HANNAN, Gladys Muriel (nee Elliott) - (August 31, 1931 – October 21, 2019) - On October 21, 2019, Gladys Murial Hannan (nee Elliott) went "home."
Gladys was born in Dublin, Ireland and came to Canada in 1953 with her sweetheart Richard (Dick) Hannan and her daughter Heather.
In the next 7 years, 3 sons followed, Clive (Brenda), Doug (Janet) and Paul (Vanida) and as her family expanded she took great pride in telling everyone that she had 4 children, 12 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren. Dick and her dear grand-daughter Raquel went on ahead of Gladys to hold her place in heaven.
Gladys and Dick moved to Clarkson in 1960 and became active members of St. Bride's Anglican Church. Mom travelled back to Ireland to pick up the keystone from the mediaeval church of St. Bride London and a stone from St. Brigid’s Cathedral in Kildare that were incorporated into the building of St. Bride’s Church. Gladys was a leader and participant in many groups and active in the Over Plus. She had so many friends in the church and missed them all when she could no longer attend services.
Mom worked for Office Overload and Windsor Salt before deciding that she would get into Real Estate. This turned out to be her calling, she loved people, and loved nothing better than finding the perfect first home for a young couple. She became a popular and successful agent continuing her dream career until she was 84. Even after her retirement Mom never missed a real estate sign when she was out for a drive.
The family would like to offer a special thank you to the staff at the Walden Circle Retirement Community and Calacare for their exceptional care over the last two years. They say she will always be remembered as the lady with the beautiful smile!
We are going to miss you, Mom!
Memorial visitation will be held at Glen Oaks funeral home, Oakville on October 29th from 5 - 9pm.
Celebration of Life at St. Bride's Anglican Church,1516 Clarkson Road South, Mississauga on October 30th at 1:00 p.m. Reception to follow from 2 - 4pm at the church.
*Memorial donations may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society and St. Bride's Anglican Church.