Valerie Joy Rapley

13 Nov 1950 - 09 Sep 2019

Valerie Joy Rapley

13 Nov 1950 - 09 Sep 2019

RAPLEY Valerie Joy (née Henderson) After a long battle, Valerie passed away at home in Onemana 9th September aged 68. Much loved partner of Neville, loved mother and mother-in-law of Paul Burton, Steve and Robyn Burton, Tony and Carol Burton, Sean and Helen Rapley. Adored Nana of all her grandchildren, treasured daughter of Beverley and Len Henderson, sister and sister in law of Jill Corbett, Ruth and Terry Oliver.  Loved by all.  Messages to Valerie’s family may be left on her tribute page at .  A celebration of Valerie's life will be held at Eagars Te Henui Chapel, 174 Lemon Street, New Plymouth on Friday 13 Sept at 1.00pm, followed by a private cremation.


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Dear Neville, I feel so sad for you. She was a lovely lady. The perfect mate for you.
Her hospitality was so sincere. It is going to be so hard for you to be alone.
Come down to the Mainland if you need a pause.
Lots if love, Pam Miller

Pam Miller ( 13 Sep 2019 )

Our thoughts are with you Neville and family. Valerie was a special lovely lady who will be missed dearly. We're not in Onemana very often, but make sure you ask if you need help with anything. The service today for Valerie was a lovely farewell.

Robyn & Keith Chamberlian ( 13 Sep 2019 )

Such a lovely lady, sometimes you only know people for a very short time and they make a dent in your heart. Beautiful service and the family tributes were just lovely. Hugs to you all. Helen xx

Helen Coldicutt ( 13 Sep 2019 )

A true gem who lit up a room.
Heaven has gained an angel.
Love and courage to Neville and families ❤️

Margie and Brett Sloan ( 13 Sep 2019 )

Thanks Val for being an important part of my life. You’ll always be in our hearts and minds. x

Mike Wills ( 13 Sep 2019 )

My thoughts are with you all. A special hug to Bev for having such a lovely daughter and to Ruth and Jill for the loss of a much loved sister.

Pam Page ( 13 Sep 2019 )

Takin way too soon. Such a beautiful lady. love and hugs to Neville and all the family. Sorry i cant be there.

Alethea holland ( 12 Sep 2019 )

Taken far too soon from this earth beautiful Valerie. Your compassion and genuine love of people and life was contagious. You have left a huge void in so many hearts.

With Aroha


Christina Jarden ( 12 Sep 2019 )

We will miss you lots nan rest in peace you will allways be in our heart forever and all ways love jamie,aimee,kaylee,tori

Jamie burton ( 12 Sep 2019 )

Sadly missed.

Bart Ockhuysen ( 12 Sep 2019 )

Such a special lady, Valerie will be fondly remembered as a ray of sunshine. Our thoughts are with you Neville.

Victoria and Glen Johns

Victoria and Glen Johns ( 12 Sep 2019 )

We have so many fond memories of Valerie; she lit up a room, never had an unkind word for anyone, great sense of humor, and was tireless in her efforts to help others.
She was beautiful inside and out, lived life joyfully, and brought so much joy to others. We will always remember her with a smile.

Holly and Jeff Hollings ( 12 Sep 2019 )

Fond memories of Valerie. Heartfelt thoughts to Neville and all the family.

Lee Jones ( 12 Sep 2019 )

we are so sorry to hear of the passing of beautiful Val. our love and thoughts go out to you all.

Janet and Lloyd wheeler

Janet Wheeler ( 12 Sep 2019 )

Sincere sympathy to you Neville and your family from your ex neighbour, rest in peace Valerie.

Peter & Val Robertson ( 11 Sep 2019 )

Farewell my dear friend until we meet again. Deepest Sympathy to Neville, Paul,Steve,Tony and families, Mrs H, Jill, Ruth and Terry. So sorry I am not able to be with you, but I will be thinking of you all. Love Always, Julie James.

Julie James ( 11 Sep 2019 )