Gladys Marion Shonert (nee Olson)

May 23, 2018 5 Condolences Print Obituary

March 29, 1917 – May 16, 2018

It is with both sadness and peace in our hearts, we announce the passing of Gladys Marion Shonert (nee Olson) of Edmonton on May 16, 2018.  She had a very full 101 years of life.

Gladys passed away at the University of Alberta Hospital after suffering a stroke.

She was born in Castor Alberta to Olaf and Julia Olson.

Gladys will be greatly missed by her daughter Sharon and husband Donald (Jackson), her grandchildren Sabrina and Katelynn, her four great grandchildren Elizabeth, Victoria, Caleb and Teilla as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband Norman, parents and nine brothers and sisters Bertha Olson, Elmer Olson, Mable Proulx, Agnes Parry, Arthur Olson, Irene Campbell, Mildred Winmill, Alice Nessel, Melford Olson and several nieces and nephews.

Gladys was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  During her life she enjoyed nature, gardening, knitting, embroidery, cross stitch and painting.  Family social events were a much-loved occasion for Gladys. She also enjoyed every opportunity to travel, she loved visiting new places, seeing new things and meeting new people.

Our family wishes to thank the staff at Shepherd’s Care Vanguard for the wonderful care provided to Gladys. The kindness shown to her is appreciated and will not be forgotten.

A Celebration of her Life will be held on Thursday June 14, at 1:30 PM at St. Albert Evangelical Lutheran Church located at 11 Glenview Crescent, St. Albert.

  1. Will miss Gladys-the last of her generation.
    Gladys was a world class traveler and has now gone on her greatest journey.
    My most sincere condolences to the Jackson family and all those who knew and loved Gladys- Friends and family alike.

  2. Such a beautifully written tribute to Gladys. Our thoughts are with the Jackson family. May she RIP.
    Sincere Condolences
    Carol and Win

  3. It was my sincere pleasure to have met and knowen Gladys. What a great legacy she has left with her daughter Sharon, her granddaughters and great grandchildren. My sincere condolences to all the Family.

  4. My condolences Sharon, to you and your family, on the passing of your mother. You always shared stories of your mother in such a loving and fun way that I felt as though I knew her personally because of it. She was a big part of your lives and that was evident in so many ways. Thank you for sharing more of her life with us in your beautiful tribute.

  5. My thoughts are with your family Sharon, Gladys was such a beautiful lady and I am thankful to have known her.

    Sandy

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