MANION, Gladys. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gladys Ethel Manion. With her family by her side, Gladys passed away peacefully on October 5, 2013. She is survived by her two sons, Pat, Bob (Lisa), daughter Debbie (Danny), her special granddaughters Rachael (Jason), Trisha (Jordy), Tara (Jordan), brother Jim (Gail), sister Margaret. Gladys was ‘Great Grandmom’ to Kale and Daylen whom she adored, they lit up her life with their many visits. Gladys was a pillar of strength, full of love and compassion, and touched the hearts of everyone she knew. She worked for many years at Coquitlam Bakery (Northside Poco) and was known to all the little children as the “cookie lady” as she was always giving them cookies. Gladys was an excellent seamstress making beautiful wedding dresses and ballroom gowns. She was the greatest cook and and an avid gardener. She retired from her last job at Hawthorne Care Center.
She will be forever in our hearts and will be sadly missed. We will cherish the times we spent together. Many thanks to the staff and her friends at Hawthorne Senior Care Center for all their care, their friendships and the extra special help she sometimes needed. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Complex Care Recreation Center of Hawthorne Senior Care.