Gladys Violet Manahan passed away peacefully at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital on February 18, 2018 at the age of 101. Gladys was born at home on the South Saskatchewan River near Prelate, October 13,1916.
The family moved to Burnaby BC in 1923 where she grew up. In 1942 she married James Alexander Manahan and moved to Trail, BC where James worked at Cominco and built a house on 3rd Ave. In 1948 they moved to Kinnaird, built and operated the Rocket Motel. Gladys raised three boys, volunteered in the Castlegar library for 62 years and received many awards including the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Gladys is survived by her three boys Peter (Susan), Bob (Gayle), and Randy (Wendy), her grandchildren, Cary, Trinda, Heather, Ruth, Richard, John, Tara, Tanya and three great grandchildren.
There will be no service by request.
The family would like to thank the Castlegar Home Support caregivers, Castlewood Village staff, and the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, third floor staff for their excellent care and service.
As an expression of sympathy, donations in Gladys’ name may be made to the Castlegar Public Library, 1005 3rd Street, Castlegar, BC V1N 2A2, or online at https://castlegar.bc.libraries.coop/about-us/support-the-library/donations/ .
Castlegar Funeral Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements.