Gail Latimer

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It is with great sadness that the family of Gail Latimer announces her passing on Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 at the age of 73 years. Her tired little body, finally free from pain. She will forever be remembered by her daughters Dawn (Peter), Charlene (Andy), Corrina (Bob) her grandchildren Haley & Nicole, Sarah & Daniel, Clint (Jordan) & William, 2 great-granddaughters, many dear relatives, close long-time friends, co-workers and classmates. Gail was pre-deceased by her father Lawrence (1962) her mother Norma (1998) whom she was very close to, brother Larry Wright (1986), her 1st husband Glenn Shaw (1991), 2nd husband Glenn Latimer (2008) and her special dog Max.
Gail graduated from the Royal Alexandra School of Nursing Class of 1963-2. She was profoundly proud of being a Registered Nurse and worked in the RAH Emergency Dept and the Immaculata Hospital in Westlock for many years. She was a gifted nurse; many people commented on her skill, compassion, integrity and leadership. Gail loved to go to work. She also enjoyed reading, gardening, sewing, knitting, crocheting, and had a special passion for crafts especially cross-stitch. A heart transplant thankfully saved her life on Nov 11, 1994 but abruptly ended her nursing career. However after a long, hard-fought recovery, she continued to serve by volunteering at blood donor clinics and on the Immaculata Hosp Ladies’ Auxiliary, the Communities in Bloom, and the Westlock Nurses Chapter, among others.
Gail was a very thoughtful and generous person, sending cards and notes, remembering an occasion, or wrapping a home-made gift. She made many donations for causes that touched her heart such as the Humane Society, STARS Air Ambulance, and the Heart Transplant Program at the UofA Hospital. She had a great love and compassion for all animals, in particular dogs. In lieu of flowers and if friends so desire, a donation may be made in her name to one of her favorite charities or to the charity of one’s choice.
Cremation has taken place with interment at a later date. At Gail’s request no formal service will be held. Instead, a “Memory Tea” honouring Gail will be held in the Auditorium at the Silver Birch Lodge, 910 Bison Way, Sherwood Park, AB on Saturday, Nov 29, 2014 at 1pm. Corner of Sherwood Drive and Bison Way, across from the RCMP. My mother wanted this gathering to be a casual affair in which people could share their memories of her over a snack and a cup of coffee or tea. Please join us in celebrating the life of this remarkable woman.

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Jerome and Cathy Racette

With our deepest sympathy at this time, to Gail’s family.
I remember years ago when I was sick and in the old hospital, Gail would come and see how I was doing .
She was such a special lady.

Lyle & Gwen Birnie

Gail the miracle lady. A true friend, a leader and loved by everyone who new her. Our sympathy to the family. No longer in our lives to share but in our hearts she will always be there. Rest in peace.
Lyle & Gwen Birnie Westlock

Drew Beattie

Gail was truly a generous and loving woman. Always had a smile to offer and have a conversation with.
For the short time we were neighbours, I enjoyed spending time with her, and she quite often had a small gift for my kids.
She will be truly missed by anyone who knew her, in any way.

May she rest in peace.

Sincerely,
Drew Beattie

Sandra Grant

Our deepest sympathy to Gail’s family at this sad time. Gail and I started work about the same time in 1980 at the Immaculata Hosp. in Westlock. She became my heard nurse and remained in this position until her heart transplant in 1994. She was a wonderful nurse and a very respected leader. She shared in the laughs we had as a close knit team in those days, but also remained very professional in her approach with the patients. She had a very compassionate spirit about her. Even though I lost touch with her when she moved to Edm., I will miss her as will all her co-workers.
with love and prayers to Dawn, Charlene and Corrina and all your family, Sandra Grant

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