This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Marjorie Gaskell . We will remember her forever.

Posted by Sharon Gregory on May 7, 2022
Posted by Norval Woolstenhulme on October 31, 2021
"Happy Birthday" Marge. You are still vey much missed.
Posted by Sharon Gregory on October 31, 2021
Happy birthday Mom! We miss you everyday. 
Posted by Mikki Sergus on May 9, 2021
I’ll always remember our trip to Ireland with you and Ken. It was such a joy to be around you, always upbeat and smiling
Posted by Norval Woolstenhulme on May 8, 2021
Two years, wow, just doesn't seem like that long. Marge, you are a class, wonderful lady & Heaven is lucky to have you. You rest in peace sweetheart.
Posted by Scarlett Gaskell on May 7, 2021
It’s been two years. I miss you just as much as the day you passed. It feels like yesterday and it still hurts. I miss our conversations and your beautiful smile along with your wisdom, you had so much. I am sure you are so happy in heaven and I feel your watching over your children and putting in their minds your ideas you have always given. Ken is doing well and still missing you because you were his one and only. Happy Mother’s Day. I love ya forever and always. I will say wwmd. 
Posted by Ken Gaskell on May 7, 2021
As Nat King Cole sang: Unforgetable is what you are, Unforgetable in every way.
Posted by Carmen Aydelott on October 31, 2020
Happy Birthday, Marge, your smile lights up the heavens now but is still bright in my memories . You are missed.
Posted by Pat Ryder on October 31, 2020
Hello my heavenly friend! Happy Birthday and cheers to the memory of you and our special times together. We continue to pray for an end to this pandemic so we can spend time with your dear Ken. Our goal is to stay safe. We miss you. Cheers to you on this birthday and always. Pat and Tom
Posted by Norval Woolstenhulme on October 31, 2020
"Happy Birthday" Marge, your neighbor Susie is there with you now. Sure wish you & Ken were still next door. Really miss you two.
Take care & rest in peace.
Posted by Sharon Gregory on October 31, 2020
Happy birthday Mom. Can’t believe it’s our second year without you on your birthday! Does it ever get easier? I haven’t seen as many butterflies lately, perhaps you could send me one this way! I can’t believe how long it’s been since you’ve gone away. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of you. I know you are always watching over all of us and having an angel like you gives me some peace. Words can never express how much I miss you. Love you tons!!!!
Posted by Scarlett Gaskell on May 8, 2020
I miss you so much. You always gave me good advice on things. I try to wonder what you would say and knew you didn’t repeat our conversations. Yesterday was hard. Didn’t say to much to Steven as I knew he would talk if he wanted and knew I was there to listen. I have your photo on my bible beside my bed and tell you good night and good morning every day. I make sure to call my mom every day too. You made a very big impact on my life in the 9 years. You still do.
Posted by Norval Woolstenhulme on May 7, 2020
Hardly a day goes by that I don' think of the parties, dinners etc. that you & Ken were a part of. I wish we could turn the clock back a few years.
You are definitely missed grand lady.
Posted by Pat Ryder on May 7, 2020
Hello friend,
It is spring, and we are in a pandemic. Because we are still in CA instead of PA, my daily walk takes me passed the home you shared with Ken. I always loved being invited there and enjoying a special dinner with you. You were such a gracious hostess, and I miss your lovely smile.
Ken invited us to his new home and spoiled us with a special bottle of wine. You would be proud of his neighborly hospitality. It is a challenge to stay home during this covid 19 crisis. Hopefully, we will be able to invite Ken to visit soon, and we will toast to you, my friend.
Missing you, Pat
Posted by Ken Gaskell on May 7, 2020
Gone but never forgotten.
Posted by Sharon Gregory on February 22, 2020
As we come up on the year of your diagnosis, the memories are so clear. Of course you know I miss you everyday. Talking to you always help but there are still times I go to call you and realize the horrible truth. A friend recently lost her Mom and of course it makes me think of you even more. As you know Dad drives me crazy every once in awhile but I'm trying to be a good daughter and take care of him like I promised you I would. The new house is really nice and Dad seems happy which is good. I hope Toby and Scouse are with you, I'm sure Robitie is hanging with his favorite nana! I guess I just wanted you to say Hi and I hope you are enjoying the view up there. I see butterflies all the time and I know you are just stopping in to say Hi. Some days it seems as if forever ago this all took place and then others its like yesterday.  I love you Mom!!!!!! Love always, Sha Sha
Posted by Scarlett Gaskell on November 5, 2019
I miss you so much. I know you were wanting to come to Savannah because you said it was such a beautiful place. We spread you in the bay in front of the waving girl and Steve put your urn in the water where it will stay so you will always be here with us forever. I talk to you often and think about what you would say. You are forever in my heart❤️❤️
