Gladys Nora Mabel
Gladys Johnston of Stettler, Alberta, passed away with family by her side on October 1st, 2015 at the age of 84. She is survived by; her daughter, Roxanne (Drew) Turnbull; daughter-in-law, Moira McBride; son, Miles (Colleen) McBride; seven grandchildren, Thad, Caitlin (Scott), Jenise, David, Aimee, Rachel and Hayden; two step sons, Don (Janice), Roy (Gail); four step grandchildren, Cody, Kirk, Amie Mullen(Paul), Colin (Christine); one great step grandson Marlow (Kirk).
Gladys was predeceased by her husbands, Bert McBride and Bruce Johnston; Son, Dale McBride; and was the last of the Lawerance and Mabel Church family siblings, Bobby, Jack, Eugene, Marj and Laura.
Gladys was born and raised on the family farm south of Nevis, Alberta. She worked at Wares Jewelers after high school. She married Bert McBride and they started farming in 1964. They took much pride in their farm south of Fenn, Alberta for the next 20 years. Gladys moved to Stettler and began working at Heart Haven as a care giver until retirement. She met Bruce through her work and they were married in 1993.
Gladys’ enjoyment of singing led to her involvement with the Stettler Senior Choir for 17 years as their leader. She treasured tending to her garden and home, camping in the mountains and foothills, quiet walks while enjoying various birds and wildlife. She travelled to many places in her life including the southern United States visiting many relatives and friends early in her life and as far away as South Wales, and Great Britain. She enjoyed many trips with the Seniors of Stettler exploring many places in Canada and the United States.
Her enjoyment of family and grandchildren were always topped off with a dinner and fellowship during special occasions and holidays which gave her great joy.
A Memorial service will be held on Saturday October 24, 2015, at 1:30 PM, at the Stettler United Church, 4820 – 51 St, Stettler, AB., with Reverend Mervyn Penfound, officiating and music by the Stettler Senior Choir. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made on behalf of the deceased to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Heart and Stroke Foundation.
BRENNEN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICE
in care of arrangements. (403)-742-3315.