Deanna Shirley LaValley, 76, of Stratford, Ontario passed away peacefully on October 25, 2021, at VON Sakura House, Woodstock. She was born April 27, 1945, in Pembroke, Ontario, daughter of the late Joseph and Doris (Boldt) LaVallee. Deanna was also predeceased by her partner Randall Scott (2019). Survived by her son Scott Mace (Britt) and daughter Penny Schmidt (Gerry). Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren: Tegan, Donavon, Tori and Mark. Also remembered by Randall’s family, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, especially her dear friend Lynn Hardy. Deanna was a long-time employee of Spruce Lodge in Stratford until her retirement. She was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Ladies Auxiliary, Stratford Branch #8.  Friends and family may call at the W. G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron St, Stratford, on Thursday, October 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. Please call the funeral home to reserve a spot for the visitation.  Legion Branch #8, Ladies Auxiliary will hold a memorial service at the funeral home at 6:00 p.m.  A private funeral service will be held on Friday October 29 at 11 a.m. Rev. William Kramer will officiate. Those who wish to join the family from their home can do so by clicking view livestream under Deanna’s obituary.  A private family interment will take place in Whitney, Ontario at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the VON Sakura House or the Canadian Cancer Society through the funeral home. 519-271-7411

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