Gabrielle Germaine Wieclaw

WIECLAW, Gabrielle Germaine (Ruest)

It is with great sadness that the family of Gabrielle Wieclaw announce her passing on December 30, 2017. After battling a brain tumor, Gabrielle said farewell peacefully at St. Joseph’s General Hospital in Vegreville, Alberta at the age of 76 years.

She was predeceased by her husband Edward Wieclaw, her parents Lea and Leon Ruest, siblings Marcelin, Alida, Lionel, Alice, Florence and Lillian.   She is remembered with love by her children Lisa (Ryan) Hall, Natalie (Jason) Bayer, Conrad (Kim) Wieclaw, and Justin (Nolana) Wieclaw, and 10 grandchildren:  Zachery, Tate and Leon Hall; Timothy and Alexander Bayer; Jorja, Tia and Roan Wieclaw; Noltin and Loni Wieclaw. Gabrielle will also be forever remembered by her siblings Hector, Jeanne, Daniel and Laurianne and numerous nieces and nephews and extended family and dear friends.

Gabrielle was a strong woman with a warm smile and a caring heart.  Never wanting attention, she worked behind the scenes always ensuring people felt welcome and cared for whether spiritually, emotionally or physically.  She would always share what she had with anyone in need.  Through her example of living her faith and caring for family and friends, we are left with the gifts of faith and love.

We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the staff at the St. Joseph’s General Hospital in Vegreville for the care and support for Mom and the family.

A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Martin of  Tours Roman Catholic Church in Vegreville, Alberta with Father Luan Vu as the Celebrant.  Cremation has taken place.  Inurnment to follow at a later date in Frenchville, Saskatchewan.

Donations may be made to the Saint Vincent de Paul Society of Vegreville or the Akasu Palliative Care Society.