January 3, 1939 – December 29, 2019
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother Gayle on Sunday, December 29, 2019, in her 80th year.
Mom passed peacefully in her sleep at the George Boyak Nursing in Calgary.
Mom was born January 3rd, 1939, in Winnipeg to Phyllis and John Jones. There were four children in the family, Gayle, Carol, Jackie and Barry. Gayle was predeceased by her brother Barry in 2012.
Mom was married to Donald R. Kelley and had one daughter Cathy. Mom was married a second time to Ernest John Bryant and had two sons, John and Paul, and one daughter Carol.
Mom leaves to mourn her four children, Cathy, John, Paul and Carol (Rod Robertson); her sisters Carol (Brian Keith) and Jackie (Pat Kyte); her three grandchildren, Christopher, Travis, and Brittney and her two ex-husbands who she remained friends with.
We would like to thank the doctors and nurses at the George Boyak nursing home for the excellent care given to our mom.
As per mom’s wishes, cremation has taken place already.
Mom leaves behind a large circle of extended family and friends.
A celebration of life for family and friends will take place at a later date at the home of her friend Ed Butt and boy’s, 103 McKenzie Lake Bay SE, Calgary, AB.
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January 6, 2020
I will always remember Gayle for her zest for life and her uncanny timing when she decided she needed to speak up. She was feisty in her own way but also kind and caring towards others especially children. She participated in a reading program at St. Martha's School every Friday. I would see her in the morning and tell her about school and each time she would say "Jason, Is it Friday already?" In a place where memory is often challenging, I was honored that she remembered me and our program each and every week.
Gayle never said no to a chance at a good time. She loved Hitmen hockey games and would cheer for whomever she wanted! I love Gayle's humor and her ability to light up a room when she entered. For those of you outside of the George Boyack community I need to tell you just how big of loss to us she will be. We will miss her dearly. Thank you and take care
P.S The picture includes Gayle and her friends Jean & Santa
January 6, 2020
Your Mom was an absolute treat. I was fortunate to take her out on many of the recreational outings from Boyack. She always sat in the front seat to keep her eye on the Driver and to offer her back seat driving skills. The most memorable trip was to Ghost Lake and to see her behind the wheel of the boat. She was in her glory behind the wheel of the boat. We had many good times with your Mom on any trip we took. She was a character. Sorry for your Loss.