Armitage, Gladys

Monday, December 8, 2003

Mrs. Gladys Mayworth Armitage, age 90 years, a resident of Barrie, ON, and formerly of Marlborough Street, Thunder Bay, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, December 4, 2003 in the Royal Victoria Hospital. Born on October 7, 1913 in Barrow-in-Furness, England, Gladys immigrated to Thunder Bay with her children in 1952 to join her husband James. She was employed by Chapples Ltd. as a sales clerk for 18 years until her retirement. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary, Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 6. Gladys and her husband James enjoyed travelling for many years to England to be with family and friends. Survived by her daughter Lesley and husband Desi Specht of Barrie, Ontario (enroute); her son David and wife Penny Armitage of Marathon, Ontario (enroute) ; sister Ursula Steeple of Ramsbottom, Lancashire, England;her grandchildren: David Specht (Brenda Trahan), Julie and husband Steven Smeltzer of Timmins, Ontario (enroute), Elana Armitage and Adrian Armitage of Marathon, Ontario, Kim and husband Bruno Bava and Sherry Fawcett of Thunder Bay, Ontario; great grandchildren: Kilen, Michael & Brittnie Specht, Nellie and Stephen Smeltzer, Nicholas and Lucas Bava; numerous nieces and nephews in England. She was predeceased by her parents Esther and Thomas Lamb; husband James on December 17, 1991; brother Ernest Lamb; sister Marjorie Abbot and sister Clare Molyneaux in England. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, December 11th at 11:00 AM in the Sargent & Son Funeral Chapel, 21 North Court Street, presided by Rev. Canon David Bradford. Interment will follow in St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Cemetery beside her husband. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Northern Cancer Research Foundation would be appreciated. On-line condolences may be made at

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