Tina VaLant Obituary, Death – I am at a loss for words to fully express how much it has devastated me to learn of Tina VaLant’s demise since the news of her passing has completely rocked my universe. I will just say that it has utterly shattered my life. My life and the world around me have been thrown into full disarray as a result of the news. She is the only one credited with using her camera to take each and every one of these images, and she is the only one who can take credit for doing so. My time spent with her was a source of great pleasure for me because of how well we got along with one another and because she was such a great conversationalist.
When she was departing, she also released a monarch butterfly as a sign of respect for my father, who had passed away some time before. This was done at the very moment that she was leaving. This was done in memory of my father, who passed away a while before this activity, and it was done in his honor. An overwhelming sense of gratitude wells up inside of me whenever I think about the fact that we are able to go through these experiences side by side with one another. I am in a state of deep gratitude for this. As she departs, we are going to miss having her here with us as much as is humanly possible since it has been such a joy to be in her company and because she has been such a wonderful companion.