Gail Eskritt

A photo of Gail Eskritt

Service:

Glad Tidings Community Church
403 Chatham Street South, Blenheim
Thursday February 8, 2024 at 2:00 p.m.
Reception to follow at Willow Ridge
Golf & Country Club

Visitation:

Glad Tidings Community Church
403 Chatham Street South, Blenheim
Thursday February 8, 2024
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Dear Friends and Family,

It is with a deep sense of sorrow and loss that our family announces the passing of our mother, grandmother, wife, sister, aunt and daughter Gail Elizabeth (VanSickle) Eskritt at home on Saturday February 3, 2024.  Knowing that her time was near, our entire family gathered around her bed to watch her favourite movie “The Great Outdoors” and listen to Christmas songs because Christmas was Gail’s favourite time of year.  We held her hand and told her how much she meant to each of us, how much we loved her and how much we will miss her, because we did and we will.

Gail was diagnosed with breast cancer seven years ago.  She underwent every chemo and radiation treatment that she could so she could get better.  They say that if you make it for five years, you’re a survivor.  Gail did almost that, but on March 1, 2022 she found out that the cancer had returned and she was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer.  For the next 704 days she would struggle, not to get better, but to stay strong enough that we could have one more day with her.

She will be profoundly missed by our children Lynn & Rachel, Darrell & Anna and Makaila, by our grandchildren Lucas, Graham and Clara, and our chosen son Marcel & Chantelle.  She will also be missed by her brothers Jeff & Janet and John & Brenda, her Eskritt in-laws Al & Shelley, Jennifer, Roberta & Gaetan, Barb & Denis and Marvin & Kim and by her many nieces, nephews and friends.  She was predeceased by her parents Leo & Melba.

The story about the girl from Dresden who met the boy from Ridgetown at Funeral Director School in Toronto started 43 years ago on January 24, 1981 when we got married.  There have been many interesting chapters for sure.  The next chapter will teach us how to accept that things will never go back to how they used to be, and that this ending is really a new beginning.  Our story will continue through our children and their children.  It will be great.

Please join us at Glad Tidings Church on Thursday February 8, 2024 for visitation from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.  A Funeral Service conducted by a long-time friend Terry Tribe will take place at 2:00.  Following the service, the immediate family will take Gail to her final place of rest in Evergreen Cemetery.  It was most important to Gail that everybody have something to eat and drink so you are all invited to go to the Willow Ridge Golf & Country Club next to the church and we will meet you when we get back.

During the past seven years, Gail spent an incredible amount of time travelling to doctors appointments outside Blenheim.  She thought that the new Blenheim Medical Health Hub was the best thing that could happen for our community.  If you would like to remember her with a memorial donation, please consider the initiative to bring health care closer to home.  Online donations can be made at www.blenheimhealthhub.com

Marc Eskritt

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My deepest condolences for your loss.

Makaila (Marc and family) I am heartfully sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Deb Adamson

Marc and family please accept our condolences and prayers at this time.

Marc and Family. We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Gail. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sending love. Darrell & Marlene Day

Marc and family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. As you Cherish your Memories, may you feel the embrace of the Holy One in the coming days.

My deepest condolences ❤️

My deepest sympathy to Marc and all Gail’s family & friends. She was a wonderful woman!

Marc and family, our sincere condolences on Gail’s passing.

Marc and Family There are no words for your loss of Gail. Wife, Mom, Gramma, Family, Friends etc. Crying is how the the eyes speak, when the mouth can’t say how broken the Heart is. Our Deepest Condolences to all of you during this difficult time. Sending Our thoughts and prayers 🙏 Charles and Barb Cowell

Marc & family .. my sincerest sympathy in the passing of Gail .. please know I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Sincerely, Catherine

Marc, Lynn & Rachel, Darrell & Anna, Mikaila and your precious grandchildren. Rick and I are very sorry to hear of Gail’s passing. She was a very special lady and we are so happy that we could call her our friend. Just know that she will always be with you in everything you do and keep your memories forever.

Our Deepest Sympathies on passing of Gail Thoughts and Prayers to you Mark and Family

Marc and family. We are so sad to hear about the loss of Gail. You have our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers go to the entire family.

Marc and family, I was very saddened to hear of Gail’s passing. I had not seen her in a very long time, but I always remember her smile and friendly personality. Much too young, and I am sorry for what you are going through. Thinking of you all.

Marc and Family, Sincere condolences to you and the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sincerely, Peter and Linda

Marc and Family, Sincere condolences to you and the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sincerely, Peter and Linda

Marc and family, please accept my sincere condolences on your loss. May your memories help you heal.

So sorry Marc and family, such a short life, but a full one. Enjoyed the times I spent with her Dwell on all the beautiful memories, and know she is pain free now. Much love Aunt Helen

Our sympathy to all of Gail's family and friends. She will be missed by many .

Marc and family so sorry to hear of Gail’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at the difficult time. Mike/Linda Lanz.

Marc and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. God Bless

We are so sad to hear of Gail’s passing. She was a special lady. Praying for your family as each of you deal with this great loss. Larry & Margaret Rose Burke

Marc and your loving family. .we are sending hugs and prayers. Gail was a wonderful lady and we always enjoyed speaking with her. Blessings to all of you.

Mark and family, I’m so sorry to hear of Gail’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Lucy Hartford

Marc, so sorry to hear this very sad news. Sending my condolences and a big hug from afar. You have been a big part of my life over the years. Pls. stay strong. Nancy Burk/Brown

Marc and family, we are so sorry for your loss. May the memories that you’ve made be forever in your heart. You are in our prayers.

Marc & family - we are very sorry to hear about the loss of Gail. She was a great person and will truly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Marc and family, we offer you our deepest condolences on the passing of Gail. She was a bright light that will continue to shine in all of you. May you find comfort in your many wonderful memories, and may God carry you now and in the days ahead. With sincere sympathy, Myra & Don Pettit and Shayna Taylor.

Sincere condolences to Marc and everyone affected by Gail’s passing.

Marc and family. Deepest sympathy to all of you My your friends and family be of comfort to you at this time.

Marc and family, so sorry to hear of Gails passing. She was always so kind and friendly lady. My condolences to the whole family.

Marc and family So sorry to hear about Gail. She was a wonderful person My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Pat Armstrong

I enjoyed working with Gail the last 10 years of my career. She made the best cheesecake ever and shared it with us so generously. Thanks for all the memories, Gail. Rest in peace, my friend.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless Joyce and Bill

Marc and family Thinking of you all during this difficult time Lou Anne and Marc Peltier