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RICHARDSON – Gail Anne

December 9, 1946 – July 18, 2010

Gail Richardson, beloved wife of Doug of Calgary, passed away on Sunday, July 18, 2010 at the age of 63 years.

Gail’s mother (Mary Elder) said “I named her Gail because she blew in like one, when she was born.” Gail always lived her life that way. Everything she did was with passion, tenacity, and dedication. Everyone who knew Gail will never forget her limitless energy for accomplishing her goals. Her love for family, passion for horses, gardening, outdoor activities, and her unrelenting enthusiasm for volunteering, also extended into her fight against ovarian cancer. For seven years, she untiringly advocated for all women. Gail knew that education and knowledge was the key to preventing ovarian cancer by learning to recognize the early warning signs.

Gail leaves behind a legacy of hope, understanding, strength, devotion, and inspiration for everyone that knew her.

Besides her loving husband Doug Richardson, Gail is survived by daughter Jamea Minue (Braydon); surrogate daughter Carla Peterman (Darren); sisters, Marilyn Acton (Dave), Kim Poulter (John); brothers, Wade Elder (Cindy), and Fred Elder (MaryAnne); as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial Services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ, Latter Day Saints, Okotoks Chapel (300 Woodgate Road, Okotoks) on Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Please feel free to meet with the family prior to the service beginning at 12:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to Ovarian Cancer Canada, 105B – 1409 Edmonton Trail N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 3K8.

In living memory of Gail Richardson, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Robert (Bob) Fisher :

    Gail used to ride my horse Prince in the South Sask Riding and roping club. we were very good friends. I am very sad to hear about her passing. My condolences to the family.

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  2. Sharon Williams :

    Gail was an amazing woman. I admired her strength of character and determination to live life to the fullest. She was an example of extraordinary courage. She always had a smile & a positive outlook in spite of her struggle with her health. I enjoyed attending our weekly church group and learning together. I loved her as my friend and will miss her dearly.
    Love Sharon Williams

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  3. Silvana Keena :

    I am glad to have known Gail in the Sunflower Ovarian Cancer Group. She was really special, and will remain very alive in my memories and admiration. Please accept my condolences.
    Silvana Keena

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  4. Laurie Light :

    I am so sad to read of Gail’s passing. I met her at the Turnbury Condos, and then was able to assist her when she would come into the High River hospital. She was a wonderful, caring woman. My thoughts and prayers to her family.

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  5. Rick Hemmett :

    To the family

    So sorry to hear of Gail’s passing.

    We were friends at the High Park Riding Club in Moose Jaw back in the sixties and had many happy times with the horses and the numerous people involved.

    Please accept my condolences on her passing…

    Rick Hemmett, Calgary

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  6. Jan MacDonald :

    To Gail’s Family
    I first met Gail when I started work at Cotton Ginny 10 years ago. Gail would come in looking for socks because she needed them for the farm, we joked and called her the sock lady. Through the years Gail would come in and we would talk about all kinds of things, life, illness, family trees. She used to stop in on her way home from treatment for a rest, it was a long way for her.
    Gail helped me when I found out I had breast cancer; she gave me hope. Gail was an amazing, loving, wonderful lady.
    I will miss her visits
    Jan MacDonald

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