WILLOUGHBY, Gladys Margaret


Gladys died peacefully on Oct. 7, 2018, at the Youville Auxillary Hospital. She was born in Canwood, Sask. on July 3, 1927.

Gladys, in her younger years, worked as a stenographer/bookkeeper in Prince Albert, Sask. She married the love of her life, Colin, in 1955. They had 12 happy years before Colin passed away with cancer in 1967. Gladys, a young widow left with two young children, worked hard in bookkeeping/accounting jobs in Prince Albert, Burnaby and finally settled in Spruce Grove, Alberta. The last 15 years before she retired were spent working in the business office of the Good Samaritan Nursing Home. She was well loved by the residents and staff alike. After retirement, she moved to the Grove Senior Village where she enjoyed gardening, entertaining family and friends with delicious meals and doing a lot of volunteer work. Gladys could always be counted on to provide baking, which she loved to do, for her church or for her community at the Grove Seniors Village. She enjoyed spending time with people and cherished the times she had with her daughter and son and their families. She declined physically in her later years and in the last 7 months of her life lived at St. Michaels Lodge and then at the Youville.

Gladys will be fondly missed by her daughter, Wanda Gaetz (Keith); her son Terry Willoughby (Shauna), her grandchildren, Caitlin Bar-Nur (Alon), Joel Gaetz (Denali), John Gaetz (Ashley), Olivia Willoughby, and Wendy Gaetz; step-granddaughters Nicole Dalby (Drew) and Stephanie Mink (Ethan); great grand-children Scarlett and Noah Gaetz; and step great-grandchildren Alex and Marcus Dolby.

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St. Matthew's Lutheran Church - Spruce Grove

101 McLeod Avenue Spruce Grove AB CA

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Sheryl Smith Nagy

Wandy and Terry,
I have been reminiscing lately about old times, which your Mom and you were a big part.
I just found this obituary and am so very sorry. She was a wonderful lady, and a big part of my childhood.
I truly hope you receive this.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

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