Valerie Anita Louise Ritchie

June 1, 1937 – September 20, 2021
It is with great sadness that we announce that Valerie Ritchie (née vanAckeren), in her 84th year, suddenly passed away, Monday, September 20, 2021, at the Kelowna General Hospital. She passed away from COVID-19, after a long battle with cancer and a compromised immune system.
She lived life to the fullest, with family, friends and community groups at the forefront. Travel, shows, and playing cards were priorities, along with coffee at Tims
with friends daily.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years Don; children Heather (Stu) and David (Donna); grandchildren Duncan and Jennifer; and great-grandson Mason.
Please make a donation to a charity of your choice, get vaccinated and stay safe. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Springfield Funeral Home. If you were unable to attend in person, please feel welcome to view the recording of the service.
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