With profound sorrow, we announce the passing of Gail French, the esteemed owner of Contemporary Florist in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. Her untimely demise on Friday, 20th October 2023, has left a deep void in the hearts of her beloved family, cherished friends, and loyal clientele who will dearly miss her. Gail’s brother announced her passing with a heartfelt tribute, highlighting her fierce dedication to everything she did.
Who was Gail French?
Gail French was a woman of many talents. A successful entrepreneur, dedicated athlete, inspiring coach, and treasured friend, she wore many hats with grace and determination. But above all, she was a devoted mother to her daughter, Alison. Gail’s indomitable spirit and tenacity were evident in every role she undertook, making her an inspiration for many.
Gail French Career
Gail French’s passion for floral design led her to the prestigious University of Guelph, where she underwent formal training. She returned to her hometown of St. John’s in 1988, armed with knowledge and an unyielding ambition, and established Contemporary Florist. Over three decades, she crafted exquisite floral arrangements that captured hearts and fostered a devoted clientele. Before her demise, Gail had expressed her desire to find a worthy successor for her cherished business, hoping to pass on the legacy of Contemporary Florist.
How did Gail french die? Know more about her Cause of Death
The circumstances surrounding Gail French’s death remain undisclosed at this time. Her sudden departure has deeply saddened those who knew her, leaving many questions unanswered. As we await further details, we respect the family’s need for privacy during this difficult time.
At 11:05 Friday evening this beautiful lady, my sister, was taken from our family. She was fierce at everything she did…entrepreneur, athlete, coach, friend, her family and especially mother to her daughter Alison. Nothing got in her way and she was unstoppable. If she wasn’t talking she was singing or laughing. And she did it all, everything, with a smile. The people crushed by her loss is infinite. Rest easy Gail, rest easy. Alison is surrounded by love.
Gail French Obituary
Gail French lived a life marked by passion, dedication, and love for her craft. Her contributions to the world of floral design, particularly through Contemporary Florist, have left an indelible mark on her community. As we mourn her loss, we also celebrate the legacy she leaves behind—a legacy of beauty, creativity, and unwavering commitment.In memory of Gail, we remember not only her professional achievements but also her personal qualities—her fierce determination, her loving nature, and her remarkable spirit. As we navigate this time of sorrow, we find comfort in the enduring impact Gail has had on those around her.
My heart is shattered 💔. Gail wasn’t just my friend, she was my sister. She was part of my life for over 55 yrs…. a lifetime, but still not long enough. We shared good times, sad times & all of the in between. She was such an incredibly strong person with a giant personality. Her determination & hard work made her a successful businesswoman to be admired. She’s going to be missed beyond words by her family & vast number of friends . My heart goes out to Alison (who was her pride & joy) and all of the French & Poynter families. Gail my dear, rest well & save me a seat. Thank you for being my unbiological sister. Love you forever 💞🙏
The loss of Gail French is deeply felt by all those who had the privilege of knowing her. As we remember her, we pledge to honor her legacy, carrying forward her passion for floral design, and her unwavering dedication to excellence. Her memory will continue to inspire and guide us, a testament to a life beautifully lived.