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GALL, Joyce Doreen

July 21, 1925 – Drumheller, Alberta
October 23, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

Joyce “Doreen” Gall, of Calgary, beloved wife and mother, passed away on October 23, 2014 at the age of 89 years.

Doreen was born in Drumheller Alberta, grew up in Morin Ab, later moving to Calgary, Edmonton and finally settling in Calgary. Before becoming a homemaker, she worked for Canadian Western Natural Gas (ATCO) where she met her husband and made long lasting friends. Known as the “Gasco girls” this group continued to meet monthly for coffee/lunch for over 40 years. She loved to cook for family and friends – well known for her buns and Christmas treats. Doreen loved her grandchildren and looked forward to having them over for lunch or off to the mall to find something they liked.

Doreen is survived by her children, Trent Gall (Tracy Applebee) and Sandra Sterling (Jim Thomas); and two grandchildren, Carter and Dawson Gall. She was predeceased by her loving husband Allan Kinghorn Gall; and brother Lloyd “Winston” Demille.

A Public Gathering will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North); on Friday, Nov 7, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. A Graveside Service to follow at Queen Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201, 222 – 58th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3, Telephone: (403)290-0110,

In living memory of Doreen Gall, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Brenda and Daryl DeMille :

    Trent and family

    Sorry for your loss, it’s never easy losing a parent and our thoughts are with you

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  2. Gwen (Shortt) King :

    Trent and Tracy,
    So sorry to learn of cousin Doreen’s passing. She was a gentle lady whose family meant the world to her. My sincere sympathy to you and your boys.

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  3. Ann and Jim Paterson, Kelowna, B.C. :

    We are deeply sorry for the loss of your mom Trent. Our Deepest Sympathy and Prayers at this sad time. We were blessed to have known her and your dad, having many fond memories of the good times together and shall always treasure them.

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