It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Gabrielle Duranleau at age 83. Gabrielle was loved and will be greatly missed by her sons, Daniel of Montreal, Jean Paul (Elaine) of Vernon and Rene of Summerside, PEI as well by her grandsons Devin (Bennie) of Montreal and Rhys of Edmonton, and granddaughters Katia and Julie of Laval, PQ.
Gabrielle Banville was born in 1932 in Rimouski, Quebec. In 1953 she married Noel Duranleau in Dorval, Quebec. In 1963 she received her certification as a Registered Practical Nurse. Also in 1963 the family of five moved west to Maple Ridge, BC. In 1969 she recertified as an RPN in BC. She worked in the lower mainland until she retired in 1992. She then moved to Vernon, BC to be with her son Jean Paul and family. She played a big part in raising her grandsons Devin and Rhys. Ammie will certainly be missed.
She loved to sew and was known by many as the “nice little French lady” at the Vernon Farmers Market for 20 years selling her oven mitts, pot holders and aprons.
Au revoir la belle Gabrielle!
Cremation preceded a private family Celebration of Life to be determined at a later date.