Gale (ne Kirby), Florence Esther

Gale (ne Kirby), Florence Esther

January 12th, 2016

On Tuesday, January 12, 2016, one day after her 90th birthday at University Hospital, London, Ontario, following a brief illness. Predeceased by daughter Michelle (1967), husband Frederick (1994), brother Frederick (2009), and her parents Florence May and Albert Kirby. Survived by children Karen Finnigan (Brian) and Bob Gale (Mary Jo), and sister-in-law Sylvia Kirby. Lovingly remembered grandmother of Jennifer Guiao (Elgin), Melissa Hillman (Kevin), Elizabeth Finnigan, Michael Gale, Janine Robertson (Steven) and Danny Gale (Christina), and G.G. to 10 great-grandchildren. A loving faith-filled woman who took great joy in her many friendships, and the love of her immediate and extended family. Florence was a long-time parishioner of St. Mark’s Anglican Church, London, Ontario, where she was active for many years. She will be sadly missed by her family and her many friends at Cherryhill in London. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, Ontario, on Friday, January 15, 2016 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation one hour prior. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London, Ontario. Many thanks to the medical team on 6th floor Medicine of University Hospital, for their wonderful care of Florence in her final days. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Arthritis Society or The Lung Association.

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Cathy TetreaultFlorence was a wonderful woman with a real zest for life. I remember her dancing the night away at Janine's wedding just last year. She will be missed. My condolences to Bob, Mary Jo, Karen, Brian and all their families.
Garrett GrayI am very sorry to hear of your sudden loss. My sincerest condolences to the entire family, and I hope you may bring each other some comfort in this time of need. You will all be in my thoughts.
Cherylle PilonJanine and Steven and family, sorry for you loss, will keep you my prayers
Pam and Werner HumannFlorence was a beautiful person with a heart of gold. She always had time to talk to a friend and her smile came directly from her heart. She loved people and was ever so helpful in our parish of St. Mark's. We will all miss her but she will never be forgotten. Our sincere condolences to the entire family.
Marion FordDear Karen My thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family at this sad, sad time. Florence was my special friend for 70 years and I was blessed to be able to talk to her on her 90th birthday. We had a little laugh and are usual I love you lots see you soon. She was my inspiration. One beautiful loving lady. Take care, love and hugs Marion
Wilma Van BusselDear Karen, My thoughts are with you at this time of loss. I am so glad you brought your Mom to our last Remembrance Day Service, where, once again I had a chance to have a chat with her. She was a lovely lady. My prayers are with the entire family.
Ed & Ester GuiaoDear Karen & family, our deepest sympathy & condolences are with you at this difficult time. We were glad & blessed to have met GG. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.
Paul SaddyDear Karen and Bob, So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I remember walking down the street as a young boy and helping your Mom with her garden. I especially remember her roses. I sometimes got lunch for my work. Happy Memories. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Jackie HartneyKaren, Bob Mary Jo & family My deepest sympathy to you at this difficult time She was a great lady.
Barbara WingertDear Karen and Bob, I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I have fond memories of the many visits we had when we were younger. She was a wonderful woman and a great lady to have as a cousin. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Take care. Love Barb
Marguerite GarrettMy sympathy to Karen & Bob, and your families. Florence and I have been friends ever since working together many years ago when we shared good times. I know she will be greatly missed by you all. Sincerely, Marguerite Garrett
Susan Bryan ReidHi Karen and Bob and families. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Cousin Florence. She was a very sweet lady, a favourite of my Mom's, and she always made our family feel so welcome when we came to visit. I know you hold lots of good memories of this kind soul. Love Sue
Neila LawsonI remember this lovely lady. My deepest sympathies Karen and family.
The BrownsOur thoughts and prayers are with Flo's Family. She was such a kind, energetic and cheerful friend and neighbour. The Brown's from a few doors down.
The Hall'sSo very sorry to hear of Grandma Gale's passing. She was such a warm, gentle lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Heather StageHi Karen and Bob and families. So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. It's been a long time, but I have many fond memories with your Mother in my childhood and young adult years. My thoughts are with you.
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