This Memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Valerie Broomes. We will remember her passion for life, caring nature and legacy forever.



Thursday 18th March 2021.

It will not be streamed online

Immediate family only to attend.

Due to government restriction only a limited number of people could be in attendance. Valerie was loved by many people and we could not justify who could or could not attend. Therefore, only immediate family would attend the funeral. We appreciate your understanding of this during the unusual times with face with this pandemic.

Valerie wanted people to celebrate her life at her funeral and not be sorrowful. When the time allows, we hope to celebrate with family and friends in a memorial service that is more reflective of the spirit of Valerie. We hope  those that knew and cared for her can attend this.

If you would like to send flowers, please send them to our home by 10am of the day of the funeral the latest.

Tributes are short messages commemorating Valerie, or an expression of support to her closest family and friends. Leave your first tribute here, and others will follow.

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her Life
Valerie’s parents hail from Jamaica. They both came to the UK in the 1950s. Valerie was born and raised in West London. Growing up in a large family (3 brothers and 4 sisters) in West London during 60s and 70s created some fond memories for her and lifelong friendships. Little did she know she would also meet the love of her life. Valerie would go on to marry Tony, have children (Toni-Mae and Simon) building a life together in East London.

Valerie was blessed with the ability to teach herself to knit and with determination improved her skills to be quite accomplished. There are a lucky few that have been blessed to have one or a couple of her creations.

Valerie loved adventure and travelled to many places taking a keen interest in local culture and art.

Valerie enjoyed playing netball and played in different teams and tournaments. Many good friendships were made, and she would go on to share the love of the game playing alongside her daughter.

Valerie’s working career is long, starting with her Saturday job at Bishops and ending up working in various posts in British Telecom since the late 1970s.

Valerie loved to laugh, her three grandchildren (Theo, Daniel and Joseph) gave many moments of joy and laughter.

Valerie’s untimely death on 5th January 2021 came as a shock to her loves one’s. Her passing in her sleep will be forever mourned. However, her amazing caring spirit shall live on in our hearts.

Rest well Valerie. Gone to soon

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Shared by Toni Broomes on February 21, 2021
When someone you love becomes a memory,  those memories  become treasures. As your spirit is led, please share treasured memories  of Valerie.