Gladys Nichol (nee Gourley)
Gladys Nichol passed away Sunday April 26, 2020 at the Lions Prairie Manor, Portage la Prairie at the age of 92. Gladys was born June 1st, 1927, youngest child of Jane and Thomas Gourley. She was raised on the family farm in the Edwin District and attended Hartford School. She worked for a time at Fuller’s Bake Shop in Portage. On June 23, 1949 she married Glen Nichol and together farmed north of Bagot raising 4 sons. She remained on the farm until moving to Regency House, Portage la Prairie in 2011. She moved to Lions Prairie Manor in 2019.
Mom/Grandma/Great-Grandma will be lovingly remembered by sons and daughter in-laws: Raymond (Darlene), Brian (Debbie), Harvey (Hali) and Kevin (Sharon).
Grandchildren: Celia (Greg) Burnett, Mark (Radka) Nichol, Jill Nichol, Heather (Ewan) Dewolf, Holly (Brad) Quissy, Joanna (Cam Pepper) Nichol, Ashley (Teri-Lyne) Nichol, Jen Nichol, Kaitie (Tanner) Waldvogel, Courtney Nichol, Melissa (Ryan Hordal) Nichol, and Amanda (Dylan Weller) Nichol.
Great grandchildren: Brooke, Daria, Kyra, Gillian, Daniel, Olivia, Parker, Scarlett, Emalyn, Brogan, Annika, Markus, Collins, Huntleigh and Hendricks.
Predeceased by her parents Jane and Thomas Gourley, husband Glen (2003), Sisters: Margaret (Jim) Cook, Jesse (Johnny) McCartney, Mary (Neil) McKenzie and Elizabeth (Cecil) Johnson, Brothers: Andrew (Lillian) Gourley and David (Mary) Gourley. In-laws: Ed (Alice) Nichol, Roy (Mildred/Ivy) Nichol, Allan (Marjorie) Nichol, Gordon (Miriam) Nichol, Florrie Nichol, Bert (Vera) Nichol, Alice (Bill) Bodie, Cecil (Doreen) Nichol and Howard (Olive/Josie) Nichol.
Mom and Dad celebrated 53 years of marriage. She will be remembered for her quiet, gentle personality. Enjoyed quilting with her sisters. Her family was the focal point of her life, with always a baked cookie or coffee cake ready at a moment’s notice. She belonged to the UCW and was happy to help with community functions. Knitting was a huge pastime. We will always remember the wonderful meals and delicious desserts. Thanks Mom for taking care of us.
The Family would like to thank the Staff and Home Care workers of the Regency House, Doctors and Nurses of Portage General Hospital and the Staff of the Lions Prairie Manor for providing her with excellent care.
Celebration of Life will be determined and announced at a future date.
Donations in memory of Gladys may be made to Central Plains Cancer Services; 318 E Saskatchewan Ave, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 0K8.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.omegafunerahome.com.
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