On Sunday November 1, 2020, with her family at her side, Gail McGilvery (86) slipped away peacefully. We will miss her delightful smiles and unconditional love, but take joy in knowing she has entered into God’s presence to be reunited with her husband, Robert, who had passed away just 7 days prior. Gail and Bob had been faithfully married for 64 years.
Loving Mother of Margaret (David) Shanahan, Alex McGilvery, William (Marie) McGilvery, and Cheryl (Rick) Lang. Proud grandfather of Elliott, Gordon, Kelly, Douglas(pre-deceased), Nicholas, Brandon, and Leanne. Great grandfather of Carson and the twins- Chase and Caleb. Cousin to Karen Ireland.
Gail was a high school teacher before staying home to raise her 4 children. She then volunteered as a translator of high school text books into Braille for over 30 years. Later in life she volunteered to teach Adult English Literacy for the Peel Board of Education. Gail also loved the outdoors. She loved camping, canoeing, sailing, and hanging out at the cottage with her family and friends.
Everywhere she went she brought her knitting, making many blankets, sweaters and other clothing for her children and grandchildren. Then Gail began to create self-design sweaters donated through her church to various charities.
The family is sincerely thankful for the care Gail received at Tansley Woods Retirement Home. Donations to Sleeping Children Around the World in memory of Gail would be gladly accepted. http://www.scaw.org/donations-home