Gladys Switzer (nee Olsen) went to her eternal home on March 2, 2023. Born in Dodsland, Saskatchewan on July 21, 1927 to Chris & Nellie Olsen, Gladys grew up on the farm, the youngest to three children. On October 23, 1947 she married the love of her life, George Switzer to which two children, Len & Donnalyn were born.
The couple moved to Camrose in 1949 where they continued to farm until 1957 when they moved into town. Gladys and George owned or partnered in various businesses through the years including Camrose Tire and Rubber, Camrose Stationery and Camrose Office Machines and Furniture. Gladys also worked at Cameo and Mina Imports and following George’s retirement, was secretary at the Camrose Church of God. Of all these experiences, her favourite was being home raising their two children. She enjoyed many family vacations, water fights with her nephews, many different crafts and flower gardening.
Gladys passed away peacefully at the Long-term Care facility in Tofield where she was loved and given wonderful care. She was predeceased by her husband, George, in 2019 after 71 years of marriage.
Her family will miss her greatly but celebrate her home going. She leaves her family: Len (Rianne) and daughter, Donnalyn (Peter) Froese, grandchildren: Des Belter, Kat Switzer, Coralyn Belcourt and Dion Froese; 4 great-grandchildren: Eve, Promise, James and Aspyn; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and close friends.
Celebration of life will be held on at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at the Camrose Church of God.
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