June 30, 1927 – December 23, 2015
Gladys King passed away peacefully
on December 23rd, 2015 at the Peace Arch Hospice in White Rock, BC. Born in Edinburgh on June 30th, 1927 to Mark and Louisa Ormiston, Gladys was raised in Edinburgh and migrated to Canada after WWII with the love of her life, Hugh King. They joined her sister Helen in Edmonton, were married shortly there after and all three children Debbie (Dave), Ian (Maureen), and Kyle (Joan), were born there. After a three year stay in Regina the family moved to Calgary and set down roots in 1967. Gladys held many office administration positions within Calgary, the longest with Calgary School Board. In their later years, Gladys and Hugh started up Kozy Korner, a crafts and giftware store in Midnapore. It all started with her signature tea cozys and grew into a thriving retail business. In retirement they both worked part-time as interpreters at Heritage Park. In 2014 Gladys decided to move to White Rock, residing independently at White Cliff Residence. She will be remembered for her devotion to family and her love of all things Scottish. She is survived by her 3 children, 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. The family would like to thank the staff at the Peace Arch Hospice and mom’s Nurse Practitioner Sue Peck. A Celebration of Gladys’s life will held at a later date for family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.