Obituary for Valerie Reimer-Brown
REIMER-BROWN, Valerie – April 5 1967 to December 29 2016
Valerie passed away peacefully at home on Thursday December 29th, at the young age of 49. She was an amazing person to be with, enthusiastic and always living life to the fullest.
Valerie is survived by her loving husband Jeffrey Brown after a wonderful marriage of 25 years. She is also survived by the Reimer Family Wayne and June (Parents), Heather Linette (Sister) Mark (Brother In Law) and Taylor & Cassandra (Nieces) Betty (Grandmother) Bruce and Sandy (Uncle and Aunt). As well as the Brown Family Beverly (Mother in Law) and Michael (Brother in Law).
Born in Peterborough Ontario, she lived most of her younger life in the Toronto area. After an education including college, Valerie developed a satisfying and successful career with CAA spanning 28 years.
While in high school she fell in love with a fellow student, Jeffrey Brown. They were very happily married for 25 years. With her husband, she shared a passion for travelling to exotic corners of the world, including the Far East, Middle East, Europe, Hawaii, and most Caribbean islands. They preferred to travel by cruise ship. Her life being cut short prematurely, she was not able to fulfill her dream of visiting Fiji.
She cared deeply for animals, first working with horses at a riding academy, and later with house pets. Her guinea pig, “Peaches” will miss her daily attention and loving caresses.
Valerie discovered a tumor in spring of 2014. Her strong spirit gave her the courage to endure surgeries and several bouts with chemotherapy. In spite of her struggle and her determination to get well, she succumbed to her disease after a violent battle spanning almost three years. Determined to live her final months at home rather than the hospital, she was lovingly attended to by her husband, nurses from St. Elizabeth, and the Palliative care team of Southlake Hospital.
Her husband Jeff wishes to thank the Doctors Peter Anglin and Adrianne Lebner all the nurses and technicians at the Stronach Regional Cancer Center at Southlake Regional Health Centre for their professional support and thoughtfulness. Also, once she chose to live her remaining months at home, the care she received from the nurses at St. Elizabeth was exceptional, with notable thanks to Tamara.
Subsequent to cremation, friends and family will be received at Chapel Ridge Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 8911 Woodbine Ave., Markham on Friday, January 6th at 1:00 p.m. Donations, In lieu of flowers, can be made to Regional Cancer Centre at Southlake Regional Health Centre. Donations can be done from either the Chapel Ridge website or at the Southlake Regional Healthcare Centre.