Vospers Funeral Home
257 Devon St East
New Plymouth , Taranaki
Valda Rae (née Lye):
On 10 January 2022, at Taranaki Base Hospital, in her 95th year. Loved wife of the late Kevin, loved mother of Chris and Vicki, and mother-in-law of Pete and Sonny. Daughter of Ken and Violet Lye (both deceased), sister and sister-in-law of Maire and Eric Gall (both deceased), Neil and the late Bev Lynch, Jo and the late Sam Lye. Valued sister-in-law to the Herlihy family, and awesome aunty to her 60 nieces and nephews. Val's funeral service will be held at Manukorihi Golf Club, Wills Road, Tikorangi, on Thursday 13 January 2022 at 1.00pm, followed by interment at Tikorangi Cemetery. A vaccination pass is required to attend. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations made to the Cancer Society of NZ Taranaki Centre, 15 3942 0002505 00, or left at the service.

Published by Taranaki Daily News from Jan. 12 to Jan. 13, 2022.
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Manukorihi Golf Club
Wills Road, Tikorangi, Taranaki
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Val was a wonderful neighbour and friend. She will be sadly missed by her neighbours at No´s. 7 & 8. Rest In Peace.
Donna and Andrea
January 14, 2022
So sorry to hear of passing of valda Herlihy I was her support lady from Omahanui Home Care went every week to do her house work will miss our lovely chats and your lovely smile my condolences to valda family will be sadly missed
Sharon Nairn
January 13, 2022
Our very sincere sympathy to all of Val's family, on behalf of all of Thelma Anderson's family. We treasure the memories of Val & Mum being 'neighbourly' for all those years, and them having big discussions about their families. I know Mum will be having a huge catch up with Val about all that has gone on in the past few years. Precious memories xx
Kathryn Buckham
January 13, 2022
Vicki and Chris I send you both my deepest condolences. My memories of Val will always include those wonderful chutneys and fruit cakes but most of all, her smile which seemed to always accompany her everywhere. A very special lady. Rest in Peace Val.
Sindy Jones
January 13, 2022
HERLIHY, Valda Rae: Dearly loved and respected "OUTLAW" of the Herlihy Family, Kaimata. Wife of our dear Brother Kevin (deceased). Sister-in-Law of Gordon (d) and Daisy (d), Evelyn (d) and George (d) Scott, Ida (d) and Lloyd (d) Russell, Pat (d) and Doris (d), Dave (d) and Joyce (d), Dan (d) and Jean (d), Joe (d) and Josie (d), Mick (d) and Hilda (d), Margaret (d) and Buzz (d) Corkill and Tony (d) Algie, Terence (d) and Jean (d), Bill (d) and Lesley, Warren and Hazel (d) Herlihy. RIP VAL.
January 13, 2022
"Auntie Val" such a beautiful kind soul who always made me feel welcome. I'll miss seeing you when I visit taranaki. Rest in peace
Dianne Cook
January 13, 2022
On behalf of present and past members of Manukorihi we send the family our condolences to the passing of our Life Member Val. Was a great stalwart of our club and will be missed. After her golf days were over she still called out and had lunch on a Tuesday after we had played. Her annual Christmas cake she made for a raffle was always very much appreciated. Farewell Val R.I.P.
Marie Rayner
January 12, 2022
Sorry to hear of Valdas passing. She had a zest for life and loved helping others. She certainly was a great help to my mother during the late 60's early 70's.
Debbie Bond
January 12, 2022
Hi Chris & Vicki I went to school with you Vicki. Do you remember the time a few of us went home to your place for lunch. My brother caught me and told the nuns. I got into a bit of trouble for that but i enjoyed it. Your mum had been making candles that day. Cheerish the memories in your heart. Kindest regards
Lynette Adams
January 12, 2022
Saddened to hear of Aunty Val's passing . She was a busy and loved women. My thoughts with Chris and Vicky. Steven ( Nephew) and I valued her outlook on life. Our children also.
Susan Helen Lye
January 12, 2022
I have many memories of Valda when I came to New Zealand back in 82. She was a family friend. Sorry to hear of her passing and she will be missed by many
Deena Jones
January 12, 2022
HERLIHY, Valda Rae:Dearly loved "Auntie Bobbie" of Jan and Jake Coffey, Kevin and Barbara Gall, Peter and Diane Gall, Mike and Kerry Gall, Linda (deceased) and Marty Williams, and Dean Gall.An awesome auntie who knew how to live life.

January 13, 2022
HERLIHY, Valda Rae:Much loved stepmother and mother-in-law of Pat and Sandy Herlihy, Marion and John Hunter, Janice and Arthur Keeping. Treasured Nana Val of Chris and Kristine, Jade, Tyler and Eliza, Ross, Latieshia and Brock Herlihy, Luke and Bec Gray, Kayla and Tony Peckett; and her 6 great-grandchildren, Tia, Nate, Ava, Jackson, Mia, and Kash, and great-great-Nana Val to Dane and Owen. Val was a great friend to her many Julatten mates. Respected and loved Nana Val to Katarina Murray, Alaina and Benn Lewis and families.Farewell Val.

January 12, 2022
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