Vali Lorraine Mensen

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Vali Lorraine Mensen

January 30, 1958 - September 12, 2020

Vali passed peacefully on Saturday September 12, 2020, with her children around her at the age of 62. She was the loving Mother of Michael, Lindsay, and Laura and Proud grandmother of Lucas, Everett, Samuel, and Walter. A Dear sister to Jean, Jim, and Ruth.
Vali will be greatly missed, but her vibrant spirit will live on through those she loved.
A visitation will be held on Sunday September 20, 2020 in the morning from 10-11 am & 11-12 pm, and again in the afternoon from 1-2 pm & 2-3 pm at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King Street East, Cobourg. Friends must RSVP to the funeral home at 905 372-5132 between 9am-5pm if you are planning to attend. Donations can be made to the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital.

Message Of Condolence

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MESSAGES OF CONDOLENCE / DONATIONS

Janice Dale - September 18, 2020

Vali was a beautiful soul , she had a twinkle in her eye and a beautiful smile all the time . She will never be forgotten and always in our hearts . My deepest sympathy to her family and friends .

Brenda and David Chapman - September 18, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Garry and Susie Mensen & Family - September 18, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Uncle Spike - September 18, 2020

It was Oct 2018. Vali was giving me a lift to YYZ. At the end of one of our conversations Vali says 'I'm not a robot Rob, I'm a caring, loving person with feelings damn it'. We laughed. That you are Vali, that you are. Love always. All my love families.

John kernaghan - September 17, 2020

I am very sad to hear of Vali's passing. We grew up in Colborne together and were friends. As we grow old we go different paths but always remember our childhood friends and treasure the memories. My prayers are with her family.

Jayne Atkinson and Lorenzo Cimetta - September 17, 2020

Our sincerest sympathy goes to Michael, Lindsay, Laura and grandchildren and to the Harnden and Mensen families. Vali was a beautiful woman with a huge smile, warm heart and full of grace, truly the daughter of Joan and Harold Harnden. Hold tight to all of your wonderful memories of your Mom, grandma, sister and friend. Vali will always be in your heart.

Karin and Steve Cremasco - September 17, 2020

Dear Ruth, Dave, Amy, Jonathon and families, We are deeply saddened by the loss of your dear Vali. She was a bright and shining light. May your memories ease the loss you feel in your hearts. With love, Karin and Steve Cremasco

Sandra & Rich Moccia - September 17, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Sandra & Richard Moccia - September 17, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Ken and Karen Kettle - September 17, 2020

Dear Mike and family, We are very sorry to hear about the loss of your mum. Please know that you and your family are in our prayers and thoughts. Ken and Karen

Kenneth Kettle - September 17, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

VCA Northumberland Animal Hospital - September 17, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Anne Redditt - September 17, 2020

I have fond memories of Vali at our Girls Weekend at Fraser Lake. Her sense of fun and her sense of caring will stay with me forever.

Dana and Janice Johnston - September 16, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

The Cimetta Family - September 16, 2020

Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Vali and the Mensen families A great person and great friend to have known in our lives... will be missed by The Cimetta Family.

Kelsie Redditt - September 16, 2020

Michael, Lindsay, and Laura, my deepest condolences for your loss. I will always remember your mom for her positivity, her warm smile, and genuine enthusiasm for life. May your memories provide some comfort during this difficult time.

Sherrj - September 16, 2020

Deepest condolences to all those close to Vali. I had the privilege and pleasure to work with her at the daycare several years ago. Her friendly, caring manner always brightened our day. She made the world a better place.

Bev Eldridge - September 16, 2020

So sorry to hear of Vali's passing. She was a wonderful person who has left us much too soon. My sympathies to her family.

Kim & Tim Callaghan - September 16, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Susan & Dalt Spicer - September 16, 2020

It is with great sadness to hear that Vali has passed. She was always such a bright light with a beautiful smile. Our sincere condolences to Michael, Lindsay, Laura and the family.

Arlene Dart - September 16, 2020

My love goes out to all the family. Valie was such a wonderful, happy, strong loving woman that will always be remembered. She has left us all too soon, heaven has gained a beautiful voice. I will have a smile on every time her name is mentioned, she brought great joy to everyone. Her memory will be carried on to her grandchildren with love and laughter. RIP Valie. Hugs to all.

