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MARGARET GAIL GILBERT (HORWOOD)

Date of Passing: Dec 31, 2020

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MARGARET GAIL GILBERT
(nee HORWOOD)

It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of Gail Gilbert on December 31, 2020 at St. Boniface Hospital.
Gail will be lovingly remembered and is survived by her husband of 59 years, Bob; children: David; Susan (James) their daughters, Megan, Jennifer and Lauren; Grant (Pauline) their children, Melissa, Tiffany and Carson. She is also survived by her sister Carol; sisters-in-law, Shirley Anne and Donnie; cousins, nieces and nephews. Gail was predeceased by her parents, Ewart and Margaret Horwood.
Gail was born in 1939 in Winnipeg, Manitoba and spent her early years on Dominion Street in the West end, then moved to Lyon Street in Fort Garry in 1950. Finishing high school at United College, Gail achieved a teacher's degree and began her teaching career. Bob and Gail married in 1961 and Gail continued to teach until the birth of their first child. Gail's main focus was raising her children, while supporting Bob's growing business.
Family was everything to Gail. She found happiness in family gatherings, with organized lists for all occasions prepared well in advance. There were great summers spent at West Hawk Lake with gatherings of friends, aunts, uncles and cousins from Winnipeg, Ontario and Michigan. Gail also loved the numerous family trips spent together. Some of Bob and Gail's most treasured memories are from the trips they shared attending conventions and vacations to many warm destinations.
We love you and will miss you but rest assured, the Horwood tradition of turnip, popovers and gravy that you instilled, will live on.
The family would like to thank the staff on the fifth floor of the I.H. Asper Institute for the outstanding care and compassion that Gail received.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

THOMSON "IN THE PARK"
204-925-1120
Condolences may be sent to
www.thomsoninthepark.com

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 09, 2021

Condolences & Memories (9 entries)

  • Bob and Families, It is with deep sorrow I learned of Gail’s passing. Looking back on our friendship and watching our children grow and all the fun we had, especially in our bridge club makes me feel happy. Poor Gail would make her famous asparagus roll ups for bridge (we insisted) and Dick & Hugh C. would be in her fridge stealing them before lunch was served, much to her chagrin. I remember fondly of Gail & Bob kindly being our first overnight visitors when we had just moved to Oakville, ON. We were so happy to see them! My sincere condolences to all of you. Love Linda - Posted by: Linda Clancy (Hugh deceased) (Good friends) on: Jan 19, 2021

  • On behalf of the Donnelly's, our sincere condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. We are here for you if you need anything at all. Rest in Peace Gail. Brian, Kres, Asha & Riya. - Posted by: Brian & Kres Donnelly (Friend) on: Jan 14, 2021

  • On behalf of the McPherson family in Ontario, our deepest condolences to our Aunt Gail. She will be missed. Our sympathies go out to Uncle Bob, David, Susan, Grant and all of their families. All our love, Bob, Dan, Thom, Ken, Bonnie and all of our families. - Posted by: Robert Grant McPherson (Nephew) on: Jan 12, 2021

  • Our sincere condolences Bob and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Irene and David Konsmo - Posted by: Irene and David Konsmo (Neighbour) on: Jan 10, 2021

  • Dear Susan, I am so saddened to learn of your Mom's passing. As you know, Gail and I go back to high school days and shared fond memories of that time. I know Gail will be sorely missed by you, your Dad Bob, Aunt Carol and all your families. With deepest condolences to all, Elaine (Freestone) Ryan - Posted by: Elaine (Freestone) Ryan (Friend) on: Jan 09, 2021

  • Bob and family, our sincere sympathy on the passing of Gail. She was a lovely lady and always willing to help out at our neighbourhood BBQ and garage sale. She will be missed by all her family, friends and neighbours. RIP Gail. - Posted by: Sue Heim ( Neighbour) on: Jan 09, 2021

  • Bob and family sorry to hear of your loss, remembering times at your house during the Christmas season with all your staff and always feeling welcome. This will be a great loss to you all. - Posted by: Wayne & Geri Slobodian (friend & worked for Bob) on: Jan 09, 2021

  • Bob and family sorry to hear of your loss, remembering times at your house during the Christmas season with all your staff and always feeling welcome. This will be a great loss to you all. - Posted by: Wayne & Geri Slobodian (friend & worked for Bob) on: Jan 09, 2021

  • Bob and family sorry to hear of your loss, remembering times at your house during the Christmas season with all your staff and always feeling welcome. This will be a great loss to you all. - Posted by: Wayne & Geri Slobodian (friend & worked for Bob) on: Jan 09, 2021

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