HADLEY, Valerie Marjorie (Smith) - Passed away peacefully on September 20th, 2013 at the age of 80 surrounded by family. She is predeceased by parents, Norman and Marjorie (Townsend), and brother, Michael. She is survived by her husband, Frederick; her sister, Jill Southby; her children, Jennifer, Graham and Hilary, Megan and Diane, and son-out-law, John Hobbs; and grandchildren, Zarah Jane, Adam, and Michael. She was a former member of the Sarnia Community Foundation and the Sarnia Parks and Recreation Department, and is an Honourary Life Member of Theatre Sarnia and the Western Ontario Drama League. She also received the Michael Spence Award for Contribution to Community Theatre from Theatre Ontario. A private ceremony was held on September 22nd. There will be a Celebration of Life in her honour at the Imperial Theatre on September 27th at 7:30 PM, sharp. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Imperial Theatre or the Lambton County Developmental Services.12579930
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Posted by Melissa Smith (Duga) (Friend) On Saturday, December 21, 2013
So sorry to hear the news that Val has passed away. I am grateful I was able to reconnect with her via Facebook in the last few years and it was truly an honour to get know her better. She was a bright woman who shared my passion for live theatre and taught me how to play mahjong! Blessings to Fred, Jennifer, Graham, Megan and the friends/family feeling her absence.
Posted by Kristi Sills (Friend) On Saturday, September 28, 2013
Val was an inspiration to many, and along with Fred, has given much to the local arts community. We thank you. I will end with a quote from NOISES OFF, "If we can just get through the play once tonight - for doors and sardines. That's what it's all about, doors and sardines. Getting on, getting off. Getting the sardines on, getting the sardines off...That's the theatre. That's life." We shall miss you.
Posted by connie rouse (friend) On Friday, September 27, 2013
To Fred and the Hadley Families: We are so sorry for your loss. We remember her for her knowledge and love of theatre and that charming smile. In Sympathy, Connie and Candace Rouse
Posted by Beryl Beckett (friend) On Friday, September 27, 2013
I remember her from the early days of Sarnia Little Theater. Very passionate about the success of our little group. I don't think she ever missed a day in any given production. She will be missed.
A theatre community designer
Posted by Debra Walker (Friend) On Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Val was a great molder of the Sarnia Lambton theatre community. Memories flush to the for front as so do the smiles. Fred and Megan, you are in Rev. Mothers prayers.