With heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of Gail with her family by her side on March 21, 2023 at 82 years of age. Dear wife of 62 years to Joe Verbeek. Loving mother of Steve Verbeek (Kim), Joe Verbeek (Simone), Richard Verbeek (Shelley) and Louise Verbeek (Dave). Cherished grandmother of Jennifer, Dan (Jennifer), Katrina (Steve), Heather (Jarred), Travis, Sadie, Emma, Noah, Heidi, Alex, and Kassidy. Great-grandmother of Damian, Morgyn, Jordyn, Decklynn, Sawyer, Charlotte, Emmerson, Rayna, and Berkley. Sister of Mabel Haycock (late Bill), late Ted Frank (Lynne), late Thomas Frank (Mary), late Walter Frank, late Georgina Oliver (Dave), Peggy Goodhue (late Ken), late Bob Frank, Laura Lee Goodhue (late Ralph), late Betty Jelly (late Jim), late Edith Bennett (late George), late Sonny Frank, and the late Marilyn de Pappe (late George). Sister-in-law of the late John Verbeek. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Gail’s life centered around her family. She touched many lives with her kind nature and giving heart, everyone was family to her. Gail’s memory will remain in our hearts and minds forever. Gail is resting at the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. N, Essex on Friday from 11 a.m. until time of the celebration of life at 2 p.m. Interment to follow at Victoria Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to Diabetes Canada. You may send your condolences online at www.kennedyfh.com