May 10, 1917 – Feb. 7, 2013

Gladys Johnston formerly of Summerland passed away peacefully on Feb. 7, 2013 at the age of 95 in Abbotsford where she lived for the past year to be closer to her daughter Betty. Her second daughter Susan pre-deceased her in 2001. She was born in Scotland and came to Canada at the age of 4 years with her parents who farmed near Hamiota, Manitoba. She met and married Earl Johnston in 1941 and shortly thereafter moved to Bissett, Manitoba and then to Halifax where they spent the war years. Following the war they moved to Victoria and then to Surrey. They retired to Summerland in 1977 where they were active line and square dancers plus members of the Summerland Yacht Club. Gardening, cooking, carpet bowling and walking were amongst Gladys’s favourite activities in later years. She stayed fit by walking the Peach Orchard Hill until her late 80s and then by doing the lake shore walk through until her 94th year. She enjoyed mowing her own lawns until she was 91. With the help of many people in Summerland Mum’s quality of life was excellent and for this reason we would like to send out a special thank you to Dr. Mack, Dr. Krabbe, Felicity Stahl at Pharmasave, Terry Sedoway at the Royal Bank, the Summerland Taxi Drivers, Dale MacDonald from Parks and Recreation, Craig Whitehouse of Summerland Senior Services, Diana Leitch, Shirley Greenwood, and Allen Beam. In addition we would like to acknowledge the kindness of many others who at one time or another gave her a helping hand. While we don’t know your names we heard about your kind deeds and would like to take this opportunity to say thank you. As Mum wished her ashes will be placed in the Canyon View Cemetery and no service will be held. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to your charity of choice or to the Women’s Resource Society of the Fraser Valley. (WRSFV, P.O. Box 3044, Mission, B.C. V2V 4J3 or see top right hand corner of the following webpage: )

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