Gabriele Blanke (Gunton)
It is with great sadness that the family of Gabriele Blanke (Gunton), announces her passing on Friday, February 19, 2021 at the age of 65 years.
Gaby will be forever remembered by her husband and best friend, Paul Albers, her daughters, Jessika (Scott Sloan) and Carlie (Jordan Cook) Gunton, her brother Andre (Michelle Rozeluk) and niece, Alexa Blanke. Proud Oma to Asher and Benjamin. Gaby will be lovingly remembered by Shawn and Samantha Albers and the entire Albers family. She will be missed by Jean Gunton and the extended Gunton family. Great memories were made with special friends of over 35 years, Debbie, Lori and Patti.
Gaby was born in Hannover, Germany in 1955 to Ingrid Blanke and the late Joachim (John) Blanke. The family emigrated to London, Ontario in 1965 where Gaby attended school and taught at the German Language School. She was a devoted mother, who, while raising her family, worked in the dental field and owned and operated her own dental lab. She was the namesake for Gabriele’s Restaurant where her passion for food and wine began. Gaby was an avid traveller, her creativity in art and home design were her passion. She was a lover of life and had a smile that would warm the room. She loved spending summers at the cottage, hiking in the mountains of Europe and exploring new destinations abroad. Always a gracious host, Gaby enjoyed bringing family and friends together around the dinner table to share in great food and conversation.
A private family celebration will take place at a later time. The family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses at both Victoria Hospital and University Hospital for their compassion and care. In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to The Baker Centre for Pancreatic Cancer at London Health Sciences Foundation.
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