BRAY – Gladys Bray (nee Bartley)


BRAY –  Gladys Bray (nee Bartley) passed away peacefully on Monday, April 27th at the Hanover Hospital as the sun rose in the east. Gladys was born on January 19, 1924, the daughter of Robert and Ella Bartley. She married Edwin Bray on May 17, 1946 in Ferndale.

She will be dearly missed by her two sons Lonnie of Wiarton, Leland and his wife Nancy of Edmonton and daughter Bettyanne and her husband Stephen Cobean of Lake Rosalind. Proud Grandma of Kim (Shawn), Rebecca, Shannon (Greg), Ryan (Heather), Drew and Kinsley. Special Great Grandma to Rhett, Lela, Hadley, Liam, Lydia and Brodie. Fondly remembered by sister in laws, Annie Bartley and Alda Kaufman. Aunt Gladys to many Bartley and Bray nieces and nephews. Reunited with her husband Edwin (1975) and son Byron (2012) and siblings Bernice, Lloyd, Elmer, Velma, Jean, Ralph, Allister and Harvey, siblings in law Wilda, Evelyn, Lloyd, Leona, Reta, Pearl and Norma and several nieces and nephews. What a blessed reunion that must have been.

Gladys will be remembered for her kind and gentle ways, her butter tarts and the Author of “Growing Up on The Bruce Peninsula.” A celebration of Gladys’ life will take place at a later date when hugs, handshakes and love can be shared safely.

To represent Mom’s kind and giving heart please consider performing an act of kindness or a donation to the Lion’s Head Food Bank, Box 22 Lion’s Head, Ont. N0H 1W0 or e-transfer [email protected], or the Hanover and District Hospital, by cheque payable to HDHF, 90 7th Ave. Hanover, Ont. N4N 1N1 or online Online condolences can be made by visiting Gladys’ memorial at