Skip to content

Gail Cramer

September 14, 2022

It is with deep sadness that we share the passing of Gail Cramer. She was one of a kind, and deeply touched everyone she crossed paths with, whether it be friends, family, students or neighbours. Gail always cared deeply and was there for those she loved when they most needed her. She leaves behind her husband, Roger, of 40 years, and her son Drew (Nicole). Cherished sister of Sandra (Jay) Hardy, Dianne (James) Backus, Jeanette (Peter) Courneya, Patricia (Dave) White, Lynda Fink and Charles Fink. Gail will be deeply missed by her sisters-in-law Dyanne (Frank) Wheatley, Lynne Melanson and Lisa Clarke. She is predeceased by her brother William Fink. Gail will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be held at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 12:00 p.m., with visitation two hours prior.

Leave a tribute for Gail Cramer

Leave a tribute

  • Accepted file types: jpg, png, gif, Max. file size: 2 MB.

So sorry to here of the loss of Gail very caring and special person. Sorry for your loss Roger and Drew and her sister

~ Sherry Taylor

I'm so sorry for your loss l just now seen that, Gail passed away my thoughts and prayers are with you all Husband Children and, Brothers and Sisters sorry for not knowing that she unfortunately left us, She was a great Friend of my Sister For many years always had nice things to say,l never heard her say an unkind word and lve known Her & Her Family my entire life ,l hope &Pray that you are flying high & having a great time Catching up with my Sister and Everyone else who has left planet Earth God Bless each &, Everyone who had the pleasure of knowing Her Rest in Peace Gail,aka Finky Dink no disrespect ,a nice name from our Childhood ❤️🙏🏻🌺

~ Hope Marshall

Very sorry to read this. She was a lovely person , God Bless

~ Eileen Reid

I had the pleasure of getting to know Gail while working at Sir George Ross. What a great sense of humour she had! She was so patient, warm and welcoming with staff and students alike. Drew was quite young at that time, but she spoke so lovingly of him and took great pride and pleasure in all his childhood activities and antics. Thinking of you all at this very difficult time.

~ Erin Rows

As per my e mail my heartfelt condolences on this sudden untimely loss May her memory be a blessing and allow you to mourn her passing with Good thoughts Be strong David

~ Dr David Sandler

Always being welcomed and loved around Gail, her passing was a shock, not only to me, but to our family, close friends and her husband of 40 years. Everyone admired her cheerful mentality even when situations got dark. She was always a light in the darkness, the glass to the wine. Although my life is still beginning at the age of 18, she was a very memorable person throughout the entirety of childhood. Gail will be forever remembered and loved by all who crossed her path on this earth

~ Jacob White - Great Nephew

Roger & Drew - You have been in our thoughts a lot over the last few days. We were very sorry to hear about Gail and we hope the many happy memories you have of her will give you comfort and strength in the days ahead.

~ Lynn & Steve Wilkes

Roger and Drew I am heartbroken for your loss. Gail touched so many lives including mine. I was so blessed to work with Gail at Sir George Ross for many years. Gail had such a warm, kind, bright presence and made all of us want to be better people in her company.

~ Nancy Wrath

Roger and Drew - I am so sorry for your sudden loss. Drew was frequently at our home, especially during the public school years, but also dropped around at the Christmas open house Ryan had for his friends for many years. One of my fondest memories of Gail, was the laugh we had together when Ryan decided to cut his own hair and then became a "barber" for some of his friends as well. Drew was one of his "clients" for that summer, with Gail's continued encouragement. Her positive outlook and bright smile will be missed by many.

~ Jan Hetherington

Such a kind, selfless and loving person. I remember Gail leaving work on her lunch to drive me across the city when I had a bad migraine. She was always there to assist me as a new teacher at Sir George Ross and offering a helping hand whenever it was needed. Gail had positive words about everyone she crossed paths with and was an inspiration to all who knew her. She will be sadly missed but always remembered and cherished.

~ Kara Sue Slatnik

Enjoyed working with Gail at Sir George Ross SS in London, Ontario. She was a caring, funny and loving person. Condolences to her family , friends and colleagues. She will be remembered.

