January 21, 1918 ~ March 24, 2014
It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a great-great-grandmother. Predeceased by her husband, Norval, after 57 years of marriage; her son, Donald; and also her 6 brothers: Ernie, Thomas, Gilbert, William, Raymond and Lawrence; as well as her sister, Dorie. She is survived by her son, Norval (Edith); daughter-in-law, Diane; 4 grandchildren: Michele (Dave), Mark (Georgina), Kevin (Anita), Karen (Marvin); 8 great-grandchildren: Karly, Braden, Colt, Haylie, Malorie, Mikaela, Alexa and Amy; 2 great, great-grandchildren: Kohen and Karis.
Gladys was a true native daughter born in Harewood, Nanaimo into a coal mining family. Both Gladys & Norval enjoyed boating around the islands with their many friends. They were both great 10 pin bowlers for many years and during their senior years took to lawn bowling. She also loved to work in her garden.
The family will have a private gathering at Mom’s request at a later date.
A very special thank you to the Drs. And wonderful caring nursing staff on the 6th floor of Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. Special thanks to Dr. Kazanowski for taking care of Mom for many years.