Gaile Thompson

Obituary of Gaile M. Thompson

It is with profound sadness, we announce the passing of our dear sister Gaile who left us while peacefully sleeping in the Hospice Wing of the Morristown Medical Center, New Jersey, on March 24th, 2021 in her 82nd year. Big sister to Diane Tilden (David Leeson) and Mary Faye (David) Burns. Fondly remembered by her nieces Dawn Adams, Bridget Burns, Megan Ker, her great niece and nephew Alicia and Blake Adams and by her many cousins. Pre-deceased by her parents Raymond and Guelda Darroch. Gaile was born and raised in Palmerston, Ontario and after graduating from Norwell District Secondary School, she enrolled and graduated from the Guelph General Hospital School of Nursing (1960). She eventually moved to the United States in 1965 and was employed by the Morris View Nursing Home as Supervisor of Nursing until her retirement in 2005. Gaile lived a full life as a dedicated nurse, a happy gardener, an animal lover and a good friend to so many people. She had a special way with animals and always had at least a dog and two cats in her home. We called her the Cat Whisperer and she agreed. Our family would like to thank Carole Shablick for her dedication to Gaile over the past several years. These two long-time friends were as close as sisters, and Carol’s care and commitment for Gaile has been amazing. We also owe our deep thanks and gratitude to Gaile's friends and neighbours Louise, Shawn, John, Tom, Jodi and Cal, who helped and supported like family. We will never forget your kindness to our sister. A quiet Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. As an Expression of Sympathy, donations to Mount Pleasant Animal Shelter, 194 Route 10 West, East Hanover, NJ 07936 or online at may be made in Gaile's name. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to the Dangler Funeral Home, Morris Plains, New Jersey.
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