Johanna Gladys Bowles

Ms. Bowles

Passed peacefully away on October 15th at the University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, Johanna (Gladys) Bowles, aged 64 years. Gladys was born on July 19th, 1959, in Burgeo, NL to
parents Wallace and Julia MacDonald. She was raised in Francois, NL, a place very dear to her heart and lived there until she
relocated to Ramea, NL. It was there she welcomed her daughter, best friend, pride and joy Carolyn. They lived in Ramea until 1999 when they moved to Port Au Port East, NL.

Gladys was a very loving, kind-hearted woman who adored her family. She would always light up the room with her free spirit and had a smile for everyone she met. Her passion was cooking, baking and being in the kitchen, any visitors she had were guaranteed to leave with a full stomach and some treats for the road. But, above all, she was a woman of pure strength and determination. She began travelling to Fort McMurray in 2011,
working a camp rotation with SNC and was away from home several months at a time. While there she made friendships, created memories and worked towards a life she
always wanted. She was due to retire this December.

Gladys was predeceased by her parents, Wallace and Julia; parents-in-law Eric and Martha Jane Bowles; Brother Garland; Brother-in-Law Harold; Nephew Kevin and her beloved dog Maggie.

Left with fond and loving memories are her daughter, Carolyn, Sisters, Evelyn (George), Minnie (Jesse), Sharon (Jerry), Elaine (Sid), Beulah (Kevin), Connie (George); Brothers, Wallace (Bonnie), Robert (Diane); Carolyn’s Father, Guy (Barbara); Brother-in-Law Sandy (Irene); Sisters-in-Law Barbara (Thomas), Frances (Michael) and Georgina. Gladys also leaves behind many nieces and nephews, her girl Sara (niece) as well as great nieces and nephews who call her Gammy and her precious dog Mia.

We would like to thank the ICU staff for the amazing care and compassion shown to Gladys and her family throughout her short stay. Thank you to Simply Cremations for your professionalism and kindness shown to us throughout our time of sorrow. A sincere thank you to Civeo a company that she worked for these past five years. The
management and Gladys’ coworkers went above and beyond to show their support to the family during this difficult time, we can never thank you enough. A special thank you to friend Dorothy (Ross) who travelled from Newfoundland to be with Carolyn during this very difficult time. Thank you to her niece/goddaughter Christina (Wayne), and
coworker Randy (Tracy) who travelled to be there with Carolyn and visit Gladys during her short hospital stay. Lastly, a very special thank you to Gladys’ dear friend and
co-worker Ellen, you did more than we could have ever expected and there are not enough words to express how thankful we are, you’re truly an angel.

Mom, I promise no matter how far or wherever you go, I will always be there for you. I know you will always be there for me, and we will never let go of each other. – Carolyn

Cremation has taken place, and there will be a service in Stephenville to follow, along with a service and burial in Francois during the Summer of 2024.

“There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.” – Gandhi

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39 Condolences

Tammy Campbell

Carolyn, I knew your Mom for a short time here at Surmont. She was such a delight; a kind, open and caring person. I’m so sorry for your loss. Know that things are just not the same here without her. I miss her smiling face and chats in the hallways. With Love.

Jenna Ryan(Park)

Carolyn, I’m so so sorry for your loss. Your mother was my childhood babysitter, “Gaggy” as my brother and I called her when we were young and she was a beautiful person. She made us laugh, and knew how to cheer us up when we were sad. I’ll never forget her, and you were everything to her, she will always be with you.

Judy Winsor

Carolyn, I’m sure you made your mother so proud; I’m sorry her light is gone from your life but rest assured your mother loved you dearly. She will be always with you. I’m so happy I got to see her when she was home. I will forever treasure our chats. RIP my friend.

Vicky Benoit

I am so sorry for your loss. I was so happy to see her again. We had a chance to catch up a little when we ran into each other at the Fall Fair. I was looking forward to seeing more of her when she retired in December.
I met her at Surmont 2 in 2011. She was able to make our small group laugh at the many meals we all shared together.
I was shocked to hear of her passing but I know her love for you and her family gives you strength in this difficult time.
She will be missed by us all.

Debbie Barter

I am Debbie Barter I work with Gladys in the camp. She always had a smile on her face .. I am very happy that I got to meet her and work with her

Suzanne legge

So sorry to hear this. Sending condolences to her family .
Fly high with the Angel’s.

Jennifer Burton

I am so very sorry for your loss. I worked at Surmont with ConocoPhillips for years before transferring to the Calgary office and your mom was such a bright light for me when I was there. She was always so friendly and would give me a big hug whenever I went back for a visit. She was a big part of the Surmont family, and her bright friendly smile will always be missed.
My heart goes out to you, your family and Gladys’ friends during this difficult time.

