Gladys Delorey

Gladys Marie Delorey

1955 - 2023

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It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Gladys Delorey (Jackson) aged 68, on Friday, December 1, 2023, surrounded by her family in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Canso on August 18, 1955, she was the daughter of the late William and Marie (Grover) Jackson.


Gladys lit up any room she entered and sprinkled her kindness and generosity wherever she went. She was a loving wife, mother, nanny, aunt and loyal friend to many. Her heart was filled with warmth, kindness and optimism and she was able to bring out the good in everyone she met by sharing that with them.


She was a stay-at-home mother for most of her life, where she looked after her three girls and husband who were her life. In 1993, she decided to go to work at the local Riff’s Store, where she worked for the next 12 years until it closed. For years she enjoyed volunteering for the Breakfast Program at Fanning. She enjoyed camping her whole life, most recently going to the camper in Pictou, where she met many new friends that became her camping family. Watching grandkids playing sports or a good card game were things she also enjoyed. But most of all, mom/nanny loved being surrounded by her family and close friends. She loved them beyond words and being around them made her heart complete. She will be missed greatly.


Gladys is survived by her loving husband, Henry (who loved her beyond words); beloved daughters, Cindy (Gus), Port Hawkesbury; Karen (Paul), Little Dover; Jennifer (Donnie), Fox Island; grandchildren, Emma, William, Margaret, Brandon (Melissa), Alexis, Brady, Skye, Gavin; great-granddaughter, Rivers; step great-grandchildren, Jordan, Ethan and Landon; her siblings, Howard (Winnie), Marlaine (Gus), Canso; Connie (Kevin), Truro; Fred (Monique), Nathan, Queensport; Shirley (Fred), Mulgrave; Karen (Wilson), Lunenburg. Gladys was predeceased by her step father, Nathan Rhynold Sr.; brothers-in-law, Vernon Boudreau Sr., Gerard Hanlon and Sam Delorey; sister-in-law, Theresa Jackson.


Special thanks to Dr. Alhazmi and all the fabulous nurses who cared for mom during her days at the Aberdeen Hospital in ICU and Palliative Care. Your compassion for our mother and us will never be forgotten.


Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be from 2-7 p.m. on Friday, December 8 in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Canso. Funeral mass will be 11 a.m. Saturday from Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, Canso with Father Jonathan officiating. Burial at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Star of the Sea Parish or to Fanning Education Centre Academy Breakfast Program. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at

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2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, December 8, 2023
Dennis Haverstock Funeral Homes (Canso)
121 School Street
Canso, Nova Scotia, Canada

Funeral Mass

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, December 9, 2023
Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church
Chapel Street
Canso, Nova Scotia, Canada
(902) 366-2927
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Gladys Delorey

1955 - 2023

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