Gail E. Roos, of Clearwater, passed away on Sunday, December 8, 2019, Gail Roos, loving wife and mother of two daughters, passed away at the age of 77. Gail was born on June 29, 1942, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to Nelson and Ruth Tuck. She attended R.H. King Collegiate school in Toronto, where she was involved in track and field and achieved a scholastic high jump record. She later served in the Royal Canadian Air Force and worked for Bell Canada telephone, then became a nurse for several years and joined the V.O.N. (Victorian Order of Nurses). She enjoyed growing food on the farm and cooking from scratch with her mother and daughters. Gail raised and rode horses, raised large dogs and many other animals, and was a crack shot with a rifle. She taught her daughters to play music, to knit and crochet, and made all their clothes and Halloween costumes. Gail was an avid music lover and a collector of The Band music and memorabilia, having a friendship with one of the members. Later in life, she was instrumental in setting up friendly Halloween displays at home designed for the enjoyment of smaller children. Gail was a passionate Lightning hockey fan since their beginning, having followed them around for their practices.
She is survived by her loving family, husband Michael Roos; daughter Deborah Schmeltzer & daughter Cheryle Coulter and son-in-law William (Bill) Coulter; grandson David Coulter and daughter-in-law Amanda; grandson Marc Coulter; sister-in-law Elaine Macfarlane; and several Dolan nieces and nephews, Nelson, Laura, Gail, Robert, and Linda. Gail was preceded in death by her parents, Nelson and Ruth; her stepfather William (Bill) Handley; and her sister, Donna Dolan.
A private memorial service will be held by the family at a later date.