ST. LAURENT; Gladys Irene

June 18, 1926 ~ December 13, 2014

Gladys St. Laurent of Abbotsford, BC passed peacefully into the arms of the Lord on the evening of Saturday, December 13, 2014 with her loving family by her side in Kamloops. Born in Hillandale, Saskatchewan, Gladys is survived by her two daughters, Jacqueline and Marceline, and son, Gerry (Donna). Gladys’ memory will also be cherished by her grandchildren Hayley, Ashley, Corey, and Shaylyn, all of whom she loved dearly. One of five children of the late Violet and Cecil Raymond Reid, Gladys will be remembered by her sister Loreen (Elmer), brother Ivan (Jean), sister-in-laws Rena and Rita (Gord), as well as nieces Sheila, Cindy, Donna, and Charlene and nephews David, Dwayne, Clair, Carl Jr., Kelly, Daryl and Danny. She was predeceased by her husband, Marcel, in 2005 and her brothers, Cecil and Carl. Gladys grew up in Val Marie, Saskatchewan before she ventured west, met her husband, and settled in Abbotsford, BC where she raised her family and lived for over 60 years. In Abbotsford, Gladys attended Trinity Memorial United Church, was an avid bowler, and volunteered her time for the Church and Red Cross. She made numerous life-long friends in Abbotsford with whom she enjoyed socializing and keeping in touch with. Particularly in her later years, Gladys’ family filled her with joy and, above all, she loved those close to her unconditionally. Heaven welcomed a beautiful soul Saturday evening. Rest in peace, Mom. We will love and miss you always. Gladys requested to be remembered humbly without a service. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Abbotsford’s Trinity Memorial United Church in Gladys’ memory (www.trinitymemorial or Trinity Memorial United Church, 33737 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford, BC V2S 2M4. Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Services Kamloops 250 554-2429.

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