It is with heavy hearts, we announce the peaceful passing of Valerie Rose (Green) Andrea on Monday, March 25, 2019, at home in Sydney.
Born in Sydney on March 21, 1955, Valerie was the daughter of the late Roy and Katie Green.
Valerie loved life to the fullest and this was evident by the quality time she spent with family and friends. Eric was the love of her life and her children meant the world to her. Her kind and generous ways overflowed onto those around her. This brought much love and joy to her heart. Giving to others made Valerie the happiest.
Valerie was employed at the Membertou Day Care Centre, her dream job. Working with children was something she cherished, and she will be dearly missed by her co-workers as well as her “Day Care Children”.
Valerie was a member of the former Trinity United Church in Whitney Pier and now the United Heritage Church.
Valerie is survived by her loving husband and best friend, Eric; sons, Jonathan (Shandar), Desmond, Mikida (Alicia); special ‘daughter’, Temika; grandchildren, Warren, Logan, Audrey and Callysta; siblings, Patsy (Whitney) Meade, Debbie (George) Green, Kenny (Betty), Gary, Karen (Gary) MacIver, Benjie (Judy), Marie, Adam (Laurel), Lorne (Stacey) and John; father-in-law, Dan Andrea; in-laws, Karen (Chris) Crocker, Kevin (Denise) Donnie (Bev), Gary (Sacha) and Janice Corbett as well as many nieces, nephews and several godchildren.
Besides her parents, Valerie was predeceased by her brother, Chuppie and mother-in-law, Stella Andrea.
Visitation for the late Valerie Rose Andrea will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Thursday, March 28, 2019, from 6-9 p.m.
Memorial service for the late Valerie Andrea will be celebrated on Friday, March 29, 2019, at 11 a.m. in the United Heritage Church, Charlotte Street, Sydney with Rev. Duncan Roach officiating. A reception will take place in the lower level of the church following the service.
Private family interment will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Valerie may be made to Boys & Girls Clubs of Cape Breton – Whitney Pier Youth Club.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Our Deepest Condolences to Eric and Family along with the Green Family words can’t express the great loss of a wonderful wife , mother and friend. Valerie was a kind, warm, fun loving person who always enjoyed life. Valerie always like to remember the good times when growing up on Curry’s Lane were the best of times. As kids we didn’t have much but we had fun and laughter. which made each day a blessing Valerie loved her community and was always given her time to make it a better place . Valerie was like a part of our family and this is also a big loss to us. May god hold you in his arms and comfort you during this loss. May God bless you and your family.
From: Roslyn for Dianne Alleyne & Family
My sincere condolences and thoughts are with Valerie’s family. She will be missed by all.
From: Wendy MacIntyre
Our deepest condolences to our friend. We can never forget her kindness, and that contagiuos smile and laughter. To the family, may God bless you and keep you in this time. May she Rest In Peace.
From: Debbie and Donna Marshall
Life is but a stopping place,
A pause in what’s to be,
A resting place along the road,
To sweet eternity.
We all have different journeys,
Different paths along the way,
We are all meant to learn some things,
But never meant to stay.
Our destination is a place,
Far greater than we know,
For some the journey’s quicker,
For some the journey’s slow.
But when the journey finally ends,
We’ll claim a great reward,
And find an everlasting peace,
Together with the Lord.
From: Rev Elaine & Deacon Joe Walcott
My deepest sympathy to Eric and family and all of the Green family .My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Val will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her
From: Barbara Redmond ( Rowe)
Remembering Valerie in her high school days … she gave expression to life with her warm, caring ways of lifting others up …. just her smile made others see the good in things and her laughter added joy.
My sympathy. May her happiness in life inspire us.
From: Judith Miller
Our deepest heartfelt condolences to the Andrea and Green family on the passing of Valerie. Our thoughts and prayers are with during the loss of your beloved Valerie. God Bless You All. May Valerie R.I.P.
From: Mary Borden Hurel & Laura Borden
To the families of Valerie,my deepest condolences on hearing of Valerie’s passing. I am very sorry I cannot attend the service as I am out of the province.May she rest in peace.Such a lovely lady who will be missed by all.
From: David Simms
Benji, Karen, Adam & Family,
I was saddened to read of Valerie’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
From: Chuck Drohan
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
Please accept my condolences.
From: Heather Alleyne
Deepest of sympathy to Eric,Valeries’ sons and her brothers and sisters. Her love, kindness and sparkle will be missed by all who knew her.
From: Betty Murphy
Our sincere condolences go to the Green family. Valerie was a beautiful person. Please know my prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. God Bless
From: Carrie Jones & David Jones
My deepest sympathy to all the family. Valerie was an amazing lady her spirit contagious..to have known her was a blessing..Rest in Peace lovely lady..God Bless
From: Ali and Kevin Wylie
Our sincere sympathy to the Andrea and Green families. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family.
