Obituary of Valerie Jean Pawliw
Valerie Jean Pawliw was born June 22, 1962, in Humboldt, SK, and passed away in Saskatoon, SK at Royal University Hospital on July 17, 2023, at the age of 61 years.
Val was the second daughter to Henry and Fern Chaykowski. She grew up in Mildred, SK and
attended school in Spiritwwod, she quit school in grade 10 but later in life completed her grade 12.
Val was an awesome seamstress and artist; many family members have something she created with love. She was her daughter Dawn's biggest mentor, supporter, and caregiver when she was diagnosed with cancer; she never left her side and never gave up that Dawn would “kick the cancer to the curb”. She even went to the news station in PA asking them to put it out there that she needed prayers for her daughter, calling every church in the phonebook asking for prayers. She was flying high when her prayers were answered. Her son Kyle was always there for her and a steady shoulder to lean on.
Later her creative mind led her into real estate. She bought a home and housed five clients for
2 years through Mental Health.
She graduated in 2006 from Sask Polytech as a CCA, which led to over 11 years on staff at
Pineview Care Home.
Val ended up in the hospital on May 1, 2023, with liver disease and remained there until she passed.
Valerie is loving remembered by: her children and grandchildren, Kyle Pawliw (Kaitlan) and his daughters Payton, Hallie and Brooklynn of Saskatoon, SK; Dawn Qamara Thomas of Quebec; her partner Bernie Markiewicz of Prince Albert, SK; her mother Fern Chaykowski of Spiritwood, SK; her siblings, Keith (Tammy) of Quesnel, BC, Brenda ( William) of Nashville, TN, Kathy (Dave) Glenbush, SK, Chris of Spiritwood, SK; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was predeceased by father, Henry Chaykowski, siblings, Linda, Corine, and Bruce.
A funeral service to celebrate Valerie’s life was held Sunday, July 23rd, 2:00 at the Carlton Park
Community Club in Prince Albert, SK, with Delores Beaulac officiating. The eulogy was prepared by her siblings Kathy, Brenda and friend Betty and read by Betty Taylor. Urn Bearer was Kathy Lange.
Donations may be made to the Canadian Liver Foundation or to Crohn's and Colitis Canada in memory of Valerie Pawliw as tokens of remembrance. Family and friends wishing to send online condolences are welcome to visit www.beaulacfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beau “Lac” Funeral Home and Crematorium, R. Mark Muir Funeral Director, Spiritwood, SK (306) 883-3500.