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Valerie Anita Swadel

Val passed away peacefully with family by her side on Friday the 22nd of October 2021, aged 91. Dearly loved wife of the late Angus. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Mairi & Gerry O’Brien (Gold Coast), Ray & Jenny (Hawkes Bay), Bryan & the late Donna, and Diane, (Nelson). Loved Grandmother to her 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren and Nana to adored pet dog, Teddy.

Messages can be sent to Val’s family c/- 164 Tahunanui Drive, Nelson, 7011 or left online Here.


A service to remember Val was held at the Shone and Shirley Chapel, 164 Tahunanui Drive, Nelson at 11am Thursday 28th October. Due to current restrictions, could you please advise Shone and Shirley on 03 546 5700 or by email if you would like to attend by Wednesday.


Val's funeral service can be watched online. Click on the button below.  You will need to enter the following details to be admitted:

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Sincere and heartfelt condolences to Di and her family for the loss of your Mum. She always had a ready smile for everyone which you couldn’t help but love. A special lady whose light will be missed by all who had the distinct pleasure to know her. Thinking of you all at this time. Tammy Ricketts

To Val's family we send you our condolences on the passing of a wonderful friend of my parents Joyce and Fred Clinton ex Nelson. Joyce, my mother still resides in Blenheim and is now 97. I still remember the times when Val and Angus used to come to our place in Kowhai Ave, Annesbrook, they played up with my parents something terrible and had so much fun together. This happened many times and also with other friends like Bob and Dulcie Davis and many other friends creating a lifetime of memories for them and as by-standers, us. I remember Val and Angus as a delightful couple, softly spoken, genuine, and it was such a good feeling knowing that that my parents were in good company, and boy, did they enjoy life where ever they went. To all of the Swadel family, friends and colleagues, we pass on our heart felt condolences on the loss of a very special Lady. Our memories are still sharp. With our love to you all. Gary and Kathryn Clinton, now permanent in Christchurch.

Dearest Ray and Jenny and families So sorry to hear about the passing of Val, she was a fabulous lady and will be sadly missed by all. Thinking of you all today and we will be attending via video link. Ray, we know your mum will be missed by many. PS: perhaps 30 sit-ups for Mum!

Lots of love Dave and Glenda Parata  

It has been an honour to have known Val and her dear family. Val had a deep love for her family and of course "Ted" I watched with admiration the determination of all the family to support Val to stay in her home for her remaining days. Val has provided some very special people to continue in this world, and I will be forever grateful for having had the opportunity to enhance my own life by meeting you all, thank you Val, rest in peace now,your journey lives on xx

Christine Johns

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