Gayle Mendicino

Obituary of Gayle Mendicino

It is with great sadness that the family of Gayle Mendicino shares of her passing on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at ARCH with family and friends by her side. Gayle is the much loved and amazing mother of Larissa McCorkell (Sean) and Lauren Werth (Philip). Guardian angel of soon-to-be grandchildren. Cherished sister of Roberta Theisen (Michael) and the late Ralph Mendicino. Beloved daughter of the late Albert and Lena Mendicino. Dear aunt of Nicholas Theisen, great-aunt of Ava Ridley, special niece and cousin and incredible friend to many.

 

Gayle, the eldest of three children, was always a “little ray of sunshine” and spread that joy and love of life in all of her endeavours – as a cheerleader and member of the Sir James Dunn choir, a theatre arts performer, a leader of St. Jerome’s Church Youth Group, a faith-filled educator (retired from Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board), an active member of the Associates of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Catholic Women’s League and St. Jerome’s Church 9 am choir.  She touched the lives of many and made a lasting imprint on everyone's heart.

 

Gayle will be remembered for her beautiful soul, compassionate heart, fun loving personality, faithfulness to prayer, tenacious spirit in the face of adversity, endless generosity, love of Lake Superior sunsets, bright smile and infamous genetti cake.


A memorial service and celebration of Gayle’s life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Algoma Residential Community Hospice (ARCH) or Sault Area Hospital Cancer Care Fund.  The family would like to sincerely thank all the health care teams and friends who cared so lovingly for Gayle. Arrangements entrusted to Northwood Funeral Home Cremation and Reception Centre (942 Great Northern Rd, 705-945-7758).