Gail Arlene Battensby

1946 – 2013

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Gail on September 21, 2013 in Vernon, BC, born August 19, 1946 in Vancouver, BC.

Gail enjoyed camping, gardening, knitting, cooking, and travelling with Tom and Sandi Schram. She worked at Safeway and Super Value in Burnaby, BC and she loved her cats. Her greatest achievements were being a wife, mother, homemaker, and a grandma; she truly enjoyed the simple things in life.

She is survived by her loving husband of 45 years: Robert Battensby; daughter: Karen (Darren) Schram; grandson: Kayden Schram; sisters: Barbara Grainger, Gerry Yates, and Barbara Summerfeldt.

She is predeceased by her daughter: Brenda; mother: Dorothy Yates; and brother: Clifford Yates.

A Celebration of Life will be held for family at their residence. Those wishing to do so may make a memorial donation in Gail’s name to the Cancer Society (565 West 10 Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4J4) or the North Okanagan Hospice Society (3506 27 Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1S4).

“Perhaps they are not stars in the sky but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy!”

Cremation arrangements entrusted to


Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866

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