Posted by Pat Ryder on October 31, 2019
Happy Birthday, Marge!
I celebrated an October birthday too. We are back from our time in Pennsylvania,and it will be lonely here without seeing your friendly face.
It is curious that the other day I was thinking about you telling us about the English Christmas Cracker tradition. Your animated expression convinced me that it was a great idea to do with our grandchildren. So, my friend, as we adopt this UK tradition this year, we will be thinking of you.
Love, Pat and Tom
Posted by Sharon Gregory on October 31, 2019
Happy birthday Mom! I miss you every day.
Posted by Amy Oei on May 5, 2019
I have struggled for weeks to write something to you. I have gone back and forth in my head and always come to the conclusion that no words will ever be able to encompass how much you have impacted me and my life. You, Poppa and mom are my three biggest role models in life, and the people I strive to be more like every single day.
Some of my earliest memories are with you and poppa, going over to the house in southern California to swim, or holidays at the house in Asheville, or the hours and hours spent playing any and all types of board games. I will never forget the one time we were playing Cranium and you had to act out Tarzan so you beat your chest and yelled at the top of your lungs, only to find out that you weren't allowed to make any sound. I don't think I have laughed harder than I did that day. Christmas at your house was always an EVENT and I am so happy that we have those memories of times together. I think it will never truly feel like Christmas to me until everyone is sitting around the table eating way too much food and wearing paper crowns from the Christmas crackers.
Every major milestone in my life you have been a part of and have influenced. Your ability to always try and find the good in people, or the positive in a situation is something I try to do more and more every day. I will be lucky if when I'm a grandmother of my own I am even half of the grandmother you have been to me. You have influenced me in more ways than you could possibly even begin to know and I will forever be grateful for you. I can never thank you enough for everything you have done for me, Meghan, Kenny and mom. You are one of the people I have always and will always look up to. You are one of the bravest, smartest, strongest, kindest and funniest people I have ever known. I am proud to say I am your granddaughter and could not imagine anyone having a better grandmother than me. I am so glad that we are as close as we are as a family, I know that no matter what you and Poppa will ALWAYS be there for me. Even when I mess up and make mistakes, you tell me of course, but you are always there to support me. I am graduating college because of you and your constant support. I have done most of the things in my life because of you and your constant support, I would not be anywhere close to where I am today if it was not for you. You have taught me so much throughout my life; how to never take anything TOO seriously, how to golf (even though I am truly terrible), how to play every board/card/domino game, manners (even if I forget them on occasion), how to be an amazing role model, but most importantly how to be a strong person. Your consistent strength and resilience through everything amazes me. I am so grateful for the time that we have gotten to spend together throughout the years. I love you so much Nana, words will never be enough to truly explain everything you have done for me as a person.
Posted by Pat Ryder on April 21, 2019
Dear Ken and Marge,
We just got back from church and asked God to look after you on this Blessed Day of the Season. Happy Easter and know that God will give you strength to face your challenges and embrace your blessings.
Love and friendship,
Tom and Pat
Posted by Judith Timko on April 21, 2019
Dearest Marge & Ken,
We would like you to know our daily loving thoughts and Prayers continue for you and your family throughout this difficult time and you have a place in our hearts forever.
Your friends,
Judith and Barbara
Posted by Diane Santee on April 9, 2019
Marge what a wonderful life you have lived. You are loved by your husband and children so much. I am so blessed to have spent the time with you and Ken that we did.The things you were able to do and the places you were able to visit,had to be memories that you both will have.The only thing ,I will regret,is not being able to visit you both in California. Let everyone remember the great times,that you spent with them. God bless you and your family. Bob and Diane Santee.
Posted by Ken Gaskell on April 1, 2019
Who would have believed that a chance meeting in Sefton Park in the Spring of 1955 would turn out to be the 64 year long journey that we have the good fortune to look back on. I do remember our early dates where it was not