From: Dave /Mary French and family
Our deepest sympathy to Valerie’s family. Sorry we were not home to express this in person. Know that we are feeling your sorrow for the loss of a very special person whose energy and enthusiasm were an inspiration to all.
From: Allan and Marion McIntosh
Sorry to learn about the passing of Vallery.What I remember is her laugh and great smile.To her family I send my sincere condolences and keep in your heart all the memories that endeared her.to you.
From: Marlene Toussaint
Our hearts are broken too the family thinking of you all .
My deepest sympathy, such a sweetheart ?
Our deepest sympathy to all of you.
Doddy & Bobby Keel (Hollohan)
Truro N.S. ( Whitney Pier)
Our Sincere Condolences To: Eric, The Children & The Green Family
Our Family is deeply saddened upon hearing the news of Valerie’s sudden passing….
Words are never adequate in moments like these …. Just wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you all…..
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to cherish and hold in your heart forever.
We will always remember Valerie fondly, and feel fortunate that we had the pleasure of just knowing her.
Our thoughts, prayers and well-wishes are with her Husband, Children, Family & Friends during this sorrowful time….
Rest Peacefully Valerie…..God Bless!!
With Heartfelt Sympathy from: Florence, Marion, Mona, Garfield & Wanda
Valerie was a kind an loving person ,she also had a smile that lit the room no matter where in the room she was.She also had a kind heart for all the people she knew .Being her cousin was great she always made me feel warm an welcome.Valerie I will miss u an I was so proud to have had her for a cousin.My thoughts an prayers to her family.R.I.P. cousin love Linda Brennan(Ambrose).
Valerie was our babysitter growing up. I use to say we were like sisters cuz we had the shared the same second name Rose. She and Eric were a big part of my childhood and whenever I saw her later as an adult, I still felt the special connection. I will miss her on this earth, but will keep her memory close to my heart. Love ya’ Valerie xo
Words cannot describe what we are feeling. We give our condolences to the entire family. May Valerie’s soul Rest In Peace.
Such sad news, our condolences to Valerie’s family and friends.
So sorry to hear of Valerie’s passing. Our condolences to Valerie’s Family and Friends She will be missed by all that knew her. RIP Valerie. You were our kids Day Care Teacher.
So very sorry to hear this. She was a beautiful lady. Thinking of the whole family. Love Norman and Sharon ingraham
So very sorry for your family’s loss. Are thoughts and prayers are with you.
So sorry for the loss of your loved one.
My heartfelt condolences to Eric, Johnathan, Desmond, Mikida,Tamika, the kiddies and all the Green & Andrea family on the great loss of Valerie. I pray you all find the strength to move forward. I would like to think Valerie is at peace and very happy in her eternal resting place taking care of her mommy, daddy & the others that have passed before her. Thinking of you all with a heavy heart. God Bless you all! ❤
Eric, Jonathan, Desmond, Mikida, Andrea and Green families;
There are no words to describe the loss and grief you are feeling at this time.
Please take comfort in knowing others are thinking of you during your time of Sorrow.
Val, you always made the most memorable impressions on everyone you met. Your warm and infectious smile always made everyone feel welcome and at ease. I am so thankful that you were in my life as a young child and then again in my adult life when we worked in the same building, our offices next door to one another at 900 Bay Steet. I know that I am far better off for knowing you and having you in my life.
Rest In Peace Sweet Angel
Love you forever ?
All my love to you Eric and the boys!
Sending condolences to the Green and Andrea families. Truly a huge loss to all who knew Valerie. May God help you through this difficult time.
So sorry to hear of Valerie’s passing I’m so shocked to hear this . She was such a good friend of mine RIP my friend condolences to the family !! Kathy Stevens
We are neighbors of Valerie and Eric and so very sorry to hear this sad news. You were always smiling Valerie with a wave and a hello. Our sincere condolences to Eric and the family. May God bless you in this terrible loss.
Heather and Tom Patterson
Deepest condolences to Eric and children, all of the Green and Andrea families. May God keep you strong during this terrible time of loss. RIP Valerie, you will truly be missed my friend. Hazel and Michael Lucas
Condolences to the Green and Andrea families. So very sorry for your loss.
Condolences to Eric and family on the passing of Valerie she was my childhood friend and she will surely be missed.
So very sorry to hear of Valerie’s passing. Loved our chats when I use to sell her Avon. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
So sorry for your loss. RIP Valerie
My sincerest condolences to the Andrea and Green families. Our mothers were sisters–her Auntie ‘Mamie’ adored her. Val and I had only met a few times over the years and she was so easy to love. So very sad. Liz (Larter) Viccars
Will miss seeing you Valerie…I will treasure my church you gave me forever xoxo
My thoughts and prayers are with her family at this very sad time in their lives. I knew Valerie from high school,we played basketball together. I remember her as being a very kind and funny girl. Gone way too soon,may she Rest In Peace.
