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Born: Jan 10, 1945

Date of Passing: Nov 28, 2019

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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. Gail passed away at the Health Sciences Centre on November 28, 2019.
Gail is survived by her daughters, Sherry Guttormson (Carl) and Christina Sayer; stepchildren, Paul McClinchey (Rose Marie) and Paula Henley; grandchildren, Shantel Laird (Michael), Michael Guttormson, Jeremy Henley (Amanda), Rachel Henley, Tara McClinchey and Mallory Hagen; great-grandchildren, Xachery, Xayden Laird and Vaughn Hagen; brother Donald Chester (Sally); sister Janet Miller (Scott); sister-in-law Wendy Chester; special friend Jana Repan; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and her loving dog and best friend Maggie.
Gail was predeceased by her husband Don McClinchey; parents, Leslie and Christine Chester; stepmother Annabelle Chester; and brother Lawrence Chester.
Gail was born on January 10, 1945 in Winnipeg, MB. She grew up in Winnipeg and later moved to St. Malo with her husband Don where they enjoyed quiet countryside / beach living and walks with her dogs. Gail moved back to Winnipeg in 2018. Gail worked at Nabisco Foods for many years.
A Celebration of Life will be held for Gail on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 1:00 p.m., in the chapel of Voyage Funeral Home, 220 Hespeler Avenue at Henderson Highway in Winnipeg, MB.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Winnipeg Humane Society in Gail's name.

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 03, 2019

Condolences & Memories (10 entries)

  • Sherry, Christina and Carlos, My thoughts are with you today yesterday and tomorrow. The loss of someone so special and loved, no words can take away the experience. God be with you and the peace of Jesus. I am truly sorry for your loss. I love you 💕. Dawna - Posted by: Dawna (Friend) on: Dec 06, 2019

  • My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. - Posted by: John Landfair (Friend of family member ) on: Dec 04, 2019

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. I am a lifelong friend of Shantel. I met Gail a few times at her home in St. Malo, and she was a wonderful and very friendly woman. Her yard was absolutely immaculate and stunningly gorgeous! The entire family is in my thoughts and prayers. - Posted by: Lea Takacs (Family friend) on: Dec 03, 2019

  • For the past couple of weeks Gail and I talked back and forth as we were both going in for surgery the same day and both were nervous. My heart is so heavy. My only saving grace is knowing she is with her love, my uncle Don. A nicer person you'll never meet. Gail will be missed by all who knew her and by her family. Fly high with your love. - Posted by: Jackie Ferris (Niece by marriage friend by choice) on: Dec 03, 2019

  • 💕My one and only sister taken away way too soon. You had an amazing heart Gail. I love you and will miss you very very much .💕 - Posted by: Janet Miller (Sister) on: Dec 03, 2019

  • We met back in the 60's we became the best of friends, we worked the same job at Nabisco for 20-30 yrs we hung around together and shared many secrets between us, we became like sisters, I will never find another friend like Gail, a friendship like hers is hard to find, I loved her like a sister, we had our ups and downs, but we never held a grudge, and we always made up,. when she moved away we became distant for a few yrs, but we got back together again, I only wished we were with each other more often, I saw her one last time, the, Thursday, before she passed, we had coffee at the Sals. when we were parting we looked at each other, then I gave her a hug almost like we knew we would not see each other again.Good by my friend, we will meet again someday,.... love Shirley - Posted by: Shirley Evans (best friends) on: Dec 03, 2019

  • Sherry...I am so terribly sorry that you have lost your’s never easy but with time all your wonderful memories of her will bring you great joy. Please accept our deepest sympathies. Barry and Irene Danielson - Posted by: Irene Danielson (Friend) on: Dec 03, 2019

  • Although I only knew Gail a short while from Grey Street Church, I feel blessed to have had our paths cross. She was lovely and always sat in the pew behind my mother. She was very sweet to her. To the family, the difficult journeys when we just don’t have the answers is the time when our strength and faith grows the most. Embrace this time so that your source of healing can come from the comfort of the memories you will cherish forever. - Posted by: Darcia (Friend from church) on: Dec 03, 2019

  • My most heartfelt condolences. She will be missed by everyone who knew her. - Posted by: Ginny Porter (Cousin) on: Dec 03, 2019

  • My Mom was kind, wonderful and caring. I Will Miss Her and her dog Maggie will too, love Your daughter Christina xoxoxo - Posted by: Christina (Daughter ) on: Dec 03, 2019

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