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GILL, Alice Victoria (née Buehler) UPDATED SERVICE INFO.

Update: Due to Covid-19 gathering restrictions, a private Celebration of Life by invitation only will be held to honour Alice’s life. The family would like to invite all who would like to pay their respects to join by Livestream on Friday, July 31, 2020, at 1:00 pm (See below)

It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce the passing of Alice Victoria Gill on Tuesday, March 24th, 2020; our loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be remembered as a beautiful soul with a loving heart and giving hands who was always there for her family and her friends. She offered unconditional love, kindness and caring ways in all she did for her family and for all who had the opportunity to know her.

Alice is survived by the love of her life of more than 61 years, Royce; daughter Paulette (Gerald), son Curtis (Chantal); grandchildren Mathew (Leanna), Michael (Susan), Landon and McKenna; great-grandchildren Easton, Myla and Nixon. She is survived by her two sisters Alma Sept and Viola Lesyshen; brother-in-law Melvin Gill (Daphne); and numerous nieces and nephews.

Alice was born near Burstall, SK and grew up on the family farm. She enjoyed playing ball, tobogganing on Buehler Hill, going to school and working on the farm with her two sisters and parents. She became a CNA/LPN at the Leader Union Hospital where she met the love of her life, Royce. She looked forward to going dancing every Saturday night in Sceptre. They moved a number of times (Regina, Swift Current, North Battleford, Weyburn, Regina, Pasqua Lake and Kelowna) creating lasting friendships and memories along the way. Along with raising children and working, she hosted numerous social gatherings complete with her wonderful cooking and baking.

She loved spending time with family and friends. She especially enjoyed her time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren who brought a sparkle to her eyes and a smile to her face. She enjoyed curling and golfing, looking through recipes, sewing, knitting and crocheting, sitting on the patio watching the world go by, and enjoying a happy hour visiting with neighbors.

In Fort Qu’Appelle and Kelowna she was a proud member of the Red Hat Club. She contributed to her church and community. Through all the health issues she endured over the past number of years she never stopped caring for her family and appreciating and loving us all.

We would like to thank the Nurses, Doctors and Support Staff at Kelowna General Hospital and Hospice House who cared for her and for us during this most difficult time; you have truly made a difference in our lives.

In lieu of flowers, we would like to recognize all the wonderful care and support she received at Kelowna General Hospital. Therefore, those wishing to make a Gift in Memory can do so to The Kelowna General Hospital Foundation, www.kghfoundation.com, or a charity of your choice.

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THIS SERVICE WILL BE LIVE STREAMED/BROADCAST ON FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2020, AT 1:00 PM

 

 

 

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Condolences

  • Annette /Al says:

    May this difficult journey , highlight all those precious memories you have each created Our most sincere sympathy. Al, Annette, Mandy , Soraya

    • Paulette says:

      Thank you for your words and thoughts; I would like to invite you to attend the livestream memorial this Friday to honour Mom.

  • Pegi Hayashi Uyeyama says:

    Sincerest condolences to Royce and family. Alice was a gentle friendly soul who will be missed by all. – Pegi & Joe & family

  • Albert & Madeleine Payeur says:

    Royce and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time

  • Alan Ruetz says:

    I am sorry to hear of your loss. I hope and pray that you are able to deal with this pandemic. I think of you often, I’m also sure that you are very happy to not be involved in healthcare. Take care of yourself,
    Alan & Joe-Ann

  • Shirley and Allan Batters says:

    Our most sincere condolences to Chantal and Curtis on the passing of Curtis’s Mom. Also condolences to Mr. Gill on the passing of his wife. Take good care of one another. Sending love, Shirley and Al Batters, Estevan Sask.

  • Gren Smith-Windsor says:

    Marg & I were saddened to hear of your loss. We send our condolences to Royce and family. She was a wonderful woman.. We hope that you will find peace knowing that she earned her way into Heaven. May God Bless you and bring you comfort in this time of sorrow! Marg & Gren Smith-Windsor

  • Gloria Wittal says:

    Sending my condolences Paulette on the loss of your mother. Peace be with you.
    Gloria

    • Paulette says:

      Thank you for your words and thoughts; I would like to invite you to attend the livestream memorial this Friday to honour Mom.

  • DeVona and Angus Juckes says:

    our sincere condolences to Royce and family in the passing of Alice, wife, mother,grandmother and great-grandmother.
    We are sure you all will treasure the many memories of her as time passes.
    Take care.
    DeVona and Angus Juckes

    • Alison B says:

      Paulette, I offer you and your entire family my sincerest condolences at this difficult time. I will be thinking of you all in the coming weeks. Best xx

  • Norma Baun says:

    May the Peace of God surround you and your Family as you celebrate the life of Alice,and bring you comfort in this time of grief. Love Norma

  • Bernie and Sharon McCallion says:

    We were sorry to hear of Alice’s passing and our sincere condolences go out to you Royce and family. We remember Alice as a great lady and know she will be missed by all. Bernie and Sharon McCallion

  • Dave Jackson says:

    Sending my condolences Paulette on the loss of your mother. I am thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. Peace be with you.

