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GAIL GOERTZEN  Obituary pic GAIL GOERTZEN  Obituary pic


Born: Jan 07, 1938

Date of Passing: Aug 17, 2018

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GAIL GOERTZEN Gail Goertzen, born January 7, 1938 in Shoal Lake, MB, daughter of Rex and Laura Hadland, passed away at Third Crossing Manor, Gladstone on Friday, August 17, 2018 at the age of 80 years. She was predeceased by her parents, Rex Hadland and Laura Strachan; stepfather Jock Strachan; first husband Clarence Eastcott; second husband George Goertzen; sister-in-law Darlene Hadland, as well as several extended family members. Gail leaves to mourn children, Tracey Dobchuk (Jeff), Brad Eastcott and Susan Swift; brother Gary (Jacquie) Hadland; stepchildren, Ron Goertzen, Sharon Boychuk (Rick), Rick Goertzen (Tammy), Cam Goertzen, Gary Goertzen (Loretta) and Patti Goertzen (Dean) and their families; several aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws and extended family members. Gail graduated from St. Boniface Nursing School as a LPN and worked in Winnipeg and at Shoal Lake Hospital. On September 3, 1960 Gail married Clarence Eastcott and lived in the Shoal Lake area. When their daughter Tracey was born, Gail turned her career to being a full-time wife and mother. In 1962 the Eastcotts moved to Gladstone. Soon afterwards two more arrivals were added to the family, Brad and Susan. Gail was an avid community member involved in the Eastern Star, UCW, Legion Ladies Auxiliary, sang in the Gladstone United Church choir, hockey mom and was president of the Gladstone Figure Skating Club for many years. Gail started working at the ESSO on the highway in 1973. In 1977, Clarence passed away, leaving Gail to raise three young children. In 1988 Gail retired from the ESSO to become a household engineer and married George Goertzen and acquired six stepchildren. She worked as a bookkeeper for the Goertzen Feed Mill. In 2004 her second husband George passed away. In 2012, Gail sold her house and moved into Centennial Apartments where she lived until 2017 when she moved into Third Crossing Manor, until her passing. Gail had a lot of wonderful times, hard and troubled times, but she always came through it like a champ! Words form Gail: "We all had some tough times, but we all turned out well", May we all have some of the kindness, courage and strength that Gail had. Funeral service will take place on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Gladstone United Church with Wendy Denbow officiating. Interment will follow at the Gladstone Cemetery. Clarke's Funeral Home, Gladstone - MacGregor

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 22, 2018

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