Ellen Jensen

Who would ever think when I went off to work I would connect with so many beautiful people at SRR , I want everyone one to know we all are like family and Gladys was loved by all and she would light up a room and chatter with everyone. She was so funny and kind. A soul sister to us. I will miss you my dear friend . I know your spirit lives on. My deepest condolences to the families and friends.

irene marche

Gladys was truly a special person…will always remenber our laughs we shared when working together….Gone too soon, never forgotten…R.I.P..

Karen Madore

My condolences to the family. Gladys will be greatly missed. She was loved by so many.

Karen Madore

So sorry to hear My condolences to you and your family. Going to miss Gladys so very much. She was the best

Liz LeDrew

So sorry to hear of Glady’s passing. Sending sincere condolences to the families at this difficult time

JM Marsden

My sincerest condolences to you, Carolyn, and to all your mom’s friends and family on her untimely passing. Such an unexpected turn of events that will undoubtedly leave your life a little more empty than it has been. May you find peace and comfort from your own circle of friends and family and from the precious memories that you have shared with your mom. Godspeed Glady’s.

Dorothy Major

My condolences to you Carolyn and the Macdonald family and anyone that had the opportunity to know this beautiful soul. You will be forever missed. There will be tough days ahead but take comfort in knowing she’s watching above us all now. She may not be here in body but her spirt flys high in the sky like a butterfly.
Until we meet again my trusted friend
Dorothy and family

Linda Pink

My sincere condolences to all of her family. May you find strength and courage in the days and weeks ahead. God Bless

Joanne Wheeler

Carolyn and family my deepest condolences to you all .I feel blessed to have seen Gladys this summer as I kept missing her return home.she was a delight to work with ,we had alot of laughs and conversation. My thoughts and prayers will be with you all

Janet Northcotte

I am so very sorry to hear of Gladys passing, I knew her quite well when we lived in Ramea. I knew some of her sisters and a brother. My most heartfelt condolences to Carolyn and to Gladys family may you hold your Memories very close,God Bless you all

Wilhelmena Green

So sorry Carolyn on the loss of your Mom. Paul and I have thought about you so much during this sad time. Treasure your memories until you meet again. God Bless!

Laurie and Trent

Our sincere condolences to you Carolyn and your family, your Mom was loving and kind hearted and had a smile that could light up a room. We loved our visits and chats and she always had a treat for Declan. We will miss our neighbour and friend. Rest easy sweet Angel

Aunt Barbara Uncle Tom and Jeremy

Carolyn this is a beautiful tribute to your mom she will be in our hearts forever RIP Glad xo

Marie and Ross Fudge

We are so very sorry and heartbroken of your beautiful mom’s passing. No matter when or where I ran into her she always had that beautiful smile and would always start up a conversation then the two of us didn’t know when to stop chatting! I think we were trying to out do each other ,which wasn’t hard to do when we both loved to talk. She was always a pleasure to run into whether it would be at Walmart or in parking lot we were happy to see each other.
Just wanted you to know your mom was a special lady even if we weren’t family . Sending our condolences to you and all your families.
Thinking of you Carolyn . Big hugs .

Barbara Kendall

My deepest condolences to Carolyn, and to family. So sorry for your loss. May you have precious memories. Hugs and prayers through this difficult time.

Sandra Neil-Doherty

So sorry for your family’s loss, especially Carolyn. Hugs Sweetie!

Christine and Walter Brake

Our deepest condolences to Carolyn and all Gladys friends and family
She will never be forgotten

Sandra J

Carolyn you had a beautiful mom my heart breaks for you and she will remain in my heart forever we had many good times and leaned on each other for support I so looked forward to spending time with her when she was home she will be in my thoughts daily I will miss you my friend fly high with the angels Gladys my love, until we meet again ,Carolyn please don’t hesitate to contact me if ever you need all my love to you.

Charlie and Maude Kendall

We were so sorry to hear about Gladys, our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.

Katherine Hoskins

My deepest sympathies to the family. I knew Gladys from St. James Anglican Church in Port Au Port, NL. She had a wonderful sense of humour and we missed her when she moved. Wishing you warm and happy memories.

Jane and Jack Lushman

Our condolences to Carolyn and all the families! Cherish your memories ! Hugs

Laura & George Tobin & Family

Gladys, my mom Sandra loved you so much, you will be sorely missed by our family . Condolences to Carolyn & your family

Abe Jensen

My deepest condolences to the family. My God guide through your time of sorry

Darlene and Kevin MacDonald

We are so sorry for your loss!!! This obituary is such a beautiful tribute to your Mom!!

Linda Mansfield

My sincere condolences to Carolyn and all Gladys’s family.

Monica House Pittman

Rob, Diane and the MacDonald’s and Bowles families, my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

Joyce & George Giles

My condolences to the families at this difficult time.