    • paulette gill says:

      Dave and Mel; thank you for your words and thoughts; I would like to invite you to attend the livestream memorial this Friday to honour Mom.

  • Helen Horsman says:

    Royce and Family, I was so very sorry to hear that Alice had passed away. She was such a great person who was always so friendly and kind to everyone she met. I remember well the many fun visits we had at Marj and Ken’s cottage and how much Alice enjoyed attending our yearly pig roast. I know your whole family will have many fond memories of Alice. She was a kind gentle woman who lived life to the fullest. My sympathy to the whole family.
    Helen Horsman, Saskatoon

  • Sharon Schwartz says:

    Royce I am so sorry to hear of Alices passing. My sympathy and prayers are with you and the Family.

  • Springfield Funeral Home says:

    Blessings & Celebration of Life
    For my Sister-in-Law
    With love, Mel Gill

    Alice

    May you find
    Peacefulness and serenity
    As you drift among
    The galaxies
    And
    May Memories
    You’ve left behind
    Fill our hearts with
    Gladness
    To overcome the
    Sadness
    Of the
    Moment
    And
    Treasure the legacy of
    Your presence in
    Our lives

  • Clare Manz says:

    Dear Royce, Paulette and Curtis: May you feel God’s comfort strength and peace as you say your final goodbyes to Alice at the memorial service being held for her. God Bless you all.

  • Nicoline Windt says:

    Our hearts are with you (Royce, Paulette, Curtis and the extended Gill family) during this difficult and sad time. We feel for your significant loss. We hope you can take some time to remember and cherish all the fond memories you have experienced with Alice. Much love to you during this difficult and sad time. ❤️

    ~ Ken, Nicoline, Nathan and Nolan

  • Norma Reynolds says:

    Dear Royce and family, my heart goes out to you at this sad time. I am so sorry to learn of Alice’s passing. She was such a lovely, gracious and fun lady. And a beautiful hostess. I have fond memories of staff BBQ’s at Pasqua Lake. May God be your comfort and strength in these difficult days.

  • Rod and Lorraine says:

    So sad for your loss

  • Kris & Rokhsan Emmons says:

    We loved Alice- her beautiful muffins! Her hospitality and her adorable laugh. We send our love, prayers and condolences to the entire surviving family. May her wonderful life stay in your heart forever.
    Emmons Family

  • Bev Desautels says:

    Royce and family.
    I watched the service. It was beautiful! Alice was truly a gift to you all. She is at rest. May you all be comforted with those awesome memories. Love Bev

  • Bill Poirier says:

    At the greens were all so saddened with the passing of Alice. She will always be remembered as a real trooper, with all the recent ailments she had to overcome late in life. With sincere sympathy in the time of your loss Bill Poirier

  • Bill Poirier says:

    Royce & Family
    We were all so saddened at the Greens with the passing of Alice. She will always be remembered as a real trooper, with all the recent ailments ailments she had to overcome in life.
    With sincere sympathy in the time of your loss. Bill Poirier

  • Carmelle Beaudry says:

    This was a lovely tribute to a wonderful lady! Condolences from my family to yours. She’ll be in your heart forever..
    We send our love, Carmelle, Crystal and Derek

  • Bob/Colleen Sax says:

    Hi Paulette, we both are very sorry for your loss! Our thoughts are with you , Royce and your family! By the way, we still use your mom’s ginger snap cookie recipe!!! Xoxo

  • David Ward says:

    Sincere condolences Roy and family, my thoughts are with you. Dave

  • Flora Haselwerdt says:

    Dear Royce & family, I am so sorry of your loss, Alice was a wonderful person and she will be missed. May God be with. you.

  • Eva Rondeau and Family says:

    Royce and family,
    On behalf of our family we would like to extend our deepest sympathies to you all. My father ( 3 yrs this Aug 31 of his passing). and mom and us so greatly enjoyed sharing time with you and Alice at Dins and Mike’s place. Alice had great style and you could see a real love of life but more importantly her beautiful heart shone through. Dina would always tell us about how wonderful the family reunions were and the cooking and the food that was prepared with love and care ( something we can really relate to ) ! We wish you all courage and strength as you carry this ache in your hearts – Alice will always be by your side! We wish you peace in your hearts. From ; Eva Raduy( our mom ) Eva & Rey Rondeau and all our family.

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