~ Louise Cowan

Gail and I worked together for a few short, but memorable years at Sir George Ross S.S. She was full of personality and fun, and was always true to herself and those around her. It has been many years since we last spoke, but I have never forgotten the talks, the laughs, the memories. Take care Roger and family.

~ Terri Bauer

I had the tremendous good fortune to have worked alongside Gail at Ross for the years I was Principal of the school. I am not sure how we would have survived without her. Kind, caring, professional and a good friend only begin to describe what a wonderful person she was. I am so saddened by the news of her passing. I will always remember my time with Gail as a blessing. My deepest condolences to Roger and Drew.

~ Len Bartholomew

We were so sad to hear about Gail. We shared so many good fun times together with both Gail and Roger from the early days spending weekends in Buffalo and Batavia to more recent times at great parties at the Henry’s (usually Bun’s birthday). We can’t recall a time when Gail wasn’t filled with laughter and sharing her beautiful smile with everyone. She will be missed so much by all of us who had the good fortune to know her. Our most heartfelt sympathies go to Roger and Drew and the rest of Gail’s family.

~ Dan and Lynne Creighton

I am so saddened to hear this news of my buddy Gail. We’ve been friends since our pre-teenage years. I moved up north but we kept in contact through the years. Our trips to New York, Washington, and Florida have forever stayed in my memories of all the best times. So many laughs over the years. My deepest and heart-felt condolences to all the family. Xoxo

~ Gail Fraser-Campbell

Hi Roger You won't know me, but I knew Gail when she first started with the London Board. I worked in computer services so we were always trying to figure some problem out. No words will help at this time but Gail touched a lot of lives. Always smiling and always so generous to people with her time. She was one in a million. As they say. A lot of people will walk through your life but very few leave footprints. Gail should left footprints on a lot of hearts and that's why she will always be remembered. Thinking of you Linda

~ Linda VanHorne

I met and worked with Gail at Sir George Ross SS for many years. If you ever needed advice or just a good laugh, Gail was the person to see. Gail was always kind and caring to all. Gail will always be remembered. My deepest sympathy to Roger, Drew and all family.

~ Dan Burke

We wish to express our deepest condolences to Roger, Drew, and the families of Gail and Roger. Gail was treasured by her friends and family with her warmth, welcoming ways and very kind nature. She is remembered with respect and admiration.

~ Nancy Wardrop and Maurice Blanchard

Your radiant smile and always sunny nature continue to help us see our way through our tremendous loss. You remain a beacon, even now.

~ Cissy

I worked with Gail at Sir George Ross SS. So sad to hear of her passing. I will always remember her kindness towards students and staff. My condolences to her family.

~ Mary Riezebos

Remembering you fondly, Gail. You were a delight to talk to. Always made me at least smile, but mostly laugh. Worked with your sister, Patty. Rest in peace, Gail, and and thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

~ Tracey Gibson

Gail was a uniquely gifted human being who always responded to students and staff with such loving kindness. It’s unfathomable that she is gone. My deepest condolences to Roger and Drew and Gail’s family on her loss. May her memory always be a blessing.

~ Paula Greenberg

Thoughts and many prayers Roger and Drew on the passing of Gail. She was a one of a kind always with a smile. Take care my friends.

~ Randy Lahn

Deepest sympathy to Gail’s husband and son and extended family especially sisters Sandra and Jeannette on her tragic and sudden death. We had the pleasure of meeting Gail on several occasions and enjoyed her company immensely. May she Rest In Peace.

~ Marie and Tom Fitzsimons

Roger and Drew, We are so sorry and sad for you loss. Gail was a great loyal wife, mother, and friend! Rest In Peace Dear Friend. Love Joe & Darlene.❤️

~ Joe & Darlene

With love and remembrance.

~ Richard Lewis and Linda zimmerman

Rest in peace my friend. Even though we didn’t stay in touch through the years I will always remember the good times we had.

~ Debbie (Wreaks)Kehoe

Gail was beautiful inside and out. Thank you Gail for your guidance and support during our time at Ross S S. To your family, Gail was a class act, I am truly sorry for you loss. Lynne Gyles.

