Gail Ruth (Habinski) Derus

May 21, 1944December 31, 2020

After a long and courageous battle with illness, it is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Gail Ruth Derus.

Her loving sons Chris and Adam take great comfort in knowing that she has been reunited with her beloved John. Cherished grandmother to Owen. Deeply missed by brother and sister-in-law Steve and Lilian Pieczora and nephew Stefan.

Gail will always be remembered for her kind heart, strength and love for her family. Gail had a strong passion for teaching and took pride in being a school teacher, retiring from St. Columba elementary school. Gail is loved very much by her children, and adored by friends throughout her life and the students she has taught.

Due to the current health restrictions, a private interment will be held at Eastlawn Cemetery, Hamilton, ON.


Gail Ruth (Habinski) Derus

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Linda O’Brien

January 6, 2021

Gail was my best friend at Ballard and Delta. She was always cheerful and caring. We did not keep in touch in later years. We were not in the country when she lost John. She was my maid of honour at my wedding but I could not return the favour because I was very pregnant for her’s. I was so happy when she came to our 50th with her son. She was a good friend and I will remember her often. Love and prayers Linda O’Brien