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GAMBELL, Krista Louise

GAMBELL, Krista Louise

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Krista Louise Gambell with her husband and children by her side, on December 9, 2017 at the age of 44 years.

Krista will be lovingly remembered by her husband Darryl, daughters Ava (10) & Ashley (5) of Lake Country, BC; her parents Ron & Zella Wohrmann previously of Revelstoke, BC; brother Shane (Laura) of Vancouver, BC; Mother-in-Law Penny Gambell of Lake Country, BC; brother-in-law Andrew Gambell (Rhonda, nieces Mackenzie & Madison); sister-in-law Natalie McHugh (Jason, nieces Raeanne & Tayleigh, nephew Denten); Auntie Mare, cousin Sarah; Auntie Jan, cousin Max & Uncle Chris, cousins Dayton & Ben. Krista was pre-deceased by her father-in-law Pearce Gambell; great grandma Hilda Zollner & grandpa Donald Faurot. She will also be missed by many friends and loved ones.

Krista was born March 1, 1973 in Calgary, AB to Ron & Zella Wohrmann, moved to Prince Rupert at age 9 and to Revelstoke, BC at age 14 where she spent the formative years of her life. Krista moved to Kelowna, BC for a few years before moving to Vancouver after spending a year travelling in Australia and New Zealand. During her time in Vancouver Krista worked as a waitress and returned to school to obtain her diploma in Psychiatric Nursing. During this time, she met and fell in love with Darryl, the love of her life. They enjoyed many precious moments as a couple living in Vancouver in their early years. Krista & Darryl married in 2005 at the Okanagan Lakeside Resort and would eventually move to Lake Country in 2007 as they welcomed Ava into the world; 5 years later Ashley would arrive to complete the Gambell clan. Krista filled the family home with boundless love, life, and laughter that spilled into the lives of all those who knew her.

Krista was a self-described hard working, essential oil loving mamma and nurse who passionately took on all new challenges. She was a tireless advocate for mental health in her many roles, here and at the coast. Krista raised her girls with unconditional love, patience and compassion and treasured every moment. She took pride in her professional career working as a dedicated Mental Health Nurse at her full-time job at Cara Centre in Kelowna. Krista was a woman on a mission. Her plans were never ending; however, family always came first. Not only was Krista a supermom and devoted to her job, she recently started selling essential oils to help and benefit those around her and was loving every minute of it. Krista's energy was infectious and everyone loved her. She could be described as a loving and devoted mother; a resilient, organized, thoughtful, generous, and strong-willed independent young woman. Krista taught each and every one of us self-reliance and empowered us to be the best we could be.

We will celebrate Krista's life on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at The Coast Capri Hotel (1171 Harvey Ave. Kelowna, B.C.) at 2 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the KGH Foundation in memory of Krista Gambell.

Those wishing to send condolences may do so at www.firstmemorialfuneralkelowna.com.

