HALLAS, Valerie Florence (Val) (née Crookes)

Born on March 16, 1943. Passed away January 7, 2022.

Much loved wife of Graham.
Beloved mother and mother in law of Julie and Chris, and Craig (dec.).
Loved Nanny to Tash and Trevor, Georgia, Joel and Ashleigh, and Great Nanny to Will, Alex and Finn.

Just Beautiful.

Funeral Notice
St. Mary's Anglican Church Ridgway, Mirboo NorthView Map

The Funeral Service to celebrate the life of Valerie Florence Hallas will be held at St Marys Anglican Church, Mirboo North on Friday January 21, 2022 at 11:30am. The Funeral will leave for the Mirboo North Cemetery at the conclusion of the Service.

The Service will be livestreamed to view please click here.

  1. My heartfelt condolences to you Graham and your family. Rob sent me a message today. Many memories of Val’s lovely smile and graceful presence will always be remembered. Will see you all soon.

    Lyn Nash January 14, 2022
  2. Sending our love to all the Hallas family. Val was a lovely lady with a beautiful heart to everyone.

    The Basarke Family

    Simone Basarke January 17, 2022
  3. On behalf of the Mirboo North Secondary College community, we would like the Hallas Family to know that our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with them at this sad time. Val made an incredibly valuable contribution to MNSC as an exam chief supervisor over a number of years and was always a great champion of the school. Her care for our students will not be forgotten.

    Mirboo North Secondary College staff, students and families January 17, 2022
  4. Aunty Val was truly one of a kind. A beautiful and caring person, who will be sadly missed by many people. Forever in our thoughts and hearts. All our love, Chris, Tayer and Adam Comer xxc

    Chris, Tayer and Adam Comer January 18, 2022
  5. To Uncle Graham, Julie, Chris and family. Thinking of you all on the loss of a beautiful lady our dear Aunty Val. Time helps but we never stop grieving for the ones we love, we just learn to live with it. Love Joy, Peter, Krystel, Hayden , Casey and families xoxox

    Joy Dostine January 19, 2022
  6. To Uncle Graham, Julie, Chris, Georgia, Joel, Tash, Trevor William, Alex and Finn we send our deepest condolences love and thoughts on the passing of our beautiful
    Aunty Val. She was a breath of fresh air always beautiful on the inside and outside ! Always fun loving, smiling and there for everybody who needed her. As a child and teen I always remember thinking how elegant she was , and even when she moved to being a farmers wife she always looked lovely, always had hair nice and always had manicured nails! We as the Potsch family spent a lot of time on the farm and we loved it , Aunty Val would always cook us a yummy roast dinner before we set off for Melbourne again, our girls loved being on the farm and it didn’t stop when we moved to Perth ! On trips back we always made a beeline to be there with our farming family as we were always made so welcome, had lots of fun and laughter. It was evident when we went into town how much she was loved by the locals! There was always a chat in the shops or at the netball with her new country pals ! One of my dearest memories is when I went to England with Aunty Val Julie and Craig taking my 6 month old Sally with us What a wonderful time we had and I was in awe of Aunty Val’s bravery driving around the UK and even London as if she’d done it all her life ! No GPS in those days but never did she get flustered or lost, it was amazing or more to the point she was amazing . When Mum and Dad moved to Perth not only was she my Aunty but I looked on her as a big sister as we’re not that much different in age and on trips up to Melb we always had a lot of fun together !
    It’s taken me a while to really believe she is no longer with us and in my eyes I still see her as the elegant Bride she was with me as her Bridesmaid , loving the music of the Beatles and Tommy Steele, dancing up a storm at our our family parties, cooking all manner of things in her little kitchen, shopping with her sisters as they did often together at Forest Hills and Doncaster shopping town and being the ever loving Aunty she was. Aunty Val I loved you as a child and as a teen I looked up to you , then as I got older married and with kids of our own we all loved you as a family and we will love you forever ! It was wonderful that you were able to witness both of our girls marry here in Perth and we always enjoyed your many holidays over here with us all You loved the pool at Mum and Dads and there was always so much fun and laughter ! Shopping at Karrinyup always in the list for you too ! Lol
    I will always laugh when I remember the time Mike named a new calf Miss AMI after where he worked and Sally named one Princess On one of our trips back we were having our usual Roast lunch and looking out the window I said “ oh we haven’t seen Princess this weekend “ Aunty Val laughed and looked away saying “ oops you’re eating her “ at first we were shocked but then we all had a laugh …………..oh dear so many memories Thanks for all of them Aunty Val
    RIP my beautiful Aunty xxx
    So so sorry we cannot be there to say goodbye but you would have understood why!

