Elgie, Gail Victoria

Elgie, Gail Victoria

June 14th, 2020

Peacefully at Country Terrace, on Sunday, June 14, 2020, Gail Elgie of London in her 84th year. Gail was born in Guelph (May 24, 1937).  Beloved wife of James Barrie Elgie. Lovingly remembered by son David and daughter-in-law Shonna; and proud grandmother of Connor. Survived by her brothers Robert (Marion) Norris of Fergus and Stan (Mary) Norris of Conestogo.  Also survived by sister-in-law Betty Brett (Philip) of Orangeville.  Predeceased by her parents Harold and Gladys (nee Armstrong) Norris and by her sister Olive Armstrong of Guelph.  Gail was a devoted teacher and taught at schools in Toronto, Grand Valley, Orangeville and London.  When she retired she taught English as a Second Language to new immigrants to Canada at Oakridge Presbyterian Church. The family would like to acknowledge and thank the staff and Dr. Whynot at Country Terrace for the exceptional care and comfort they gave Gail while she was a resident in their care.  A private funeral service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, with interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.  If desired, donations to the Terry Fox Foundation would be appreciated.

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Linda Wood Barrie Dave and Connor. I am so sorry to hear of Gail’s passing you have my deepest sympathies.
Melanie QuinlanI am so sorry to hear of Gail's passing. I remember Gail and Barry always making me feel welcome in their home. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Gord and Brenda MoonBarrie, Dave, Shonna and Connor, sad to hear of Gail's passing , we only got to meet her a few times at family events. Our thoughts are with you.
Donna and Bob MaslenBarrie, Dave, Shonna and Connor: We are so very sorry for your loss. We enjoyed the many times spent with Gail at Family birthdays and holidays. Love and hugs to you all.
Liba VostrovskyBarrie, Dave, Shonna and Connor. I am very sorry to hear of Gail's passing. Please except my condolences. Hugs to all of you.
Ellyssa and KyrraBarrie and family:May Gail have found peace and may you all find comfort in beautiful memories.... Our hearts go out to you at this time. Sincerest condolences.
Georgeanne and BobBarrie We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You were a constant in her life having spent so much time with Gail at County Terrace. Our condolences to you and your family.
Jennifer GroverBarrie, Dad (Jim) and I send our deepest condolences.
Carroll GrenierBarrie, David and family my condolences on Gail’s recent passing. In Gail, I had the privilege to observe and learn from one of the best teacher librarians. Gail had a very special way of introducing a book to a reluctant reader such that their comfort level and want for more was Ignited. She truly cared about the total child. She was sorely missed when she retired. Her like, is rare. Blessings.
Nancy HoldenI send my sincere sympathy to you and your family, Barry on the loss of your dear wife. Nancy Holden, Pennie's office
Sherri ZavitzBarry: I am so sorry for your loss. Your commitment to her was amazing. Hold on to all of the great memories. Thinking of you.
Karen FlemingBarrie and Family Sharing in your sadness as you remember Gail today and always. Sending you prayers and comforting hugs. Karen Fleming
Carol EdgarBarrie and family, please accept my sincere condolences on Gail's passing. She will be fondly remembered for her kindness, patience and generosity. Sending you heartfelt sympathy and hugs. May you always carry your cherished memories close to your hearts.
Henry and Clara WoudenbergDear Barrie and family Our deepest condolence to you at this sad time.May God comfort and sustain you at this difficult time.Keep her memories alive.
Alice MournahanBarrie and family, Our deepest condolences to you. May you always carry your cherished memories of Gail close to you heart
Matt McKeoughWe are sorry for your loss. We will always remember Gail's generosity and kindness. We will never forget the kindness she showed us. We still remember how she made a blanket for Ben when he was born. It's something we will cherish. Lots of love from across the road.
Barbara GrahamBarry, Charles and I had no idea that your wife was the Gail Elgie whom I had known for so many years when we used to meet with you and the Grands at Little Beaver on so many Friday nights for supper. We knew your wife was sick and you used to visit her often, but who she was I just didn't know. I knew Gail through the Board of Education where I was the School Library Consultant for Elementary and Secondary Schools . We visited on regular occasions especially at Aberdeen. When we retired (?) we met for lunch and reminisced often about the old days. I had no idea that she had been ill because, as always, our ways slowly parted and I just didn't know. Gail was a great gal and a wonderful librarian. The little ones loved her. We send our regrets to you and hope that before too long we shall meet again when Little Beaver opens. Life is so strange. Without Bob and Georgeanne we would never have known of our connection. We are thinking of you with sincere sympathy at this time. Barbara and Charles Graham
Barbara GrahamBarry, Charles and I had no idea that your wife was the Gail Elgie whom I had known for so many years when we used to meet with you and the Grands at Little Beaver on so many Friday nights for supper. We knew your wife was sick and you used to visit her often, but who she was I just didn't know. I knew Gail through the Board of Education where I was the School Library Consultant for Elementary and Secondary Schools . We visited on regular occasions especially at Aberdeen. When we retired (?) we met for lunch and reminisced often about the old days. I had no idea that she had been ill because, as always, our ways slowly parted and I just didn't know. Gail was a great gal and a wonderful librarian. The little ones loved her. We send our regrets to you and hope that before too long we shall meet again when Little Beaver opens. Life is so strange. Without Bob and Georgeanne we would never have known of our connection. We are thinking of you with sincere sympathy at this time. Barbara and Charles Graham
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