Valories (Val/Biddy/Peanut) Pfliger, was born on the 15th of February 1947 and departed this earth on the 4th of April 2021 at the amazing, unimaginable age of 74 years, in her room, with family and friends by her side.
Val was born in Spalding Saskatchewan, the oldest child of Frank and Ivy Pfliger. Her earlier years were spent in Esterhazy, at home with her mom, dad and four siblings. She had a brief stay in Yorkton in the Special Care Home, where she was treated with love and respect until it closed. When a room finally became available Val moved into the Esterhazy Centennial Special Care Home in 2002, her last home … Her Palace …
Predeceased by her loving father Frank Pfliger; mother Ivy Pfliger (nee Lake); nephew Jason Pfliger; brother Blair Pfliger; sister-in-law Carolyn Pfliger (Barry); many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Left to mourn are her brother Barry Pfliger (Elleen); sisters Debbie Kuzub (Bill) and Lynda Ede (Ken); sister-in-law Cammie Pfliger (Blair), as well as a host of bright, cheerful, lovely, and handsome nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews and great grand nieces, and grand grand nephews (to come); aunts, uncles and cousins galore spread across this great country and world.
A clear, bright, and shining light has been sadly extinguished; for all of those who got to know Val, they were at once taken into her heart, never to be let go! Despite her many physical encumbrances, Val was a soul to behold. Without the gift of speech, she was usually able to make herself understood. (Sometimes it took a while, but at some point, understanding usually came). She loved to tease and be teased; and everyone knew what her favourite colour was “PURPLE of course”. Val especially loved newborn babies and dogs (did not matter who’s) she loved them all.
Val resided in a body that had a great deal of difficulty supporting her larger-than-life personality. She met her physical challenges as they came, sometimes with aplomb and smiles and sometimes with tears! It was never easy for her, but she always had a smile and a laugh for you when you visited her; then with crocodile tears and painful cries when you had to leave her after a visit that always seemed to be way too short. She could tear your heart out! Although Val never received any formal education, she was fluent in English and Finnish, her mom and her sisters always talked Fin and we are pretty sure she understood every word. Val loved people. She could usually be found in the foyer of her palace greeting anyone coming in or going … she never missed a thing. She loved games, music, and dancing.
Val’s birthdays were always celebrated with lots of family and friends. Her room was usually decorated for each occasion and she loved it.
Valories will be missed by her immediate family, her family in the nursing home and her extended family (Doreen Mitchell’s family). We have all been blessed knowing her, and we take comfort in knowing that she is with God … singing … dancing … running … and talking.
The family wishes to express their humble gratitude to the truly wonderful, amazing, and caring staff and the Esterhazy Centennial Special Care Home where Val was treated with kindness, humour, love and respect, becoming an adopted member of each of their families and was treated more like a loving sister (who could keep a secret!), than a resident.
To all the persons who befriended her, bless you. Her life was better knowing each and everyone of you. We will miss her!
Please help spread Val’s love for life by making a donation in her name to the Esterhazy Centennial Special Care Home or Kinsmen TeleMiracle.
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