Gladys Elma Peach
Glady, an 89 year resident of Fairview St. in Sydney until 2001, passed away surrounded by loved ones in Dartmouth on Tuesday, July 3, 2012. Following a golfing accident in 2001, she moved to Dartmouth to live with family. A kind and gracious soul, she lived by the golden rule "do unto others, as you would have them do unto you".
Born in Sydney, Glady was the daughter of the late Nina and James Townsend. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold; brother, Carl Townsend and his wife, Margaret; brothers-in-law, Warren Dobbin and Jack Stuewe; and nephew, Bill Townsend.
Glady is survived by her sisters, Verne Dobbin, Toronto and Shirley Stuewe, Dartmouth; nieces, Louise Lindsey (Joe),Vancouver, Shirley MacLean, Sydney and Patty Flynn (Mike), Dartmouth; nephews, Jim Townsend, Toronto, Richard Townsend (Jean), Sydney, David Stuewe (Brenda Joyce), Dartmouth, Doug Stuewe (Lynn), Ottawa and Les Dobbin, Toronto.
Glady, in her younger years, was active at the Sydney YMCA, has been a lifetime member of the Lingan Golf Club and the Sydney Curling Club. She loved people, was an avid bridge player, enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and the activities of the Westmount Seniors Club. The cornerstone of our family, Glady will be greatly missed.
A funeral service will be held Thursday 7 p.m. at Sydney Memorial Chapel. Following the service, Glady’s family will host a reception on the lower level of the funeral home. A family burial will take place at Hardwood Hill.
Thanks are extended to the caring staff at Shannex Parkstone and Glasgow Hall, the ladies auxiliary of First Baptist Church and Rev. Nelson Metcalf, for their kindness.