A beloved sister, mother and grandmother, Valerie was born in Regina on May 16th, 1950 and raised in White Rock, BC with her two brothers, Lloyd and Jim Schuler. Valerie is survived by her two daughters and two granddaughters; Laura Dool, Dan Antall, Linda Gilbert, Dave Gilbert, Samantha Gilbert, Rebecca Gilbert as well as numerous friends. Valerie excelled running and managing her own foster homes for special needs individuals and was a coach for Special Olympics. After retirement, Valerie moved to Galliano Island and spent many years enjoying nature and living the life as an islander. She moved back to the mainland due to health issues. After a few years of battling ovarian, then liver cancer…. Valerie passed away on Friday September 4th at Christine Morrison Hospice. The family would like to thank all the staff, volunteers, Dr. Quan and Dr. Shuel for all the special care they provided.