“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gail Anfield.”
Marjorie Gail Anfield was born in Petrolia, Ontario on January 1, 1941 and died in Palliative Care at the Nanaimo Regional Hospital on December 18, 2011.
Gail was predeceased by her mother and father, her sister Janet, her brother Charles, her first husband, John (1987) and her lifelong friend and husband, Stan (2009).
Survived by her children Catherine (Leif), Caroline (Jim), Dan, her grandchildren Tricia, Kayla, Jesse, Chris, Deanna, Ryan and Abby, her eleven great-grandchildren and of course Mike and Barbie, as well as many, many others who simply and lovingly referred to her as ‘Nana’.
Family and friends were an integral part of Gail’s life and almost always involved sitting around the table eating (there was always ice cream in the freezer for all the kids), laughing and playing cards or ‘Mexican Train’.
Gail also enjoyed spending her days putting in her garden and playing online bingo. In her later years, Gail spent her winters in Yuma, Arizona with Stan until, due to health issues, it was no longer possible.
We will miss you dearly, “Nannie Banannie” and will think of you often. We feel truly blessed that you were an important part of our lives.
PS: Don’t forget to ‘recycle’ in Heaven 😉
Remember me with smiles and laughter
For that’s how I’ll remember you all
If you only remember me with tears
Then don’t remember me at all”