August 19, 1942 - January 21, 2023
Passed peacefully in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on January 21, 2023, B. Gail (Lavers) Brady of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. She was born in Charlottetown, P.E.I. on August 19, 1942, the daughter of the late Theodore Horace “Buster” and Helen Mae (Howard) Lavers. Gail is survived by her sons Michael (Matti Polychronis) of Vancouver, BC, Jeffery (Jacqueline) of Edmonton, AB, and Gregory (Julianna Lin) of Baltimore, MD; granddaughter, Avery Brady; sister Leta (Sid) Carter; brother-in-law Allen (Carol) Crockett; niece Laurie (Ian) LeClair; nephews James Carter, Robert (Shannon) Crockett and Dustin (Robyn) Crockett and cousins Judy (Ken) Campbell and Rick Hipperson. She was predeceased by her husband Alan Albert Brady on December 13, 2022 and her sister Wilma Elaine (Lavers) Crockett in 2001.
Gail grew up in Charlottetown, attending Queen Charlotte High School and Prince of Wales College. She earned her R.N. from the Prince Edward Island Hospital School of Nursing in 1963 where she made many lifelong friends. After working for a year at the PEI Hospital, she married and moved to Edmonton, AB. Gail worked at the Edmonton General Hospital for several years before resigning to focus on raising her sons. The family moved to Saskatoon, SK in 1978. She was actively involved in the education of her sons and in the community, with volunteer roles at her son’s schools, retirement homes, and in medical research at the University of Saskatchewan. She enjoyed crocheting and knitting and loved keeping her mind active with daily crossword puzzles. Gail was also a voracious reader with a deep interest and curiousity about the world around her.
In 2000, Gail and Alan retired and returned to PEI, purchasing a home in Stratford. In addition to renewing old friendships, Gail also made many new friends and was active in Trinity-Clifton United Church and the United Church Women, and the PEI Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association. She also enjoyed traveling with Alan to visit her sons out West and in the US. Most of all, Gail enjoyed spending time with her many friends, family, and nursing classmates, chatting happily with them for many hours. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
Funeral will be held Thursday, January 26, 2023, at Trinity United Church at 11 a.m. For those wishing to attend virtually, the service will be live-streamed via the church’s Facebook page. Interment later in St. Peter’s Anglican Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to The Kidney Foundation of Canada or the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. Arrangements entrusted to MacLean Funeral Home Swan Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.macleanfh.com