Valentine was born in early 1840s in Summerside to Mr. and Mrs. Courtaloe. She was raised there along with her sister Harriet. At the age of six she attended Summerside school. Valentine didn't continue with studies and she became a dressmaker.
Valentine lived in Summerside during the later years of her life. She was a sweet, pleasant old lady, who believed Anne Shirley could beat the Pringles. She enjoyed talking with Anne on their graveyard walk.
Valentine is a female given name, variant of Latin name Valentina and means strong or healthy.