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Val Barry

Taken on our last holiday together in Turkey. Valerie was a staunch supporter of the U3A, a very close friend whose passing will leave a huge space in my life. Marianne

Val was a stalwart member of Nottingham U3A, and one of long-standing. During the years of her membership she had not only served on the Committee but also assumed responsibility for the ‘Wednesday Topics” group. She was an enthusiastic member of a number of other groups, chiefly those involved with music or languages; indeed, I knew her best from my French group, where her occasional lapses into Spanish (her most proficient foreign language) provoked a certain amount of amusement and of kindly ribbing. Geoff

Val was a lovely person, always willing to help. Her work on behalf of the U3A, was much appreciated and she was so conscientious. She will certainly be missed, as will her smile. Pat 

Val was one of the first people we got to know at U3A last year as new arrivals in Nottingham. She was kind and welcoming, cheerful and helpful. She cheerfully claimed to know very little about Shakespeare, but was always happy to have a go at reading a part whether small or large. We think of her with great affection. We will miss her. Colin and Nina 

How very sad. I have always liked Val and on occasion picked her up from the bus stop on the way to French and sometimes gave her a lift home together with my wife Coring. A person with a kind and friendly nature, utterly devoted to her large family, and always happy and positive. I shall certainly miss her. David

Alas, another of the good people has gone. Terry

Val was a member of our Opera group for several years. It would be difficult to find a kinder and more appreciative person. She will be very sadly missedLes and Margaret

A copy of the order of service is attached.

U3A Nottingham,
31 Dec 2017, 10:45