We, the family, would like to announce the passing of our mother, Gladys Melle at the Estevan Regional Nursing Home, Estevan, SK on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the age of 87 years.
Gladys was born in Killaly, SK and raised in Esterhazy before moving to Estevan where she worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital until she met and married her loving husband Paul, a local area farmer, in 1955.They farmed for another four years, until a tragic and unforeseen event made them move into Estevan where they raised their four children.
Mom loved to travel which she did a lot of with Dad, but later in life she enjoyed one or two day excursions. Mom loved her antiquing jaunts. All you had to say was “let’s go” and she was off, just like the energizer bunny! Reading was another big part of her life, as well as her family, faith, friends and her love for her four-legged friends - her own and everyone else’s.
Gladys is survived by her loving family: children, John (Cindy), Donna and Joe (Tammy); grandchildren, Annmarie (Cory) Rosner, Ryan Melle, Jordan Melle, Anthony (Laura) Melle and Stephen Melle; great grandson Kellen Melle; brothers, Frederick (Theresa) Terry, Allan (Georgina) Terry and George (Frances) Terry; sisters-in-law, Beatrice Terry and Irene Terry, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her loving husband Paul; son Terrance; siblings, Louis Terry, Donald Terry, Raymond (Pearl) Terry, Frank Terry, Lawrence Terry and sister Clara (Paul) Ruel.
The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Davies, the nurses at St. Joseph’s Hospital and absolutely everyone at the Estevan Regional Nursing Home - Mom loved you all, you brought great joy and laughter to her life. A special thank you to Dustin and Shirley at Hall Funeral Services - without you, we don’t know what we would’ve done. Your kindness and help is so appreciated. To all those who visited and sat with Mom through her lengthy illness - in our Mom’s words, we are “overwhelmed” with gratitude.
A Service of Remembrance was held on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan, with Mr. Doug Third officiating. Interment followed at the Estevan City Cemetery, after which a luncheon was held in the Taylorton Room at the Days Inn Estevan.
If friends so desire, donations in Gladys’ memory may be made to the Estevan Regional Nursing Home Auxiliary, 1921 Wellock Road, Estevan, SK, S4A 2B5.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Estevan.