Vicky Pike

April 02, 1964 ‒ December 24, 2017

Gambier, Ohio

Vicky Pike, age 53, of Gambier, OH, passed away Sunday, December 24, 2017 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. She was born on April 2, 1964 in Santiago, Chile to Conrad and Georgina (Bertuol) Craig.

Of her many accomplishments, Vicky distinguished herself by saving lives as a member of the Georgia Baptist Life Flight EMT team from 1986 to 1991 in Atlanta.  At the time she was one of the few women to be a nationally certified EMT in the country.

Locally, she was the owner and instructor of Gigglenastics, a business she created for teaching the basics of gymnastics to small children in a fun-based environment. She was affectionately known by her many students as “Miss Vicky”.

Vicky is survived by her husband, Bob; her daughters, Kelsey, Maggie, and Emma; her mother, Georgina Craig; her sister, Gina Craig, and brother, George Craig.

Vicky is preceded in death by her loving father.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to: Hospice of Knox County; 17700 Coshocton Rd., Mount Vernon, OH, 43050.

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  • Bob and Family,
    We were so shocked to learn of Miss Vicky’s passing. You have our deepest sympathy.
    Bill and Linda

  • Maggie & Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Please know your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

    Mrs. Beach

  • Miss Vicky meant so much to my daughter, Adeline. She brought such joy and excitement and Adeline could not wait to see her every week. Even when driving past the gym Adeline would yell from the back seat, “I need to see Miss Vicky!” Randomly drawing pictures at home, “This one is for Miss Vicky” We are sorry for your loss. She will be greatly missed.

  • I am in shock to hear this news. Raylee started her gymnastics education when she was just 18 months (she will be six next month), and loved Miss Vicky. When we drive by the gym, both my kids beg to play.
    So sad to lose a friend, and a great business woman in the community. Miss Vicky will be greatly missed by many.

  • My heart breaks to Hear this news. Miss Vicky was not only my daughters instructor but also her babysitter. Miss Vicky would call my little girl almost everyday just to talk with her. Miss Vicky loved my girls as her own. She will be deeply missed! Thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

  • My family is both shocked and devastated. Vicky has been a friend to us and she will be missed. Vicky lived an amazing life and most people would be surprised to find out all of the amazing projects she has been a part of, from primatology research at Yerkes Dodson in Atlanta to fundraisers here in Knox County. She inspired young children to learn gymnastics through play and fun equipment and exercises. We will never forget you. My daughter loves you like family. Our community has lost an important leader. We send our condolences to her family.

  • Very sorry to hear of Vicky’s passing. She was so bubbly and could make anyone smile no matter what life handed out. Will miss her passion for life and making kids happy. Our prayers are with you and family.

  • Vicky resurrected PTO at the Middle School during my last few years of teaching. Her appreciation and generosity toward the staff was honestly felt. Her efforts and enthusiasm are what I’ll remember the most. Emma, my thoughts are with you and your family. I’m hoping your memories will help comfort you.

  • My family is both shocked and devastated. Vicky has been a friend to us and she will be missed. Vicky lived an amazing life and most people would be surprised to find out all of the amazing projects she has been a part of, from primatology research at Yerkes Primate Center in Atlanta to fundraisers here in Knox County. She inspired young children to learn gymnastics through play and fun equipment and exercises. We will never forget you. My daughter loves you like family. Our community has lost an important leader. We send our condolences to her family.

  • Hewlet and I are shocked and saddened to hear of Miss Vicky’s death. Naomi looked forward to each Thursday when she took gymnastics. “What day is it? How many days until Thursday?” Miss Vicky made things fun while also teaching gymnastics fundamentals. Both Collin and Naomi had a blast whether they went to open gym. Miss Vicky’s death will Leave a large tear in the community fabric that will be difficult to mend.

  • Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one. These are truly critical times, hard to deal with. Since death is an enemy that robs us of the joy of being with our loved ones and hurts us so deeply, we need encouragement to cope with such difficult times. The Bible has proven to be the best source for such encouragement. Thus, the Bible gives us hope that God will soon put an end to sickness and death. God will do this by means of his kingdom. This is the same kingdom Jesus told his followers to pray for at Matthew 6:9, 10. God’s kingdom is a heavenly government that will benefit all obedient mankind here upon earth. I certainly hope you find these words of hope from the Bible comforting at this difficult time.

