Gilbert Galen Eade M.D.
1926 - 2016
BORN
1926
DIED
2016
In Loving Memory of Gilbert Galen Eade M.D. who passed away on May 21, 2016.
Published by The Seattle Times on May 21, 2017.
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I will never forget his & Erselle's supt in politics and my door belling the house on Hunts Point when I ran for State Rep. for the 48th Leg. District. God bless!
/s/ Hon Paul Sanders, age 92
Paul Sanders
Friend
May 17, 2020
MARGARET, I have recently learned of your parents' deaths and I am so very sorry. I have tried to reach you. Please call or email me-You can get the contact info. from the med. office.

Cathey Johnson Mahony
January 27, 2019
Dr. Eade was one of my mentors (1970-71) as a student at the University of Washington School of Medicine. His lessons, especially those regarding ethics and professionalism, carried me through the rest of my career in surgery. I always used, and still have, the book on plastic surgery he signed and gave to me upon completion of my training with him. A brilliant surgeon, a wonderful teacher, and a compassionate soul.
William Pelander
Student
February 28, 2017
I too worked for Dr. Eade at Plastic Surgery Associates. He truly was one of a kind. So talented, so kind and so fun. What a wonderful human being. He was unfailingly positive, professional and unflappable. The world definitely needs more people like Dr. Eade.
Patti Trett
Coworker
December 11, 2016
So sorry to hear of Gil's passing. I too worked with Gil along with my friend Mo. I treasured my time working with him and his visits to our river house in later years. He even had my painting hung in his home. He and Erselle both encouraged my writing and painting through the years mostly by hand-written letters between us. Thoughts are with his family.
Linda Houle
June 23, 2016
So sorry to hear of Gil's passing. Such a wonderful caring man. I am so lucky to have had the opportunity to not only work with him but to have him as a friend. Even though I have not seen him for many years he has often been in my thoughts. I will always cherish my memories and the wisdom of the things I learned from him. He was a truly special person and will be missed but never forgotten.
Maureen (Mo) Hollister
June 22, 2016
As shocking as it was to learn of Gil's passing, it was equally so when, having spoken to Erselle just two days before, Erselle too passed away. Lots of memories, from Erselle visiting my family when Norman graduated from Marietta College to the golf outing with Tom, Erselle, Kathryn and Norman when they lived in Oregon. Our sharing the house in Oregon when my mom came with us on a visit to Seattle, and oh so many more memories. It is after all what keeps them in our hearts.
Fran and Tom Engle
June 12, 2016
June 11, 2016
Hi to Erselle and all the Eade Family from Bill and Dorian Ford. We certainly are thinking of the fun times we shared. Deepest sympathy to all .... and Erselle take good care of yourself!
Bill and Dorian Ford
Friend
June 9, 2016
I was trying to compose a sympathy card but have now missed sending it to your dear mum, too!!!
It seems poignantly profound that they passed so close, so suddenly!

I will miss my many great answer-essays from your father on so many subjects from art to medicine, books and movies! He was a legend of loveliness in so many ways, for so many years! I knew Kathy via Mimi and still have a Benjamin bear! I knew Norman via his school friend on Evergreen Point!

Your father and I shared very odd and magical sychronicities of wondrous delights, in our email years!
The time I spent in his offices
were formative years of my 20's that sent me on my own personal (and convoluted) path!!

I visited your parents in Scottsdale in 2008 but kept up with emails always!

"Doctor" once came to my farm in Snoqualmie (his old hometown) to save and move an ant's nest, retrieve a frog egg case for his own home's pond and encourage me to create a habitat of bugs for birds and fish in my trout pond!

The marvelous and diverse interest of that man were unbelievable! I will miss his enthusiastic wisdom and his generous goodness!!

My sincere sympathy......but I feel a beautiful connection in their close passing, eternally bound and together.

Karen Choyce, PSA 83-85.
June 6, 2016
Thank you for being a friend, neighbor, professional a colleague and mentor.

