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Gladys Chutka

May 2nd, 1928 - September 4th, 2022
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CHUTKA, Gladys May,  (Gladdie) nee Lamond passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 4th, 2022 with family by her side. 

She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her beloved children: Lori-Ann (Bruce) Misewich, Bonnie-Lynn (Steve) Hart, Shelley May Chutka, Jim (Nancy) Chutka, her grandchildren: Jason, Kyle, Jared, Kendra, Alysha, Devin, Chelsey, Olivia and Jack, her great grandchildren: Lochlan, Hartley and Aurora, her special niece and nephew: Donald Lister and Linda Reis, her sister-in-law: Anna Chutka, and many more nieces, nephews and friends in both Manitoba and B.C.

She was pre-deceased by the love of her life, husband Jack, her cherished sister Dorothy Lister (Doe), grandson Taylor Hart, her parents, and her friend John Brown. 

Gladdie was born May 2, 1928 in Winnipeg, Manitoba and lived a long loving life

filled with much laughter, music, her family, her strong faith and her many friends.

After graduating from high school she attended business college and worked as a secretary at the C.P.R. and it was here that she met her husband Jack. 

One of her favourite pastimes was singing while Jack played the piano and later on, her children and grandchildren would join in.  Gladdie, Jack and the children spent many summers at Grand Beach with her sister Doe, brother-in-law Ron and children and had many fun adventures.

Gladdie, Jack and family moved to B.C. in 1970 where she worked for Coquitlam School District as a school secretary for 19 years. She loved her job and was beloved by staff, parents, and children.

She was proud of her family, adored her grandchildren, and was their biggest fan,  

cheering very enthusiastically at their games and activities.

Gladdie was a social butterfly, who loved spending time with her many friends, going on trips to visit them, lunches out, attending her church socials and fundraisers and singing in her choir.

Some of her proudest moments in her choir include: singing for Princess Diana and Prince Charles at B.C. Expo ’86, singing at Carnegie Hall in New York City on July 1, 1997 and singing in Ottawa to celebrate the Millennium.  She often recalled these experiences later in her life. 

A special thank you to the caring staff of Baillie House where Gladdie lived and was loved for the past 5 years.

A Celebration of her Life will be held Saturday, September 17th at Websters Whonnock United Church, 25102 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge at 10:30 AM.  Reception will follow after a private family burial.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Diabetes Association, The Heart and Stroke Foundation, or a charity of your choice.


Philip Chutka
September 14th, 2022

Memories of my Aunt Gladdie are pretty much all about family. The many family gatherings that we shared together and Gladdie always having a big smile for everyone, making sure you felt welcomed .
Later on when all of us grew up and went in different directions Aunt Gladdie always took the time to send a Christmas card along with a letter telling about the highlights of the year and keeping us up to date with her ever growing family that obviously meant so much to her .
A very kind and caring lady , the type the word could use more of .

Donna Elwood
September 10th, 2022

Gladdie was our secretary at Lincoln Elementary for many years when I taught there. She was such a welcoming person to anyone who came through her door, especially to young students who came in to ask her for something they needed. As our secretary, Gladdie was so efficient; whenever we needed something she always had it ready for us when we asked for it. Gladdie smiled, cheered us if we were sad and was kind to anyone who came to the office.
She was such a caring person who always greeted you with a smile.

My sympathy to her family; she will be missed but memories will remain.

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