Arlene Dart - September 16, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Cathy Anderson - September 16, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

susan cowles - September 16, 2020

Loving condolences to Vali's Children and Grandchildren, Harden and Mensen families...

Carol Brown Boundary Rd Brighton - September 16, 2020

A choir of Angels are singing because another Angel came Home🙏

Glenn and Sandra McBride - September 16, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Sandra & Glenn McBride - September 16, 2020

So sorry to hear, she and all the Harndens were a big part of our childhood growing up on Victoria Street

Imelda Burke and Owen Foley - September 16, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Imelda Burke and Owen Foley - September 16, 2020

Dear Laura, Lindsay, Michael and family, Vali was, without fail, always so warm and sweet and lovely every time we met; she will be sorely missed by many but of course by you most of all, so please accept our sincere condolences for your loss and our prayers that you will find comfort and solace in your shared memories. Owen and Imelda

Hank and Kathy Packard - September 15, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Joanne Weston - September 15, 2020

My heart is with all of Vali's family. I feel blessed to have had Vali in my life for a short time. Always happy and caring , sincere. She was so brave and strong thru this battle . She is a hero.

Linda Walas - September 15, 2020

Vali was as beautiful on the inside as she was on the outside. She was a kind, sweet, thoughtful lady who always had a positive attitude. I feel blessed to have known her and call her a friend.

George and Susie Boycott - September 15, 2020

Our deepest condolences to Vali's children, family and friends. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this very sad time.

Ross and Judy Chalmers - September 15, 2020

So sorry for your loss-with deepest sympathy The Chalmers family

Chris Chisholm - September 15, 2020

So sorry to hear. Sympathies and prayers for family and friends. Although I did not know her personally, I know she was a lovely person and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Linda Vaughan (Henn) - September 15, 2020

So sorry for your loss! I went to school with Vali and she came with me and my family one year to the Toronto Exhibition. Good times! She always had a bright smile for you.

Les and Ann Day - September 15, 2020

Vali is now singing with the Angels in Heaven. She was such a happy beautiful soul and our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this most difficult time.

Don and Rosemary Clark - September 15, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Rose and Don Clark - September 15, 2020

We would like to offer our condolences to the Harnden and Mensen families. Vali was such a wonderful and loving caring person to all those that she surrounded. She was such an inspiration to us all. Heaven has gained a beautiful angel. May all your cherished memories warm your heart and remind you of all the great days you had together. Big hugs to everyone.

Pat (Snapper) & Shelley Rutherford and Family - September 15, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Elaine Churchill - September 15, 2020

Dear Dave, Ruth, Jean, Al, Jim and families! Heaven has gained a beautiful angel that will fill the heavens with song! It is with great sadness that we have lost such a fun loving lady that enjoyed life to the fullest! Unfortunately she was taken from us all too soon! She is now at peace and no more pain! Our deepest sympathy goes out to you all at this very difficult time! Our hearts ache for you all as you move on, but the memories will last a life time! Hugs to all!! xoxo

Debbie Burley - September 15, 2020

Laura, Michael, Lindsay and Families. Brock and I feel deeply, your loss, Vali was such a beautiful, vibrant, caring and loving person, who's friendship I cherish deeply. She left me with so many wonderful memories. Her smile, twinkling eyes, zest for life, fighting spirit and her "Get out of Dodge calls" I will always remember. Vali you will be with me always. Cheers my friend.

Lex Luttikhuis / Michelle Chiunti - September 15, 2020

Vali is so much to so many people, but above all else she is an amazing mom. Michael, Lindsay and Laura - I cannot imagine the heartache you feel now and the endurance it has taken for the last many months. You were her singular focus, light, and life with her every moment on this planet lived for you. Carry that with you along with her smile, tenacity, positivity, hard work, outstanding moral judgement, and beautiful voice. To the rest of her family - both Harnden's and Mensen's - through adversity comes strength. In Vali, I loved to see the twinkle of her eye the same as her dad's, and in every one of you. She was my rock for many years. I truly could not face many days without her. However, her best decision was to take time to be with her children. Thank you so much for sharing your mom, sister, friend - as we are all blessed for it. We are sorry we will not be able to attend a visitation ... all of our thoughts are with you.

