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R.I.P Val Davies nee Hopton 22:17 - Jul 17 with 2807 viewsFlashberryjack

Going to her funeral tomorrow.
A Swans season ticket holder, Val lost her battle with Cancer last week.
She struggled, but managed to make it to nearly every home game last season despite suffering the debilitating effects of her chemo, but after all she was going through, she still keep cheerful and enjoyed a drink and a laugh with us at the Riverside bar before and after the game.

She really was one hell of a strong girl with a wicked sense of humour, right up to the last. On her deathbed she told her husband she wanted to be buried in her wedding dress, and when her husband told her it wouldn't fit her now, she replied "get my Swans shirt signed by Nathan Dyer then" he did, and she actually passed away in it, and will also be buried in tomorrow.

At least she lasted long enough to see the birth of her first grandchild, something that brought her great comfort but at the same time great sadness knowing that she would not see her grow up.

No matter which of our players leave in the future, none will be missed by me on match days more than I will miss Val.

Rest in peace Val Y.J.B.

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R.I.P Val Davies nee Hopton on 22:19 - Jul 17 with 2129 viewsTailGunner

Rest in peace Val x
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R.I.P Val Davies nee Hopton on 22:19 - Jul 17 with 2124 viewsDarran

RIP Val.

The first ever recipient of a Planet Swans Lifetime Achievement Award.
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R.I.P Val Davies nee Hopton on 22:26 - Jul 17 with 2095 viewsPaxton

R.I.P Val X
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R.I.P Val Davies nee Hopton on 22:27 - Jul 17 with 2091 viewsRiscaJack

Rest in peace Val

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R.I.P Val Davies nee Hopton on 22:37 - Jul 17 with 2051 viewsGaryjack

RIP Val. Bless you X
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R.I.P Val Davies nee Hopton on 22:38 - Jul 17 with 2045 viewsSTID2017

Reading that puts life in perspective.
RIP Val.
Thoughts with the family

"Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination" - Mark Twain
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R.I.P Val Davies nee Hopton on 22:55 - Jul 17 with 2004 viewsTNT

Rest in Peace, Val.

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R.I.P Val Davies nee Hopton on 22:57 - Jul 17 with 1998 viewsTreforys_Jack

Wonderful words flash,

RIP Val
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R.I.P Val Davies nee Hopton on 23:40 - Jul 17 with 1944 viewsbuilthjack

Sad, RIP Val

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R.I.P Val Davies nee Hopton on 23:56 - Jul 17 with 1932 viewsFireboy2

RIP Val YJB.

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R.I.P Val Davies nee Hopton on 01:13 - Jul 18 with 1907 viewsNotLoyal

Beautiful ❤️

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R.I.P Val Davies nee Hopton on 04:38 - Jul 18 with 1872 viewsBluebird

Rip Val
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R.I.P Val Davies nee Hopton on 07:28 - Jul 18 with 1787 viewsmagicdaps10

Rip Val.

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R.I.P Val Davies nee Hopton on 07:41 - Jul 18 with 1754 viewsKilkennyjack

RIP Val

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R.I.P Val Davies nee Hopton on 07:53 - Jul 18 with 1745 viewsPhil_S

RIP Val
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R.I.P Val Davies nee Hopton on 09:45 - Jul 18 with 1619 viewsdickythorpe

RIP Val
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R.I.P Val Davies nee Hopton on 10:41 - Jul 18 with 1560 viewspencoedjack

RIP Val


Through private messages on this site I know quite a few people have had to deal with the awful consequences of cancer.
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R.I.P Val Davies nee Hopton on 11:15 - Jul 18 with 1529 viewsswanaway

Rest In Peace Val.
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R.I.P Val Davies nee Hopton on 15:22 - Jul 18 with 1371 viewsUplandsJack

Rest in Peace Val.
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R.I.P Val Davies nee Hopton on 15:52 - Jul 18 with 1328 viewsjackthepeg

R.I.P Val Davies nee Hopton on 15:22 - Jul 18 by UplandsJack

Rest in Peace Val.


Never knew you Val, but my thoughts and prayers are with your family
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R.I.P Val Davies nee Hopton on 16:03 - Jul 18 with 1311 viewsmonmouth

I don't think Val could have had a finer tribute on this site than the opening post.

I couldn't think of a way to say that Flash, without it maybe sounding trite, so apologies if it does. Not meant that way.

RIP

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R.I.P Val Davies nee Hopton on 16:08 - Jul 18 with 1302 viewsSwanseaman

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With the Angels you'll be singing
Up in heaven looking down
Happy and contented
Watching Swansea soaring on

R.I.P Val Y.J.B
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R.I.P Val Davies nee Hopton on 17:11 - Jul 18 with 1249 viewsjackson5

God bless fellow Jack sleep tight ,thoughts with all the family

Women are like elephants. I like to look at 'em, but I wouldn't want to own one. W. C. Fields

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R.I.P Val Davies nee Hopton on 17:46 - Jul 18 with 1202 viewsJACKMANANDBOY

Nice post Flash.


RIP.

Besian Idrizaj Forever a Jack

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R.I.P Val Davies nee Hopton on 15:20 - Jul 19 with 950 viewsFlashberryjack

We gave Val one hell of a send off yesterday, even though it was such a sad occasion we had many laughs of some of the things she would say and do.

One of the stories told was when she wanted to go to the Swans shop because Nathan Dyer was there, her husband was reluctant to take her as she'd only had her chemo the day before, but she insisted on going anyway.

Not long after getting to the club shop she had a funny turn and fainted, an ambulance was called and when they arrived the para medics placed her on a stretcher just as she was coming round, she suddenly shouted "where's Nathan Dyer "

Someone must have told Nathan that she had come down especially see to see him, because he came over and knelt down by her side to see if she was OK, Val then told her husband to take a photo of her laid out on the stretcher and Nathan knelt down by her side with a big grin and giving the two thumbs up sign.
We all thought it hilarious, but she absolutely treasured the photo.

Many thanks to all for your very kind messages of condolence, which I passed on to Eddie her husband at Ystradgynlais R.F.C where the wake was held, he said that Val would be absolutely thrilled to have made the pages of "Planet Swans"

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