Posted: November 14th, 2016

1932 ~ 2016
It is with sadness that the family of Gladys Magdalena Coward, wife of the late John Coward, announce her passing at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Monday, November 7, 2016, at the age of 84 years. Gladys leaves to cherish her sons, Steven and David (Cheryl) and their children, Justin, Aaron and Emely and her sister, Alma Gutfriend (Wallace Wutzke). Gladys is also survived by her brothers-in-law, Art (Doreen) and Paul (Glenda); sisters-in-law, Margie, Dorothy, Beatrice (Mel), Carol, Kay (Stuart) and Pearl as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Gladys was predeceased by her husband, John; parents, Emil and Magdalina; two sisters, Florence Schaffer and Ethel Wellband; John’s parents; three brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law. Gladys was born in Medicine Hat on June 17, 1932, and grew up in Irvine. She worked at numerous local jobs before joining the Air Force where she met John. They lived in various locations before settling in Medicine Hat. Gladys was a loyal member of the Ladies Auxillary and the Strathcona Centre. She volunteered for numerous organizations working many casinos and bingos. Gladys loved playing cards, reading books and singing. The family would like to thank the staff at Riverview Care Centre and the Palliative Care Unit at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital for the care they provided to Gladys. A Celebration of Gladys’ life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., on Saturday, November 12, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Lyle Berg officiating. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at www.cook If friends so desire, memorial donations in Gladys’ name may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of AB, #124, 430 – 6 Avenue S.E., Medicine Hat, AB., T1A 2S8 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 102 Crestwood Square One, 1865 Dunmore Road S.E., Medicine Hat, AB., T1A 1Z8. Honoured to serve the family is

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455

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