On Sunday afternoon, February 9, 2014, Gail Irene Hyde passed away at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital with her family by her side. Gail was 68 years old and courageously battled cancer for 18 months.
Gail was born on June 1, 1945 in Kimberley, BC, where she lived until graduating from high school. She then moved to New Westminster for college. She worked and raised her children in Maple Ridge before returning to Kimberley 30 years later. She and her husband, Larry owned and operated Hyde Away Kennels for 15 years before finally retiring in 2007. They enjoyed numerous trips in their motor home before Gail became ill in 2012. She will be forever remembered for her sense of humour, her energy and her love for life.
Gail leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Larry Hyde; her children Joanne (Glenn), Michael (Suzanne) as well as her grandchildren; Keenan, Rylan, Brian and Robin, She also leaves her sister, Elaine, numerous nieces and nephews and her life long friend Merf (Jim). Gail was predeceased by her parents; Harold and Mamie Miller.
A Celebration of Gail’s life will be held at Mark Memorial Funeral Home, 2024 Industrial Road No. 2, Cranbrook on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Memorial donations may be made in Gail’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, 19 – 9th Ave. S., Cranbrook, BC V1C 2L9. Condolences may be left for the family at www.markmemorial.com
Thank you to the Oncology Department, all the nurses on third floor as well as the home care nurses for their ongoing care and support of Gail in her last days.