Born In: St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Born: June 29th, 1919
Passed in: Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: September 3rd, 2012
Ruth Caroline Gladwin-93,of Evergreen Home for Special Care, and formerly of Kentville and Dartmouth, passed away peacefully at Evergreen on Monday, September 3,2012 after a short illness. The former Ruth Mitchell, she was born in St.John's,NL on June 29,1919, the youngest of eight children of the late George and Susannah (Bragg) Mitchell. A true Newfoundlander, she “moved to Canada” in 1944 and was married that year to Wynyard Robert “Joe” Gladwin. She and Joe lived in Woodlawn until they moved to Kentville in 1968. In Dartmouth she was active in organizations at Woodlawn United Church. She was well-known for her baking skills, especially bread and rolls, pies and “Nana's chocolate cake.” She was an accomplished knitter, making countless mittens, socks and sweaters for family and friends. She enjoyed crossword puzzles and cryptoquotes and cups of tea. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, Wynyard Robert “Joe” Gladwin, Evergreen Home for Special Care, Kentville; one daughter, Jane (Hugh) Townsend, Dartmouth; one son, Gerry (Jose Van Kippersluis) Gladwin, Greenfield, Kings County; five grandchildren, Gavin Townsend, Vancouver; Charlotte (Fayeque) Townsend-Rahman, Toronto; Graham (Patti Hackett) Townsend, Cole Harbour; Kaesy (Amanda Sin) Gladwin, Collingwood, Ont.; and Stefan (Shannon Tully) Gladwin, Whitehorse, Yukon Territory; five great-grandchildren, Claire and Anna Townsend, Cole Harbour; Isla Townsend-Rahman, Toronto; Orin and Greta Gladwin, Whitehorse; nieces and nephews, Ruth Boutilier, Dartmouth; Bob Annett, Cole Harbour; Sheldon Mitchell, Martin's Brook, Lunenburg County; Jill Mitchell, St. John's, NL; and Phyllis Ronayne, St. John's, NL; and two sisters-in-law, Shannon Gladwin, Eastern Passage, and Cynthia Mitchell, St. John's, NL. She was predeceased by three sisters, Violet Annett, Dartmouth; and May and Bertha Mitchell, St. John's, NL; and four brothers, William, Max, George and Robert Mitchell, St. John's, NL. The family would like to thank all of the staff at Evergreen for their excellent and compassionate care during Ruth's stay. No visitation and a private memorial service for family and friends will be held at a later date. Donations in her memory may be made to Valley Regional Hospital Foundation or the Kings County branch of VON, or a charity of choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, 100 Cornwallis Street,Kentville. An on-line guest book may be signed by visiting:www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com.
Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark.
For tho' from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crost the bar.
-- Alfred, Lord Tennyson