Gladys Steele, 79, of 1010 Fifth St. E., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at La Verendrye General Hospital on Monday, March 13, 2000.
She was born Feb. 18, 1921 in Fort Frances to the late Frederick and Nora Alton.
Gladys lived most of her life in Fort Frances. As a Registered Nurse, she had worked in Winnipeg, Man. and La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.
On Sept. 2, 1944, she was united in marriage to Glen Steele. In 1970, they moved to International Falls, Mn., where they resided until returning to Fort Frances in 1979.
Gladys enjoyed her summers at their island cabin on Rainy Lake. Over the years, she also enjoyed knitting baby outfits for the Ladies Auxiliary. Her interests included bowling and playing cards with her friends as a lifetime bridge club member.
Gladys also was a member of Knox United Church and the U.C.W. Her family, especially the grandchildren, were the biggest part of Gladys’ life.
She was predeceased by her husband, Glen, on Feb. 23, 1992; one sister, Delores; and one brother, Fred.
Gladys is survived by her two daughters, Glenda and husband, Neil McGregor, of Thunder Bay, Ont., and Pamela Steele of Coquitlam, B.C.; two sons, Tom Steele and wife, Bev, and Mervyn Steele and wife, Donna, of Fort Frances, Ont.; and three grandchildren, Robert Steele of Dryden, Ont., Paul Steele of Thunder Bay, Ont., and John Steele of Winnipeg, Man.
Also surviving are her two brothers, James Alton and wife, Rohonalda, of Fort Frances, Ont., and Delmer Alton and wife, Elaine, of Abbottsford, B.C.; one sister, Patricia and husband, Clifford Beauregard, of Atikokan, Ont.; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, March 16, 2000 at 2 p.m. at Knox United Church in Fort Frances, with Rev. Patrick Playfair officiating.
Interment will take place in Fort Frances Cemetery in Fort Frances at a later date.
In memoriam donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, P.O. Box 444, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8.