Gabrielle Dolores Müller (nee Ladéroute)
March 9, 1932-‐ February 16, 2017
And when you speak, angels sing from above
Everyday words seem to turn into love songs
Give your heart and soul to me
And life will always be la vie en rose.
La Vie en Rose
Born on the ninth of March, 1932 in Hull, Quebec, Gabrielle Ladéroute was the daughter of Yvonne Kirouac and Rodrigue Ladéroute, and sister to Rolande, Jean-‐Guy, and René.
Gaby’s twenties were an adventurous time with her girlfriends while she waited for a kind and providing man to cherish.
She found that flat-‐footed man, Otto, at a dance in Hull, where both couldn’t speak a word of shared language together. But his charm and her spirit spoke a language known only to them. And in that spark of a moment, she knew Otto was going to take care of her for the rest of her life.
And over the next 54 years, they weaved a life together and it was not long before their love bore Elizabeth, Katherine, and John.
While Otto was out building the family business, she was the support at home. She drove the kids to practices, cooked meals, and eventually joined the business as the bookkeeper.
In this time she was an active member of the tennis club, the bowling league, the golf club, and enjoyed time with her friends.
Gaby’s spark for life can be seen in her grandchildren; Zachary, Madelaine, and Isabelle of Elizabeth and Michael Snowden; Brian and Jeffrey of Katherine and Jim McGilton; and Christopher and Matthew of Karen (nee Larin) and John.
Heartbroken, following the passing of her husband, she moved to Orchard Villa Retirement Home in Pickering – experiencing many wonderful moments at the facility with the loving and caring staff. In spite of her condition, her family, Susan (her wonderful caregiver), and the many doctors and medical staff helped keep her spark alive as long as they could.
Yet even through the uncertainty of her final days, she still sang the song she always sang to Otto.
For certainly she knew that her life, that magic spell she cast, could be seen in no other light -‐
From the start and at the close; Our Gabrielle, la vie en rose.
Donations can be made to the Otto Müller Memorial Landscape Scholarship Fund, courtesy of the Ontario Horticultural Trades Foundation
– 7856 Fifth Line South, Milton, ON L9T 2X8.
Donations to enhance geriatric care can be made in memory of Gabrielle Müller to Toronto Rehab Foundation - Research Fund.
‐ 550 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5G 2A2.
Online condolences can be left at www.mountpleasantgroup.com
A Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 22 at The Simple Alternative, 1057 Brock Road, in Pickering between 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. An additional visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m on the 23rd.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 23 at 11:00 am at The Simple Alternative. Reception immediately following the service.