Coutts Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

96 St Andrews Street, Cambridge, ON


Gladys Eleanor McMahon

September 19, 1932August 31, 2020


Passed away peacefully, on Monday, August 31, 2020 at Cambridge Memorial Hospital in her 88th year. Loving mother of Nancy (Ron) Griffith, of Texas, John (Debbie) Clifford and Carolyn (David) Mazmanian. Devoted grandma of Alex Clifford (Anna), Matthew (Deanna) Clifford, Kyle (Paige) Clifford, Samuel Mazmanian and Sarah Mazmanian. Adored great-grandma to Mackenzie, Kolton, Brody, Ryker and Cooper Clifford. Dear sister of Donnie (Mary) Knight, Alan (Vicky) Knight and Kelly Taylor. Predeceased by her parents Reginald and Lena Knight, first husband John (Jack) Clifford (1987), second husband Dennis MᶜMahon (2008), sister Maree Penchuk and brother Doug (Joan) Knight. She was a dedicated school teacher of 46 years.

In accordance with current Covid-19 Provincial, Federal and the Bereavement Authority of Ontario regulations, special arrangements have been made to accommodate the safety and convenience of everyone. Access to the facility will be controlled and all visitors will be required to wear a mask, to provide the funeral home personnel with their name and telephone number upon arrival, and to observe physical distancing measures while on the premises. Visitation will be held at COUTTS FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE (96 St. Andrews Street, Cambridge, 519-621-1650) on Tuesday, September 8 from 5:30 - 8 pm. Upon arrival to the scheduled events, funeral home staff will provide complete directions.

Due to current restrictions, a private family funeral service will take place and be live-streamed on the Coutts Funeral Home Facebook page on Wednesday, September 9 at 1:00 pm. Interment will follow in New Hope Cemetery.

Gladys’ family would like to thank Dr. Jonathan, nurses Courtney and Seth in ICU, Rebecca in Rehabilitation, Dr. Walker and all other nurses and doctors who assisted in caring for Gladys. A very special thank you to mom’s dear friend, Riaf who was always there providing care and compassion.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cambridge & District Humane Society or Cross Roads Be In Christ Church.


  • John Clifford
  • Kyle Clifford
  • Matthew Clifford
  • David Mazmanian
  • Samuel Mazmanian
  • Sarah Mazmanian


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 8, 2020

  • Facebook Live

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020



Gladys Eleanor McMahon

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Carol Knight

September 9, 2020

Just rewatched the ceremony with Ron. It was very touching. Gladys was a kind and classy lady who will be truly missed. The Knight Family Christmas won't be the same.


September 9, 2020


Penni Cox

September 9, 2020

I enjoyed meeting Gladys in Texas, and I treasure my friendship with her daughter, Nancy. Gladys is rejoicing with Jesus, her Savior. All my love to her and her beautiful family!

Cliff Hargrove

September 9, 2020

Our prayers are with the family of Gladys. I enjoyed her visits to Texas and Western Heritage Cowboy Church. I will miss the visits and writing her notes. She has been a good friend. Gladys loved her family and her God. I am a collector of personal stories and Gladys could tell some wonderful stories that I enjoyed.
Safe in the arms of the Lord.

Megan Daly

September 8, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. I had always heard wonderful things about Gladys and the members of her family. She will be missed!
Sincerely Megan Daly and Joe Ramseyer

Alan Knight

September 7, 2020

Being Gladys's younger brother, I have fond memories of Gladys.
She was not only my sister, but my best friend growing up.
My condolences to her family.

Joanne Taylor

September 7, 2020

I think my favourite memory of Gladys was how kind, caring and generous she was. She will be greatly missed .

Karen Campbell

September 7, 2020

Dear Nancy, John, Carolyn and families,

My heart goes out to you at this time of loss. I hope our shared memories will give you comfort, especially those wonderful summers at Sauble Beach and the Christmas Eve parties we all enjoyed so much.

I liked what you said, Carolyn, at my mother's funeral last year about the reunion in Heaven right now. I can hear Grandpa Mclean's (Uncle Cyril's) fiddle playing, and see them all dancing.

Love always,


Brian Loucks

September 2, 2020

The last time I saw Gladys F2F I was teaching John, a tweenie, and Nancy, early teen to water ski at Silver Queen Lake. Carolyn was too little for the sport. Their daddy, Jack was also watching the performance, with amusement no doubt. Those were great times and both are missed. But they'll now be able to visit with my mom, Dorothy and laugh about old times. RIP Gladys!

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