Gayle Daniel
Gayle Daniel
Gayle Daniel
Gayle Daniel
Gayle Daniel
Gayle Daniel

Obituary of Gayle Daniel

It is with heartfelt sorrow we announce the passing of Gayle Daniel, resident of Sunset Prairie British Columbia, on Sunday April 4, 2021 in Dawson Creek, BC at the age of 79.

Gayle was born August 31, 1941 to Arni (Ole) and Luella Einarson in Rose Valley Saskatchewan.

Gayle grew up on her grand-parents farm and was always outside with Grandpa Larson, dad and the farm animals.  She really liked to ride grandpa’s horses.

Gayle loved music and could sing and play the guitar effortlessly.  Gayle competed in and was a fan favorite at many local music contests and talent shows during her teenage years.  She had many favorite songs over the years and listened to a variety of old time country music and many country classics.

At an early age Gayle was interested in hairdressing and graduated from the Marvel School of Hair Dressing in Saskatoon.

In 1960, while working in the hair salon in Saskatoon she met George Daniel and they married in May of 1961.  They soon started their family with the arrival of Bonnie followed by Dean.  In 1965 they decided to move to Dawson Creek and Lona arrived a short time later to complete the family.

Gayle continued with hair dressing while working from home or going to the homes of the many customers she had acquired who needed a cut or a perm.  Gayle also worked at the Dawson Co-op in the hardware department at the old store by the mile zero post and in the Co-op Mall, then on up to the Co-op Service Center. 

In 1973 Gayle and George made the final move to the family farm in Sunset Prairie to raise cattle and horses.  Gayle loved her farm animals and in the early days raised chickens, a few pigs, milked the cow twice a day for a fair number of years and raised her beloved horses.  She really enjoyed her horse Blaze and together they travelled many miles checking on the cows in the Sunset Community Pasture.  Spring was her favorite time of year as she always looked forward to the arrival of all the newborn calves.  There was always something to do on the farm which was an adventure to her and that was what she liked.  Over the years she grew many a fine garden and home canning was a necessity to carry the family through the following winter.

Gayle was very sports minded and was an avid curler and ball player.  She really liked to watch George play hockey and was his biggest fan cheering him and the team he played for on.  Some might say that her cheer leading with the rest of the fan club was what won the hockey game. 

Gayle was diagnosed with Parkinson’s and lived with it for most of her adult life but she never let it get her down.  She always had a positive outlook on life and was able to ride her quad around the farm and over to her son Dean’s place as much as she could while checking on all the farm animals and the wildlife up until the fall of 2020.  Gayle so loved all the wildlife which she said was something she got from her dad Ole. 

Gayle leaves to mourn her husband George and children, Bonnie (Ken) Titford, Dean (Colleen) Daniel, Lona (Don)Gies,  grandchildren; Tanis (Greg), Lisa (Mark), Clarke, Jayme (Cheralynn), Jason (Robyn), Jessica (Chad), Shanai, Lane (Morgan) and 13 great grandchildren and numerous family members and dear friends.

A celebration of Gayle’s Life will be held at a later date.

 

Very Respectfully, Reynars Funeral Home & Crematorium

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