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Gail Linda Gunnarson (Woods)

March 22, 1948 - July 31, 2020


Gail Linda Gunnarson (nee Woods) March 22, 1948 – July 31, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our wonderful and loving sister.

Born at Kings Daughters Hospital here in Duncan and spent her entire life in the Cowichan Valley. Gail loved the simple things in life and stayed pretty close to home. She always looked forward to her daily visits to the Doghouse Restaurant for her tea one egg and toast. She absolutely loved the staff and they thought the world of her. She often referred to them as her girls. Gail led a very structured lifestyle and when the COVID shutdown happened it became difficult for her. She then lost her daughter after a courageous battle with cancer. This was a toxic combination that she could not overcome. Anyone who knew her loved her and she was a friend for life. She will be missed.

Pre deceased by our parents Dave and Marjorie Woods, our little brother Kevin and her daughter Sharon. Survived by her husband John.

Brothers Glen, Wayne (Dora), Dean (Therese) and sister Holly. Stepdaughter Carmen (Dennis) Grandchildren Tynan, Quentin, Joshua, Ethan and Aiden.

Gail was always loved animals so we request a small donation to the SPCA in lieu of flowers. Due to the restrictions regarding the size of gatherings the service will be reduced to family and invited guests only.


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Gayle Webb
Relation: Gayle Webb is Dora Woods cousin

So very sorry for your loss. May the precious memories help you through the difficult moments.
Fred and Gayle Webb

From: Correna lum
Relation: Server at the Doghouse

My dearest deepest sympathies to you Holly and brothers. And my heart is heavy with sadness and I can only imagine how you all feel. I served Gail at the Doghouse For 17 years. We all knew when she was there for she had an infectious laugh, she was lovely and she will be missed dearly. Please know I’m thinking of you all at this terrible time of sorrow.

From: Giovanna Wilson
Relation: My friend at the doghouse

Gail you will be missed!!! The doghouse won’t be the same. Your beautiful smile and laughter was my highlight of my day. You loved it when o sang to you and did a little dance. I hope you’re dancing now in heaven with your mom and dad. You missed them so much. Holly and family I’m sending all my love to you❤️ Love always Giovanna 🌹

From: Mary Nicholls
Relation: Sister-in-law to Wayne Woods

My heart goes out to Gail’s family. You are all in my thoughts and I wish you comfort and peace as you remember Gail.

Service Schedule

Private service arrangements have been made.

Memorial Gifts

The family has not designated a preferred charity at this time.

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