    Janet Potsch and Family January 19, 2022
  7. Dear Uncle Graham, Julie & Chris, Natasha, Georgia, Joel and family,

    Words can not be found to describe our heart break at the passing of Aunty Val. So many wonderful memories of one of lifes beautiful people. She will be very much missed but will forever be in our hearts.

    All our love and thoughts are with you at this sad time.

    Sally & Mark xx

    Sally and Mark Hearne January 19, 2022
  8. To Dear Uncle Graham, Julie, Chris and family. Our love and thoughts are with you all.
    Our dear Aunty Val, godmother to me and your great niece Stephanie, such a beautiful kind and caring person. You will be sadly missed by us all. You’ll be forever in our hearts.
    Love. Val, Alan, Dallas (Dec) Cynthia, Taylor, Stephanie, Dillon, Parker.❤️

    Valerie January 19, 2022
  9. It was in Williamstown that four families arrived
    from England to start a new life and those families helped each other to settle happily in Aus. There were wonderful parties, birthdays, Christmas’ and some for no reason at all.
    Val was more of a sister than an aunt to me and Graham a brother so I say to you brother that you have been a blessed man to have had a wife such as Val and all the memories you can call upon to make her leaving a little easier and when you call upon those memories write them down so they are tangible and heart felt.

    We feel for you
    Mary and Brian

    Brian & Mary Comer January 19, 2022
  10. To Uncle Graham, Julie, Chris and family.
    We are truly devastated to hear of the passing of Aunty Val. We have so many beautiful and cherished memories of her and her pure loveliness. Aunty Val was one of a kind who personified elegance, kindness and love. We’ll never forget that infectious laugh and smile. The world will be a little duller without her radiance. We pass on our sincerest condolences and hugs to you all at this extremely sad time.
    It is one of the hardest things ever to do, to say goodbye to your precious wife, mum and nanny, so my heart is with you all…
    Sending you all our thoughts, love and hugs xx
    Rhiannon & Jason Greenwood

    Rhiannon Greenwood January 20, 2022
  11. To Graham, Julie and families, we wish to pass on our heartfelt condolences from members of the Mirboo CWA branch.

    Val was a long serving member for over 30 years.

    Val will be sadly missed and remembered always.

    Mirboo CWA January 20, 2022
  12. To Uncle Graham, Julie, Chris and all the family, Terry and I and our girls are so heartbroken for you on the loss of dear Aunty Val. She was such a lovely lady and we all loved her so much. We enjoyed her many visits to us here in Perth over the years and I enjoyed my stays with her and Uncle Graham in Mirboo North. Aunty Val had the most beautiful smile and such an infectious laugh and I’m going to miss seeing her when I can visit Victoria again one day. I wish I could be with you all tomorrow but I am sending hugs and love to you all at this very sad time. Love from Carol, Terry and family xxx

    Carol Ward January 21, 2022
  13. Uncle Graham, Jules, Chris, Tash, Georgia and family, we are so sorry we could not be there to support you toady and celebrate the wonderful life that Aunty Val lived. It was great service and you all did an amazing job, Aunty Val would be so proud of you all. Life will always be different now when such an amazing person leaves us, but cherish and always think about those amazing memories Aunty Val has left us with. Be sure to keep laughing always!! Lots of love Rohan, Amanda, Cooper and Eli xoxo

    Rohan Cassidy January 21, 2022
  14. Dear Graham and all your family; Julie and Chris and family, Tash and Trevor and family, and all those who are deeply saddened by the death of your beautiful Val, we send our deepest condolences, knowing how much she was loved and will be missed by all who knew her.
    May the many happy memories you have of your time with her, bring you comfort and peace. May God be with you throughout the days, weeks and years ahead.
    We hold you in our thoughts and prayers,
    Rob and Di Kiddell.

    Dianne Kiddell January 21, 2022
  15. To Graham, Julie and family
    Norm and I were very sad to hear about Val.
    We have been able to watch her funeral on live streaming- lovely words spoken about Val.
    Love to you all
    Sue and Norm De Silva

    Sue and Norm DeSilva January 21, 2022
  16. So many beautiful words spoken today about such a beautiful caring woman. Our love and deepest sympathies.

    Jenny and Martin Dyke January 21, 2022