Valerie Patricia Rose Nicol (Topliff) passed away peacefully on June 18, 2013 in Nelson BC. Valerie was born on February 14, 1933, the youngest of six children to Earl and Lucy Topliff in Rossland BC. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from The University of Toronto in 1955. In 1965 she accepted a position as social worker with Human Resources in Trail, BC and returned to Rossland with her three children Cynthia, Pamela, and Douglas. She is predeceased by her brothers Douglas and Eugene and sister Joyce. She will be greatly missed by her brother Jerome and sister Pamela, her children and their spouses (Cynthia and Gordon, Pamela and Donald, Douglas and Evelyn), and her grandchildren (Elyse, Nicolas, Mitchel, Sydney, Grant, and Blake).
We will remember her kind and compassionate heart, her love of knowledge, her appreciation for nature, art and culture, and her passionate dedication to her children.
The family thanks the staff at Nelson’s Mountain Lake Seniors Community for their special care provided to Valerie.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of
Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.