Gladys "Glady" Marion Stevenson
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our cherished Mother and Nannie, Gladys "Glady" Stevenson, age 97, formerly of Amherst, Nova Scotia. Glady passed away on Sunday, December 20, 2020, at her daughter’s home in Herring Cove N.S, where she had been living.
Born in South Milton PEI, she was the only child of the late Percy and Goldie ( Coles ) Hooper.
Glady will be dearly missed always by daughter Marian Stevenson, husband William ( Bill ) Johnston, and her beloved grandchildren Aaron and Chloe Johnston.
Glady was predeceased by her husband Robert L. Stevenson.
Mom grew up in rural PEI on a farm in the days of the one - room schoolhouse, oil lamps and sleigh rides to church and town. Mom loved the outdoors, being active, and animals. She wasn’t one to sit inside except to read. She helped on the farm, learned to drive on a tractor, skied, skated on the local pond and danced with the WW 2 boys who were billeted on the farm.
Mom graduated from Prince of Wales Collage in Charlottetown and began her work life for a law firm in the same city. She married my father in 1951 and moved with him to Amherst, Nova Scotia. There she had a varied and
interesting career. She worked for Tennants Pop Factory, Tantramar Motors, DREE. the Cumberland School board and lastly the Public Health Department.
Mom and Dad enjoyed camping with the Flyway Campers ( even winter camping) and time spent at her cottage in Amherst Shore. For her a swim in the warm waters of the Northumberland Strait, a walk on the flats, and time spent with her family was a "little piece of heaven". She even had a quick dip at age 95.
After her retirement, Mom did some traveling, took a cruise, visited places in Europe and family in Canada and the US. Since she was an "only" child it was important to her to keep in touch with her many cousins.
Mom was a huge supporter of "giving back", and belonged to many volunteer organizations; the Anglican Church Altar Guild, St Martha’s church group, the IODE, the food bank and the YMCA to name a few. She met many lifetime friends while working and volunteering and she cherished those friendships.
Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Jones Family Funeral Centre, 70 Church Street, Amherst, NS (902-667-8777). A memorial service to celebrate and honour Mom’s life will be held at a later date at the Anglican Parish of Christ Church, Amherst. Burial service will take place at St John’s Anglican Church in Milton PEI.
Donations may be made to the Anglican Parish of Christ Church Amherst, St John’s Anglican Church PEI, the Lillian Allbon Animal Shelter, Amherst N.S or the CNIB.
Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Gladys' online memorial at www.jonesfamilyfuneralcentre.ca or through the Jones Family Funeral Centre Facebook Page.
Psalm 23 - And I will dwell in the house of my Lord forever.