Mrs. Gladys Nazar, wife of the late William (Bill) Nazar of Preeceville passed away peacefully at the Preeceville Long Term Care Facility on Saturday, February 23, 2019. She was ninety six years of age.
From her Mother’s Diary, “Our little girl was born at 7 o’clock this morning!”
Gladys Evangeline Lindgren was born on Friday, March 31, 1922 to Oscar and Johanna Lindgren of Kelvington. Growing up the only girl with five older brothers was an experience. She was privileged to attend school on a regular basis and had fond memories of Treherne Centre School. She remained at home on the farm, leaving periodically to work for a neighbour during busy seasons or to help out when a new baby was born.
She attended Sharon Bible College at North Battleford for two years before she married William (Bill) Nazar of Preeceville, on July 5, 1950. He was a journeyman mechanic at Oftebro’s Garage. Bill and Gladys were blessed with two daughters, Gayle and Laural. Gayle and Wilf Boychuk had four daughters; Laural and Brian Okrainetz had two daughters and two sons.
For a number of years Gladys worked part-time at the Preeceville Post Office, but she is most well known in the Preeceville area and surrounding communities for selling Tupperware for 26 years. She retired from her successful Tupperware career in 1989. Gladys and Bill began collecting and restoring old furniture. Their “labour of love” though was Bill making violins, including the cases, and Gladys doing the varnishing and finishing work.
Her other hobbies included sewing, embroidery work, knitting, crocheting, and quilt making. She ensured all of her family had one or more afghans or quilts she made by hand with so much love.
Gladys passed away peacefully at the Preeceville Long Term Care Facility on Saturday, February 23, 2019.
She is predeceased by her husband Bill; parents Oscar and Johanna Lindgren; brothers Arvid, Clarence, Leonard, Rueben, and Lloyd; daughter Gayle; and great-grandson Lucas Descalchuk.
Left to celebrate her life are her daughter Laural and son-in-law Brian, their children Cherilyn (Michael), Shaun (Jen), Shantelle (Darren), Chad, and Gayle’s daughters Tania (Brad), Tabitha, Tricia (Arnold), and Tracey (Richard); along with great-grandchildren Kalyssa and Jesse Tuz; Brody, Blake, Dylan, and Rhyan Descalchuk; Cole Dalton; Alex and Ilyahna Brandrick; and Nicholas Boychuk.
The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, February 28 at 2:00 pm from the Chapel of Preeceville Funeral Home.
Memorial donations in memory of Gladys may be made to Preeceville Long Term Care Auxillary or to the charity of one's choice as gifts of remembrance.
Arrangements were entrusted to Preeceville Funeral Home.