Margaret Gliddon

Obituary of Margaret Elizabeth Gliddon

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Margaret, late of Regina, SK passed away peacefully on her 81st Birthday, January 4, 2023, following Diabetic complications. Predeceased by farther Melvyn and mother Gwyneth, brothers, David (Gill), Philip and great nephew Ethan Blacker.  She is survived by loving husband Ian, Sister-in-Law Lindsay, son Eric (Dawn) daughter Shelly (Trevor) Hawes.  Grandsons Liam Hawes, Rhys (Madisen), Deric Gliddon, and great grand-daughter Rosalyn.  Blacker nieces and nephews include Nick (Cathy), Michelle, Jonathan (Brenda) of Prince George BC, and Heather (Shane) Popadynec of Regina, as well as numerous cousins, great nieces and nephews in Canada and the United Kingdom.

Margaret was born in Nantyglo in her maternal grandmother’s house, and grew up in Ebbw Vale, Wales.  As a young woman she moved to London England to seek employment and it was there she met Ian.  After a short courtship, Ian asked Margaret if she wanted to join him in returning to Saskatchewan.  Always up for an adventure, she agreed. Six weeks after their wedding they boarded a boat to Canada with only one suitcase and one travel trunk between them.   Margaret became a proficient homemaker who regularly babysat for her Regina friends and family.  Once her immediate family was grown, she worked at The Tasty Freeze on 13th Ave and then the St.John’s Restaurant in Eaton’s at the Cornwall Centre until her retirement.  Margaret was an active member of the St. Paul’s congregation, serving on both vestry, catering committee, and the alter guild, the St. David’s Welsh Society and as an honorary member of the War Brides Association. She had a beautiful singing voice, and was known for her kind, fun loving nature and of course, her Welsh Cakes. Her hobbies included gardening, fine embroidery, quilting by hand, knitting and collecting treasures.  All were welcome at Margaret’s table, and she always had time for a cwtsh (Welsh for cuddle), a walk around a garage sale, or a coffee at Robin’s with her church friends after the 9:00 service. Margaret was a 22-year cancer survivor.  Her last five year have been marked with a slow deterioration from Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.  True to their vows of 57 years, Ian cared for Margaret in sickness and in health. 

A Celebration of Life will take place at St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral, 1861 McIntyre Street, Regina, SK on Saturday, January 14, 2023, at 2:00 pm with officiate Dean Mike Sinclair.   Interment will be held at a later date. Family and friends so wishing may make donations, to a charity of your choice. To leave an online message of condolence, please visit www.speerfuneralchapel.com

Information for the Live stream of the service can be found by emailing office@stpaulsregina.ca