We, the family of Gladys Head, age 94, regretfully announce her passing on Friday, March 3, 2017 at the MacGillivary Guest Home, Sydney, surrounded by her family. 

Born in Sydney on August 1, 1922, Gladys was the daughter of the late George and Susan (Waye) Collins. She was the last surviving member of her family.

Gladys loved to skate at the Pier Rink and go to dances at the Pensioner's Club with her husband, Walter. She loved to knit, sew and bake. She also enjoyed going fishing and camping with her family. Gladys will be missed by all who knew her.

Gladys is survived by her sons, Bill (Averil), River Ryan and Clyde (Judy), Niagara Falls, Ont.; daughters, Carolyn (Fred) Morgan, Sydney and Holly (Tim) Boone, Sydney, as well as 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Edith Collins and Margie Collins.

Besides her parents, Gladys was predeceased by her husband of 74 years, Walter Head in November 2016.  She was also predeceased by her brothers, Harold, George and Malcolm Collins; sisters, Lydia Noseworthy, Eda Roberts, Dorothy Dicks and daughter-in-law, Geraldine (Snow) Head. 

Memorial service to celebrate the life of the late Gladys Head will be held on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at 11 a.m. in St. Alban’s Church, Whitney Pier, with Archdeacon Brenda Drake officiating. Following the service a reception will take place in Pier Community Funeral Home. Interment will be held in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney, at a later date.

Donations in Gladys' memory may be made to the MacGillivary Guest Home, St. Alban's Church or charity of your choice.

The family would like at this time to give many thanks to the staff at the MacGillivary Guest Home for their professional and compassionate care towards Gladys.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

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David and Georgina Ott were very saddened to hear that Gladys has passed away. We will always have wonderful memories of Gladys as an awesome lady. She was a kind and caring person to everyone. A happy and fun loving person. She really enjoyed life. A gentle soul. Please except our deepest sympathy on her passing. She will be missed by her family and many friends. Love you Gladys Rest in Peace.
From:  David and Georgina Ott

So sorry to hear about the passing of your mother, Gladys. Gladys and Walter entered MacGillvary Guest Home one week after my mom, Catherine MacDougall and were across from her room. On my visits with mom I would say hello to your parents, and of course family who might be visiting. My thoughts are with you at this time and Glady's will be missed. She was a very sweet lady. Sincerely, Cathy (and Catherine) MacDougall

I extend my deepest sympathy to you all. Gladys was such a quiet soul with a sweet smile and gentle personality. It was always so nice for me when I got to spend time with Gladys in her room or at various singsongs in the home. I would say that my life has been enriched for knowing dear Gladys. She is now reunited with her beloved Walter walking off together hand in hand. May God strengthen you all during this time and in the days ahead.
From:  Donna Tynski

So sorry to hear of Gladys' passing …We have lots of memories …on Christmas eve we would wait to get our slippers and mitts that she had made …She also would send her home made baking home with my sister, Sherry ….I also remember she would save me the onions from the pickle jar…she will be missed ….sorry we can,t be there but we send our love thoughts and prayers to all of you.
Love from:  Sherry..Wendy..Scott..Tracey…Brent…and Trevor Burt

Dear Holly Boone and Family; My deepest and heartfelt condolences on the passing of your Mother my thoughts and prayers are with during the loss of your beloved Mother.
From:  Mary Borden Hurel

Dear Fred and Carolyn; So sorry to hear of Gladys' passing, wish I could be there, my condolences to all the family.
From:  Frank Coffin


Sending our deepest sympathy.
From:  Doddy & Bobby Keel ( Hollohan) Truro ( Whitney Pier)