It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our Mom on Sunday, November 12, 2017 with her children and grandchildren by her side at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Mom was born on July 17, 1931 in Dort’s Cove, Guysborough, NS and was the daughter of the late William & Margaret Porter.
Gladys enjoyed crochetting, baking and playing cards. Mom's most cherished moments were those spent with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be missed by all.
Gladys is survived by her children, Billie (Florence), Ruth (Doug) Dupe and Scott (Arlene MacEachern), son-in-law Tom Pheifer, all of New Waterford and Darlene (Donald) Muise of Winnipeg, MB. She was Nanny/Grandma to ten grandchildren and Great-Grandma to eleven great- grandchildren. Mom is also survived by her siblings, Jerome (Janet) Porter, Scott (Violet) Porter, Betty (Ervin) Rafter and sister-in-law, Ada (late Courtney) Porter.
Mom was predeceased by our Dad, Harold 'Bonnie' Hulme in 1995, her daughter, Lillian Pheifer in 2008 and grandson Douglas Pheifer in 1973. She was also predeceased by her sisters, Edith (Robert) Gammon, Doris (Harold) Taylor and brother, Courtney (Buddy) Porter.
Visitation will be at held at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith Street, New Waterford, NS on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 5 - 9 pm. Funeral service will take place Wednesday, November 15, 2017 in All Saints Anglian Church, Gibbon St, New Waterford at 11 a.m. with Rev. Myrna MacMullin officiating. Burial will be in Union Grove Cemetery, Scotchtown, with a luncheon to follow in All Saints Anglican Church Hall.
The family requests that donations in Mom’s memory may be made to the An Cala Palliative Care Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital or a charity of your choice. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca.