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Gayle Marie Caudle (Turnbull)


Gayle Marie Caudle (Turnbull)

Caudle (Turnbull), Gayle Marie, 53, Truro, Col. Co., passed away Thursday July 4th, 2019 in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born and raised in Truro, she was the daughter of Patricia (Bigsby) and the late Fred Caudle. Gayle graduated from the Aberdeen Hospital School of Nursing in 1986 and had a long career as a pediatric nurse at the Colchester Regional Hospital and Colchester East Hants Health Centre. In her spare time Gayle was a successful archer, participating in several clubs across Nova Scotia. She placed in many tournaments in the Atlantic provinces and Canada. A highlight the World Archery Championships in Las Vegas in 2012, taking 17th place. She was named Female Athlete of the Year at the Ricoh Sport Awards in 2015 and Volunteer of the Year in 2014. Her true passion was coaching others and advocating for women in sport and leadership. She coached archers young and old at all levels, as well as coaching and participating in the Canada games. Gayle was known for incredible craft work. She was talented in many forms of needlework, always taking time to create special ornaments, clothes, and blankets for others. She attended craft guilds and knitting groups, sharing her latest project. Much like Gayle’s knitting, her wit would leave her friends and family in stitches. She will always be remembered for her humor and smile that would light up the room. Gayle gave her best to everyone in her life, she didn’t just spend her free time with them, she made free time for them.

Gayle is survived by her son, Ryan Turnbull (Ketrina Harnish), Truro; daughter, Jennifer Turnbull (Sam Sipos), Truro. She is remembered as Grammie to grandson and granddaughter, Cooper and Addison Sipos. She is also survived by her mother, Patricia (Bigsby) Caudle, Truro; sister, Cathy Walter, Carlyle, SK, and brother Glenn Caudle (Mary), Truro, her nephews and niece Gavin and Brandon Walter, SK, and Jessica Demers, NB, and her dear friend, Ron Sanford. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall-Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where visitation will be held Wednesday July 10th from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. The celebration of life will take place on Thursday July 11th at 2pm at First United Church, 711 Prince Street, where she was a lifelong member and volunteer, Rev. Valerie Kingsbury officiating.  If so desired, donations may be made to the NS Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of choice. Private messages of condolence can be sent to the family by viewing Gayle’s obituary and selecting "Send A Condolence" at:


Service Date
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Service Time
2 pm
Service Location
First United Church, 711 Prince Street Truro, NS

Jul 10, 2019
Visitation Time
2:00 pm
Visitation Location
Mattatall-Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro NS

Burial Date
Later Date

Requested Charity
NS Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of choice.