Gail Morrow nee Surgenor

February 2, 1954 - April 21, 2024

Funeral Details: A celebration of Gail's life will be at Holy Trinity Anglican Church on Saturday, June 8th, 2024 at 10:00 am.

Morrow, Gail (nee Surgenor) – On April 21, 2024, a beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, and friend bid farewell to this world. Gail was born in Hammersmith, England on February 2, 1954 to her loving parents Ronald and Dora. Gail is survived by her husband David, her cherished son Cliff and his wife Krista, and her dear brother Graham and his wife Connie Surgenor. Gail is reunited with her sister Leslie and brother-in-law Paul Melcher. Gail leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews who will treasure her memory.


Gail enriched lives through her dedication and passion as an avid Beaver leader with Scouts Canada, inspiring and guiding countless young minds. Gail found joy in sharing her creativity and talents, particularly through her involvement in art and crafts with her church group. Her skillful hands crafted beautiful pieces through needlepoint and stained glass, leaving behind treasures that will be cherished for generations.


A celebration of Gail's life will be held for family and friends to come together and honour her on Saturday, June 8th, 2024 at Holy Trinity Anglican Church (140 Brooke Street, Thornhill, Ontario, L4J 1Y9) at 10:00 a.m.


If desired donations may be made to organizations close to Gail's heart, such as Scouts Canada ( | 1-888-855-3336), the Heart and Stroke Foundation ( | 1-888-473-4636), or the Canadian Lung Association ( | 1-888-566-LUNG). These contributions will serve as a lasting tribute to Gail's spirit of generosity and compassion.


Take comfort in the profound impact she made on those around her and the enduring legacy she leaves behind. May Gail’s memory continue to inspire acts of kindness and service in the lives of all who had the privilege of knowing her.


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4 Condolences
  • Paul Parker
    Posted on: Sunday, April 28, 2024 Reply

    Such very sad news! Gail was a kind, warm and loving, giving person, and always a pleasure to be around. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. She will be greatly missed.

  • Lisa Williams-Rozario
    Posted on: Tuesday, April 30, 2024 Reply

    I had the privilege of getting to know this amazing lady through Ladies Morning Break at Markham Missionary, where she helped teach me how to do stained glass. We had an immediate connection and friendship and she was always eager to hear about my family and how I was doing. She even helped my daughter do a stained glass piece that Kyra cherishes to this day. We were able to get together a few times outside after the group was over and I immensely enjoyed her company. She spoke of all her family with pride and I loved to see the items she was making for them, she was extremely talented. I told her that I hoped someday to have a space like she had so I could do stained glass at home. Gail made sure I knew I was always welcome to come and we could work together in her home. We’d generally check in with each other over Facebook messenger. One time she even wanted to let me know that the Christmas Cactus I’d given her the first time visiting her home was still alive and blooming again. She wanted to fill my cup and she did just that showing me that she was still happy to have it. She will be missed beyond words, as although we didn’t speak often she always was willing to lend an ear. Sending healing energy to her family and hoping hearing the stories of the impact she had on others will help ease their pain day by day. When I get the chance to do some more stained glass I know she’ll be up there guiding me along. Thinking of you all, from my family to yours, our condolences. Lisa xoxox

  • Michael Steinman
    Posted on: Tuesday, April 30, 2024 Reply

    My deepest condolences to you and your family. I know what it is like to lose a spouse, but you too like me will find comfort from all those memories spent together.

  • John p Morrow
    Posted on: Saturday, May 4, 2024 Reply

    I love Gail and i am truly sadden about Gail passing.. R.I.P Gail.💔

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