It was 10 past 10 on the evening of 29th January 2011
and Valerie passes away peacefully in her sleep
at Ysbyty Eryri, in Caernarfon.

For the first time in a fortnight of spend most of every day by her bedside she told me to go home in the evening to get some rest. I think she knew and wanted to be alone to slip away.

Daughter, mother, artist, potter, teacher, student, writer, friend, naturalist, gardener, wife, partner and soul mate.

In memory of Ardys Valerie Alferoff
1933 - 2011

Valerie enjoying a cuppa in her art studio caravan,
at Penybraich, from where she could see the many
mountains, with skylarks and wrens, gorse and heather
 and the field she planted with trees which hare and fox
would visit, but never were seen.


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