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OSBORN, Gail Caroline

OSBORN, Gail Caroline

OSBORN: Gail Caroline. It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Gail Caroline Osborn on November 15, 2021 at Kelowna General Hospital surrounded by her family who were misbehaving around her as usual.

She was born and raised in Winnipeg MB on February 19, 1944. Gail and her family moved to Kelowna, BC in 1974.

She enjoyed many years as a mother and homemaker before re-entering the workforce at Kelowna General Hospital in 1978, originally in the Patient Registration/Admitting dept.; transferring to Financial Services until her retirement from Interior Health with 28 years of service.

Her love of travel and exploring took her and Don on many adventures including across Canada, the Western States to visit family, Vancouver Island BC for winter storm watching and Quebec City. She loved attending live performances and attended numerous concerts both locally and on her travels. Over the last few years Gail and Don enjoyed many day adventures traveling through the Okanagan Valley.

Over the years she was involved with many organizations including the Rutland Kinettes and later the K-40 Club of Rutland. She spent many years involved with Bethel #25, Kelowna, of the International Order of Jobs Daughters with both of her daughters. She was involved with Girl Guides of Canada locally for a number of years.

In her retirement she loved to attend aquafit at Kelowna Family Y. She enjoyed spending time in her garden and loved to entertain. Family & friend dinners brought her hours of enjoyment in both the planning and event, no matter how big or small.

She is survived by her loving husband Don, her brothers, Richard Collins and David Collins. Her children, Lori Jakins (Clark Yarrow), Scott Osborn (Kathleen ), Steven Osborn (Leslie ), Christine Scott (Brent ). Her grandchildren Jesse Jakins (Logan Darroch), David Osborn, Sam Osborn, Jamie Osborn (David ), Mathew Osborn, Chris Betthel (Daylen ), Amanda Schwabe (Cody ), Sterling Parsons, Glyn Parsons, Caitlyn Scott, Chantel Scott, and Chelsea Scott and 3 great-grandchildren. She will also be missed by her loving fur-baby Benji.

We will miss her loving smile, sense of humour and her empathic ear. Our family dinners will never be the same without our favorite chef & baker.
Gail will be sorely missed by all who knew her. A celebration of life will be planned in spring 2022. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the KGH Foundation.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialfuneralkelowna.com

Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna, BC 250-762-2299


Link: www.firstmemorialfuneralkelowna.com
Condolence Messages
  • Dec 09, 2021
    Lori & family, Thinking of our Jobies years. Remembering your Mom. Sending a virtual hug.
    Carol (nee: Jones-Evans) & Charlie Gardner
  • Dec 01, 2021
    Don and family - Our sadness is eased by so many happy memories of Gail. Lynn & Bob Hansen
  • Nov 24, 2021
    Don Christine so very sorry to hear of your mom's passing will miss her walking around Sunrise with don and their dog spent man years with Gail at Bethel#25 jobies. thinking of you at this time. will always remember her smiling, loving, and caring person that she was.. will remember always. joanne swain
  • Nov 22, 2021
    Our deepest condolences to your family, Gail was such a great lady, she will be missed.
    Wally and Flo Rowney
  • Nov 21, 2021
    Don and Family
    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Our thoughts and prays are with you.
    Remembering the good times with Kinsmen and K40.
    David and Joy Kozub
  • Nov 19, 2021
    Don and Family
    I was so sorry to read that Gail had passed away. Though I was her neighbour for only five years I felt that we have become good friends. She was a great neighbour and we always had a word when we would meet. My thoughts and prayers go out to you
    Wendy Waller
  • Nov 19, 2021
    Dearest Lori, Jesse and family.
    We are so very sorry. You will miss her deeply, but your memories will be with you forever.
    Big hugs the next time we see you.
    xo Pat & Dennis
  • Nov 19, 2021
    So sorry to hear of your loss Don and family. Many wonderful memories with your family. Deepest Condolences to you and your family.
    Shirley Fontaine
  • Nov 19, 2021
    Scott and family, so sorry to hear about your Mom. Our thoughts are with you.
    Brenda and Scott Kerr
  • Nov 19, 2021
    Steve and Family, Sending you love and hugs with our deepest condolences. My heart is breaking for your loss.
    Hilary and Diane Syrnyk
  • Nov 19, 2021
    We were deeply saddened to learn of Gail's passing. For years our neighbourhood gatherings focused on the hospitality at the Osborn household. Gail was a lovely, fun, gracious friend who had such an endearing smile. Our most sincere condolences. The Norgard family
  • Nov 19, 2021
    Don I am so sorry for your loss, Gail was such a lovely person.
    Judy Moar
  • Nov 19, 2021
    Lori and family, I am so sorry to read of your mom's passing. I loved hearing her cheery voice when she phoned you on the unit. Sending love your way. Judy Hobkirk
  • Nov 18, 2021
    Lori and family, so sorry about your Mom Gail, I worked with her for many
    years at Kelowna General Hospital. She was a wonderful person.
    Marge Leier
  • Nov 18, 2021
    Don and Lori and family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss, Our thoughts are with you.
    Vic & Viv Agostinho
  • Nov 18, 2021
    Lori, Kathleen and families.
    I am so sorry for your loss. I have great memories of your mom from our Jobie days. Hold on to the memories.
    "Death leaves a heart ache no one can heal, but Love leaves a memory no one can steal."
    You are in my thoughts and prayers
    Donna Miller (Fraser)
  • Nov 18, 2021
    I knew Gail through Guiding. Such a lovely person. I can still hear her laugh! I am very sorry for your loss.
    Maureen Rieger
  • Nov 18, 2021
    Her very happy face will be missed by many…she had a smile for everyone…rest now Gail…we will all see you again on the other side…
    Don, feeling your feels…condolences to you and your family…
    The pain of loss fades but the memories stay alive forever!!!
    Sandi Crawshaw
  • Nov 18, 2021
    Will always remember our fun times at Gardom, the houseboat in the rain and especially New Years playing Pass the Ace. Condolences to you Don and to the family. Gail will always be with you in your hearts. Art and Lynn Pedde
  • Nov 18, 2021
    Don and Family, so very sorry for your loss. I couldn't believe it when I saw Gail had passed. It's been awhile since we had talked (they say don't put off what you could do today) and truly there was no one else as open and friendly as her. She will be missed. Susan Riddell
  • Nov 18, 2021
    Lori, so sorry to learn of your mom's passing. Sending condolences and warmth.
    Nevada's Mom
  • Nov 18, 2021
    Scott, Kathleen, David and family. Our sincere condolences for your loss. Gail will be missed very much from all that loved her. From your colleagues at Gentek.
  • Nov 18, 2021
    Edna and I will always remember our talks with Gail when out walking her pal Benji. Sad for your loss Don and family.
    Bill and Edna Giles
  • Nov 18, 2021
    Don and family, So sorry to hear of Gail's passing. Our thoughts are with you. Regards, Gordon and Brenda Hunting
  • Nov 17, 2021
    Don and family, we are so sorry for your loss, Gail was a wonderful person to know. So glad we got to spend time with her recently. She was such a strong woman! Much love, Paul and Susan Rayner.
  • Nov 17, 2021
    There are no words to say how sorry we are to hear of Gails passing Don. We wish
    you and your family everything . R I P Gail .
    Tom and Dianne Mckee
  • Nov 17, 2021
    Don and family,so sorry to hear about Gail,so glad I saw her in Oct,she was a caring and lovely person,Shirley Lotoski
  • Nov 17, 2021
    Christina and families:
    I was sad to hear of your Mom's passing. She was always there to help out when I was Bethel #25 guardian.
    Barb Willis
  • Nov 17, 2021
    Shocked to read this, Don. Gail was a lovely caring person. She will be missed by many. My deepest condolences to you and all the family. Cherish those wonderful memories. Marg Fowler
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