Sept. 12, 1931 – Feb. 23, 2013
Please join the family of Gladys Swanson as we celebrate her life and mourn her passing. A fun-loving woman of gentleness, humour and integrity she played a major role in shaping the lives of those she touched. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and their descendants have been blessed with the gifts of her presence and influence. Her love and dedication to family was true and honest. Her genuine energy was infectious and she was always sharing her wit and love of life with humour through jokes and cartoons.
Gladys is survived by her three children: Jonni Rae (Bob) Hegberg, Donna Lee (Ken) Wilkie and Douglas Allan (Helen) Swanson, seven grandchildren: Nan-Michelle (Brad) Shybunka, Kyla (Julian) Price, Shauna (Ryan) Wilkie, Rick (Danielle) Locke, Rob (Laura) Hegberg, Jason (Sara) Hegberg and Jennifer (Jim) MacDougall and ten great-grandchildren (Kennedy, Caden, Pierce, Silas, Eden, Griffin, Naomi, Nyla, Brooke, Kara and Alexa), her brothers Leonard and Bud and her sister Ruby.
Gladys was predeceased by her best friend and husband of 59 years, Dick, her mother and father Mary and George Heidebrecht, her sisters Carol, Irene and Dorothy and her brothers Ted, Allan and Harold.
She had a genuine passion and love for people, easily warmed to others and brought them into her world. She leaves a legacy of love to be cherished by those she touched.
A service to celebrate the life of Gladys Swanson will be held at the Brennen Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, March 1, 2013 at 1:00 PM. with Pastor Julian Price officiating.
As an expression of sympathy and in loving memory of Gladys, memorial contributions may be made to the Stettler Health Services Foundation – Heritage House, the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada or to a charity of your choice in care of Brennen Funeral Home and Cremation Services P.O. Box 193 Stettler, Alberta TOC 2LO who have been entrusted with the care and arrangements. 403.742.3315 Condolences can be forwarded to the family by visiting our website at www.brennenfuneralhome.com.