unusual for you to be an hour late, and of course, I would still be waiting for you. Amazing what you will do for love. Our wedding on October 26th, 1957 was followed by the "huge" reception for 15 people, because that was all we could afford. Our immediate move from Liverpool to Shrewsbury directly after the reception to move into Hilda & Harry's Bed & Breakfast for about three weeks, and then into our small rented house in Brougham Square.
Christmas 1960 when we were in Liverpool for Christmas and our meeting with Ann and A.C. Brown and then the trip to London with them for a few days. When Ann and A.C. offered to sponsor us so we could move to the United States. After much discussion and research, we decided we would try it for two years and that has now turned into 58 years. We arrived in Victoria on July 3rd, 1961 with $242 and no jobs. We moved in with Ann and A.C. for about 17 days.
From there, due to job transfers we lived in Irving and Houston, Texas and then Fullerton, Dublin, Thousand Oaks, CA. during which time we had our
great three children. Through all of this you were incredible in your attitude and devotion to family. The fact our children are all successful today, is due 
to you.
Our children were blessed to have the mother they have and I was blessed to have you for my wife and for your support in my working career. Without
you I would not have had the success I did have.
Thank you for being who you are and what you are. BEYOND BELIEF!!
Posted by Bette Boulware on March 22, 2019
Dear Marge:
You've been in our lives for not quite 2 years, but what an impression you have made on our hearts in that short time. You have the most beautiful smile and sparkling eyes and you have always been so warm and welcoming to us both. We just love listening to you and Ken talk about the many experiences you've shared throughout your years together and where life has led you. We know too how much your children and grandchildren mean to you both. You have so many friends here at the Oasis and we all think of you often and hold you tightly in our prayers. In this difficult time when we don't understand "why?" and can make no sense of things, we're told to lean not on our own understanding ... but remember that He is faithful to all His promises. We love you dear friend and we will continue to pray for you and for Ken ... Always, Bette & Brad Boulware
Posted by Kathy Burke on March 16, 2019
Dear Marge,
What a smile!! Every time I think of you, it's your smile that brings me such joy! Bob and I will treasure all the times we've spent together golfing, Hand & Foot and for me, going to dinner and the theater. We always had so much fun! We've shared a laugh or two (raccoon, if you get my drift) at all the events which brought us into each other's path. After reading some of the messages to you, which reflected how so many were touched by you in this life, I can only add that I too am among those many. Much LOVE to you!
Posted by Theresa Currier on March 14, 2019
Dearest Marge & Ken, words of comfort are difficult. I just want you to know Marge, I love you dearly, you have been such an inspiration to me and always with a bright shining smile! I think of you each day and pray for a miracle and wish for you peace of mind & soul. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a will always be a treasure to me. May Gods love shine on you. Sending big hugs, Terry Currier
Posted by Judith Timko on March 13, 2019
Dearest Marge,
Barbara and I LOVE enjoying time with you and Ken on the golf course or playing Hand & Foot, although you better us at both, your direct English sense of humor and lovely giggle delights and brightens any room. I’ve had the pleasure of snapping photos of you and Ken at many Oasis Events, sharing these beautiful photos with your family and friends in the Gallery from the Evening of Elegance, Wine Club and Golf Group is a joy. I have always told you…”You look like a movie star”, these photos prove it. Thank you for sharing your life and memories with us. Our heart filled Prayers are with you, Ken, and your family.
Forever friends,
Judith & Barbara
Posted by Melba Olson on March 12, 2019
Sending positive vibes and wonderful thoughts to you and your family. May you continue to be loved by all and make warm and loving memories.
Posted by Charlene Scholey on March 12, 2019
Dear Marge, I have tried for days to find the right words t o tell of the sadness and despair that Walter and I feel when we think of your diagnosis. Still I can only say I'm so ,so sorry. The last time we saw you at the Christmas party you were looking so beautiful and we made plans to get together. You smile was radiant and your eyes were sparkling. Your warmth and graciousness were always with you. I am so sorry ,too, that I can't play mah Jong with you cause everyone says you are the best ever. Everyone speaks with awe of the way you turn your tiles and how easily you come up with"mah Jong".I was really depending on you for help!!
I read the following words when I was 16 years old, and you are one of the people who exemplified them so well. " We have never too much time to gladden the hearts of those who are traveling the journey with us. Oh, be swift to love, make haste to be kind."
,May Gods grace and peace be with you.
With love,
Charlene and Walter
Posted by Ann and A.C. Brown on March 11, 2019
