Matheson-Hall, Valerie Lynn

It is with deep sadness and much love we announce the passing of Valerie Lynn Matheson-Hall on May 5, 2024 at Riverview Health Centre in Winnipeg at the age of 63 after a courageous battle with cancer.


She leaves to cherish her memory her two children Breanna Hall (Tomas Kulczycki) of Winnipeg, Manitoba and Brayden Hall of Ste. Rita, Manitoba, sisters Bev (Jay) Hitchen and Cindy Matheson of Medicine Hat, Alberta, as well as nephews, cousins, and extended family and friends. She was predeceased by her parents David and Elsie Matheson of Souris, Manitoba, and former husband Dale Hall of Winnipeg.

Val was born in Souris, Manitoba, the second and “middle” daughter of Elsie and David. After completing her school years in Souris, she pursued a degree in Education, attending both the University of Winnipeg and Brandon University to complete her bachelor degree. Val enjoyed learning, she was an excellent student and during her time in university she excelled in academics. Immediately following graduation, she worked in insurance, at Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation and Reed Stenhouse Ltd.

Val married Dale Hall, whom she met working at the North Hill Inn while they were both attending Brandon University. They married in 1987 and bought a home in Winnipeg, welcoming their daughter, Breanna, and son, Brayden, over the next several years.

After becoming a mom, Val started to work for a home party plan business, which eventually led to her starting her own gift boutique, which she owned and operated for ten years. After leaving retail, Val went back to her roots and started to make use of her Bachelor of Education degree, first working as an Educational Assistant and then a teacher.

Throughout her life, Val loved nothing more than to spend time with her family and friends. She held the people she loved very close to her heart. She made many great friends throughout her life, whether it be those that started off as colleagues like her close friend June, or soccer parents that she became close to while watching their sons play soccer with Brayden.

Val was a loving mother, a passionate business owner, a devoted teacher, and a kind soul who dedicated her life to her children, who she was always so proud of. Her pure and generous nature will leave a lasting impression on those that love her. When we think of Val, we remember a woman who was brave, independent and loyal, with a gentle and caring personality, and a strong mind and heart. In her life Val taught us how to live with integrity, to love with a steadfast and generous heart, and to stand strong when adversity tried to defeat her. She was a beautiful person who will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

The family wishes to thank everyone for their support and kindness during Val’s illness. A special thanks to all the doctors, nurses, aides, Home Care and Palliative Care staff.

A funeral service was held at Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, 99 2nd St. S, Souris, MB, on May 18, 2024 with Tanis Podobni officiating. A time of fellowship and light refreshments followed at St. Paul’s United Church auditorium. A private interment took place at the Souris-Glenwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Riverview Health Centre Foundation or CancerCare Manitoba Foundation.

17 thoughts on “Matheson-Hall, Valerie Lynn”

  1. Dear Cindy and Bev, and Val’s family –
    I am so very sorry for your loss.
    Pam Whitfield

  2. Sincere sympathy to Val’s family. She was a wonderful person and classmate!

  3. My condolences to Val’s family. I worked with Val in the 80s and we remained friends since then. She is at peace now….

    Don Hayden

  4. Cindy and family, so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you with sympathy.

  5. We are so sorry for your loss, Breanna & Brayden. What a beautiful picture and tribute to Val this is. If there is one thing I know for sure it’s that the two of you were so loved and what was most important in your Mom’s life. May the both of you and the rest of your family find comfort in all of the wonderful memories you have of your Mom and know that she was loved and will be missed by many.

  6. Our deepest condolences to you Cindy and your sisters family. Sending prayers and hugs to you ❤️ Pete and Donna

  7. Bev, Cindy, and families I am so sorry for your loss. I know Val was loved by many and will be greatly missed by all. Her spirit lives on in her family and all the precious memories you have. May the Lord comfort you as you grieve and may He hold Val in the palm of his hand where there is no more pain and suffering.

  8. We are so sorry for you’re loss Breanna and Brayden. You’re Mom was a kind sweet friend who will be greatly missed. I’ll always remember how much fun we had watching soccer. I know she was always so proud of you both and loved you very much. She will live on in all our memories.

  9. Bev Cindy and family. Sincerest sympathy to you. Bev was a wonderful student and always had a cheery hello when I saw her. Cherish your memories.
    Bill Lawson.

  10. I know your Mum through soccer as my son Sam played soccer with Brayden for years. Loved your Mum. She was always so kind! Thinking of all of you
    She is gone far too young..
    Suzy Kowaluk Ward

  11. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Val was a beautiful person and classmate.

  12. Cindy, Bev and family.
    So sorry to hear of the loss of Val. Val was a classmate in Souris with me. An intelligent ,sincere lady that we are all going to miss. Our deepest sympathies. Lois (Gordon) McRae

  13. Sincere sympathy Bev,Cindy and Val’s family for the loss of your mom and sister. Our prayers are with you. Sincerely, Wanda Prokopchuk (Larson) and Todd Larson.

  14. Dear Cindy and family,
    Our thoughts are with you during this heavy time. Val touched so many hearts and lives and her spirit lives on in everyone who knew her. Much love and peace to you.
    Vaziri Family

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