Gail (65) passed away peacefully from complications in her lungs resulting from breast cancer. The staff and doctors at the Cross Cancer Institute cared for her gently to the very end.
A Red Seal chef, Gail Hall was an award-winning caterer, broadcaster, food writer, educator, cooking school owner and international culinary tour guide. She operated Gourmet Goodies for 18 years, taught at Seasoned Solutions Loft Cooking School for 10 years, led culinary tours to 35 destinations over a 20-year span and influenced how Edmonton thinks about local food. Her husband of 34 years, Jon, and older brother Allan survive Gail. Her brother Jerry, and parents Sol and Frances predeceased her.
A funeral to honour Gail’s life and legacy was held on Sunday, November 27 at 1 pm at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 10037-84 Ave. Edmonton. A celebratory pot-luck dinner was held in January. Donations in lieu of flowers can be directed to the ChefGail Fund at the Edmnonton Community Foundation.
Gail is now at peace enjoying a party that she does not have to cater or clean-up.
Gail is well-remembered, and wonderfully celebrated by a community who loves her.
Read what the media said about Gail’s storied career:
Memorial Service for Gail Hall on Sunday Nov. 27 (Edmonton Journal)
Pioneering Edmonton Gail Hall dies from breast cancer (Edmonton Journal)
Remembering Gail Hall: A champion of local, a chef who fed souls (Edmonton Journal)
Local Chef passes away (CTV)
Global News at 5pm: Nov 16 (Global News)