It is with great sadness that the family of Valerie Jean Stopanski announce her passing at home in Rosetown, on March 19, 2022 at the age of 59 years.
Valerie was born in Regina, SK, on October 30, 1962. She was the eldest of three children born to Marion (née Cameron) Stopanski and John Stopanski. After graduating high school in 1981, Valerie attended Wascana Institute of Applied Arts and Science (WIAAS) in Regina, SK, for Dental Therapy; she graduated in 1983. The dental therapy program was dissolved in 1987. Valerie returned to school for Dental Hygiene in the fall of 1989 at Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST) in Regina, SK; she graduated in 1990. In 1992, Valerie and her daughter Ka-Leigh moved to Rosetown, SK. Valerie worked in Rosetown, SK, as a Dental Health Educator (DHE) from 1993 till her passing in 2022. She was a dedicated dental professional, and loving mother.
Valerie is survived by her daughter Ka-Leigh (Michael) Braun of Calgary, AB; father John Stopanski (Brenda Stroh) of Medicine Hat, AB; sister Gwendolyn Stopanski of Calgary, AB; brother Gregory Stopanski (Randi Lelond) of Regina, SK. She was predeceased by her mother Marion Stopanski of Creelman, SK.
A Celebration of Life service was held on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 2:00 p.m at Shanidar Funeral Home, Rosetown, SK.
Donations in memory of Valerie may be made to SCAT Street Cat Rescue Program, #108 - 2750 Faithfull Avenue, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 6M6.