Patricia “Gail” Buteau

Nov 5, 1949 – Feb 8, 2018
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother Patricia ‘Gail’ Buteau. Gail passed away February 8, 2018 surrounded by family after a courageous battle against cancer.

Born in Powell River, British Columbia, Gail lived most of her life in Terrace, BC working for Northern Health and spending time with her family and friends. Gail was a shy, quiet person, full of compassion and respect for others. She was a great listener and someone others could always count on when in need. Gail was hard working and a strong advocate for the individuals she worked with in her role as a mental health worker.

Gail was predeceased by her parents Ernest and Lila Jean (Smith) Peters, her sister Bev Kope and brother in law Alan Kope and her brother Brian Peters.

She is survived by her daughters Stacey (Carey) Mann, Vicki (Adam) Buteau and Lori (Art) Buteau and her beloved grandchildren Rhone, Taran, Graydon, Allandria, Ayla and Andaria and her brother Don (Eileen) Peters.

She is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends who loved her dearly.

Thank you to Doctor Moolman and Clara, everyone at the Terrace Oncology unit and the nurses and staff of Mills Memorial Hospital and Terraceview Lodge for caring for Gail and our family during this very trying time.

Gail had really great friends and she was so thankful for all the visits, cards, gifts, well wishes and care she received every day from everyone. Mom loved travelling and now she is free to travel the world. We love you mom.

To honour and respect Gail’s wishes no service will be held. In lieu of flowers, a donation to your local animal shelter would be greatly appreciated as a legacy to Gail’s love for animals.

A light from our lives has gone

A voice we loved is still.

A place is vacant within our hearts

Which never can be filled.

A bouquet of beautiful memories

Sprayed with a million tears.

I wish God could have spared you

If just for a few more years.

We hold you close within our hearts,

And there you will remain.

To walk with us through out our lives

Until we meet again.

So, rest in peace dearest Mom

And thanks for all you’ve done.

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