Obituary of Gail GORRIE

Gail Joanne Gorrie of Calgary, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at the age of 81 years.

Gail was born in Regina Saskatchewan to Mabel and George McDougall.

She is lovingly remembered by her children, Jay (Jerry) O'Brien, Nancy (David) Hembroff, Michelle (Glenn) Thomassen, Dr. Christopher (Peggy) Gorrie, Mandy (Dr.Kevin) McCabe; two brothers, Roger (Irene) McDougall and Ken (Julia) McDougall; fourteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren

She was predeceased by her loving husband Joel of 55 years in 2009.

A Celebration of Gail’s life will be held at CALGARY CREMATORIUM CHAPEL, 3219 – 4th Street N.W., (within the valley of Queen’s Park Cemetery) on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.   Please forward condolences through

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank Society, 5000 – 11 Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 2Y5, Telephone: (403) 253-2059, or The Calgary Humane Society, 4455 – 110th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB  T2C 2T7, Telephone: (403)205-4455,

The family wishes to thank Dr. Thornton for many years of looking after mom and helping us to diagnose her as well as to the staff at Evanston Grand village for her care over the past 4 years.  A very special thank you to Dr. Loew for his dedicated care and compassion during mom’s journey. Also to Dr. Tsang and all the staff at the Peter Lougheed who looked after mom in her final days with the utmost grace and dignity. We will forever be grateful.