It is with sad hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved MaryAnn Gall at 62 years of age. MaryAnn passed away on December 31,2013 at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer and kidney disease. She was born to Anne and John Gall in Nelson, B.C. in 1951 and resided in Castlegar most of her life.
Predeceased by her parents, younger brother, and brother in law, MaryAnn is survived by her husband, Kerry Zimmerman, brother Michael (Kathy), and sister Kathy (Gerry), two stepsons, Justin (Devon) and Aaron (Melissa), grandsons Logan and Aiden, niece Claire (Tyler and daughter Bailey), nephew Patrick, and cousins from the Gall and Mikulasik sides of the family. The family would like to thank Dr Vasil and the staff at the Renal and Oncology Departments at KBRH. A celebration of MaryAnn’s life will be held in springtime.
Like her mother Anne, MaryAnn was a passionate gardener whose beautiful flower baskets dazzled family and friends. She loved attending Castlegar’s annual plant swaps and garden tours with her sister Kathy. Some of her favourite summer flowers were “love-lies-bleeding” and “Star-of-Bethlehem” and her house was filled with treasured orchids in bloom.
Bill Strilaeff of Castlegar Funeral Chapel was entrusted to the arrangements.
“Run freely now, MaryAnn, through
God’s gorgeous gardens.”