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Gail Laur

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Gail Laur

December 7, 1941 - July 1, 2024

Passed away peacefully July 1, 2024 at Ed’s House with family by her side. Born to parents Dorothy and Burton Taylor on Dec. 7, 1941, along with her twin sister (deceased). Gail lived with her brothers Larry and Bobby and sister Bonnie on Orr Street. Orr Street was the family hub, on holidays all families gathered around the dining room table and enjoyed good food, lots of cards and a little wine. In summers the nieces and nephews ran through the sprinklers in the yard. In 1959 Gail went to Sick Kids to get her RN. She stayed in residence and received her diploma in 1963. In 1975 Gail went to McGill where she graduated 1977 with her Bachelors of nursing. She was a trailblazer of the family – first to graduate from university. She caught the travel bug and never stopped! She travelled and was a nurse in California, Toronto and the Territories. She was very proud of her time in Cobourg at the hospital and public health in London. Continuing on the travel theme she travelled with friends and often mother Dorothy all over the globe, including Ireland, Scotland, Italy, Spain, Portugal and her favourite – Greece. Gail was an avid swimmer and was an instructor at the Cobourg pool for years. She also enjoyed teaching the nieces and nephews to swim at the Mann pool. Or swimming at the cottages that she rented for the family each summer. Gail loved spending time with the next generations as well. She was at the birth of her 2 great-nephews and enjoyed holidays at the Kelly house with the great-nieces and great nephews gathered around the tree. A private family celebration of life was held on July 6th. Auntie Gail will be greatly missed. Donations in Gail’s name can be made to Northumberland Hills Hospital or Ed’s House.

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Catherine Rutter - July 13, 2024

I'm so sorry that my former work colleague and dear friend has passed. Her home was my second home when I travelled to Ontario and she was always a most welcoming and fun host. Unfortunately, our more recent visits were by telephone and I wasn't able to say goodbye. RIP Gail. Condolences to Gail's family and special thanks to Robyn and Steve who were a big help to her especially since the move back to Cobourg. I will miss her.

Joan Kirkpatrick (Core) - July 11, 2024

Bonnie, Larry Family, I am sorry hear that Gail has passed away. I remember her given swimming lessons years ago. I did work at the old Hospital when she was there. Gail was a very special person. Keep your memories close you. Joan Kirkpatrick (Core)

Lesley (Turpin) Ahee - July 11, 2024

Gail was one neat lady! I spent much time at her Moms place on Orr St as Dodo was very good friends with my Auntie Peg. Always made time for us as kids and I have so many great memories of playdates with Robyn and Tracey. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

Tom & Barb Matthews - July 11, 2024

Bonnie and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Gail. I have many fond memories of times with you at the West beach when Grannie had the cabins. Cherish your memories. Take care

Bonnie Timlin - July 10, 2024

Bonnie, Larry & Families, So sorry to hear of the passing of sister Gail. She was a great lady & will be missed by all of you! Fond memories, keep the good times close . Take care!

Joan and Don Diminie and family - July 10, 2024

Larry, Bobbie, Bonnie and families: Gail was a good friend for many years, growing up together and throughout life, she will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Carol Ann Heffernan - July 9, 2024

To Gail’s family, I had the wonderful opportunity to work alongside Gail at the old Cobourg hospital. She was a wonderful nurse and coworker. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.

Mike McCurdy - July 9, 2024

So sorry for your loss

Carol Weir - July 9, 2024

The Taylor Family, Gail was a wonderful cousin for us to have in our lives. She was always full of fun and laughter. She was a big part of our lives when we were young and we all have many, many memories of her; from swimming to skiing, shopping to travelling, or just sitting around and having a good laugh. She was also one who was dedicated to her job. Gail was there to support everyone when it was needed; her family, friends, and patients all received her strength when they were in need of a helping hand. Share your memories of Gail with laughter as that is what she would want you to do. Our condolences to the entire family. Love Shelley & Bert, Jane, Bart & Kirsty, Carol & Steve and their families.

Joan Blaind - July 9, 2024

Condolences to the Taylor family I worked with Gail at the old hospital She was so much fun to work with. RIP Gail

Kim and Dwayne Armstrong - July 8, 2024

Larry, Val and family. We are so sorry for your loss. Gail was such a great lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Kim and Dwayne.

Janice Buck - July 8, 2024

I also worked with Gail at the old Cobourg Hospital. I always looked up to her as someone who was so knowledgeable and compassionate. RIP Gail. My sincere condolences to her family.

Roxane Brunette - July 8, 2024

I am so sorry to hear of Gail's passing. She always had a smile that was so contagious. She had a soul that would melt ice. She was always the first one to jump up if help needed. She is now souring over all of us.

Marcy Whelan - July 8, 2024

Bonnie and family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear sister. Marcy Whelan

Noreen Leguard Adams - July 8, 2024

Dear Bonnie and family,Larry and family and Bobby’s family please accept my sincere condolences on Gail’s passing. Noreen

Dianne Dunk - July 8, 2024

I'm so sorry to hear of Gail's passing. I worked at Cobourg Hospital when Gail was there. She was a pleasure to be around, always smiling, laughing and had a great sense of humor. A wonderful Nusrse she was. RIP Gail. Blessings to her family.

Wayne & Barb Linton - July 8, 2024

Bonnie & family: Thinking of all of you at this sad time. She was a wonderful person all the years I knew her both professionally & personally. Hold your memories close & each other. May she rest in peace & will be missed by all who knew her.

Gail Latchford - July 8, 2024

Many fond memories of Gail, a lady who was always caring and fun. She'll be missed by her family and those of us who were friends of the family. Thinking of all of you.

Sue & Ray Provost - July 8, 2024

We were so saddened to learn of Gail's passing. I worked with Gail in the Operating Room of the old Cobourg Hospital many years ago. She was a wonderful and dedicated nurse who also added many laughs & good memories of our working days. Both Ray & I send sincere condolences to the family.