Margaret Gail Kennedy

August 12, 1955 ~ June 16, 2018 (age 62)

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of our dear Gail after a long, and inspiring, battle with cancer. Gail’s zest for life, and positivity, made her seem invincible, but she finally succumbed to the disease, and is now off on her next great journey. Gail is survived by her devoted husband Peter, and her loving son Max. She will also be cherished by her family: sister Carolyn (Warren); brother Kevin (Lorainne); sister in law Lori (Kevin); nieces Natalie (Tim), Jaime (Dan), Tessa (Jay), and Tanya (Chris); nephews Robbie (Cindy) and Jason (Stacy). She also leaves behind her grand nephews Ben, Austin, Tyler and Dayton. We were very happy Gail got to meet little Everly, her first grandniece! She also will be deeply missed by her mother in law Patsy (Gordie) and step brother in law Brandon (Tracy). Gail was predeceased by her father Cliff and mother Dorothy, her step father Chips, and her father in law Hamish. Gail was so lucky to have such loving and supportive friends and colleagues. You know who you are! There are too many of you to list here, but over the next few months we hope to thank you all personally. Gail led an interesting and diverse life. She was a fisher who worked up and down the BC coast (until her fishing boat was rammed by a Russian freighter!); she lived in the Middle East (once having to take cover in a bomb shelter);she worked many years as a telephone operator. Her greatest passion was teaching. She was a talented and motivational teacher at Cedar Grove Elementary. She was well respected and innovative, and will be fondly remembered by many of her students. Gail always felt fortunate to live in a society that had such an excellent health care system. We would like to thank all the wonderful healthcare providers who supported Gail throughout her illness. Her primary doctors were Dr. Wadge, Dr. Spittoff and Dr. Melosky. They always treated Gail with respect and honesty. The ACU nurses at Sechelt Hospital were incredibly professional and compassionate, and provided constant positive support. Finally, the nurses and staff of Sechelt hospital, who assisted Gail in her final days, did so with so much empathy that it often brought tears to our eyes. We should all be proud of our wonderful community hospital. “One day you’ll look To see I’ve gone, But tomorrow may rain, so I’ll follow the sun” Max and Peter plan to hold a celebration of Gail’s life at a later date. Until that time they request that everyone take a moment this week to remember a special time they shared with Gail. Let’s send her off with warmth, love and kindness

                                                                                                   One day you’ll look
                                                                                                   To see I’ve gone,
                                                                                                    But tomorrow may rain,
                                                                                                    so I’ll follow the sun”

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