Condolence Messages
  • Jan 12, 2018
    Darrell, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
    Linda and Dave Bingham
  • Jan 06, 2018
    So sorry for your loss My deepest sympathy try to remember the good times you had together.
    George, Shannon and Kris Swarchuk
  • Dec 22, 2017
    It was a pleasure to have met Krista through Cara Centre. She was always very caring and honest. I'm very sorry for your loss.
    Jordan Abbate
  • Dec 18, 2017
    Penny and family,
    We are so sorry and saddened to hear of your tragic loss......Krista sounded like such an amazing person. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this very difficult time in your lives.
    Rosie and Jack Allingham
  • Dec 17, 2017
    Darryl, Penny, Andrew and family,
    I have wrestled with what I can possibly offer such a loving family in words, that only a miracle can fix. I am deeply saddened for you all, in having this happen to your family. I know your children will all need you near for a long long while, and hope you can lean on friends to assist you in finding ways to move forward. Penny, please call me as I have a small idea that might bring some moments of relief to the kids.
    Paula Diakiw
  • Dec 17, 2017
    Thinking of you all . My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
    M. Dolman
  • Dec 17, 2017
    Words can't describe the sadness we all feel for your loss.
    The Kozub family.
  • Dec 17, 2017
    Zella & Ron
    Our prayers are with you. We send our condolences and love to you and the family
    you are in our thoughts and heart.
    May God Bless you all.
    June and Ron
  • Dec 17, 2017
    Darryl, I am so sorry to hear of this great loss. Thinking of you and your family.
    Lisa Laing
  • Dec 16, 2017
    To You Darryl and all your extended Family. Please accept my sincere condolences.
    Arlene Erickson
  • Dec 16, 2017
    Darryl, our thoughts & prayers are with you. Krista was an beautiful soul.She will the brightest star in the sky.Our condolences,
    Trish & John Tomlinson
  • Dec 16, 2017
    Penny.........our deepest condolences to you and your family.
    Ron and Kathy Volk
  • Dec 15, 2017
    Penny, Darryl and families. Our family extends our deepest sympathy to you all. It is so sad that this young lady in her prime of life is taken from us. Our family shares your sorrow. We send our deepest condolences and our love to all your family members. Gerald and Kay Geen and families
  • Dec 15, 2017
    So sad to hear this news. Our thoughts are with you Darryl and the rest of your family as well.
    Steven & Dawn Heiss
  • Dec 15, 2017
    Penny, so sorry to hear of your daughter in law. Our thoughts are with you.
    Shirley and Nora
  • Dec 15, 2017
    I too went to nursing school with Krista, and have not seen her in many years. Sending lots of love to her family during this tough time.
    Jacklyne Rea
  • Dec 14, 2017
    I am so shocked to read this obit.... never would I have thought that this would of happened... my deepest condolences to the families.... I wish I could be there to give you all a big hug. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time
    Marie March and families
  • Dec 14, 2017
    So very sorry to hear the news. We are thinking of all of you at this very sad time.
    Jeff & Lori Marshall
  • Dec 14, 2017
    Darryl, so sorry to hear the sad news about Krista, she has touched our lives and she will be greatly missed.
    Our deepest condolences to you, Ava, Ashley and your family at this very difficult time
    John and Marta Loskot
  • Dec 14, 2017
    To the Gambell family, our deepest sympathy to you all. Thinking of you, wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow, comfort in the midst of pain.
    Sam & Patti DiMaria
  • Dec 14, 2017
    Zella, Ron, Darryl, Ava, Ashley and family....I am so sorry and deeply saddened to hear about your unexpected loss. I am still in shock myself. Krista was such a lovely person and so active, vibrant and we loved going geocaching together, which makes it even harder to comprehend her passing. She and I spent some wonderful times together and I'm so glad now that I had that time with her. I want you to know that I share in your grief. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy at this tragic time. Love, Cheryl Muth
  • Dec 14, 2017
    I went to nursing school with Krista when we did our psychiatric nursing training and I remember her to be a bright and light woman. Our paths recently crossed again in our essential oil community and the brightness of her spirit was the same as I remembered. I am deeply sorry to learn of her passing and I wish you much healing in this time of loss.
    Trisha Mussato
  • Dec 14, 2017
    To Darryl, and the Gambell family,
    Our deepest condolences. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    Tony and Maria DiMaria
  • Dec 14, 2017
    "Close your eyes...feel my arms around you... and all the love and sorrow I am sending."
