Gail Patricia Powell
June 1942~October 22 2020 (Age 78)
Gail Patricia Powell (nee Glover) was Born in Stouffville, Ontario, June, 2 1942. The First of three children born to Mervin and Edna Glover. Survived by Sisters Lynda M. Little and Sharron (Ronnie) E. Church.
Also Survived by step brother Paul M. Glover and step sister Dawn M. Glover.
Pre deceased by husband Paul Raymond (Ray) Powell.
Gail is survived by: first husband Paul A. James. Children Joanne (Jorge) K. Desjardins, Michael (Mike) A. Cooper, Cheryl (Cheri) A. White, Morgan J. Cooper. Grand children: Shannon K. Bradley, Damien S. Desjardins, Timothy (TJ) D. Fairweather, Jacqueline (Cally) C. Rosser. Great grandchildren: Breanne G. Rosser Liam S. Bradley.
It is with great sadness that we say good bye to Gail; loving mother, grandmother and caring friend. She was a vibrant, spirited and adventurous soul, small in stature with a huge personality. She was sure to leave a lasting impression with all who knew or met her no matter how brief. She was an active volunteer in her community and abroad. Gail was armchair coach and critic to the Vancouver Canucks, B.C Lions and all levels of government. She possessed rapier wit and a distinctive, infectious laugh.
Gail was an avid reader and a tech savvy dynamo staying with the advancing trends to expand her vast knowledge and understanding. She was a talented gardener and animal lover along with music and movies being among her interests. Figure skating and all winter sports were among her passions. She was also a news hound. She was always willing to share her viewpoint with excited enthusiasm.
We applauded her compassionate contributions throughout her life, counselling abused women, teaching job finding skills, assisting autistic adults and supporting foreign orphanages just to name a few.
She has a long list of personal achievements including but are not limited to:
Advancing her education as an adult, the first licenced women Auctioneer in the province of British Columbia, acquiring her Microsoft A+ certification, owning and operating of her own business.
Gail could not settle quietly into retirement. She kept herself busy by traveling to Vietnam to teach English as a second language at the university in Trevin. Over 10 years she traveled back and forth many times immersing herself into the culture and making lifelong friends while teaching young people a new language. She was recognised and rewarded for her contributions both professionally and personally. She was made to feel welcome and part of the many families she came to know. She will be sorely missed.
Gail’s vocations over her lifetime were interesting and varied: Switchboard operator, teletype operator, Real-estate Sales, Auctioneer, Book keeper, Route manager for Leggs Pantyhose, Councillor, Teacher, Customer Service Rep, Volunteer.
Gail’s was a life well lived. She will be sorely missed. She will live on in our hearts through our fondest memories.
We Love you Mom
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