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Gladys (Freeman) Bartsch

December 14, 1930 ~ May 30, 2022 (age 91)



Passed away peacefully at Kingston General Hospital on Monday May 30, 2022, in her 92nd year. Loving wife of the late Lyle Bartsch (January 2022). She was a much-loved Mother to Jack Bartsch (Lisa), Cathy Bartsch, Elaina Sunderland (Glenn) and Lorna Lonneberg (Bruce). Loved dearly by her grandchildren Stephanie Cuffling (Dan), Jonathan Bartsch, Kreg Lonneberg (Sarah), Shea Lonneberg, Kyle and Lucus Sunderland. Cherished great-grandchildren, Elise and Henry Cuffling.

She was the daughter of “Jack” John Edgar and Jessie Freeman (nee Ball).

Survived by sister Margaret Wattam (late Weldon), sister-in laws Jean Freeman (late Cecil) and Maryann Freeman (late Max). Predeceased by sisters and brother-in laws, Mildred Hoover (Harold), Ethel Krock (Harold) and Pauline Adams (Henry).

Predeceased by her sisters-in-laws and brothers-in-laws, Olive Reynolds (Harold), Reta Convery (Ralph), Ruby Revell (Wesley), Frankie Snider (Harold), Gerald Bartsch (Carmel), Bernice Irish (Murvell), Freda Veley (Percy) and Betty Couch (Dave).

Aunt Gladys was loved and will be missed by many nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place. There will be a private family graveside service.

A combined Celebration of Life Open House at Harrowsmith Free Methodist Church (3876 Harrowsmith Rd, Harrowsmith Ontario) will be held for both Gladys and Lyle on Saturday June 25, 2022, from 2-4PM. There will be limited outdoor seating (weather permitting) for those at risk.

Memorial donations in Gladys’ memory may be made to the Harrowsmith Free Methodist Church (, Gideon Bible Society ( or a charity of your choice.

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