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Madeleine Gail Webb (Nee Stalker)

February 2, 2023

June 23, 1938 - February 2, 2023
In loving memory ~
Gail was born in Vancouver on June 23, a date that meant she always got a bathing suit for her birthday. When she was young, her parents (Dr. H.S. Stalker and Mrs. Irma Stalker) moved the family to Kamloops, where Dr. Stalker was the medical superintendent of Tranquille Sanatorium. Gail grew up in the big house as one of four Stalker daughters (Rosemary, Gail, Alix and Robin); the sisters were close throughout their lives.
In her 20s, Gail was an OG ski bum on Vancouver hills and later worked at Lake Louise as an elevator girl to finance skiing. After marrying John in 1967, they lived at UBC, Kamloops and 100 Mile House before settling in Chilliwack on a Greendale hobby farm in the late 1970s. Gail loved dogs, especially poodles, and baked the World's Best Banana Cream Pie. She had many dear friends and loved meeting new people. She and John were members of the local wine-making Zymurgy Club and she was a supporter of Cultus Lake United Church Camp, as it then was. Gail was always a hoot but was also a fighter, overcoming breast cancer, the death of her husband John at 58, depression, and COVID before vaccinations. Dementia, however, was her greatest adversary. She returned to Kamloops in 2015 to live in care until her death on February 2, 2023.
Gail leaves her children Dave (Leslie) and Sandra (Brad); her beloved grandchildren Olivia, Zoë, Nelson and Jordan; close cousins Liz and Wendy; and in-laws Doug, Jackie, and Bob. Also left with happy memories are her nieces and nephews Linda, Bruce, Sharie, Janet, Mar, Bob, Rick, Kevin and Chad.
The family thanks the Kamloops Brock Gemstone team for their care and love for Gail. She could not have been in more tender hands.
Condolences may be sent to the family at, 250-377-8225.

 Drake Cremation & Funeral Services

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