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BAK, Valenta “Val” - Peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Bluewater Health on Monday, March 4, 2019, Val Bak passed away at the age of 74. Beloved husband and best friend of Vera Bak. Loving father of John (Dianne) Bak and Natalie (Jason) Van Hoorn. Cherished grandfather of Alyssa Bak and Brett, Paige, and Sydney Van Hoorn. Dear brother of John (Joan) Bak. Fondly remembered by his nephews Walter and Joe, by his niece Jennifer, and their families. Survived by his special sister-in-law Elizabeth Lopatnikow (late Nicholas). Val was proud of his career with Ontario Hydro and was passionate about golfing, fishing and hunting. He will be deeply missed by all those whose lives he touched. Cremation has taken place. An open house to celebrate Val’s life will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at SMITH FAMILY CENTRE , 1576 London Line, Sarnia. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Sarnia & District Humane Society (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at HREF="http://www.smithfuneralhome.ca">www.smithfuneralhome.ca
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Natalie
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Always the light of my life. Love you dad, always and forever.
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Condolences Natalie and John
Posted by Michael Haswell (Childhood friend of John) On Saturday, March 16, 2019
I am sorry to hear of the loss of you dad Natalie and John. Thinking of your and your family.
Rest in Peace Val
Posted by Eva Ferencsik (friend of family) On Thursday, March 14, 2019
My children and I sorry to hear your loss.

I am sure Val and Ty are talking about good times and remembering all the things what mattered the most to them is the family.

To John & Dianne and Alyssa
Posted by Ed & Betty Baker (Friends of John & Dianne) On Tuesday, March 12, 2019
We were sorry to hear of John’s father’s death. Although we never met Val we feel we knew him through all the wonderful times you spent with Bob and Marilyn over the years. We extend our sincere condolences.
To John and family
Posted by Anna (Oliver) On Tuesday, March 12, 2019
So sorry for the loss of your Dad.
Sincere sympathy
Posted by Barb Hiemstra (Friend) On Sunday, March 10, 2019
Vera, I’m so sorry to hear of the death of your husband. My sincere sympathy goes out to you and your family.
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