Gladys Battist

Obituary of Gladys Clara Battist

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BATTIST, Gladys C. Pictou September 3, 1923 – December 3, 2023 It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother Gladys Clara Battist, at the age of 100 years on December 3, 2023. She passed away peacefully at the Shiretown Nursing Home with family and her great friend Edith Boudreau, by her side. Gladys was born to Frank and Janie (MacDonald) Henderson on September 3, 1923. She grew up in Seafoam and remained there until marrying her husband, Stanley Alfred Battist, in 1942, and moved to Sundridge where they raised their seven children. In 1965 they moved to Lyons Brook and lived in the house that they built, until she moved to Shiretown Nursing Home on November 28, 2019. Gladys was a member of the Lyons Brook United Church and sang in the choir for over 50 years. She was also a member of the Women’s Institute and held an Honorary Membership. In her younger years, she was an avid team bowler and accumulated many trophies. She was a member of the New Horizons Community 50+ Club where she always played an excellent game of Scrabble and loved playing against competitor David Clark. You were a good player if you could beat David! She also looked forward to her weekly card game of 45’s at the Horizons Club and the Lyons Brook Community Hall. Gladys was an excellent homemaker who loved to bake and she could turn her hand to many crafts. Her stunning Christmas trees were worthy of being put on the front page of any magazine. Gladys enjoyed knitting, sewing and crocheting and in later years knit many baby hats for the Aberdeen Hospital. She is survived by her seven children, Billie (Betty Ann), Sandra (Laurie Bowron), Bruce, Carol (Stuart Sutherland), Clifford (Jeanie), Barbara (Peter Richardson) and Michael (Shelley). She is also survived by her sister, Marion Palmer (Lloyd); sister-in-law, Marie Henderson; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great grandchildren. Gladys was predeceased by her husband, Stan in 2002, just shy of 60 years of marriage; brothers, Wilbert (Della), Fred (Jean), Johnie (Marie); sisters, Jean (Alfred Langille) and Catherine Jewers. Visitation will take place at McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou from 6-9 PM on Wednesday December 6th. Funeral service will be held at the Lyons Brook United Church Thursday December 7th at 2PM with Rev. Jim Webber-Cook officiating. Burial will be held following the service at the Caribou River Upper Cemetery with a reception to follow at the Lyons Brook Community Hall. Family flowers only please. Donations in Gladys memory may be made to the Caribou River Upper Cemetery (c/o Mrs. Donalda Langille, 936 Battist Rd, Scotsburn, NS, B0K 1R0), or to a charity of your choice.