Gail Carmen CORNET

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Gail Carmen CORNET
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Gail Cornet on August 21, 2013 surrounded by her family at the age of 67 years after a courageous battle with cancer. Gail was born on Canada Day, 1946 in Assiniboia, SK to Walter "Ole" and Ella "Bud" Sadlemeyer. She grew up on a small farm near Mossbank, attended school in Vantage and completed her high school years in Assiniboia. Growing up on the farm is where she built the foundation of who she was with an understanding of hard work, the love of family, caring for animals and the love of the prairies. Gail took a Stenography course at STI which lead to work in law firms and insurance offices, and eventually to the town of Gravelbourg where she met her future husband. Leon and Gail were married in 1974. Shortly after they left the prairies and moved north to Whitehorse, Yukon. It was there they started their lives and had their son Beau. With an opportunity to move back to the prairies and to be closer to her family and friends, they packed up and headed home to farm where Gail grew up. The family then grew once more and was completed with the arrival of a daughter, Jacqueline. Gail and Leon soon after started their own business in Gravelbourg in General Insurance and Real Estate, where they succeeded in 32 years of business. Gail's unique and genuine caring and loving nature made her a natural with people and this in turn transformed clients into lifelong friends. Her insurance and real estate career allowed her to be a natural ambassador for her community and for the province to the hundreds of people she met. Gail was very active in the community and a member of many groups and organizations, including president of the local Chamber of Commerce, secretary of the local C.W.L., secretary of the Gravelbourg Figure Skating Club and secretary-treasurer for the local T.O.P.'s Club. No matter what it was, Gail poured her heart and soul into it often going above and beyond to make it a success. There were very few things that she couldn't do. In the last few years she found her artistic side by painting and drawing, and of course, was good at it. From racing stock cars, playing women's hockey, painting a masterpiece or whipping up a prize winning Halloween costume out of a few simple items from the closet, she was good at them all. She loved Saskatchewan and being a Canadian. Celebrating her birthday on Canada Day was a huge party with friends and family and always ended in fireworks. Gail loved animals, driving fast, music, playing cards and games, writing poetry, skits and plays, taking pictures, celebrating every holiday and special occasion, and most of all her family. Gail loved her family and was very proud of them all. She will be greatly missed by her greatest treasure, her little grandson Cohen.
Gail is survived by her loving husband of 39 years Leon; son Beau (Sandi), grandson Cohen; daughter Jacqueline; sister Elaine (Al) Gunsch; brother Edward "Chuck" (Marion) Sadlemeyer; sisters-in-law Irene (Denis) L'Heureux, Maxine Cornet (Jerry Spence); brothers-in-law Jacques Cornet, Claude Cornet; numerous nieces and nephews; and special family friends Intheran Pillay and Larita Ramlakhan. Predeceased by her parents Walter "Ole" and Ella "Bud" Sadlemeyer; father and mother-in-law Pierre and Rita Cornet; brother-in-law Rene Cornet. Prayers were held on Monday, August 26, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., and Funeral Mass was celebrated on Tuesday, August 27, 2013, at 2:00 p.m., both at Our Lady of the Assumption Co-Cathedral, Gravelbourg, SK, with Father Joseph Strohhofer celebrant. Interment took place at the Gravelbourg Roman Catholic Cemetery, Gravelbourg, SK. A special thank you to Dr. Torri and the staff at the Alan Blair Cancer Clinic, to the nurses of 3B at the Pasqua Hospital, as well as to Dr. Pillay and Dr. Ramlakhan and the staff at St. Joseph's hospital for the care and support during her illness. Memorial donations in memory of Gail to the St. Joseph Hospital/ Foyer d'Youville Foundation, Box 810, Gravelbourg, SK S0H 1X0 and the Human Society, Box 1658, Stn. Main, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 7K7, were greatly appreciated.
Online condolences can be shared at
www.pichehawkinsgrondinfuneralchapels.ca.

Published in The Regina Leader-Post on Sept. 27, 2013
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