Gladys Esther Jodrey
Gladys Esther Jodrey – 80, of Greenfield, Kings Co. An incredible woman who lived a life full of love and joy has passed on. Her talents in the kitchen took ribbons at the exhibitions and filled her home every Sunday for dinner, which was always followed by a spirited game of washer toss, horseshoes, lawn bowling, crokinole or cards. Gladys was a Christmas baby born December 25, 1939 to the late Rosie (Rogers) Tracey and James Tracey of Wolfville. The eldest of eight, she took on a caring role at an early age, first of her siblings: William (Elsie) Tracey, Darrell (Ladene) Tracey, Cheryl (Frank) Smith, Carol Tracey, David (Carmelita) Tracey, Douglas (Shirley) Tracey and Richard Tracey. After being charmed by a young David Jodrey, while candy striping at the Halifax Infirmary and working for MT&T, he convinced her to move back to the valley where they raised their family, Susan (Paul) Robinson, Stephen (Shelley Durling) Jodrey, Catherine (Danny Atwell) MaGee, and Bryce (Chasity) Jodrey. After settling in Greenfield, Gladys volunteered as Greenfield Cemetery record keeper and worked at the EKM Hospital in Wolfville as an ER receptionist. Never one to be idle, she was always working in her gardens, bird watching or crafting. Once David retired from NSP, the two enjoyed travelling, bowling, and spending time with their grandchildren, Crystal (Tyler), Brennan, Marissa (Evan), Logan, Emma, Riana, and Brock. After David’s passing in 2004, Gladys continued to bowl, play crib on Saturdays in Kentville, participate in the Kings County seniors’ games, and played 45’s at the Louis Millett Community Complex. She was always willing to lend a hand, bend an ear, bake something up or chauffeur whenever needed. She will be loved and missed by many. Cremation has taken place and arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. No visitation will occur. Due to the Covid pandemic, an invitation only funeral service will be held. A video webcast of the service will be available on Friday, July 31, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. and can be accessed on-line at www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com. No flowers by request, a donation in her memory may be made to Valley Search and Rescue, Alzheimer’s Society, or a charity of one’s choice.