Orchard Family

Val at the Gold Coast

Valerie Anne ‘Val’ OrchardAge: 52 years19522004

Name
Valerie Anne ‘Val’ Orchard
Given names
Valerie Anne
Nickname
Val
Surname
Orchard
Birth 26 February 1952
Note: Description: Birth remembered by family as 26/01/1952 but recorded as 26/02/1952 on birth certificate
Education
Primary School
1961 (Age 8 years)
School or college: Maffra State School
Occupation
Coach
from 1982 to 1996 (Age 29 years)
Employer: Little Athletics
Note: Val spent a lot of time coaching the children of the Laverton Little Athletics Centre.
Death 7 March 2004 (Age 52 years)
Address: Royal Melbourne Hospital, Gratten St, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
Cause of death: Intracerebral Hemorrhage
Cremation 12 March 2004 (5 days after death)
Address: Altona Memorial Park, Dohertys Rd, Altona North, Victoria, Australia

Birth
Description: Birth remembered by family as 26/01/1952 but recorded as 26/02/1952 on birth certificate
Occupation
Val spent a lot of time coaching the children of the Laverton Little Athletics Centre. She also freely gave her coaching skills to children of the local schools and other Little Athletic centres. In addition many weekends were given to coaching at country venues
A Little about Val

Val was one of 12 siblings.

 

Val's favourite movie was the Sound of Music.

Val's music tastes were

John Farnham, Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond, lots of 50's rock and roll.

 

She loved sport VFL/AFL, Commonwealth Games, Olympic Games, Winter Olympics, Cricket, if it was sport and it was on, she would be watching it. 

 

Val could sew really well, she also liked cooking, some of her favourite dishes to cook were, Sweet and Tangy Casserole, Pasta, Pea & Ham soup.