On Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Gail Janet Blanchard (Plante) of Russell in her 74th year after a brave battle with cancer. Beloved wife of the late Robert Blanchard and common-law partner of the late Robert Blanchette. Dear mother of Robert (Karen) of Eugene, Oregon, Connie (Rick Nielsen) of Russell, and Steven (Victoria) of Lancaster. Loved by her grandchildren Amanda, Brittany, Kylie, Andrew, Matthew, Nathaniel, Alysha and Stephan and her great-grandchildren Abigail, Julien, Mileigh-Marie and Tanner. Sister of the late Beverly Lafond.