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Gladys Olive Boles


Gladys Olive Boles
It is with sadness that we have to tell you that Gladys O. Boles quietly slipped away on April 4th, 2020 at Saint John Regional Hospital and went to join the others waiting with open arms and no social distancing in heaven. The first born, of the late DeLang and Catherine (Fraser) Hubbard, she arrived at Second Falls, NB on June 8th 1927. Although if you asked her, she would rarely tell you her birthdate and with a twinkle in her eye say that she was holding on to her 20’s.

In addition to her mother, father and husband Hazen Boles she was predeceased by her son Kenneth Boles, daughter Jane Kurtz, son-in-law Allen Kurtz, one brother Harry “Bud” Hubbard, five sisters Connie Kendall, Catherine Reynard, Betty Collett, Jean Cook, Irene Leslie, and step-sisters Gloria and Linda Hubbard as well as many other dear family and friends. They would have all been so happy to reunite with her, and the laughter around the kitchen table would have carried on into the night.

She leaves behind her last sibling John (Joan) Hubbard and step-siblings Cecilia, Donna and Delang Hubbard and her greatest treasures her grandchildren Kelly (Iain) Kurtz-Johnson, Michael (Julie) Boles, Eileen (Sean Ward) Boles, Amy Boles (Derek Welles) and great-grandson Xander Boles. Of course, not forgetting the special nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who reside all over North America.

There is so much to say about a woman who loved God with all her heart and lived into her 90’s with very few complaints or ailments. She endured more grief in her lifetime than anyone should have to from an early age, but instead leaned on faith and rarely spoke ill of anyone or anything. She loved being outdoors and had a green thumb that could grow a stick. Gladys like many of her sisters were beautiful cooks and bakers, and nothing made her happier than a table so full that it had to be pulled into the middle of the kitchen. She loved church on Sunday, visiting with friends and family, spending time by the ocean particularly watching the ferry in Blacks, a good cup of tea, pretty dishes, going out for a lunch at the Birches, and “Go it while you’re young” when someone would comment on how she was always on the road.

It is with much love and gratitude that we give thanks to Jackie and the girls who cared for Gram like family at Ridgeview Manor since April 2018. In Grams words “It might not be home but I could never complain, they treat me so good”

We would also like to extend our sincere thanks to the staff of 5C North and South, along with Dr. Anderson and Dr. Horich, who cared for Gram when we weren’t allowed.

Arrangements in the care of the St. George Funeral Home (755-3533) 26 Portage Street, St. George NB. Resting at the funeral home with visiting on Friday, June 26, 2020 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. Please keep in mind, due to Covid-19 restrictions, social distancing measures will be implemented which may cause a line or delays. We kindly ask that you obey social distancing and use hand sanitizer when entering the funeral home. The service will be held at the St. George Rural Cemetery on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 11:00 am with Rev. Canon Caleb Twinamastiko officating. In Gladys' memory, donations to the Building Fund of Christ Church Pennfield, NB, St. George Food Bank or to a charity of the donors’ choice would be appreciated by the family.
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Service Date
Saturday, June 27, 2020
Service Time
11:00 am
Service Location
St. George Rural Cemetery, St. George NB

June 26, 2020
Visitation Time
2-4 and 6-8 pm
Visitation Location
St. George Funeral Home, St. George NB

Burial Location
St. George Rural Cemetery, St. George NB

Requested Charity
Christ Church(Anglican) Building Fund, St. George and Area Food Bank or Donors Choice