Gail Eleanor Carney
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Gail Eleanor Carney November 19, 1947 - December 15, 2015 Gail Eleanor Carney (née Jensen), age 68, died on December 15, 2015 of metastatic breast cancer at the St James Cottage Hospice. She was born on November 19th, 1947 in Medicine Hat, Alberta. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Calgary and after a brief time in Toronto, moved to Vancouver, BC. Beginning her work as a ceramics technician and teacher, Gail then moved on to become a highly respected and much loved administrator at Emily Carr University of Art and Design for many years. After retiring in 2008, she went on to lend her expertise to the Neufeld Institute, an educational organization for parents and professionals, where she remained integrally involved until the time of her death. With a wide and diverse circle of friends, Gail was loved by many, and will be fondly remembered for her intellect, integrity, wit and wisdom. Gail had the heart of an artist and the mind of a scientist. Her curiosity and zest for life were contagious. She was always larger than life and truly one of a kind. Plans for a memorial will be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St James Cottage Hospice.



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Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Jan. 11, 2016.
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August 16, 2016
I just learned about the passing of Gail. How so very, very sad. My brother Richard Bidwell worked under Gail at Emily Carr. Richard passed away in 2010 and spoke of Gail as one of the brightest and kindest ladies. I met her many years ago and again at Richard's memorial and was so impressed with her wit and beauty within. Rest in Peace Gail.
Valerie Bidwell (Puymon)
June 27, 2016
I am utterly shocked and saddened to learn of Gail's passing. I knew her during my time at Emily Carr fourteen years ago, she was one of the greatest inspirations ever! She was the most knowledgeable, supportive and amazing person I had the pleasure of knowing. May the spirit of Godzilla live on!!! Rest in peace, Gail, I will never forget you, and we'll see you again someday!!!
Rita and Somerled
April 27, 2016
It is with great sadness to find of her passing. I have been living abroad for ten years and had lost contact with Gail before leaving Canada. We met in Calgary where she was with the grounds and I was in the works department. She was typically the only woman in her dept! That was 1975. We fell in love and moved to Vancouver together the following year as she wanted to attend Emily Carr. We lived together for seven years. She was an amazing person. So sad now. I had just google her because I had just found out through google that a mutual friend had died. And I find out they have both passed. So sad.
Jon Anderson
January 18, 2016
My condolences to her family and friends.
Lorne Freedman
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