  • To Bob, Kelsey, Maggie, and Emma: Like many others we are just finding out about Vicky dying. I have met all of you except Kelsey. I worked with, and for Vicky at the annual Hartcourt sale at Gambier two years ago. She was the most organized, creative, hardworker I have ever worked with. She had many talents, and two summers ago I got to know her on a personal level. She loved you girls, she like many other parents were frustrated on how life has changed in the families of many Americans. The threat to destroy the family is huge in this country. She saw how society had changed and influenced her girls, and she could not save you because you were not her little girls anymore. She just wanted the best for you, and that you would make good and wise decisions. Now I know Vicky would want me to tell you how to have a personal relationship with God through His Son Jesus, and the Holy Spirit and that I would commit to pray for you all Bob, and especially you three girls to be born again. So my prayer is that you pray and cry out to God asking for help in all that you are going through – He will hear and respond to your prayers. Cry out to Him with a sincere heart, and He will hear you, He already knows where you are, and what is going on in your heart and mind. So if you find a Bible close by please read John 3: 16-19. Seek God while He may be found. He waits on you to open your heart and let Him come in your heart. He will never force Himself on you but even we can’t see Him, He is there. This is my hope for the four of you, and that is what Miss Vicky would want me to tell you. I hope to see you at Vicky’s service. I wait for that time to hug each of you. Marty Langfitt, a friend .

  • Bob and I got to know Vicky during the summer of 2016 when she was chair of the Harcourt Parish Rummage Sale. What a dedicated, creative hard worker she was! And what fun she was to be around! We met Bob and the girls, but didn’t get the chance to know them except to know how much Vicky cared about them. We also came to realize how much she cared for the young children she taught at .gigglenastics. She cared for each child as if he/she was her very own.
    We are shocked and saddened by her passing. We had not seen Vicky in several. months and wish we could have given her a hug and said goodbye. Her energetic ways, her smiling face, her love of life will be missed by all who knew her. We are so glad we got to share a tiny part of her too short life.
    Peg Heasley

  • I am sorry if I am speaking out of line and I am sure that this comment and the reply were meant in a positve way; however, it saddened my heart to read these. This is to be a place of condolence and memories and to share our love for Vicky. It is not a place to put on display any discord that may have been and should be private.

  • So very sorry and shocked to hear of Vicky passing. My granddaughter, Dakota, has been in giggles since Vicky opened. Dakota loved Miss Vicky dearly and is deeply saddened. Prayers to your whole family

  • We are so saddened by the lose of “Miss Vicky”. My daughter Dakota loved seeing Miss Vicky each week, and getting to be her “helper” for special occasions. Dakota has been attending Gigglenastics for the past 4 years, and Miss Vicky was very loved by our family. Our deepest condolences and love to all her friends and family. She will be greatly missed!!!

  • I am so sorry to hear about Miss Vicky. My granddaughter thought the world of her. We loved to talk with her after practice. She will be so sadly missed.

  • Reaghan and I are truly sorry for your loss. Miss Vicky was apart of our lives for almost 2 years. Reaghan would look for her and Maggie as soon as we entered and if Maggie wasn’t there she would get sad but miss vicky would patiently listen to everything she had to say about her past week. Reaghan learned so much during our time there. We loved our weekly class. Vicky had an amazing energy and patience with reaghan. She will always be remembered in our house as we have pictures and video of our time at Giggles!

  • I am shocked and saddened to hear of the loss of Vicky. She taught me so much about embracing life and those serendipitous moments. She taught me practical things like using essential oils on my feet, how to make a horse footprint in cement, that drinking wine while holding a kitten is a great stress reliever and how to row a paddle boat so it doesn’t go in circles. She always could make me laugh and find the humor in things. I will miss her encouragement, her laugh, and her reminder to me to not take everything so seriously. I will miss her dearly. Until we meet again my friend…

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Vicky was a huge impact on Kinleigh(my daughter) and I’s lives. Kinleigh had gone there since she was 14 months old, now 5. This breaks my heart, Vicky’s energy and how she could light up the room will always be in my heart. I LOVED coming and just talking to her about everything and anything. She was a special women to both my daughter and I. If there is anything the family needs don’t hesitate to ask! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!

  • I just found out about Vicky’s death, and am shocked and saddened. I got to know Vicky at church rummage sales. She had creative vision, energy, and an unbelievable capacity to get things done. It was a pleasure to get to know her, and to see her put her many abilities and talents to work. She was a kind, amazing and fearless woman! I appreciated her so much.

    Vicky will be sorely missed. Bob and Emma, I’ve met both of you, and pray for peace and strength in this time of awful loss.

  • Sorry to hear about Vicky’s passing. I knew her through the PTO work at the MS. She was able to rally students, parents, and staff to plan and produce successful functions for our school. It was the first time many of the staff members felt so much positive support. May you know she placed an impact with whatever she was involved with and on many people.