Valerie I will missing seeing you and our chats andI will treasure my church you gave me forever xoxo
Love,thoughts & prayers going out to Valerie’s family/friends.She was one of our favorite customers & we will miss her smiling face & encouraging words every time she came in to the store. ❤
Thoughts and prayers to the Andrea and Green family thinking of you all at this time
This is so sad,thinking of you all at this time, God Bless
Our deepest sympathy to the Green and Andrea Families.
We are sending love to the Green and Andrea family. May God stregenthen and bless you all as you lay to rest such a beautiful lady. Rest Easy Valerie.
My sincerest condolences to the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers…RIP
I went to school with Valerie. And played basketball and baseball with her. I have very special memories of our times together that I will always treasure. Rest in peace my friend
On behalf of the Hiscock family formerly from Railroad St. We offer our sincere condolances on your loss of Valerie. She was one of the sweetest ladies I have ever met. She will be greatly missed. Our Daycare in Membertou has lost a wonderful woman. Rest easy Val.??❤
Thinking of you and your family with deepest sympathy during this time of loss. May this heartfelt sympathy bring your family some comfort and strength for each tomorrow.
So very sorry for the loss of valerie.she was one of my childhood friends. She will be truly missed. My heartfelt sympathies to the Green Family.
My deepest sympathy to Eric and family and all of Val’s sisters ,brothers and grandchildren She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time
So sorry to be reading this. My condolences to the Green and Andrea families. Valerie (miss Green) was the TA at my daughters elementary school when my daughter went there. She always called her “her girl”. I remember she saw one of my daughters drawings and gave her an art set so she would keep drawing. She couldn’t wait to see my daughter walk up to get her diploma in June. Everytime I used to see her in the community she would say how excited she will be on graduation day. We will be thinking of her on graduation day with heavy hearts. Miss Green may you rest in peace.
Jim & Kathy Stoner – Whitby, Ontario
Our hearts are broken over the passing of Valerie. She was such a lovely lady. We were so glad to have made the trip to Nova Scotia a few years ago to visit all our cousins. Such a loving family. Valerie’s beautiful heart and smile will be greatly missed by all.
We were so saddened to hear this news. Our deepest condolences to Eric, the children and the whole Green family. As I heard the news, memories of shared laughter & high school antics flashed by. I have pictures of the fun we had at the 2016 Gala. Gone way too soon. RIP dear Valerie
To all of the Green and Andrea Families, so sorry to hear of Valerie’s passing, our thoughts and prayers go out to each and everyone of you.
So very sorry for the loss of Valerie…met her when our boys played basketball together…the sweetest kindest soul I ever met…my sympathies to the family at this difficult time…god bless
What an absolute loss to the community and to everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her. Ive never met a nicer person my whole life. She loved my daughter and all the kids at daycare and It was because of her my daughter wanted to keep going back. All you could do was smile when you were in here presence. She had an infectious warm personality that was unmatched to anyone I’ve ever met. she would usually be dressed up and singing songs to the kids playing a ukelele at the end of the day.
I will miss watching her light up and laugh telling me stories about my daughter when id go pick her up saying “guess what she did today dad?”
Karen and all the Green Family Please know that we share your sadness at the physical loss of Valerie and pray for your comfort in the legacy of love she leaves with us all
Sincere condolences to the Green & Andrea families. Val and Eric spent a lot of time with Cheche & I when we were first married. They were a big part of our two kids lives. Val and Eric are Nicole’s godparents and we couldn’t have chosen a better couple. We have a lot of great memories that will never be forgotten. May you rest in peace Val. Love Joe & Sandra ( Cheche) Petitpas.
God has a plan for each of us, when he takes a loved one suddenly, it’s hardest on everyone left behind. When it’s someone as beautiful inside and out as Valerie is and was, again it’s hardest on those left behind. To all of Valerie’s family Greens and Andreas hold dear all the great memories you have with her, let them comfort you during this most difficult time. May she rest in peace and My condolences to you all. Helena(Alleyne) MacNeil
Our sincere condolences go out to the Green Andrea families. May you rest in peace, Valerie.
Eric and family. Sharon and I want to send our sympathy to you at this time. Val was a very special person and will be missed. If there is anything we can do for you please let us know.
My deepest sympathy to the whole Green, Andrea family. I have lost my mentor, my friend, my sister. I will keep you in my heart forever. I am blessed to have known you. RIP my friend.
My sincere condolences to the Andrea and Green Family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. God Bless
To the family
I was shocked to learn of Valerie’s passing as I just asked of her upon meeting her adult son for the first time at a school presentation in Enfield.
Valerie was a beautiful person, inside and out and fond memories of her during my university days at Dalhousie still linger.