You were so much fun when we went to the College of Commerce. A.C. and I were so proud to sponsor you and Ken and so thrilled you came to join us in Texas. In fact, we were so excited we ordered Hurricane Carla as a welcome gift. We'll always be thankful you guys were with us as we rode out Hurricane Carla. 
Thinking of you!!
Posted by Yvonne Mason on March 10, 2019
Dear Aunty Marge, a beautiful English Rose. You are an inspiration to us. Together with your lovely husband, Ken, you have raised a wonderful family and led an exemplary life; excellent role models! Thank you for the times we've shared, for your wicked sense of humour and Joie de Vivre! We will always remember you. Sending all our love, Barry, Yvonne, Jonathan, Sean, Louise and Penny xxx
Posted by Lurlyn Clifford on March 10, 2019
Dear Marge, I haven't written sooner because I didn't know what to say. And I still don't but I want you to know that I think of you everyday. If thoughts and prayers could heal you, you would be healed. However, that is not always the way life goes. I know that when I had cancer I faced my mortality and with much introspection and philosophizing I came to a peace and I hope that you can also. I know that you will face this with grace and humour as you do all things. I have liked you from the first day I met you because of that grace and humour. I have always enjoyed being around you and hope that I will be able to see you before too long. When you are up to it.
I hope that you and Ken will reach out if there is ANY thing that you need. Shopping, meals, etc. I hate to bring food as I'm sure that is difficult for you, but let me know if there is anything you or Ken need. I am so glad you were able to attend our Anniversary party. With love and caring. Lurlyn and George
Posted by Mary Lou Burns on March 10, 2019
Marge and Ken, Lee and I were so saddened to hear the very sad news. You two have always been amazing ,having such a strong, loving, caring relationship. We so enjoyed our times at Sunset Hills with all of our golf buddies. Some of the most memorable were the Junior Ryder cup tournaments. You Brits were a tough bunch of competitors. Then we had the after gatherings where the losing team hosted the winners. Ken was the very impressive butler and Marge the winsome waitress. What a hoot!
You will be in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. We Care!!!!
Posted by Pat Ryder on March 9, 2019
Dear Marge,
I just took a walk past your house and decided to try leaving you another little message. I accidentally did my last post under stories, so I hope you read that note from us. Since St. Patrick's Day is coming soon, I decided to send you a little Irish blessing.
"May God grant you always...
A sunbeam to warm you, a moonbeam to charm you, a sheltering Angel so nothing can harm you.
Laughter to cheer you.
Faithful friends near you.
And whenever you pray,
Heaven to hear you."
Since I am a block away, please feel free to reach out anytime you or Ken need anything. You know we shop the same places. Also if you ever feel like talking, let me know. You are in my daily thoughts and prayers.
Love and hugs, Pat
Posted by Sherry Wolcott on March 9, 2019
I am saddened to hear of this news. I have such great memories of the mom and daughters trip to Vegas. I had always known of you but didn't really get to spend time with you until that trip. And what a time it was! Your laugh and the conversations and fun we all had I will cherish forever. I am praying for you, Ken, Steve, Sharon and Sandy. May you find comfort in each other and the love of so many at this very difficult time
Posted by Barb Warren Brink on March 8, 2019
Dear Marge, Ken, Sharon, Steve & Sandy,
I am stunned by this sad news and wish it wasn't true.
So many wonderful memories... Your trips back to Dublin always meant we were going out for fish & chips. I hated the fish back then but loved that you were visiting!
The best times were on the twin boats. So much fun & laughter. And crazy times - hospital runs, sunburns, Brits trying to figure out how much a burger actually cost, stuck rafts, etc. All of it also ended in laughter.
So happy for our mother/daughter Dublin reunion. We girls were lucky to be raised by the fabulous Dublin Moms, who are now our friends. Once again, laughter was the theme. Great friends, great meals and maybe a few twirls around a pole!
I wish you love and comfort in the days ahead. I thank you for sharing your sparkling eyes, mischievous grin and extraordinary personality.
Love you, Barb
Posted by Emmy Weissman on March 8, 2019
Hi Marge,
Burt and I feel so lucky to have you and Ken as friends. Doing water aerobics and playing mahjong brought you into my life. I learned all about your kindness and sense of humor. Working with you on the KCC Board taught me how organized and responsible you, you are really good at editing!
(Please don't check this note for spelling or grammar!) I think of you often
when I am tempted to share a juicy bit of gossip...Then I remember....
"Is it true?...Is it kind?...Will it help?" What a wonderful piece of wisdom.
You have made a difference in my life and how I view the world. Thank you!
We are so sorry that your wonderful life has been shortened by this terrible
