Gladys Holmen of Bentley, Alberta passed away at the Rimbey Continuing Care Center on Monday May 30, 2016 at the age of 93 years.

Gladys was born September 15, 1922 in Lockhart, Alberta. In 1921, her parents William and Helen (Nellie) Jaffray with their five children had immigrated to Canada from Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Gladys married Ernest Holmen on January 28, 1942. They had been married for 52 years when Ernest passed away.

Gladys was very active in the community. She was a Charter Member of the Royal Purple for 55 years ago. For many curlers, she was known as the “coffee lady” for the Bentley Senior Curling Club. Although she didn’t ride horses, she was also a member for the Sunset Riding Club, helping with the pancake breakfasts, poker rallies, etc.

Gladys will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her two daughters; Kay (Jim) Spears of Vernon, and Sandra (Darrell) of Peace River, by her two sons; Garry (Deneice) of Bentley and John (Lisa) of Bentley, her sister Jean Henderson of Oliver and sister-in-law Elsie Jaffray; in addition to the numerous nieces and nephews, and a host of friends. Gladys was predeceased by her husband Ernest Holmen, in 1994, one son Brian, in 2012, an infant daughter Patricia, 1947, four brothers; Willie, Jimmy, Sandy and Harry, four sisters; Helen Winter, Kathleen Ostlund, Beth Solberg and Bella Jaffray.

A public funeral service in celebration of Gladys’ life was held at the Bentley Community Church on Monday, June 06, 2016 at 2:00 pm, with Pastor Shealagh McClelland officiating and interment followed in the Vig Cemetery.

If friends desire memorial tributes in Gladys’ memory can be made to the Rimbey Continuing Care Center (Box 440, Rimbey, Alberta, T0G 2J0) or Vig Cemetery (PO Box 298, Bentley, Alberta, T0C 0J0). Express condolences by visiting

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and Rimbey, in charge of arrangements.

Phone 403-782-3366 or 403-843-3388.

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