In Celebration of

Valerie Longo

November 25, 1956 -  May 5, 2019

On the morning of May 5th, just after dawn, Valerie Janet Longo (née Uzbalis) passed away peacefully at the age of 62 after a long and courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She spent her final days surrounded by family and friends and under the excellent care of doctors at Princess Margaret Hospital. Her life will be remembered and celebrated by her husband, Ernie Longo, who she married in 1987 and her children, Ian, 26, and Rebecca, 22, who she was extremely proud of. She was predeceased by her father, Paul Uzbalis and she is survived by her mother, Sonia Uzbalis Margis, sister Beverly Noble Brandon, her cherished cousin Johanna Curran, and all of her extended family. She will be remembered most for her passion for teaching and entertaining friends and family. Visitation for Valerie will be held at the Turner & Porter Butler Chapel at 4933 Dundas St. W., (between Kipling & Islington Aves.) Etobicoke on Wednesday, May 8th from 2 - 4 and 6 - 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church, 3055 Bloor St. W., on Thursday, May 9th at 11:00 a.m. For those who wish, donations may be made in Valerie’s name to Ovarian Cancer Canada. On-line condolences may be made through


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Jani and Gaye (Friends)

Entered May 6, 2019 from Toronto

Dear Ernie, Ian and Becky,
We are so very sorry to hear of the passing of Val. Your loving wife and loving mother of Ian and Becky who she was so extremely proud of. Please accept our sincere condolences and know that we are thinking of you all in this sad time of grieving.
Jani and Gaye

Bonnie McFarlane and Gerry Mahoney (Family friends)

Entered May 6, 2019 from Newcastle

Dear Ernie, Ian and Rebecca: We want to extend our heartfelt sympathy for your loss.
We have enjoyed our friendship with the Longo family and have many fond memories of the times we spent together. We will miss Val very much and when we think of her we will think of a beautiful and courageous woman who lived her life with love and good humour.
We send our love and supporting thoughts.
Bonnie and Gerry

Sylvia Olexyn (Neice)

Entered May 6, 2019 from Prince George

Dear Ernie, Ian and Becky;
I am very much saddened to receive news of Valerie's passing. She was a very special lady, always reaching out to friends and family in order to keep us all connected. She loved her family and was especially proud of all their adventures and accomplishments. Her presence amongst us will be missed but she will never be far from our hearts and our many fond memories.
God Bless
Sylvia Olexyn

Vic & Nan Uzbalis (Aunt)

Entered May 6, 2019 from Mt. Hope

Dear Ernie, Becky, Ian, Sonia and Bev,
Please accept our sincere condolences. It is so difficult to be comforting at a time like this and to say what is truly in our hearts. You have all been through a long, arduous time. God has finally granted Valerie the peace that she deserves. She will be missed very much. With love to you all,
Uncle Vic and Auntie Nan

Cynthia & Matt Davidson (Travel Friends)

Entered May 7, 2019 from Burlington

Dear Ernie, Ian and Becky:

We are so sad to hear of Valerie's passing. We send our love to all... xoxox


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