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VAIL, DR. GORDON RAE After a two year fight against cancer, Dr. Gord Vail, a wonderful, intelligent and caring person, left this Earth on Sunday, March 3, 2019, at the age of 49. A devastating loss for his parents Terry and Connie (nee Crossman) Vail, brother Greg, sister-in-law Sue, sweet little niece Emma, brother Jesse, grandmother Lois Crossman and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Predeceased by grandparents Ken and Gertrude Vail, grandfather Rae Crossman and uncle Art Crossman. Gord loved his work as an ER physician. He had lasting friendships in Windsor, Oshawa and Scottsdale, AZ. He maintained friendships with many from high school, university, hockey, police, firefighters, EMS and considered his hospital colleagues his friends. He will be greatly missed. Cremation has taken place. Celebrations of his Life will take place both in Windsor and Oshawa at later dates. If you so desire, donations to Windsor Regional Hospital, Hotel Dieu Grace Health Care or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Families First, 3260 Dougall Ave., South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Published in Toronto Star on Mar. 5, 2019.
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April 10, 2019
I am so saddened to hear of Gords passing. A friend of 19 years we reconnected 6 years ago after losing touch for 8 years. From memories at London Health Sciences during residency to his visit to see me in San Diego in 2002 to more recently attending my sons baseball and hockey games, Gord always made a good time even better. You will be missed my friend. M
Monica Dawe
March 13, 2019
We were saddened to hear of your loss . Although it was many years ago we knew Gord through hockey we remember him as a team player and an exceptional young man. We are thinking of you
Ron and Marion Willoughby
Ron Willoughby
March 9, 2019
So sorry to hear of the great loss to the Vail family. Thinking of you.
Colleen Corner (Oshawa Generals).
March 9, 2019
This brings a heavy heart for sure. Although it's been 30+ years since I spoke to Gord, i've never forgotten the friendship we had. He was the kindest, most caring friend then and apparently continued being so for all these years. My deepest condolences to the family and all his friends.
Rob Sneddon
March 8, 2019
Terry and Connie, our deepest sympathy for your great loss. Although it has been many years since our paths have crossed, we remember you and your wonderful family with great fondness.
Gunter and Leslie Klett
March 7, 2019
My heart aches at the premature loss of a colleague, skilled hockey team mate and a very good man.
I remember his wonderful humour and radiant smile from the hospital to the dressing room.
He was always professional in our work interactions, and his presence in the hospital is missed.

Sympathies to all who mourn his passing.
nachiketa kanungo
March 6, 2019
I have been fortunate to have worked with Gord and have had the privilege of personal supervision on ophthalmologic procedures to benefit mankind. I have always had the utmost respect for Gord. I feel very blessed to have crossed paths with him. He was, in my eyes, the best of humanity!!
To the Vail family, you have ample reasons to be proud of him.
John Jamal
March 6, 2019
Terry and Connie, Sorry for your loss at this time. Our thoughts are with you and your extended family.
Jerry, Gary, Ted Dionne
March 6, 2019
Terry, Connie and family, I was truly shocked to hear of your loss. Although it has been a long time since we have been in contact, you always remember the people that touched your lives in some small way. Memories are forever.. So sorry....

Nancy Keenan
Nancy Keenan
March 5, 2019
Dear Connie, Terry, Greg and family,
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Gord was such a kind person and so accomplished. I connected with Gord again, when he lived in Vancouver and I always remember his smile and warm personality.
You are in my thoughts and prayers. May your wonderful memories bring you comfort.

Kathy Grabher (Kraan)
March 5, 2019
I will always remember Gord's smile. Sending love and prayers to your family during this very difficult time.
Kristy Caldwell
March 5, 2019
Terry, Connie and family: Connected through nursing, baseball, GM, squash, tennis and the shop, we share many memories. Those that include Gord are all positive, and we are sincerely sorry for your loss.
Barney and Dorothy Oldfield
March 5, 2019
Dear Connie, Terry, Greg and family and extended family,
We are sending our sincerest sympathy at this most difficult time. Gord fought a great fight against this horrid disease. We have fond memories of family time at our cottage learning to ski and playing games. John, in particular, recalls the many sporting activities in which Gord was involved- especially coaching him in Oshawa Legion baseball.
May God Bless all of you.
With sympathy,
John, Mary and family
John and Mary Hogg
March 5, 2019
Terry - so sorry to hear of the passing of your son. It is so sad when they are so young. My thoughts are with you and your family.

John Healy
John Healy
March 5, 2019
Im so saddened by your loss Gord. Although, our friendship occurred during confusing times in our lives, I appreciated reconnecting with you, recollecting past memories, sharing in laughter, but best of all, knowing that you and I were in a good place. You will be missed by me Gord and I'm so sorry your life was shortened. Rest peacefully Gord.
Rosa Corsini
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