Valenciuk Velma WindsorStarFrame copyValenciuk, Velma ‘Wally’ (nee Wegrzyn)

86 years, born September 3, 1926 in Poland and passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, August 18, 2013 at Royal Oak Nursing Home, Kingsville.  Formerly of Essex.  Mom will join her loving husband Walter (2006) on the great dance floor of Heaven.  Velma leaves behind her adoring sons and daughters-in-law, Ed & Rose, Strathroy and Rick & Donna, Essex.  Loving and cherished grandmother of Krisinda Valenciuk, Jannah Loomis(Brad) , JeremyValenciuk and Brant Valenciuk; and great grandmother of Hayden, Sydney and Sofia.  Predeceased by her brother Ed Wegrzyn and his wife Charlene.  Velma was a life-long member of Holy Name C.W.L., a full time farmer, part-time bus driver, and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  She will be sadly missed by friends, neighbours and family, but the good Lord has more important plans for her.  The family would like to thank the staff at Royal Oak Nursing Home for the many years of exceptional care they provided.  Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Avenue East, Essex (519-776-4233) on Thursday from 2-5 & 7-9 p.m.  C.W.L. prayers on Thursday at 3 p.m. and Parish Prayers Thursday evening.  Funeral Mass to celebrate Velma’s life will be held on Friday, August, 23, 2013 at 10 a.m. from Holy Name of Jesus Church, 146 Talbot Street South, Essex.  Fr. Robert Rocheleau officiating.  (Please note there is visitating at the church 1 hour prior to mass).  Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery, Windsor.  If you wish to donate in memory of Velma, her family has asked that donations be made to the Alzheimer Society, Arthritis Society or C.W.L. – Holy Name of Jesus.  Family & Friends may share their memories of Velma at

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