    Love, Net
  • Dec 14, 2017
    Darryl, I was so sad to hear about Krista. My thoughts and prayers go to you and your girls and all of Krista's loved ones, family & friends.
    Sandra Palazzo Dillon
  • Dec 14, 2017
    There are no words to tell you how sorry I am. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.
    Love, Jacquie, Rick and Connor Hansen
  • Dec 14, 2017
    Zella and Ron, and Krista's family,
    Our thoughts are with you.
    Norm and Donna
  • Dec 14, 2017
    Darryl and the Gamble clan - am very saddened by the news. Ursula and I and the Old Milwaukees send our condolences.
    Bob & Ursula Rymarchuk
  • Dec 14, 2017
    My deepest condolences to you all. Krista had a light from within that was so beautiful and an energy that can only be described as loving and kind. I am so sad to hear of your tragic loss.
    Sheila Crosby
  • Dec 14, 2017
    Very sorry to hear about this. Don't know Krista or the family but what an amazing person and inspiration to others.
  • Dec 14, 2017
    I'm so saddened to hear this news. My heart goes out to her family, so sorry for your loss.
  • Dec 14, 2017
    Zellamae, Ron, Darryl, Ava and Ashley, this is a terrible shock, and my love and condolences are with you all.
    Martin and Sue Miller
  • Dec 13, 2017
    Darryl, my deepest condolences to you and the family. Prayers are with you all ! Pierre H. Calissi
  • Dec 13, 2017
    To Ron and Zellamae, Darryl and family our condolences to all of you such a shocking day for all of us. We had the pleasure of meeting Krista and the girls a few years back. What a wonderful woman and darling girls. We have had the pleasure of hearing many stories about Krista and her family as we have got to know her parents , Ron and Zellamae, which over the past 8 years have become our family as well. We were honored and blessed to have known her. Our hearts are with the entire family during this time of sorrow. May she Rest In Peace. Love Dave Reishus and Diane Young
  • Dec 13, 2017
    Krista brightened our days at the Mental Health Centre and was an excellent nurse. Although I haven't seen her for some time, it's clear that her ongoing achievements as a mother, wife, and community member are even more inspiring. I send sadness and condolences on behalf of the Psychiatry group in Kelowna.
    James Chin
  • Dec 13, 2017
    So sorry Darryl to hear this sad news! Our thoughts are with you and your family!
    Anthony and Becki Parker
  • Dec 13, 2017
    Ron and Zella our hearts are heavy hearing this very sad news . Please know our thoughts are with you at this very difficult time. Love The Todoruk family.
  • Dec 13, 2017
    I am so sorry to read this news. Condolences to all the family, words fail me.
    Love - Judith Wagner
  • Dec 13, 2017
    Darryl , our love and thoughts go out to you and the girls.
    Love, Dave and Bev.
  • Dec 13, 2017
    To my dear nephew & Ava & Ashley: Dear Darryl our family is very sad at yours and our loss of your amazing lady, Krista. She was such a wonderful girl who had a zest for living and was an inspiration to all of us. Krista was an excellent homemaker, an awesome Mom, who prided herself in the making of her family. We will so miss her bright, vibrant self around us all. Bless you - we will help in any way possible. With so much love, Auntie Carole-Anne xoxoxo
  • Dec 13, 2017
    Hey Darryl. I was shocked and saddened to hear of your loss. My condolences to you and the girls. Even though our visits were few, it was always a pleasure getting together with you & Krista. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
    Ted Rhind
  • Dec 13, 2017
    Zellamae, Ron, Darryl, Ava and Ashley, this is a terrible shock, and my love and condolences are with you all. Auntie Jeanne. xx
  • Dec 13, 2017
    So sorry for your loss of Krista sending love and healing prays for you all in your time of need the lord gain another angel xxx From a childhood friend of Natalie Holly Meyer
  • Dec 13, 2017
    We just cannot believe the devastating news about Krista.
    Our love and thoughts go out to you and the girls and the rest of the family.
    Love Rossalyn, John and family x x
  • Dec 13, 2017
    My heart breaks for you and the girls at this very sad time. Thinking of all of the family too.
    RIP beautiful lady.
    Love, Faye
  • Dec 13, 2017
    To Krista's family and friends,
    Our prayers are with you. To Tracy and Sammy we send our love.
    Famille Frenette
  • Dec 13, 2017
    Darryl, thinking of you and the family at this time. Our condolences.
    Rich and Conny Woodhouse
  • Dec 13, 2017
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Domenic and Lina Rampone
  • Dec 13, 2017
    Zella-Mae and Ron, and to Krista's family,
    Our thoughts are with you at this time.
    Love, Shannon & Gerhart
  • Dec 13, 2017
    Darryl, so sorry to hear the news. Our deepest condolences to you and to your daughters.
    Brendon and Sheri Rothwell