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Gladys Julia Kirby (nee Vater)

Born: June 2nd, 1909

Passed in: Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed on: April 4th, 2016

Passed peacefully away on Monday, April 4, 2016 in her 107th year in Stephenville. Leaving to mourn, son Glenn (Beverley), granddaughter Heidi, Beverley's parents Elsie and Nelson Bennett, as well as many friends and relatives across Newfoundland and North America. She was predeceased by her husband Norman S. Kirby (North). Gladys was the last surviving member of the Stephen and Elizabeth Vater family of Gambo/Dark Cove, having been predeceased by her sisters Florence, Naomi, Beatrice, Susanna, Dorothy, Emma, Jessie, Annie and brother, Frederick. She was predeceased by first husband Bela Pritchett. Gladys ran the family business in Gambo before moving to Gander in the late 1940s with North where they both became involved in the early development of the Town. She was particularly involved with the church community, a member of the ACW, a member of the choir and organist at St. Martin's Anglican Cathedral. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at Stacey's Funeral Home in Gander on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 from 7-9 p.m. A celebration of her life will take place at St. Martin's Anglican Cathedral in Gander at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, 2016 followed by a cup of tea. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to St. Martin's Anglican Cathedral, Gander. To sign the family guest books you may visit either www.fillatre.ca or www.staceysfuneralhome.ca. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Stephenville Crossing, NL and Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander, NL.

 
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