Lex Luttikhuis / Michelle Chiunti - September 15, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Humane Society

Stephanie Moore - September 15, 2020

I also met Vali through our book club about 10+ years ago. So glad Debbie B started this group and was able to get to know Vali. She was a beautiful person and will be missed greatly. My thoughts are with your family.

Kim Kanellos - September 15, 2020

My condolences to all the family & friends. I had the pleasure of calling Vali my friend, she was one of the sweetest kindest people I’ve ever known & her memory will live on forever! You are always in my heart & will never be forgotten. You are now with the rest of the angels! See you on the other side friend❤️

Christine Chapman - September 14, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with you...my sincere condolences

Sherry Gibson - September 14, 2020

Michael, Laura, Lindsey and all your families, I got to know your Mom over books and wine (wine and books?), when Debbie B began our little monthly book club several years ago. I appreciated her humour, intelligence and ability to listen. I will miss her but will remember her tenacity and courage. Praying for your peace.

Arlis O'Neill - September 14, 2020

My thoughts and all my love go out to all of you during this time. So many childhood memories birthdays, choir and school. Vali was a beautiful person inside and out. Big virtual hugs to all of you💕

Susie &a Garry Mensen - September 14, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Covenant House

Mandy Martin - September 14, 2020

A shining, joyful light of love and appreciation, Vali was a much-loved daughter. Of course, so much more, but that heritage ensured she knew the value and beauty of love, of relationships and connectedness. It was all the circle of our existence and she so celebrated that. You can run but you will not escape what we each mean to one another. Vali sang it, lived it, gave it. Beautiful inside and out, she pooh-poohed the physical attributes (sometimes a curse of assumptions) to reinforce the beauty of the world and people in our lives. Above all, a champion.

Lee Ann Jones - September 14, 2020

I am so very sorry to hear of Vali's passing. She was a beautiful lady, inside and out and had such wonderful smile. My heart goes out to her children and grandchildren. May you find peace in your memories of her.

Cindy and Jeremy Walsh - September 14, 2020

A great lady taken way to soon, who will be missed deeply by many. It is with very heavy hearts we say goodbye to Vali. Our deepest condolences.

Margo Twitchett - September 14, 2020

I can not discibe, my feelings. I am so sorry for your loss, and everyone who's heart she touched. She was a true treasure and will be missed greatly.

Val and Joe Azzarello - September 14, 2020

We will always remember Vali’s big smile and joy of life. Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this time.

Donna M Logel - September 14, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Humane Society

Alison & Bob Keenan - September 14, 2020

So very, very sorry for your loss

Tina Nodwell - September 14, 2020

Vali always lit up with the room with her beautiful smile and laughter. She loved her family dearly. She handled her illness with grace, dignity, bravery and positivity. My sincere condolences for your loss. I know you have many beautiful memories that will keep her alive in your hearts.

Brenda Dekeyser - September 14, 2020

So sorry for your loss, with deepest sympathy, Ed and Brenda Dekeyser

Donna M Logel - September 14, 2020

A beautiful person, taken far to soon... a lady always to be admired.. bless you Vali.

Elaine Churchill - September 14, 2020

Dear Michael, Lindsay, Laura and families! It is with broken hearts that we have lost such a beautiful lady! That she truly was! She loved her family, her grandchildren, and her friends! She was always on for a glass or two of wine and her home made Brownies that she could whip up in no time at all! Heaven has gained an Angel, but her spirit will live on! Our deepest sympathy is with you all at this very difficult time! Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Hugs!!

Rhonda Mackay - September 14, 2020

So very sorry for your loss for it is those we leave behind that suffer the most. I’m sure Valli is watching over you all and will smile every time you reminisce about all the good times. God Bless

Rosemary Taylor - September 14, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with you...my sincere condolences

Ted and Hilda Van Netten - September 14, 2020

Some people leave us too soon. Vali was such a person. We wish the family strength and love as you travel this new road without your Vali.

Diane and Stan Chapman - September 14, 2020

Our deepest condolences go out to all of Vali's family and friends. Special thoughts and prayers go out to Vali's children, grandchildren and the Harnden and Menson families. She was a beautiful, warm and caring individual who will be sadly missed. Another angel voice for gods choir. ((((hugs)))