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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Margaret Myrtle Gladu, 99, at Rainycrest Long-Term Care in Fort Frances, Ont.

Margaret was born in Rainy River, Ont. to James and Josephine (nee Godin) McLeod on April 1, 1914.

She was united in marriage to Ted Gladu on May 4, 1933 and together they raised eight children.

Margaret enjoyed gardening, was a member of the Catholic Women’s League and the Associates of St. Marguerite D’Youville, and had been a frequent visitor to the Sister Kennedy Centre to visit friends and play cards.

She lost her mother in 1920 in the Spanish ’flu epidemic and her father in 1963; and her husband, Ted, in 1983.

She also was predeceased by her daughter, Yvonne Gladu in 1967; brother, Edward (Agnes) McLeod in 1976; sister, Isabelle (Rufus) Allan in 1984; grandson, Jim Poirier in 1991; sister, Nellie (George) Tucker in 1992; and daughter, Mae Armstrong in 2009.

Margaret is survived by her brother, Jim (Jane) McLeod of Fort Frances, Ont.; and her children, Joan (James) Marchand of Langley, B.C., Jim (Barb) Gladu of Thunder Bay, Ont., Fred (Sonny) Gladu of Victoria, B.C., Nancy (Leonard) Noonan of Fort Frances, Ont., Ray (Randi) Gladu of Fort Frances, Ont., Lorraine (Rod) Cupp of Blackhawk, Ont., Yvette (Marcel Russel) Adams of Quesnel, B.C., and Joe (Annie) Gladu of Winnipeg, Man.

Also surviving are her grandchildren, Patricia (Bill) Knight, Nancy and Vicki Poirier, Brenda (Mike) Gibson, Mike (Lori) Gladu, Donna (Don) Bone, Pamela (Mike) Lesniewski, Carrie Legasse, Michelle Gladu, Theresa (Howard) and Yvonne (Bill) Noonan, Stephan Gladu, Brandon Legarrie, Alex (Rick) Kucera, Toni (Wayne) Cupp, Aurora (James) Doerksen, and Daniel (Alexis), Rachel, Lucas, and Nicholas Gladu; and great-grandchildren, Mercede, Taylor, Ted, Carol, Jason (Teresa), Jimmy, Jason, Amanda, Dylan, Geena, Tatjana, Rejean, Samantha, Tyson, Nikita (James), Lisa, Karina, Keanna, Taylor, Shay, Jared, Nicholas, and Wellington.

Margaret also is survived by several great-great-grandchildren and many dear cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Prayer services will be held Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances.

A funeral mass will be held Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Fort Frances, with Fr. Victor DeGagne officiating.

Interment will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery in Fort Frances.

The pallbearers will be Jim Gladu, Fred Gladu, Joe Gladu, Leonard Noonan, Rod Cupp, and James Marchand.

If friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to the Riverside Foundation for Health Care, 110 Victoria Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 2B7.

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