disease. Our love and thoughts are with you, Ken and your family.
Posted by DEE Wheatbread on March 7, 2019
Dearest Marge,
You and your family are fabulous. With all you are going through to think of your friends and family who want to tell you how much they love you and create this great way of doing it. It is so great of you guys. You have my prayers that this time gives your family the time you want to be sure each of you know how much you mean to each other. As horrible as this is, this was the time I think my late husband and I were glad we had just to share whatever. Love to you and yours, Dee
Posted by Sue Mohan on March 7, 2019
I am so sad to hear about your findings . My mind and heart are confused, as to what to say, some seem in appropriate and wrong timing for others.
I have been praying a lot for you and your family. I am asking God to give you what you need right now. You have such a nice smile , do things to make you smile. Sending a BIG hug.
Posted by Susan Amsler on March 7, 2019
Dear Marge~
It breaks my heart to think of you and Ken having to deal with this dreadful illness. I always loved golfing with you. I loved your competitive edge, especially when there was money on the line. I loved your sense of humor, your honesty, and of course your beautiful English accent! Kenmure hasn’t been the same since you left. 
Be assured that you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Sue
Posted by Jeffrey Demarest on March 7, 2019
Dear Aunt Marge,
Sad news for all. Please know that I, and other members of our family, will always know you as the sweet aunt with the pretty smile and laugh. You knew how to live a full, indeed, a rich life.  Time and distance notwithstanding, you did have an positive influence on me. The entire Gaskell family is a real class act, across the board.  You will be remembered by a lot of people for a long time.  I will be thinking of you. Much love, Jeff
Posted by Karen Christianson on March 7, 2019
Marge you are a treasure from your wonderful sense of humor to sharing your life's adventures. We were lucky to share in golf excursions, a Big Bear cabin, a Persian restaurant (including a belly dancer) and playing cards each month. We will hold these memories close to our hearts. Thank you for allowing us to be part of your life. We send you love, we will miss you. Much love, Karen & Richard
Posted by David Keel on March 6, 2019
Dear Aunt Marj, you are such a precious person (present tense). I've been in tears at the devastation of this. I wish I could be of help. You and Ken have given me the privelege of making me feel special. As you have done with all people that have come into your lives. Your generosity has been overwhelming to others. I just wish I had been well enough to travel in the past ten years. I was hoping to come to America this year in May. I just want to write a few words of Jesus that I believe in, 'I have come that you might have life in all it's fullness.' 'Whoever comes to me I will never turn away.'
Posted by Victoria Glass on March 6, 2019
Dear Marge and Ken, Family,
Thank you for letting us share our love and support ! There are no words that can even begin to say how we all feel about you Marge....but I will try !  Always a big smile, laughing, bright dancing eyes, a welcoming and warm personality, so much fun, smart, reliable, creative, and so generous !  Check out the photo of us trying to recruit new Mah Jongg players, it was a great day.  Just know we are all here do what ever we can to help, so please feel free to call me anytime. Love you ! Vicky and Don
Posted by LaVonne McKay on March 6, 2019
Dear Marge,
Jerry and I are devastated to hear this news. We have so many wonderful memories with you and Ken, golfing together, playing canasta. So many good times and so many laughs with you. You made every golf day so much fun no matter how bad I was playing.
We are keeping you, Ken and your family in our prayers and thoughts. Much love to you both.
Posted by Vanda Watkins on March 6, 2019
Dear Marge,
We meet a great many people throughout our lifetimes, some stay a short time and some forever. Although we haven’t been friends for a great while, I have always felt that we had one of those special friendships that remain even if we didn’t see each other often. Love your smile, that evil little giggle, that wry English humor,your stories of the places you have lived and traveled. We met through golf, enjoyed theater and dinner outings and Thanksgiving in April (or whatever month not November) Love you, my friend.
Posted by Mikki Sergus on March 6, 2019
So shocked to hear this bad news.
Wanted you to know how much I cherished our friendship. We had so many good times at Sunset Hills, the golf, the dinners and dances. You always had that great smile. Also the golf trip we took to England and Ireland and played Royal County Downs. I still have my score card. I would never have gone there otherwise because Joe didn't like to travel. So glad we had that visit several months ago, had breakfast and reminisced about old times. I will treasure that. My prayers go out to the family.
Posted by Pat Ryder on March 6, 2019

