September 24, 1953 - May 8, 2022
It is with the heaviest of hearts we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband, Dad, grandpa, brother, brother-in-law, son, uncle, cousin, friend, Mr. Hockey and the Bruins biggest fan.
Gil is lovingly remembered by his wife of 44 years, Sandy; daughters Niki (Adam) and Amy (Brett); son Ryan (Rae); adoring grandchildren; brother Bob (Sue); sister Monique (Rob); along with his many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and teammates.
Gil was born in Winnipeg on September 24, 1953 and spent his younger years in Winnipeg, before moving to Brandon as a teen. In 1974, he met the great love of his life, Sandy. They married in 1977 and had three children who he was unendingly proud of. Known to everyone who was privileged enough to meet him as a proud, yet humble man with a kind soul and a fantastic sense of humor, Gil worked hard, so he could also play hard. His career in the retail industry was an opportunity to work with people, which he loved to do, and it was this very work which also enabled him to travel North America and Europe with his family. He retired in 2017 and settled into a life where he was able to enjoy his passions, sleeping in and creating many more memories with his wife, his kids and his grandkids. Gil loved his family more than anything in this world, they were his pride and joy.
Gil lived a life filled with laughter and love and his smile and smirk lit up any room that was fortunate enough to have him in it. Gil loved to travel, engage in anything and everything hockey related, golf, spend time at the cottage in Clear Lake, the endless family events and dinners, music, storytelling, and he loved to attend his kids and grandkids events and activities. His love and unending devotion to his family will be missed and we will be left to cherish the many memories, the laughter, the love and the joy he brought to all our lives.
Gil’s family kindly requests that you take a few minutes to honour his memory by visiting his tribute page at EthicalDeathCare.com. Memories and stories published by those who knew him are available there.
Those who knew Gil are invited to join his friends and family at his memorial service on May 19, 2022 at 11am at St. George’s Anglican Church (168 Wilton Street).
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Parkinson Canada.
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