On March 24, 2017, Gabrielle left on her final journey. After a long life, lived on her own terms, she is taking her last trip. A devoted mother, world traveller, gifted seamstress and quilter, avid reader, patient teacher, talented chanteuse and engaging storyteller - she was truly a Renaissance personality. After a childhood in rural Québec, she moved to Ottawa, working in an orphanage during the war. After the war, she moved to Toronto, her beloved life-long home, where she met and married Albert Robert at Sacré-Coeur parish. Their 33 year marriage produced four children, of whom she was very proud. Some years after Albert’s passing in 1981, Gabrielle married Hans Klein with whom she shared ten years of joy and travel. Gabrielle leaves behind her children: Monique (Rick Mili), Jules, Yvonne (Lloyd Penney), Denise (Bill Parker); her grand-children: Palmer, Nicole, Jake; her great-grand children: Jillian, Marcus, Jakson and Amelia; her step-children: Anne-Marie, Gisela and Marc and her dear friend: Shirley. She will be missed by her family and many friends. Visitation will be held at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W. (at 14th St., between Islington and Kipling Aves., 416-259-3705) on Saturday April 29th from 10-12 pm Memorial Service will be held in the chapel at 12 pm. Messages of Condolence may be placed at RidleyFuneralHome.com.