Dear Marge,

You and Ken are our very special California friends. Our friendship was spontaneous when we met on the golf course. It was the time when we played without the pain of recuperating surgeries and health challenges. Fortunately, we didn't need golf to make us happy.

Being together at the Clubhouse, sharing a table at New Year's Eve and Wine Club or just hanging out together are celebrations worthy of many toasts. Your Thanksgiving friendship feasts and our intimate Italian dinner will be treasured as times we found two people like us, that truly enjoy each other's company.

Tom calls you our UK ambassadors. We love hearing about your life in England, your amazing travel adventures, and the many suggestions you gave us for our next trip abroad.

Marge, our backseat chatter on the way to the theater always makes me smile. I love thinking of you as Mother Superior, and I know God will guide you through this challenge.

We close this letter with a Bible blessing.

May the Lord bless you and keep you.

May the Lord let His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you.

May the Lord look upon you kindly and give you peace.

Love and friendship, Tom and Pat

Posted by Marianne Wucherpfennig on March 6, 2019
Dear Marge,
Bill and I are heartbroken to hear the news. You both have been a wonderful couple to know. Marge, however, was a ruthless Mahjong player, taking my quarters with a little giggle. I will miss you Marge.
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"Happy Birthday" Marge. You are still vey much missed.
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Happy birthday Mom! We miss you everyday. 
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Shared by Judith Timko on March 13, 2019

Dearest Marge,

Barbara and I LOVE enjoying time with you and Ken on the golf course or playing Hand & Foot, although you better us at both, your direct English sense of humor and lovely giggle delights and brightens any room.  I’ve had the pleasure of snapping photos of you and Ken at many Oasis Events, sharing these beautiful photos  with your family and friends from the Evening of Elegance, Wine Club and Golf Group is a joy. I have always told you…”You look like a movie star”, these photos prove it. Thank you for sharing your life and memories with us.  Our heart filled Prayers are with you, Ken, and your family.

Forever friends,

Judith & Barbara

Shared by Gail Baker on March 13, 2019

I don’t know you well as others do. Other then the occasional dog park hello, I did get to spend time chatting with you at one of Dorrie’s parties. I left thinking what a charming, beautiful intelligent lady with such class and so unpretentious.  Brains, beauty and elegance!!  I wish I could have known you better Marge and am so very sorry to hear of this.  You are blessed with Ken, your children and wonderful caring family. I remember your cute family reunion T-shirts, they all sound so very special and can see you hold a large spot in their hearts.   I do hope you or your oncologist has contacted Hospice. They are kind and knowledgeable and can help you through this journey.  What a sweet soul you are Marge. Blessings