It is with sadness that the family of Gladys Trudean Rose Phillips announce her passing on August 11, 2017 in Trail, BC with family at her side after a short battle with cancer.
Gladys was born in Salmon Arm, BC to Ted and Nora Hughes. In 1937 the family moved to Rossland where she met and married Rowland Phillips. Gladys and Rolly raised their family in Rossland and after a post retirement move to Christina Lake she returned to Rossland where she was once again with her family which she held dearly.
Gladys was a strong and determined soul who battled her disease with a positive outlook until her passing. She was so looking forward to her grandson Brodie’s upcoming wedding but she will definitely be there in spirit!
Gladys is survived by her sons Chris (Patti), Kevin (Vic) and Doug (Tara) grandchildren Bryan (Kassi), Brodie (Kailee) and Emily Rose, great-grandchildren Jonethan, Kaine and Calvin. Also survived by her sisters Barb Roth (Ron), Mary Christianson (John) brother Gord Hughes and sister-in-laws Barbara Hughes, Olie Walker and Hilda Tait as well as numerous nieces and nephews and Patti’s children Chantelle (Perry), Kevin and grandaughter Addy.
She will also forever remain dear to her chosen sister Glo Howard and husband Paul.
Gladys was predeceased by her parents Ted and Nora, husband Rolly, brother Doug and sister Audrey.
The family would like to express our thanks to the caring and compassionate ER professionals at KBRH. Thank you!
Cremation has taken place and a family celebration of life will take place at a later date. Alexandra Butts of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.
As an expression of sympathy your donations made in Gladys’ name to the KBRH Foundation at 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, BC, V1R 4M1 or online at www.kbrhhealthfoundation.ca would be greatly appreciated.