Gale WOODWARD

On the evening of August 24th, Gale Woodward, and her beloved husband, Edwin Kiffiak, were involved in a fatal car accident near Edwin’s farm in Foremost, Alberta. Family and friends are in shock and disbelief that these vibrant and loving partners have left us. Since their marriage, eight months ago, Gale and Edwin have spent time living in White Rock and Foremost. Gale lived a rich and full life, hallmarked first by her deep faith and trust in God, and secondly by the love of her family and enormous circle of friends. She maintained that her life was in God’s hands and lived accordingly. Gale loved her native city of Vancouver where she grew up in a large family of five sisters and one brother. Predeceased by parents Louis and Laura Abramson, daughter Topaze, sisters Shirley Stefani and Tamara Gallo and son-in-law Don E. Miller, she leaves behind sisters Merle Ivancoe and Tamara Abramson, brother Ian Abramson (Elaine), daughter Lynn Woodward, and son, Rio Woodward. While bringing up her children, Gale lived in Vancouver, Bowen Island, Abbotsford and finally came to live in White Rock in the early 80’s. GG, as she was lovingly called, leaves behind six remarkable grandchildren. She shared a very special bond with Janelle Cowhig, Gemma Myers (Joseph), Hayley Jay (Tim), Aja McCarthy (John), Dylan Woodward and Shayde Woodward. In the past four years, GG also became a great grandmother five times over. Gale was a realtor with Homelife Benchmark Realty in White Rock for over 30 years was known for her integrity and her outgoing nature. She genuinely loved working with people and many of her clients became life-long friends. Gale was generous, kind, energetic, inquisitive and was thrilled by the smallest things in nature. But most of all she was excited by God’s love for humanity. Anyone fortunate enough to have spent time with Gale was inspired with the delight and hope with which she viewed the world. She will be deeply missed by her grieving family, including many recently added members of Edwin’s family. A celebration of Gale’s remarkable life will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 19th at White Rock Baptist Church, 1657 140th Street, Surrey. For any enquiries, contact Gale’s sister Tamara (Tammi) at krbergen@shaw.ca


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