Gladys M Anderson

16 December, 19232 April, 2021

ANDERSON, Gladys - It is with great sadness that the Family of Gladys Anderson (nee Leishman) announces her passing peacefully on Friday, April 2, 2021, with her Family by her side at the Algoma Residential Community Hospice.

Gladys, a proud daughter of the late James and Susan (nee Cockburn) formally of Scotland was born on December 16, 1923, in North Bay, Ontario. She was predeceased by her beloved Husband of 58 years Albert “Andy”, in 2006. Loving mother of Donald and his wife Teresa of Temple, Texas (and her son Jameson McKee (Tiana), and Richard of Calgary, Alberta. Dear sister to her predeceased brothers the Morris Leishman (Laura), Philip Leishman (Edith), and Robert (Bob) Leishman (Gwen). Dear Aunt of Evelyn Bailey (and her son Robert), Carole Willing (Philip), Judith and David Saunders, late Brian Leishman, Rory Leishman (Caroline), Peter Leishman (Sandra), Colin Leishman and the late Hon. Christine Stewart (late David).

Gladys, lived a long life of love, grace, faith, unwavering strength, and always wearing a smile on her face. Loved to read (novels, history books) and be up to date on current events and spending time with family. She was a loving and caring person, devoted wife, mother, aunt and friend. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

As per her request there will not be a visitation or funeral, a private graveside service will be held at Greenwood Cemetery by the immediate family. Rev. Dr. Sean Soangik Kim, DTH. of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church will be officiating.

Memorial contributions (payable by cheque or online) to the SAH - Cancer Care Fund, ARCH Hospice, or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Arthur Funeral Home – Barton & Kiteley Chapel (492 Wellington Street East 705-759-2522). Please visit Arthur Funeral Home website obituaries to leave a message of condolence or a memory as a keepsake for Gladys' family.

A heart felt thank you to Ella, Elizabeth, Iris, Kathy, Lorraine, Suzy, and Rev. Kim and Elder Don. Along with Dr. Booth, Laura, RN, and Nurse Christine for her special care on Mom’s last day. Her family wishes to thank the compassionate staff, and all the special care givers and friends at Pathway’s, and ARCH Hospice, and by the many friends and family who loved her.

Our Loving Mom, you will live on in our hearts and memories.


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Janice Lamont Sullivan

9 April 2021

My deepest sympathy Donald and Richard on the loss of your loving Mom. I have so many memories of visits with your Mom, enjoying a pot of tea with her Scottish plaid tea cozy keeping the pot hot. We would chat for the longest times, she was an interesting woman. Loved her stories about her young days in the Sault, and talking about when we children were young and playing together. Wishing you comfort. —— Janice

Bruce Lamont

9 April 2021

My family lived next to the Andersons. Condolences Richard and Donald, your mother was a lovely woman and I have fond memories of her.
Bruce Lamont

Peter Leishman

7 April 2021

From nephew Peter Leishman:
Our beloved Aunt Gladys will always remain a very special memory. Her ever present cheerfulness always brightened each day.
The enthusiasm with which Aunt Gladys lived life, from family road trips across North America (we cousins were duly jealous of our two cousins Richard and Donald), to her loving care of Grandma Leishman, is an inspiration to us all.
Rest in deserving peace Aunt Gladys, alongside our fondly remembered, beloved Uncle Andy.

Laura Bjorklund

6 April 2021

I never met your mother but she is actually an important person in our family. She was friends with my grandmother (Virginia Paul) long before I was born and shared a recipe for a salad (a jello, cottage cheese, pineapple salad). She had it on a recipe card which was copied for all of us as "Gladys Anderson's salad". This salad appears at all family functions and BBQs and is generally beloved. I even submitted it to my university cookbook back in the day! Anyway I know this is strange but I wanted you to know that "Gladys Anderson's salad" is important to our family and your mom must have been a special lady. Hope you and your family are finding some peace during this time.

Nick and Maureen Gridzak

5 April 2021

Dear Don and Richard, we are saddened to read of your mother’s passing. What wonderful memories I have from our earlier years and later when I visited on occasion at Pathways. She was always smiling and in great spirits. This last year was challenging for all so I was not able to visit with her. I will miss her as I am sure both of you will, too. We extend our deepest condolences to you both for a life well lived.

Sault Area Hospital Foundation

5 April 2021

Dear Anderson Family,

We are saddened to hear of the loss of Gladys and send our sincere sympathies to your family. May the memories you shared offer comfort in the days ahead.

Thank you for choosing to honour Glady’s memory by asking friends and family to make gifts to Sault Area Hospital Foundation.

With our deepest condolences,

Sault Area Hospital Foundation Staff – Teresa, Melissa, Christie, Logan, Tasha, Megan, Dionne, Lee and Paige

Janice (Quick) Hewson

5 April 2021

My sincere condolences to Donald & Richard on your mom's passing. She was about the most gracious person I knew and always happy and spreading cheer no matter the ups and downs of life. She will long remain in the hearts of all who knew her. She has many open arms greeting her in heaven: family, her church family and the Eventide Group family. I can just imagine the conversations and laughter and all the planning for teas as they did for St.Paul's.
To all her family, may your memories ease your loss.
Janice (Quick) Hewson

David Curry

5 April 2021

Dear family of Gladys. Our sincerest condolences to you. I only met Gladys briefly a couple of times during her stay at A.R.C.H. Her kinds words of concern and her smile brought me comfort while I was visiting my mother across the hall. I hope that my visits with our cat brought her the same joy and comfort that she gave me. David Curry

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