This is absolutely the worst news I could hear. Gail was so special, so full of love and such a wonderful friend. She warmed my heart and I will miss her terribly. My love to the family. Cary
To the Family and Friends of Gail .....
I am devastated to hear of Gail's death. She loved all of you so much words do not have meaning to describe. Gail was a special woman ... giving of herself always when someone was in need. Professionally she was at the top of her game with her exceptional knowledge base, skills and advocacy as an RN. She gave the BEST to each life she touched including mine. I will never forget that ... or her.
My prayers for the parents, friends and family of Gail Martell. I am so sorry for your loss. She was simply one of the best nurses at advocating for her patients. As I recalled, she often received beautiful bouquets from her patients for the wonderful care she delivered while they were in the recovery room. She, sometimes, visited them to follow up on their status. She was a consummate nurse and a wonderful person.
The last time we talked, it was about her pending move back home to Somerset and that we'll have to do breakfast at keys cafe. It is so unfortunate we did not get to do that.
May her soul Rest-In-Peace!
Dear Cindy and Martell family,
There are no words to express or say at this time ... just wanted to let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
I have many good memories of Gail. She always greeted us with a smile whenever we saw her; short visits at the U of MN whether it was in the hall, riding in the elevator for appointments or stopping in at the ICU unit just to say HI!
Take care and God Bless
Dear Martell Family, I am sorry to hear of Gail's death. I always liked her and enjoyed talking to her. She took such good care of our mother during her months at home in hospice. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Kathy Kregness (Sue's sister)
Mary S. I've been trying to locate you for 13 years. Please contact me at the bottom of my entry if you please.
Cindy and all-Sorry to hear of your loss. May the thoughts and prayers of family and friends give you comfort. Take care.
Julie Maurer Duhn
I am so sorry for your loss. I too knew Gail through our nursing friends. I have not been in touch with her for about 10 years when our paths as nurses crossed again. I always remember her smile and her dedication to the Vietnam P.O.W. whose bracelet she swore to wear until his where abouts' was determined. My prayers are with you all at this time.
I just talked to Lois and Bob and told them how very sorry I am for there terrible loss. I do not know how to get a hold of Tom R. Lois thinks his number may be in Gail's directory. I like Pamela worked with Gail at Midway in the 70's and we lived in my brother and sister-in-law's duplex on Hague for 2 years and Gail stayed after I left. It was great to see the note from Pam. Gail was a wonderful nurse and I learned so much from her. I think her favorite job was at the U of M kidney transplant unit. She got so close to her patients. Gail loved her family first and always and always talked of such pride in her parents and all of her brothers and sisters. She also loved nursing so much and her cats. She was a friend to so many and always was a huge 'giver". She is in the arms of the angels. I am so sorry for your loss. Gail convinced me to call a fellow back who we had met at one of her parties and low and behold we got married. We celebrated our 27th anniversary recently. A lot of my friends also came to know Gail. Though I had not seen her in a while I always prayed for her every night. I am Mary S. now and I hope that people will contact each other. Again all my sympathy to Lois and Bob and family.
Dear Martell family-please accept my heartfelt condolences in the loss of dear Gail. I worked with Gail at Midway Hospital in the 1970's and she was a dear friend of mine then, however we lost touch after I married and moved to Colorado. She was a fine R.N., that those who worked beside her would aspire to be like-very caring, compassionate and excelled in care-giving.I welcome any emails from any of you ( I have some photos of Gail from the 70's you may want), and welcome contact from Mary C. and Tom R.. from Midway.
I hope your faith will sustain you during this most difficult time and that Gail is now in the peaceful arms of Jesus, no longer burdened with life's toils. God bless.