Mrs. Gail Joan Kenworthy passed away at the Red Deer Hospice, Red Deer, Alberta on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at the age of 80 years. Gail was born in Elnora, Alberta on May 31, 1941 to Fred and Nell Schmierer. She came to Carbon, Alberta at the age of four in the spring of 1946 with her parents, where her dad, newly discharged from the Army, had taken a job barbering at the Carbon Pool Hall. Gail completed her education in Carbon, graduating in 1959. During High School, she worked Saturdays and summer vacations at the Post Office. While in High School, she met the love of her life, Jim Kenworthy. Jim had made quite the impression on Gail by burning around Carbon in his 1949 Meteor. Eventually he convinced her to take a ride with him in that notorious car and they married on December 15, 1959. Jim and Gail lived in Rockyford, Alberta where they had three girls, Jacqueline, Carmen and Kathy. In 1968 they started Kenworthy Motors, where Gail managed the books and ran a successful company, all while raising the family. Gail was an integral part of starting the Rockyford Figure Skating Club and she audited books for various clubs in the community, which kept her busy when the kids were at home. She also had quite the flair for decorating and the Kenworthy Motors Rodeo parade floats were always amazing. In 1995, Gail and Jim sold the business and moved to a beautiful acreage near Innisfail, but not to retire! Instead they started a new business, ‘Country Lane Classics’. Gail enjoyed many hours of gardening and socializing with her new friends and neighbors. Gail also loved going on classic car cruises with Jim and his friends, along with their wives. Gail will be lovingly remembered by her children; Jacqueline (Robert), Carmen (Andy) and Kathleen. She will also be deeply missed by her grandchildren; Ronnie Koester (Laura), Darcy Koester (Megan), Julie Wallace (Grant), Jayden Wiancko (Jessie), Janice Wiancko, Holly Hilsabeck (Matt) and Alyssa Richardson. She was also Great Grandma to Dusty Koester, Ava and Isaac Koester and Tessa and Kate Wallace. Gail was predeceased by her husband, Jim Kenworthy, her parents Fred and Nell Schmierer, sister Margaret Hughes, brother-in-laws Fred Higgenbottom and Dale Hughes. A Public Graveside Memorial Service will be held Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at the Rockyford Union Cemetery, Rockyford, Alberta. Please join the family for refreshments at the Rockyford Community Center afterwards. If desired, Memorial Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society Canadian Cancer Society, 200-325 Manning Road N.E
Calgary, Alberta, T2E 2P5 or at canadahelps.org. Donations may also be made to the Red Deer Hospice Society, 99 Arnot Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, T4R 3S6 or at reddeerhospice.com. Arrangements in care of:
Heartland Funeral Services Ltd., 4415 – 49 Street, Innisfail, Alberta. Phone: 403.227.0006
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Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Gail Joan Kenworthy Wednesday July 7th 2021..
Décès pour la Ville: Innisfail, Province: Alberta