Gladys Down

Obituary of Gladys Down

Down, Gladys Bertha (née Bignell)
Born September 9, 1923 in Truro Nova Scotia.  Died peacefully January 2, 2018 at Erie Shores HealthCare. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Russell Down (1974). Dearest mother of Joanne Patterson (Michael), Jane Down and Douglas Down (Kitty). Beloved Nanny of Jodi Stone, Marni Cook (Craig), Alex Souchan, Katherine Down, Rebecca Down, and Michael Down. Beloved Great Nanny to Kye and Keira Cook and James Stone. Aunt to Betty Jane Bignell, Diane Hartlan-Bignell, and David Bignell. Predeceased by her parents Charles and Emilie Bignell and her Brothers Frank (Dorothy) and Bernard (Mildred). Gladys was a truly kind and compassionate person to all who met her and was deeply loved by her family. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) Friday 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Gladys’ life will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 11 a.m. Rev. Paul Rodey officiating. Interment at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery to follow. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance at