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Born: Feb 05, 1957

Date of Passing: Sep 10, 2019

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February 5, 1957 - September 10, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Gale Sable (informally Chronis) at her home in Winnipeg.
Gale will be missed by her husband Kosta (Gus) Chronis, who brought much love and adventure to her life. Also left behind are her daughters, Lynsey (Mark) and Carly (Doug) from her prior marriage to David Sable; stepdaughters, Maria and Vasia (Cavell); grandchildren, Oren, Arthur, Edgar, and Louka; and honourary daughter Stephanie Van Den Bosch.
Born in Red Deer, Alberta on February 5, 1957, Gale was predeceased by her parents, Marie Antoinette Eva and William Norman Thomlison. She leaves behind siblings, Gary (Maria), Lorne (Agnes), Darryl (Susan), Dale (predeceased), Joy, and her twin Glen (Rhonda), as well as a large extended family.
Gale resided in Winnipeg, Manitoba for most of her life, where she raised her family and dedicated many years working at Grace Hospital. During her lifetime, she made many cherished and longstanding friends whom she considered family. Some of her happiest times following retirement were the years spent living in Greece with her husband Gus, where she enjoyed exploring, eating seafood and drinking wine with friends.
An exceptional cook, Gale enjoyed sharing meals with her loved ones amid good conversation and laughter. She will also be remembered for her sense of humour, her beautiful smile and boisterous laugh, and her caring nature. She will be deeply missed.
In keeping with Gale's wishes, a small Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Gale's memory may be made to Meals on Wheels of Winnipeg.

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 21, 2019

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • On Sept 10, 2019, I lost my best friend, protector, confidant and match maker. Her name was Gale Eva Sable (nee thomlison). The day I heard my day was filled with confusion, tears, hugs and heartache, but thanks to our life time friendship quickly turned into fond memories and smiles. Here is short walk of our life of missteps and side-steps, but an enduring friendship, right up to our last facetime chat just days before her passing. Our story of love and friendship, began in Red Deer at Joseph Welch Elementary School on the northeast side in the early 1960’s. We lived fairly close to each other and both came from large families. Gale had 5 brothers and 1 sister, while I had 4 brothers and 2 sisters. I think Gale could see I was a very shy person while she was a very “unshy” person, a trait that would be instrumental in our growing up together. Our friendship continued to grow and flourish through those early years into junior high school, where Gale started her role as my protector against anyone who dared to disrespect me or bully me. It took very little effort for gale to put people in their place because of her confidence in herself and motherly instincts, which she never lost. Following our primary schooling, Gale and I, started working for a large institution in Red Deer and moved into the same apartment. She mentored me through an early child birth and was instrumental in getting me through a very difficult time in my life, for which, I was always grateful and never forgot. It was a late fall day in the mid 1970’s, we were having a house party, not far from Gale’s family’s place, when Gale took on the role of Matchmaker. Gale’s brother was down visiting his parents and taking a break from his secondary education in Calgary, when Gale suggested he walk down and join the party. We all spent the evening playing ‘Caps’, had a lot of fun which ended with a hug from her brother. He left from his parents place the next day back to Calgary. It was approximately a year later when Gale suggested we go down to Calgary to see her brother and maybe look for work in the ‘Big’ city. I think Gale had always planned for this matchmaking event and within a year I was getting married to her brother Darryl, with her by my side as Maid of Honor. This marriage continues to this day and I will be forever thankful to Gale for her intervention (again) in my life. I believe Gale knew I was safe and she carried on to Manitoba to start her own life, which included the birth her two beautiful girls, Carly and Lynsey. They were the love of her life!!! We had frequent calls during the early years, visiting each other, with our kids to tow, to Manitoba and her to Calgary. Great laughs throughout, I smile thinking about the parties on the deck, dancing the night away. Gale’s beautiful big laugh will never be forgotten. This friendship continued strong after Gale met Gus and started their life together. Gale love for Gus was very clear as their lives took them to Greece for a while, then back to Winnipeg. We enjoyed our frequent facetime chats and enjoyed their visits to Calgary, including Gale’s special trip 2 years ago, to celebrate my 60th birthday. So Gale’s journey of life has ended, but she leaves all of us who loved her, with memories and smiles that will last our lifetimes. Thank you to my forever best friend, we will always love you and yours. Susan and Darryl Thomlison - Posted by: Susan Thomlison (Best friend, Sister in law) on: Sep 23, 2019

  • I have great memories of coaching girls' softball with Gale. She always gave 100% and expected it of others. She was the most passionate cheerleader I have ever seen. And she gave that passion to everything she did. - Posted by: Loris Loewen (Friend) on: Sep 22, 2019

  • My deepest condolence to all of Gale’s family. She will be sadly missed. Gale was a very wonderful friend! We worked together on the 5th floor and Emergency at the Grace hospital. You could hear her laugh from a mile away and it was contagious. Even when her health failed in more recent years she still had something to laugh and joke about. We took our campers out and had a fun weekend together with our girls and we had coffee dates numerous times. Gale my friend Rest In Peace I love you. ❤️ - Posted by: Elaine Powles (Co worker from Grace Hospital ) on: Sep 21, 2019

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