Gail MCKERLICH nee Turland


Gail McKerlich passed away peacefully on October 3rd in Kelowna. Gail was born on May 6, 1938 in Vancouver, the daughter of Charles Turland and Ivy Turland (James).  Other family members were Carol (Ron Stone), Joyce (Tom Whittall) and Douglas (Mary Kirkpatrick) Turland.Gail attended Lord Byng Secondary School and went on to graduate from UBC in 1960. In 1961, Gail became reacquainted with Bill McKerlich, a fellow 1960 graduate of UBC, they were

married on September 1, 1962, and their loving marriage lasted for the rest of her lifetime.  Over the following years Gail was the nurturing mother of four children – Ian William (Allison Snow), Ross Charles (Angela Kasdorf), Leigh

Margaret (Patrick Davis), and Sarah Jane (Douglas Campbell). Gail’s young family was her greatest joy, and

later in life she was quietly proud of the fine adults they all became.  Gail had the same pride in her five grandchildren, Taylor, Logan, Micah, Meaghan and Jesse, all of whom

respected and loved their Nana.While modest and quiet in manner, Gail McKerlich was a person of many talents. Gail lived her life with courage, grace, love, and compasion. Hers was a life well lived. She will be profoundly missed by the many who knew her and by those who loved her. The

celebration of the life of Gail McKerlich will be held at St. David’s Presbyterian Church, 271 Snowsell Street, Kelowna, BC, V1V 1V6 on Saturday, October 17th at 11 am.

A reception at the church will follow.  

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