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Gladys Frances KNOCK
Père : KNOCK
Décès le : 2005-11-02
Parution : 2005-11-05
Conjoint(e) : George SHERLOW
Paru dans : Ottawa Citizen, ON

SHERLOW, Gladys Frances Sherlow It is with great sorrow that the family of Gladys Sherlow announce her death on November 2, 2005, in Ottawa. Born Gladys Frances Knock in London on December 8, 1919, Gladys completed her education at Kingsbury Grammar School before taking a job in insurance in the City. She enjoyed the work, but her fondest memory was of exercising her newly acquired financial independence by rushing out over lunch to Sadler's Wells to reserve a balcony seat for the evening performance. It was in London during the war that Gladys met George Sherlow, who was then serving with the Canadian Army. They married in 1942; their first child, Pamela, was born in 1944. George returned to Canada following the war and was joined in 1946 by Gladys and Pam. The family settled in Swan River, Manitoba, where Linda, their second daughter, was born in 1947. Swan River was very much a small, isolated farming community in the 1940s, and the first home of Gladys and George had neither electricity nor running water, but the transplanted Londoner put down new roots in the rich prairie soil and got on with it. In time Gladys and George came to operate a very successful apiary in Swan River, and they were much involved in the life of the community. In 1970, however, they moved to Kelowna, British Columbia, where they (and their beloved dog Scamp) enjoyed an active and interesting retirement together, spending their winters in Texas and enjoying cruises. Following George's death in 2000, Gladys moved to Ottawa to be closer to Linda and Pam. Gladys will be remembered by family and friends (who affectionately called her "Lally") as a kind and gentle woman who had many loves and interests. She was a member of the Eastern Star and was involved with the War Brides of Canada. She was also a member of the congregation of St. Michael's and all Saints Cathedral in Kelowna, and she was active with the Anglican Church Women in both Swan River and Kelowna. She enjoyed classical music and literature, and she was good at languages, learning Spanish as an adult but still able to recite the Latin verbs of her school days. Knitting needles or a crossword puzzle were never far from her reach. Gladys will be missed by many but most of all by her family: daughters Pam Sherlow Gahan and Linda Sherlow Lowdon (sons-in-law John and Don) of Ottawa, grandson Cameron George Lowdon (wife Mary) serving with the Canadian Forces in Germany, and sister Joyce and brother-in-law Jack Wilson of Kelowna. The family wish to thank all those at the Richmond Dementia Care Home and the Peter D. Clark Centre in Ottawa who helped care for Gladys as Alzheimer disease took its toll in more recent years, in particular Karen Prefontaine, her daughter Kathryn, as well as Mimi and Molly, their dogs. They want also to say thank you to Louise Falardeau, and Margarite Dubuc. The funeral will be held on Wednesday, November 9, at 1 p.m. at the First Memorial Funeral Service, 1211 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna. A light lunch will follow. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Alzheimer Society of Canada appreciated. Published in the Ottawa Citizen on 11/5/2005

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