Dennis F Dundas MD
June 6, 2016
To the lovely Eade family,
I was trying to compose a sympathy card but have now missed sending it to your dear mum, too!!!
It seems poignantly profound that they passed so close, so suddenly!
I will miss my many great answer-essays from your father on so many subjects from art to medicine, books and movies! He was a legend of loveliness in so many ways, for so many years! I knew Kathy via Mimi and still have a Benjamin bear! I knew Norman via his school friend on Evergreen Point! Your father and I shared very odd and magical sychronicities of wondrous delights in our email years! The years ar spent in his offices were formative years of my 20's that sent me on my own personal path!!
I visited your parents in Scottsdale in 2008 but kept up with emails always!
My sincere sympathy......but I feel a beautiful connection in their close passing, eternally bound and together.
Karen Choyce, PSA 83-85.
June 6, 2016
I had the pleasure and honor having Dr. Eade as my Plastic surgeon during my elementary years. I was born with a cleft lip and palate. Dr. Eade was always smiling and extremely kind every time I met with him. After surgery he was very compassionate and caring to my mother. I will always remember his gentle, loving spirit. Rest in peace my friend.
Terri Moore
June 6, 2016
Dear Mary Elizabeth and family,
Bob (Lang) and I send our deepest sympathy for your loss. Thinking of you,
Nancy Mackin
June 4, 2016
Dear Erselle & Family, I was sorry to see that your husband of many years had died but his spirit will live long after. I remember your support and door belling your house when I was running for State Representative which I appreciated.I was State Rep 1973 - 1984. Please accept my sincere condolences. I lost my dear Helen 12 Nov. 2013 after 60 yrs of marriagebut she is with me every day and night in my prayers.I & some of my children visit her grave at Tahoma Nat'l Cem.in Kent every month. She was in the Navy Waves 10+ years.
With best regards and fond memories,
Hon. Paul Sanders
June 3, 2016
My heart and prayerful thoughts go out to Erselle and to the rest of the family of Dr. Gilbert G. Eade.

Everyone knew Gil was great in the OR, but he also sure knew his way around a kitchen. One summer evening I was a guest at the artistic Hunts Point home and "Gilberto" taught me how to make the perfect "Shish kebab"--

At the time I asked Margaret where her mom was and she said (and I quote -) "my mom is climbing the Himalayas."
Right then and there I knew that this was not your normal "my mom is at Bellevue Sq. kind of family."

Margaret and Gil set a spectacular table on the spacious lawn and half way through our dinner of Shish Kebobs and other delights we heard "click"-"click"-"click" only to discover the auto sprinklers had kicked on--we ran for cover and had a great laugh. Where was Erselle when we needed her "climbing the Himalayas, where else would she be?

I remember that beautiful and fun filled evening as if it were yesterday. Thank you again Gil and Margaret for this wonderful memory.

What I loved about Gil, was his sincere graciousness and that rare gift he had of making you feel special when you were in his presence. I appreciated his keen sense of humor and his passion for the arts.
"You left this world a better place Gil"
"your example of kind love will live on in the hearts of all of us who had the privilege of knowing you."
With love,
Frank & Ofelia McHugh
Puerto Vallarta Mx.
Frank & Ofelia McHugh
June 2, 2016
Dr was so sweet to me when I was a little 10 year old girl. I will never forget his demeanor and how he was so gentle. Rip.
Carol Betzvog
June 2, 2016
So very sorry to hear of Gil's passing. So many fond memories. He will be missed by many.
Fran and Tom Engle
June 1, 2016
I want to express my deepest sympathy to the Eade family. I so enjoyed having Gil in my office as he always had a genuine interest in the latest procedures in my dental practice, and was just such a nice person. My entire staff has fond memories and my father, as an oral surgeon, had nothing but professional respect for Gil's surgical talent. His memory will be with me forever. Sincerely, Bob Johnson
Bob Johnson
May 31, 2016
Blessings to Ereslle and Family. His house on Hunt Points is a constant reminder of his artist talent and imagination and creativity. He touched all with his good spirit.

Ernie Norehad
ernie norehad
May 30, 2016
What wonderful memories we have of our dear friend Gil. We will miss him terribly but always be grateful for the gift of having him, and Erselle, in our lives.
Gretchen and Tom
Gretchen and Tom Seifert
May 30, 2016
We are so sorry to hear of Gil's passing. Our condolences to you Erselle and to your family. We have many fond memories. Gil was very helpful to me when I started my plastic surgery practice in Seattle. He was a very generous, special person who was liked by all. We will never forget him, and you Erselle. Our love, Mel and Leena Sturman
MEL STURMAN
Friend
May 30, 2016
He was a fine surgeon.
My condolences to his family.
Jack Bunn
Acquaintance
May 29, 2016
Gil Eade was a very popular Doctor to work with at Swedish Hospital. As part of the Operating Room staff it was always a delight and the sign of a "Good Day" if you were assigned to work with Dr. Eade. He enjoyed his work, his patients and I always felt he enjoyed the company he was working with. He was a Good Man.
Ted Burris
May 29, 2016
Ted Burris
May 29, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort hear your heart-broken prayers and provide you with much needed comfort during the difficult days and weeks ahead (Isaiah 42:10).
Krystal DB
May 29, 2016
My condolences to all of Galen's family at this time of your loss. Lifelong memories remain with me of our friendship as classmates and neighbors growing up in the Snoqualmie Valley. Galen was then, and will always be, one of the best.

