Gladys Ovenell
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OVENELL, Gladys - Peacefully on Friday, February 6, 2009 in her 99th year. Loving wife of the late Reginald Harry. Beloved mother of Brian (Betty) and Hugh (Gyda). Adoring grandmother of Mary Anne (Steve) Arthur, Jim (Indira) Ovenell, Dave Ovenell, Shannon (Ken) Robertshaw and great-grandmother of Emily, Grace, Hunter, Briar, Justin, Luke, Nathan and Cole. Gladys was a dedicated and long time volunteer in East York. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at HERITAGE FUNERAL CENTRE, 50 Overlea Blvd., 416-423-1000 on Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Toronto East General Hospital Volunteers Student Scholarship Fund.

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Published in Toronto Star from Feb. 7 to Feb. 9, 2009.
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February 28, 2009
I met Gladys while working at the East York Civic Centre for Parks and Recreation. She was such an inspiration to me for her vitality, attitude and strength. Always a big smile, a kind word and a good laugh. Gladys was one of a kind and will be sadly missed. My sincere condolences go out to the family.
Pam Burnett
February 13, 2009
I would like to thank everyone who was able to attend the funeral of Gladys Ovenell. It was then that I truly realized just how many lives she touched.

Shannon Ovenell-Robertshaw
Shannon Robertshaw
February 12, 2009
Shannon Robertshaw
February 9, 2009
MaryAnne - We're deeply sorry for your loss. We only meet your grandmother a few times but she made such a lasting impression on us both. She truly seemed to live life to its fullest, a great example for all of us. She was a very special lady who was blessed with a great family.
Joe and Leanne Christel
February 9, 2009
My condolences to your family. I remember Gladys well from our days volunteering at East General where she was such a willing helper. She was always so young in spirit. My sympathies again.
Margaret Hagerman
February 9, 2009
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
Pat Ovenell
February 8, 2009
We are so sorry to hear about Gladys. She trained my wife Marilynn and I at Toronto East General Hospital and she was 96 years at that time. She will be greatly missed.
Percy and Marilynn Smith
Percy & Marilynn Smith
February 7, 2009
My dear friend and mentor. Thank you Gladys for the memories.
John McLaughlin
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