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Gail Valliere

August 29, 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.


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Karen (Brown) Edwards
Relation: Lifelong friend

To Wilf Andrew and Family My most sincere sympathy goes out to you. Gail has been a Special friend of mine for more than fifty years. I loved her dearly and we kept in contact for all those years. My hearts and prayers go out to you and your family. God Bless you

From: Aline & Eric Winje
Relation: friend

This day is remembered and quietly kept,
No words are needed, we shall never forget,
For those we love don’t go away,
They walk beside us every day.
Unseen and unheard, but always near,
So loved, so missed, and so very dear.

We will also remember Gail with such fondness. She had a great sense of humor and was a beautiful lady. Hugs, Aline & Eric Winje

Relation: FREIND


From: Minette Winje
Relation: fellow Slocanite

The world was blessed by Gail’s presence. What a kind soul she was and what an inspirational woman. Slocan won’t seem the same without her. God bless you, Gail.

From: Carol Barclay & John Gates
Relation: Friends

It was with great sadness that we heard of Gail’s passing. She was a wonderful, brave lady. She will be sadly missed in our community. She was a joy to know! She will always be remembered. Our thoughts are with Wilf & Andrew & family at this time.

From: edna Hirst
Relation: friend

Sincere condolances to Wilf & family. I always appreciated Gail’s kind and friendly ways and her deep faith that God was always with her when I would see her when we lived near Slocan. God bless you and give you His peace and comfort in this sad time.
Edna & Geoff Hirst

From: Colleen Driscoll
Relation: friend and fellow maritimer

Dear Wilf, Andrew, Joelle and grandchildren Taylor, Dion and Dania
My heart goes out to all of you… She truly was a beautiful loving and kind person. Her love of family shone through in all she did. I am blessed just to know her and the world was a brighter place when she was around. Thinking of you….Love Colleen

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
May 25, 2012
Beginning at 2:00pm

Slocan Hall

Slocan , BC Canada

Slocan , BC Canada

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