With Sympathy,

Dick Briggs
Auburn, WA
May 27, 2016
Margy and family,

My heartfelt condolences to to you and your family. I am sure you have many cherished memories of an amazing man and father to comfort you.
Carol Fletcher-Kothe
May 27, 2016
Margaret and Family,
I'm sorry to read of Dr. Eade's passing. He was a kind , compassionate man.
Jeff McFadden
May 26, 2016
I had the privilege of knowing Gil and Erselle for a long time in Hunts Point and Sunriver. Gil was a lovely man and he will be greatly missed
Gail and Jack Burk
May 26, 2016
My heartfelt condolences to the family. May you continue to cherish the memories you have and remember that God is there for us like it tells us at 1 Peter 5:6,7. I hope you continue to feel the love and support from your family and friends.,My heartfelt condolences to the family. May you continue to cherish the memories you have and remember that God is there for us like it tells us at 1 Peter 5:6,7. I hope you continue to feel the love and support from your family and friends.
May 26, 2016
I am truly sorry for your loss. May the peace of God be with your family during this most difficult time. Phillipians 4:6,7
May 25, 2016
Erselle Stabler
May 25, 2016
Erselle Stabler
May 25, 2016
Erselle Stabler
May 25, 2016
Margaret and Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.
Chris Gulacsik
May 25, 2016
Margaret and Family,

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. He was a good man. My thoughts are with you.

Chris Gulacsik
May 25, 2016
Warm remembrances from the family of Dr. James Burnell. We were privileged to know Gil and Erselle. Jim's daughter-in-law has lived a life that benefited immeasurably from Gil's skilfull reconstruction of her severely injured hand.
Richard Burnell
Acquaintance
May 25, 2016
In 1962, Dr. Eade reattached our 18 month old son's tiny index finger that had been lacerated in a home accident. It was and is amazing at how well it works and how good it looks. I have thought often of Dr. Eade over the many years since then. My condolences are with his family. Kathleen Cunningham
Kathleen Cunningham
Acquaintance
May 25, 2016
In 1968 at the age of 16, I was involved in a car accident that made a mess of the right side of my face. My eyelid was gone; my check was a mass of scar tissue after many stitches. No plastic surgeon in Seattle would agree to work on my face--except the wonderfully talented and amazingly kind, Dr. Eade.

He grafted skin from behind my ear to make an eyelid. He even sewed the eyelashes on (what were left). He "sanded" my cheek to smooth out the scaring. It made life so much better for a very wounded teen to not have everyone look away when they saw me.

Over the years I've had numerous plastic surgeries, but I have never forgotten how talented and caring Dr. Eade was. i wish I had thanked him while he was still alive; however, I really just wanted his family to know that his life touched many and he is remembered fondly and with thanks.
Sandra (Borovesky) Stratton
Acquaintance
May 25, 2016
I was so taken aback to hear of Gil's passing. He was a very kind and giving soul and will be missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing him. Our sincere condolences go out to Gil's entire family. We know he will live on in the hearts of those of us who loved him. Our families will always have a very special connection.

Our best always,
Bruce and Robin Richardson
Bruce and Robin Richardson
May 25, 2016
I'll always have a smile when I pass the Hunts Point roundabout and think of Gil. His wonderful garden design is a lovely memory of him for all of us. But the smile was caused by a resident who asked "Couldn't you find a straight tree?". As I shared the story with Gill, we both had a good laugh. My condolences, Erselle, to you and the family.
Linda Longmire
Friend
May 25, 2016
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. See John 17:3 Jesus prayer in our behalf.
May 25, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort hear your prayers and provide you with comfort while you remember your loved one (Isaiah 42:10).
Krystal DB
May 24, 2016
I love you Gil, you were the Greatest soul in this world for me and all of our family. You will forever live in all of us. Gil was the most humane human being I will ever know and I am elevated to have been in his life.
Erselle Stabler
May 24, 2016
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