A Voice from the Eastern Door


AKWESASNE – Valerie Marie Lazore Iseroff, 53, of Snye School Road, passed away late Tuesday evening, June 25, 2024 at the Ottawa Heart Institute, after a lengthy illness.

 Valerie was born in Cornwall on April 17, 1971, the daughter of Elaine Lazore.  She first attended the Chenail Indian Day School and Akwesasne Mohawk School on Cornwall Island before going to General Vanier in Cornwall.  She continued her education at Northern College in Moose Factory and later completed the Eco Tourism Program at St. Lawrence College.  On June 11, 1999, she married James William Thomas Iseroff in Moose Factory, Ontario.  He sadly predeceased her on December 8, 2011. 

 Valerie first worked as a dispatcher for Akwesasne Mohawk Ambulance before moving to Moose Factory, where she was a private teacher at the Moose Factory Academy of Christian Education from 2000 until 2007.  After returning to Akwesasne, she was a driver for the Non-Insurance Medical Transportation Division of Mohawk Council of Akwesasne.   She was a member of the Mohawk Assembly of God Church and the Akwesasne Death Benefits Group.  She loved to watch hockey and football, playing volleyball and shooting pool. 

 Valerie is survived by her mother, Elaine of Snye; her chosen children, Brighton Sutherland, Daylen and Daysha Job, all of Akwesasne; her stepchildren, Katelyn Job of Norwood, James Jr. and Delmer Iseroff, both of Moose Factory; her sister Sheryl Lazore (Pat Jacobs) of Akwesasne; her brother, Edward Lazore of Akwesasne; her nephew, Blake; her nieces, Deanna and Seanna; and great nieces and nephews, Emery, Cole, Challen, and Zariyah.

 She was predeceased by a stepdaughter, Tara Job.

 Friends may call at the Akwesasne Homemakers on Saturday beginning at 1:00 PM until the time of the services on Monday at 11:00 AM, Pastor April Bender will preside over the services.  Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

 Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Mohawk Assembly of God Church Memorial Fund or the Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation.

 Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena, where friends may share memories and offer condolences online at www.donaldsonfh.com.


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