It is with sadness that the family announces the death of Gail Ann Gouchie, 51, of Amherst which occurred on October 6, 2012, at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Amherst, N.S.
Gail was predeceased by her parents, Victor and Lois Black of Amherst, and three uncles. She is survived by Mark, her husband of 31 years ; two sons, Kevin (Jen) and Jonathan, both of Slave Lake; a very special grandson, Corgan Wayne Gouchie, and aunts and uncles Rita (Charles) Linney, Ivy (Iris) Legere, Shirley (Lou) Sampson, and Debby (Herbie) Stewart.
She is also survived by brothers, the Rev. Rod Black (Susan) of Moncton; Paul (Connie) Black, Amherst; step-brothers Jack (Rose), New Glasgow; and Victor of Halifax; and sisters Vicki (Chris) Logan, Halifax; and Brenda (George) Manthorne, Amherst; eleven nieces and nephews, and also great-nieces and nephews Nicholas, Keith and Andrew, Rachel, Maddy, Jackson, and Cameron. Also special young friends Abby and Clare, Keaton, Austin, Jacob; Leslie and Leah.
Gail worked at the Amherst Superstore for twenty-nine years as department manager of Health and Beauty. She was a member of the Amherst Shotokan Karate Academy, and earned her third degree black belt in karate.
She was a lifelong member of Christ Church, serving on the parish council, and as a youth group leader and a Sunday school teacher. She bowled in the Sunday Night Mixed Bowling League.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Campbell’s Funeral Home, Amherst (667-9906). A time of visitation for family and friends will be held on Monday, October 15, 2012 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Christ Church Parish Hall. A Requiem Eucharist will be held to celebrate Gail’s life, on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at 4 p.m. at Christ Church, conducted by Archdeacon Glenn Eason, assisted by Fr. David Myles, and the Rev. Rod Black. No flowers by request.
Donations may be made in Gail’s memory to the Amherst Shotokan Karate Academy, Palliative Care Unit of CRHCC, to the parish of Christ Church, or to the charity of your choice. On line condolences and sharing of memories may be shared via: www.campbellsamherst.ca