Gladys Eidse was born to John T. and Anna (nee Fast) Reimer on August 4, 1923 near Steinbach Manitoba. She passed away peacefully on December 22, 2016 reaching 93 years of age.
The Funeral Service was held from the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite, 24 Gardom Lake Road, Enderby, BC on Friday morning, December 30th at 10:30 a.m. with Minister Craig Thiessen officiating. The grandchildren shared the song, “I want us to be together in Heaven”.
Interment followed in the family plot in Cliffside Cemetery, Enderby.
Pallbearers were: Tim Damen, Quenton Isaac, David Isaac, Duane Isaac, Justin Wiebe, Christopher Fraser, Travis Toews, Zac Kuepfer.
Gladys grew up in the Steinbach area and when she was 15-years-old she accepted Christ as her Savior and was baptized into the Church of God in Christ Mennonite on October 23, 1938 by Minister Harvey Fricke.
Gladys married Aaron Eidse on September 17, 1944 and moved to Rosenort, Manitoba where they set up housekeeping and Aaron ran an auto body shop. In 1960, Aaron and Gladys moved to Heart Valley, AB, with their children where they farmed and Aaron again ran an auto body shop. In 1987, they moved to Enderby, BC, where they retired and spent their remaining years.
Mom is best remembered for her quiet and kind-hearted ways. Her unselfish ways showed up in looking after her family and welcoming guests into her home. Her cooking is remembered by many. She knitted many hours and gave away much of her handiwork. She loved vegetable gardening and gave away much of the excess. She had a green thumb and she would spend many hours in her flower garden and with her house plants.
Gladys is survived by her brother Dan and Mary Reimer, Steinbach, MB; sister Jessie Reimer, Steinbach MB; daughter Sharon and Stan Isaac, Neilburg, SK; daughter Sylvia Eidse, Enderby BC; son Allen and Judy Eidse, Woking AB; daughter Olive and Greg Fraser, Hythe AB; son Ken Carlson, Vancouver BC; son Mike and Pam Eidse, Enderby BC; granddaughter Nadine and Justin Wiebe and their four children, Quesnel BC; granddaughter Lorretta and Tim Damen and their four children Neilburg SK; grandson Quenton Isaac, Neilburg SK granddaughter Valerie and Zac Kuepfer and their two children, Neilburg SK; grandson David Isaac, Neilburg SK; grandson Duane Isaac, Neilburg SK; grandson Darrell Eidse and his family, Beaverlodge AB; grandson Chris Fraser, Hythe AB; granddaughter Amanda and Travis Toews, Hythe AB; granddaughter Laura Fraser, Hythe AB; granddaughter Allyssa Carlson and daughter, Vancouver BC; Gladys was predeceased by her husband Aaron in 1999; parents John T. and Anna; two sisters which died in infancy; sister Nettie; brother Elmer; sister Edna; and four children in their infancy, Dianne, Dorris, Lorne, and Ruth; and one granddaughter Jodi.
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Funeral arrangements were in the care of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm.