren.

Val was predeceased by her first husband, Ted Emes; her second husband, Frank McDouall; and her daughter, Terry Maben. She is survived by her son, Craig (Marnie) Emes; her daughter, Karen Diggle; seven grandchildren, and many great grandchildren. Val is also survived by her youngest son, Jay (Kristin) McDouall of Sylvan Lake, with their children: Jayda, Kenzie, Kaydance, Havyk, and Halo. 'Nanny' will be missed by her loving family.

The family would like to thank the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre for their support and incredible services towards the end of Val's life. With respect for her wishes, no formal funeral service was held. Condolence messages may be forwarded to the family by visiting:

Cremation Arrangements for the Late Valerie Emes entrusted to the care of


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