elevated D9ASl March 27, 1926 – October 15, 2023

elevated D9ASl Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6

elevated D9ASl Visitation

elevated D9ASl October 22, 2023 from 4:00-8:00 pm

elevated D9ASl Funeral Mass
October 23, 2023 at 12:00 pm, Chapel of St. Joseph, Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home

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elevated D9ASl Interment   
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery

elevated D9ASl Obituary

Gladys Bernadette McLaughlin Dymond

b. March 27, 1926, Uptergrove ON; died, Oct. 15, 2023, Toronto, in her 98th year. 

Gladys will be lovingly remembered by her children Patrick (Mary Anne), Chris (Cathy), John (Barbara), Peter (Vicki), Mark (Barbara), and Anne (Philip); grandchildren, Michael, Paul, Krista, Nick, Kara, Danny, Allison, Kim, Jessica, Max, Katie, Eric, Alex, Thomas, Daniel and their partners; great-grandchildren, Will, Kate, Benjamin, Daniel, Rowan, Isobel, Sofya, Elyana, Liam, Aria, and Eva; and her sister Eleanor. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, William Arthur Dymond, her children William Hugh, David and Cindy; and 13 siblings.

Raised on a farm next to the Catholic church in Uptergrove, Gladys was the seventh of 15 children. She left home as a teenager to finish her schooling in Toronto at Loretto College. Shortly after World War II, she met and married Bill. Together, they raised 8 children, and led an active life that included summers in Georgian Bay, skiing, sailing and curling; she was a devoted mother and was active in Holy Rosary Church for many decades. A lively wit who enjoyed a good yarn, she could whip up an amazing meal for a dozen people from nothing. After Bill’s death in 1981, Gladys became a keen duplicate bridge player and travelled extensively, especially enjoying many visits to Barbados. Until well into her 80s, she could trounce most of us at any strategy game. Her passing ends a good long life and releases her from the dementia that marred her final years. Special thanks to her devoted sister Eleanor who was such a comfort to her in these last years; her primary caregiver Hafsa; and all of the staff at the Glynnwood.  

elevated D9ASl In lieu of flowers, a donation to the charity of your choice would be appreciated