Gail Roos

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.

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Deborah Schmeltzer
9 months ago

Love you and miss you mum. 💔

9 months ago

Sorry for your loss, Mike, Deborah and Cheryl. I remember great times when Gail was a neighbour of ours in Apsley.

Charlie & Margaret Dohrman
9 months ago

Mike, We are truly sorry to hear of the loss of Gail. Please accept our heartfelt condolences, and we hope that in a small way they help through this difficult time for the family.

Linda Stettner
9 months ago

Love and miss you Autnie Gail. Rest in peace.

Elli D. Childs
9 months ago

Mike, Our prayers go out to you and your family during this challenging time. Remember you are not alone. Your work family is there to support you and help keep your spirits up.

Brian Roos
9 months ago

I want to express my sincerest condolences at this very difficult time. I hope that your hearts are lifted by memories well lived.

8 months ago

Gail, I miss you more than you could ever know. I’m only glad to know that you’re no longer in pain, as you were for so many years. I think of you constantly, and of the good times we had together alone and with the family. I love you, Sweetie, and I always will.

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