Duranleau, Gabrielle Marie

DURANLEAU, 2. wjpgMarch 25, 1932 – June 24, 2015
at the age of 83 years

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.


  1. Thinking of you on Christmas Day

    Love your son Rene

  2. Chers Daniel , Jean-Paul et René,
    nous vous offrons nos plus sincères condoléances à vous, vos familles et amis.
    Nos pensées les plus douces s’envolent vers vous .
    Notre parenté, qui a fait des voyages en Colombie Britannique , nous racontait toujours les magnifques séjours poétiques passés avec votre maman.
    Gabrielle restera tout près de vous dans votre coeur.

    Christian et Martine

  3. Thank you so much for your kindness. The market meant so much to her, she did not want to retire from it, but it became too much for her. We really appreciate this.

  4. We here at the Vernon Farmers Market would like to extend our sympathy on the passing of Gabrielle. She was indeed the “nice little French lady” and she will be missed.

  5. Thank you Isabelle for sharing with us. We really appreciate it.
    Jean Paul and Elaine

  6. I express my condolences to the family.
    I am niece to Gaby; my father was Marcel Banville, living in Sherbrooke Qc.
    When I was 13 years old in 1980 my family visited BC for a year and I was fortunate to meet Gaby. Somehow I felt good with her and my parents left me with her for the week-end. I remember feeling a strong sense of family even though I had never met her before. She took me to a beach and I met one of her grand-daughters. Those are sweet memories for me.

  7. As your first born son,i was priviliged and extremely happy to spend precious valuable time with you in early april,2015.For the rest of my life i will cherish and remember that special time spent with you .AU REVOIR GABRIELLE , until we meet again.I miss you very much already. love you….xxx daniel Duranleau 04/07/2015.

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