Gladys May Zwicker
With the sun setting on a warm Spring day, comforted by the presence of family, Gladys May (Brown) Zwicker passed away at the Sackville Memorial Hospital on May 31st, 2018.
Gladys was born July 25, 1923, in Port Williams, NS, to the late William Lewis and Annie Verniece (England) BROWN. Besides her parents, Gladys is predeceased by brothers Harry (Doris) Brown of Steam Mill, NS, Gordon (Mildred) Brown of Petawawa, On, and George (Berylene) Brown of Steam Mill, NS. Gladys is survived by sisters Helen (Floyd) Pearl of Kentville, and Jane (George) Harvey. She is also survived by her husband of 71 years, Eugene Leroy Zwicker, of the Ridgewood Veterans Care Facility of Saint John, NB, daughters Shirlene (Jim) Johnson of Condor, Alta., Ardyth (Ronald) Hagerman of Fredericton, NB, sons Greg (Deborah) of Riverview, NB and Garth (Gwen) of Sackville, NB as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind her beloved dog Molly.
Gladys was the oldest daughter of the family and grew up on a farm in the difficult years during WWII. The hard lessons learned in those difficult years stayed with her throughout her life and formed the methods by which she raised her own family. As a Military wife, in 1958 she moved to Oromocto NB with her family, then to Werl, Germany, from 1962-1965, returning to Oromocto where she worked at the Oromocto Hotel and then on Base Gagetown as a server in H22. She and her husband retired to Geary in 1970.
Her greatest pleasures were when her children succeeded in areas of education where she herself had had no opportunities. She always encouraged respect and good behaviour towards others.
Gladys loved to knit, sew and crochet in her leisure moments. She made scrap quilts in the old fashioned way for her children and grandchildren.
The family would like to sincerely thank the staff of the Sackville Memorial Hospital and Doctor Allison Dysart for their care and compassion.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Jones Funeral Home, 70 Bridge Street, Sackville, and at the request of the family, there will be no visitation. Burial will take place at the Geary French Lake Waterville Memorial Cemetery, French Lake, NB, at 2 pm on June 23rd, 2018, Pastor Larry Matthews officiating.
Donations in memory of Gladys may be made to Alzheimer's, Royal Canadian Legion, War Amps Canada, or a charity of the donor's choice.
Sharing of memories and condolences may be made to the family by visiting Gladys' online memorial at www.jonesfuneralhome.ca or throught the Jones Funeral Home Facebook Page.