God be with all of you during this trying time.
Sincere condolences to the Andrea and Green Families on the lost of your loved one. Valerie will be greatly missed by one and all.
My thought are with you and may God Bless,
My deepest condolences to Eric, the Green Family and the Andrea Family on the loss of your Angel; “Valerie”. I use the word Angel because that is exactly what Valerie was to me. Valerie and I met in the 70’s and from the first time we met there was a special bond, and a love for her I would carry in my heart forever. Just to share a quick story; when Valerie would come to my parents in Truro to visit we would automatically go downstairs to my bedroom for our special talks and laughs. I left Truro and lost contact with her but had asked Karen and Debbie a couple times about Valerie so she was never far away from my heart. Unfortunately Valerie and I never did reconnect but again never far away from my heart. It is of no surprise the impact Valerie had on everyone she touched because back when I first met her I knew she was an Angel so, suffice to say I was correct. I’m very blessed I was one of many God allow one of His Angels to cross my path, I shall cherish my memory of the love Valerie gave to me every time we would go to my bedroom for our special talks and laughs. R.I.P. Valerie with love, Barbara (Barbie) Jones
My deepest condolences to Eric and children, all of the Green and Andrea families. When I think of Val those early days of Toronto come to mind, lots of laughs and smiles never to be forgotten. RIP
Our heartfelt condolences are extended to the Andrea and Green families. Our prayers and thoughts are with you..
Cathy ( Tomie) Penman
My deepest sympathy to the Green, Andrea family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Valerie was my mentor, my friend, and my sister. I will always remember her infectious smile and laughter, her endless love and support, and all the wonderful memories we shared together. RIP my friend.
Our condolences to the Andrea and Green families for your loss. May you find comfort in each other with family and friends.
Rip Valerie. You will be missed. I have hung around with you when we were young
Condolences to the family.
Our sincere condolences to the Green and Andrea family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad and difficult time..God Bless.
My thoughts and sincere sympathies are extended to all family members.
Our Condolences to the Green & Andrea family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Craig , Nikki and family.
Our heartfelt condolences to the Green and Andrea families and to all who were fortunate to have Valerie in their lives.
We never lose those who we love! They continue to live in
our memories, thoughts, acts and decisions.
We find peace and comfort in having shared their love
God take care of you Valerie you were a great friend and neighbor rest in peace and my prayers are extended to both the Andrea and Green families
My sincere condolences to Eric, her children, and the Green family. I was truly saddened to hear of Valerie’s passing. May God give you all strength and courage as you mourn and celebrate Valerie’s life. Sending you all my prayers during this very difficult time.
Our sincere condolence to the Green and Andrea family. Valerie was truly God’s blessing to you all and the community that she was so proud of. We all have special memories of Valerie that we will hold dearly in our hearts forever. The passing of a loved one is never easy but I hope trust and pray that you all find some comfort in the special moments and memories that you shared.
Love & Blessings to you all !
Sincere condolences to the entire family. Hold tight to the memories for comfort and lean on family and friends for strength.
Valerie will be forever remembered and forever missed.
Green and Andrea family I am sorry for you loss. May the Lord comfort you through this loss and bring you closer as you search for answers.
Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he shall dwell with them, and they shall be his peoples, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God: 4and he shall wipe away every tear from their eyes; and death shall be no more; neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain, any more: the first things are passed away.
My deepest condolences to Eric, children and the Green family. Today and always, may loving memories of Valerie bring you peace, comfort and strength. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Sincere condolences to the Green & Andrea families for your loss. May you find comfort and strength from our Heavenly Father & Mother during this sad time.Rest in Peace Valerie.
So sorry for your lose. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
To Eric, the children and all the Green& Andrea family- we send our deepest condolences and Love. Truly, Valerie’s legacy of love and kindness will live on forever! “GODBLESS”!
Mrs. Mary V. Colley-
Deacon Clifford & Nola Thomas-
My deepest sympathy to Eric,her children and to all those who loved her.
Valerie I am heartbroken that you are no longer here with us,but I am so grateful for the wonderful memories you left with me,
you will truly be missed and I am so blessed to have known you.
Rest In Peace my friend and fly with the Angels.
My deepest sympathy to Eric and family, and the Green Family. Our prayers to you all.
Our Deepest Condolences to the Family. Valerie was a Beautiful Soul and will be forever missed. Sending Love and Prayers xo
Audrey (Desmond) Barkhouse
Dear Eric, Jonathan, Desmond, Mikida, Green & Andrea Families. Someone like Valerie who departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds. We are deeply pained and words are of no help of expressing the sorrow we feel at this difficult time. Please accept our sincere condolences. Valerie will never be forgotten.
Deepest sympathy to Eric & Andrea family & the Green family. RIP Valerie.