Oct 26, 1920 - Apr 4, 2013
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Gayle passed away peacefully at George Derby in Burnaby on April 4 at the age of 92. He is sadly missed by his wife Laura, Dennis, Tina, Diane, Susan, grandchildren, great grandchildren and numerous family and friends. Gayle was born in Burdett, Alberta, moved to Vancouver in his early 20s, where he met his wife of 69 years, Laura. In 1959, Gayle and Laura moved to New Westminster and ran Grant's Coffee Shop until 1978. In his retirement, Gayle loved camping, travelling, walking, cycling and spending time with his family. When at home, Gayle and Laura were avid daily walkers. A Celebration of Gayle's Life will be on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at the Sapperton Pensioners Hall, 318 Keary Street, New Westminster from 1 pm - 4 pm. His family wishes to give their heartfelt thanks to the staff at George Derby for the care and kindness that Gayle received in the last months of his life.
Published in The Burnaby Now from May 17 to June 15, 2013