Obituary for Gail Vickerstaff
Vickerstaff, Gail Genevieve (nee Lamont) November 6, 1939 – January 6th, 2017. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our Mother, Sister, Aunt and friend to all who came through her door.
Gail is lovingly remembered by her family and friends. Gail is survived by her children Bob (Leigh), John (Lesley) and Haley (Tyler), and sisters, Vivian, Marilyn, brothers Jim (Inga) and George (Karen). Grandchildren Carter, Kennedy, Wyatt, Jaxson, Trenton, Abigail, Matilda and many, many nieces and nephews that she was incredibly proud of. She is predeceased by her Mother Ethel, Father James and Sister Clarice.
Gail was born in Trail B.C. and ventured out on her own in 1957 when she moved to Vancouver. With the exception of a brief time in Victoria in the early 60’s, Gail lived on and loved the North Shore of Vancouver and particularly loved the Edgemont area of North Vancouver. She had an exciting career that included winning coveted sales awards at LeVoy’s Fashions Ltd. and resulted in her starting up and running her own company called Chandelle Fashions B.C. Ltd. that had well over 100 employees at its peak. She is fondly remembered for her generosity to others, her open door to all and her love of family. She was a crusader for the underdog and loved coffee, company and conversation. We all love you dearly as we know we were loved – we will meet again.
The family thanks Dr. Wayne Smith and the nurses and staff at Evergreen House and Lions Gate Hospital for their excellent care and friendship.
A service for Gail will be on Friday, January 20th at 11:00 AM at the West Vancouver Presbyterian Church, 2893 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC. The service will be followed by a reception at the church form 12:00 – 2:00. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation - See more at: www.lghfoundation.com . To write a condolence to the family please visit mckenziefuneralservices.com.