~ Lynne Gyles

Gail was a beautiful and loving soul. She was a joy to work with, always smiling and helpful. Her light will be missed. Condolences to the family.

~ Elaine Carroll

To all who loved and will continue to love no matter the distance. We feel you Even if we don't feel you We see you in others When we can no longer see you We miss you with all our hearts We will wait for the biggest and warmest embrace, once we get our chance to see you again You are always treasured Gail. And you will always stay that way. With love for everyone affected by this tragedy. From Rosemarie Richard Jeffrey

~ Rosemarie Harvey

To my dear sister and much loved friend, everyone who met you felt your warmth and kindness. You spoke to everyone’s heart, you made difficult times bearable and happy times even better. Thank you for all the love and joy that you brought to our family, you are unique and wonderful.

~ Dyanne Wheatley

I met Gail when I started working at Sir George Ross. She was so welcoming and helped me immensely as a new teacher. She always had a smile on her face and a sparkle in her eyes. I am so saddened to hear of her passing. Please accept my deepest condolences.

~ Bridget La Vigne

I met Gail at Sir George Ross Secondary school when I became the vice-principal. Her smile was unforgettable! Both highly efficient and highly empathetic - truly the glue of the school. With deepest sympathies to her family. I know she will be deeply missed. Melanie Stanley

~ Melanie Stanley

There are never the right words to say at times like these. Stephen had met you once Gail and immediately felt a heart warming welcome. Nicole always spoke so highly of you and how you treated her with love and kindness. I wish I had met you - I think we would have got along amazingly. It sounds like we both love our families with our whole being. My heart aches for Roger and Drew. For the things you will never have a to chance to enjoy with Roger and Drew in the future. I hope that your soul is at peace knowing that even in your short lifetime you clearly had a profound effect on so many people. You will be missed by many. Our deepest condolences to Roger, Drew, Nicole and the extended family. May they find peace, and cherish all that they had with you and the strength to carry onward.

~ Stephen & Sylvia Chestnut

My most sincere condolences to Gail’s family upon her untimely death. I met Gail in 1985 as a new employee in Student Services at Montcalm SS (what’s an OSR?) where she trained me, leading to a successful 30 year career. I shall never forget Gail’s kindness, her smile and her easy laugh. I always felt I was looking into the beautiful face of actress Lee Remmick. May Gail’s smiling face and laughter sustain you at this difficult time. Cathy Bear

~ Cathy Bear

So shocked and sad to hear this. Sincerest condolences to the family.

~ Mike and Charlene Gebauer

Dear Roger, Drew and to all of Gail’s family …. We send our condolences on the loss of your beautiful Gail …her smile … her voice …her laugh … her kindness … we will miss it all … she was a light in this often dim world … May her soul shine on you for all of eternity … sending love from your neighbours and friends Maria and Randy Bowden

~ Randy and Maria Bowden

Dear Roger, Drew, and family, We are thinking of you and wishing you comfort during this time of tremendous sorrow. Our deepest sympathy, the BARRAN family, Bruce, Anne, Shawn, Matthew and Isabella

~ BARRAN family

Always smiling. So sorry Roger.

~ Ted & Wendy McLaughlin

I consider myself very fortunate to have worked with Gail. Always willing to help, she was tireless, kind and fierce with a ready smile and an infectious laugh. My deepest condolences.

~ Chrys Skikos

Heart wrenching to lose a sweet soul so early. I am so blessed to have met you, and met the amazing son you raised. I always appreciated how caring you were to ask me about how I was doing, from work to horses and anything in between. Thank you for distracting me on multiple occasions to get rid of my hiccups. Thank you for appreciating fringe detailing on clothing and liking it like I do. Thank you for helping to look after our dog Mocha and cat Cardi when needed--they loved you very much too. Thank you for preparing all the fantastic meals that we all were able to share all together. Thank you for all the beautiful garden flowers you bought Drew and I. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Deeply missed I think is an understatement.

~ Nicole Chestnut

My condolences to Roger and Drew during this difficult time. I will miss my chats with Gail at the mailbox or just walking in the neighborhood. She will be missed.

~ Mary Helen Howarth