Mom (Gail) was born to Robert and Elizabeth O’Meara in 1933 in Hamburg, Germany. She grew up in Victoria, BC. She was predeceased by her husband Jack and son Richie. She is survived by her son Robbie and daughter Susan (Steve); Grandchildren, Matthew, Jarret (Nicki), Jess (Joe), Mike, Amber (Joseph); Great Grandchildren Alyssa and Arley.

Mom’s accomplishments were many: Royal Jubilee Registered Nurse (1955), Legal Assistant to Jack Gatehouse (lawyer), Volunteer Caregiver, long time parishioner at Christ Church Cathedral where she worked in the nursery and did flowers and the tea. She made meals for the homeless, and happily sang in the choir with her grandson Mike. She was a long-time coordinator of Nurse’s reunions, and later did house, cat and dog sitting (often with her grandchild Jess). She was even a nanny for a while and Mom was an amazing cook. Mom’s heart was always in her work.

Some of our fond memories of her: Mom was always making lists and dad would say she needed a list to tell her where all her other lists were. She really did enjoy her sports and shared that with members of the family and her friends, especially hockey and tennis.

We will miss you and love you forever Mom, Nana, Nanner, Great Nana, Gailers.

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  • Ann Oakley (nee Maclean)
    November 5, 2017

    I knew Gail for many years. We grew up in Victoria together, and we both attended Oak Bay High School and graduated together from nursing school at the Royal Jubilee hospital. As I look back, Gail was always a very caring and generous person who helped many people. Her death is a loss for all who knew her. My sincere condolences to her family.

  • Kim Scobie
    November 5, 2017

    To Matt and Jarret, Nicki Gatehouse
    So sorry about the loss of your Grandmother. My thoughts are with you and the Gatehouse Family .
    Love Mom

  • Debbie
    November 3, 2017

    I know what a difficult time this is for all of Gail’s loved ones. Please know that she is watching over you and is now at peace. She awaits each one of you with open arms. God bless her and may God cradle you all in his loving arms until you are with Gail again. Much love from Debbie Fitzgerald, Tanner and Kiera

  • Michael
    November 3, 2017


    Nana you were so wonderful. Thank you so much for your unending love and care.

    Love Mikeman

  • Steve
    November 3, 2017

    Gail was really a lovely person. Just wanted to express my sympathy to the Susan & Mike & Jessie on your loss.
    Steve Jones

  • Jess
    November 2, 2017

    Love you my nana
    Your always in my heart
    Jesse the Peach <3

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