October 22, 1942 – March 1, 2018
at the age of 75 years
Gail requested no funeral service, but instead wished to have a memorial tea. The tea will be held at Enderby & District Senior Citizens Society in Enderby, BC (250-838-7541) May 11, 2018, 2-4 pm
Gail Joanne Murphy, age 75, passed away after a brief struggle with ovarian cancer on March 1, 2018 in Vernon, BC. Gail was born on October 22, 1942 in Alix, Alberta to the late Flora and Gordon Wilton.
Gail is survived by her brother Gregg (Brenda) Wilton of Calgary, Alberta as well as her two daughters, Michelle (Lorrie) Goodrick of Sorrento, BC and Leah Wilcox of Calgary, Alberta, three grandchildren: Kira, Kora and Kayle, one great grandchild Logan as well as several nieces and nephews.
Although Gail didn’t grow up in Enderby, she had made it her home after living several places in Alberta and BC. She worked for several years at the Credit Union and then after retirement she volunteered at the Enderby Museum and continued to be active in the community. Gail loved theatre and music and did her best to get out and participate in live music whenever she got the chance. She also had a lifelong goal of travelling to see other places and finally got to realize that goal later in life with trips to Mexico, Australia, Italy and most recently a trip to Ireland, Scotland and England with her daughters to see where her family came from before they immigrated to Canada. And although Gail loved seeing other countries, the one trip she continued to remember fondly was the cross Canada trip she took with her late husband Nelson Wilcox, her parents and her two daughters back in the 70’s when they all piled into one car pulling a tent trailer and travelled from coast to coast.
Gail requested no funeral service, but instead wished to have a memorial tea. The tea will be held at Enderby & District Senior Citizens Society in Enderby, BC (250-838-7541) May 11, 2018, 2-4pm. The family would like to thank all of those who cared for her during her illness. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent in her name to the Enderby Museum or any other charitable organization of your choice.