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Gail Valliere

Gail Valliere August 19, 1940 – February 17, 2012

It is with immense sadness and the heaviest of hearts that we announce the end of a life well lived.

On Friday, February 17, 2012 , in the presence of her ever faithful husband, only son and three grandchildren, Gail Valliere of Slocan, B.C. continued her journey with her Heavenly Father.

Originally from Nova Scotia, Gail bravely made the move out west at the age of 21, settling in Slocan, where she met her true love Wilf, uniting in marriage on July 4th, 1969. On June 22, 1978 they welcomed their only child, Andrew.

From a very young age, Gail continuously defeated the many challenges she was faced with due to her diagnosis with muscular dystrophy. Not expected to live into her 30’s, the Lord gave her the strength and determination to surpass the doctor’s expectations by more than 40 years. As a true child of God, Gail faced each new day as a gift, always expressing how grateful she was for what she was given; a wonderful husband who loved her whole heartedly, always ensuring her every need was met, a son who learned from her example and a granddaughter with a heart just as tender as hers. Gail was thrilled when Andrew got married, gaining a daughter-in-law with two children who she adored and loved as her own. Over the years, Gail was blessed by amazing and extraordinary people, making beautiful life long friendships. Her encouragements, generous heart and kindness will be sorely missed by all who were so lucky to have her in their loves. The way Gail lived her life was a true testimony of a Christian  –  If  we could all live by her example the world would be a better place! Gail will forever be remembered by her husband Wilfrid; son Andrew, daughter-in-law Joelle and grandchildren Taylor, Dion and Dania. Also left to cherish warm memories of Gail are her brother Burke, sisters Shirley and Vivian and their families, as well as by many extended family members and an incredible amount of close friends. Gail was predeceased by her parents Ralph and Ivy Miller. As Gail wished, cremation has taken place. A memorial service to honor Gail’s beautiful life will be held Friday, May 25th, 2012 at 2:00pm from the Slocan Silvery Hall, Slocan, BC.

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Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.


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