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Born: Aug 13, 1929

Date of Passing: Dec 13, 2020

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Mom passed away peacefully on December 13, 2020. Although her family was unable to be by her side, her nurse, Jennifer was with Mom and provided her with comfort and care.
Mom was born on August 13, 1929 in Winnipeg. Mom and Dad (Samuel Victor Lowry) were married on April 3, 1954, and were together for 31 years before Dad passed away on October 7, 1985. Mom was also predeceased by her parents Kathleen (Laidler) and William Parsons, twin sister Kathleen Major, and two brothers, William (Bill) Parsons and Arthur Parsons.
Mom is survived by her son Arthur, daughter-in-law Janice; two grandchildren, David (Katie) and Ashley Allard (Derek); two great-grandchildren, Aiden and Brooklynn; and many nieces and nephews.
Mom was very independent and enjoyed cooking, baking, knitting and sewing. She had a large network of friends and family that she always kept in touch with. For a time, Mom worked at the family business, Parsons Plumbing and Heating. She later worked at Prince Charles School as a teacher's aid, where she made many life long friends. Everything that she gave to the children and staff, were given back to her multiple times over.
Mom loved to cook and you could be assured that when you were at her home for Sunday dinners that there was always enough for a second plate and enough to take home for the next day.
Mom adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved just looking at their pictures and when they called it was the highlight of her day.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Siloam Mission, 300 Princess St, Winnipeg Manitoba, R3B 1M3.
Due to current COVID restrictions, a service for Mom will be held at a later date.

475 Provencher Blvd.,
in care of arrangements, 204-775-2220

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 19, 2020

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • She was one of the nicest ladies I have ever had the privage of knowing. Such a caring and compassionate person REST IN PEACE GLADYS You will be missed - Posted by: (In law and friend) on: Dec 20, 2020

  • I would like to pass along my sincere sympathy and condolences to Art and Janice and your family on the loss of your Mom. Cherish and treasure all the wonderful memories to help you at this difficult time. Warm hugs and much love to all of you.... - Posted by: brent mackie (friend) on: Dec 20, 2020

  • Grandma, you always made the best cookies and banana bread and chili, and somehow your tuna salad was extra delicious. Following you recipes to a “t”, it still never tastes as good as when you make it. I will always remember you cooking Dave up a pound of bacon right before a swim meet, and playing drop the candy and sleeping on your balcony on the lookout for “robbers”. You were always willing to do whatever we wanted, even if that included chasing the Moffatts from one end of the city to another. You were a great grandma and I love you and will miss you. - Posted by: Ashleyy (Granddaughter) on: Dec 19, 2020

  • Such an independent woman. Thought and prayers to the family. - Posted by: Hussieni (Nephew) on: Dec 19, 2020

  • Gladys was a colleague at Prince Charles School and I remember her as an unfailing positive influence on all of us. She was great with the students and a friend to everyone. She was part of the glue that held the school together and made it such a wonderful place to work. - Posted by: John VanWalleghem (Colleague at Prince Charles School) on: Dec 19, 2020

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