Date of Death: December 2, 2022
Date of Birth: February 27, 1926
Memory from Betty M: Gladys deeply loved her family and cherished her church community. After many years serving Trinity UC as a member of the Rachel unit of the UC Women, Gladys joined the Friendship group. She recognized the importance of eating a meal together, enjoying a cup of tea and goodies, and sharing joys and struggles with dear friends.
Gladys was known for her positive attitude, her lovely sense of humour, and her inclusive hospitality. Considering the quote: "stay close to people who feel like sunshine" (Xan Oku)...Gladys was someone who felt like sunshine.
Obituary from the Vancouver Sun: Gladys Irene Noort (nee Smyth) passed away peacefully at the age of 96. Predeceased by her loving husband of 65 years, Willem Noort, and her 5 brothers. She is survived by her children, Tom (Sue), Carol (Randy), Trudy, Marilyn (David) and David (Sara), 13 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. Gladys was raised on the Smyth family farm, and her parents were early settlers in Port Coquitlam. She chose Port Coquitlam as her lifelong home. Gladys was a graduate of the nursing program at Essondale, where she worked as a psychiatric nurse for several years. Gladys and Willem owned and operated Coquitlam Florists for 37 years. She raised 5 children and created a warm and loving home for family and friends, where everyone was welcome. She enjoyed playing the piano and making crafts. Gladys was an active member of Trinity United Church, and was involved with the UCW and the Thrift Store. She was loved by many, and will be dearly missed.
Celebration of Life for Gladys Noort: A memorial service was held Saturday, February 25th at 11 am here at Trinity. You can view the service on YouTube. CLICK HERE.
PDF of the Service: CLICK HERE