Gladys Ellen Gemeroy
Passed away August 15th 2017, in her 94th year, with loved ones by her side.
Leaving behind to mourn her loss, yet to celebrate her life, are twin sister, Doris Wirta, sons Bob (Liz) and Barry (Barb) Waters; grandchildren Carla, Jason (Paula), Michael, Sarah (Jamie), Kylie (Kevin), Blair (Krista); great grandchildren Brendon, Jenna, Nick, Amanda, Holly, River, Willa, Arlo, Eli, Davis; great great grandchildren Carson & Bella; niece Gayla (Ken) Smith; great nieces Lindsey (Steven) and Nicole (Anthony); numerous Michelson relatives; and many long-time, close friends.
Gladys and her twin sister, Doris, arrived in this world Feb. 14th 1924, in Sointula, BC, a Valentine’s Day gift for parents Tom & Ingrid Michelson.
Overcoming challenges, the tiny twins shared a drawer for the fIrst few months of their lives. As time went on, they became a affectionately known as Glady & Dori, the Michelson Twins.
Frequent guests at Sointula dances, their love of music has never waned.
Glady lost her first husband, Bill Waters, at a young age but, true to form, soldiered on. Many years later, she met and married Dr. ‘Punch’ Gemeroy with whom she spent many happy years. Punch introduced her to travel which they enjoyed together until Punch’s death in 1978.
In subsequent years, Glady experienced many cultures and countries, with sister Dori and friends.
Glady’s garden also brought her joy. She often sat on her back deck watching the birds and enjoying the scents of various flowers. A hanging basket, delivered each year on Mothers’ Day, gave her much pleasure.
Weekly Bridge with the girls was a highlight, although being ‘dummy’ did not sit well with Glady! Sharp as a tack, Glady stayed informed with finances, world news & politics, and had an opinion on most issues.
A member of the Evergreen Seniors, Glady enjoyed several outings, movies and celebrations over the years. Always wanting to be on the go, Glady never missed a beat. When the time came, she replaced her car with a scooter and was often seen heading o to nearby stores or to her not-to-be-missed weekly hair appointment.
Glady’s laughter, unconditional love and zest for life will always be remembered. She has enriched our lives and made this world a much better place. Our heartfelt thanks to friends and family; your loving support enabled Glady to remain, for the most part, in her own home.
Many thanks, also, to Drs. Green and Dawes, and to the dedicated 3rd floor staff of St. Joseph’s hospital. Your care and devotion helped give comfort to Glady in her final days.
There will be no public service at Glady’s request. In lieu of flowers, you are invited to make a donation to The Heart & Stroke Foundation or to the charity of your choice.