“Hey Mom, I hope Dad was there to meet you today and dance you through those pearly gates. We were so privileged to be with you these last few days. I hope you knew we were there and heard our conversations. Thank you for your gentle spirit and unconditional love for your family.”

Gladys is survived by her daughters: Darlene (Earl) Rouck and Georgina Collison both of Lumby; grandchildren: Kevin (Kelly) Rouck of Lumby, Naomi Rouck, Rhonda (Ken) Karolevitz of Yankton, SD; great grandchildren: Alisha (Ezra) Nichols of Victoria, Brittany (Brad) Rouck of Hope, Lakeisha & Dakota Rouck, Ellie Karolevitz of SD. She also leaves behind her brother James Halvorson of Lumby and last, but not least, her treasured feline friend, Dusty.

Gladys was predeceased by her husband George Collison November 2, 1994; parents Otto and Mina Halvorson and siblings George, Harry, Melvin and Verna.

Thank you to 3-North staff for their care and to Hospice House who, as Martha referred to, as the Gateway to Heaven. The care given to mom was exceptional.

Anyone wishing to make donations in Gladys name may do so to Hospice House in Vernon.

Respecting Mom’s wishes, there will be no service but a Family Gathering will be held at a later date.

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