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Gladys June Ruhe Bonin (Poulsen)

Thursday, June 24th, 1937 - Friday, February 1st, 2019
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BONIN, Gladys June Ruhe (nee Poulsen) – peacefully at Moira Place Long Term Care, Tweed on Friday, February 1, 2019 with family by her side. Born in Niagara Falls, Ontario June 24, 1937; to Neils and Sine Poulsen from Denmark. Loved mother of Marlene, Jason (Teri), Tyler and Ugette (Michael). Ever remembered grandmother of Tanor, Sawyer, Riley, Avril and Jack. Sister of the late Annelise, late Conrad (surviving Alice), Brook, Herbert, late Paul and the late David. Aunt and Great-aunt to many nieces and nephews. Graduated from Stamford Collegiate High School in 1955 and started teaching in Niagara Falls in 1958 after graduating from Hamilton Teacher’s College in Hamilton, Ontario. While working as a teacher, seamstress and raising a family, Gladys was constantly learning and upgrading; completing certifications in math, reading, and special education. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Queens University in (1993). Gladys retired as an elementary teacher after 36 years. Gladys was very dedicated to children and adults with special needs in the communities she lived in, constantly providing respite and advocacy. She was deeply dedicated to her family and always made the effort to return to Niagara Falls and Denmark to visit her siblings and their families. She loved the outdoors and playing games with her family and friends. Her home was a place for children and grandchildren to explore and create, with her door always open to anyone. She really enjoyed travelling, music, baking, camping, local theater and crafts. She never missed the opportunity to experience and support her children and grandchildren in their activities. A Memorial Service will be held at the Smithfield United Church, 872 Smith Street, Smithfield on Saturday, February 9th, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to the BRIGHTON FUNERAL HOME, 130 Main Street West, Brighton (613-475-2111). Gladys wishes that you give a donation-in-kind by making time to volunteer in your community, with mental health and special needs services. If you wish to make a monetary donation, please do so to Mental Health and Community Living organizations in Brighton and Campbellford. On-line condolences at
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    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 1:00pm
    Smithfield United Church 872 Smith St .
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    Reverend Ian Robb

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Donna Goodfellow

Posted at 03:09pm
Please except my condolences. I just found out that Glady had passed away in February. She was a wonderful lady that helped my daughter immensely. She helped her get into Busy Bees. Introduced her to people with this abilities in our town. It was very helpful in her schoolwork. She was a beautiful lady.

Gord Thompson

Posted at 07:41pm
Gladys was a very kind and thoughtfull person.
Very mellow.


Christina Tsokis

Posted at 01:14pm
My thoughts go out to you all! How do I put into words just how important Gladys was to my aunt Marlene.. and how wonderful a friend she was to my mother Shirley. Gladys you played a pivotal role in the lives of many people. I will miss your wisdom. I know your spirit is around us all. Rest in peace!💗

Ted Ashberry

Posted at 06:42pm
In loving memory of Gladys
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Ted Ashberry

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Remembering the joy that Gladys brought to everyone.
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