Sargent, Hilton “Val” Valentine

1944 -

Hilton Valentine Sargent of Windermere, B.C. passed away peacefully on July 12, 2021, with his daughters by his side. 

“Val” as he was known to friends and family was born in Hanna, Alberta on October 23rd, 1944. He grew up on a farm in Byemoore, Alberta and embraced all that life could offer. He was a self-taught musician at the age of 13 with a guitar bought by his mother.  Val heard Johnny Cash on the radio, and he was hooked.  Later, he traveled across Alberta making lots of friends, sharing his musical talent. In 1970 he moved to B.C., to start a family and continue his musical career and worked at Radium Forest Products for 38 years. Val had a love for woodworking, his artistic talent was amazing ranging from barbie furniture, mountain wildlife and toy boxes for his grandchildren.

Dad had an illuminating smile and an effortless way of making everyone he met feel valued. He will be sadly missed and remembered forever in our hearts. Thank you to our Hometown!

Val is survived by his sister Ruby Davis, daughters Tammy (Rod), Cecilia (Brett), grandchildren Dakota, McKenzie, Paxton, and Dawson.

He was predeceased by his parents Hilton and Eva, two brothers Stanley and George.

A special thank you to the hometown support of Invermere, the hospital, physicians, nurses and janitorial staff, home care and Chisel Peak Medical Clinic and Pharmasave, Bunny and Al Turner who have maintained the suite for many years. 

In memory of our dad, we ask that donations be sent to the Invermere Auxiliary for the Palliative Care Suite to support other families through their journey. PO Box 571 Invermere, B.C. V0A 1K0 250-342-5552.

Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Services.
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