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Ethel Barbara Glover (Coombs)

January 21, 1924 - September 28, 2017


Ethel Barbara (Coombs) Glover

Jan. 21, 1924 to Sept. 28, 2017


Ethel was born near Ottawa, Ontario to William Robert Coombs and Mary Ethel (Lusk) Coombs.  She was the oldest of 7 children.  She grew up there and joined the Women’s Division of the Air Force.  When she was finished there, she went to Vancouver, and stayed with her Aunt Ethel Knowles.  She met my dad (Alexander W. Glover) while going to college to upgrade her schooling.  They were married on Dec. 22, 1953 in Vancouver.  After they moved to Kelowna, Maureen S. Glover was born in 1955.  They moved from there to Courtenay, then Nanaimo, and finally to Nelson in 1967.


She was predeceased by her husband (Alexander W. Glover), her parents, four brothers, a brother-in-law, a sister-in-law, a nephew, and a niece.  On the Glover side, she is predeceased by a brother-in-law and his wife.  She is survived by her daughter, Maureen (Glover) Attridge and son-in-law Robert Attridge.  Also, one sister, one brother (and ex-wife), and two sisters-in-law.  On Alex’s side, she is survived by one brother-in-law and his first wife.  There are also many nieces and nephews and their families, on both sides.  She will also be missed by quite a few friends who “adopted” her as their “mom”!  She also had two “exchange student granddaughters”, Leena from Finland, and Tati from Germany, and their families, who will also miss her.

She was active in the Legion, Kokanee Rock Club, Heart and Stroke Foundation, United Church, Hospital Auxiliary, and Federal Government Retirees Association.

Thank you to the great staff at Mountain Lake Senior Community, where she resided for the last two and a half years.!


There will be a private graveside service later in October.


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From: Thompson Funeral Services Ltd.

Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Laura Hodgins
Relation: "adopted" Mom

You will be missed so much. We were very lucky to have known you.

From: Laura Hodgins
Relation: "adopted" Mom

You will be missed. We are so thankful to have known you.

From: M Joey Gatchell
Relation: Friend

Ethel was a one-of-a kind lady….always a smile on her face. Keeping you all in my prayers!
M Joey Gatchell

From: Diane Lines
Relation: Friend of daughter

So sorry to learn of your Mom’s passing Maureen. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed. She will surely be watching over you from heaven! Blessings, love and prayers to you and all your family❣️😘😇

From: Gerrie Melnechuk
Relation: acquaintance

My sincere sympathy in your loss Maureen and Bob. Ethel was a wonderful lady – always smiling, always upbeat!

From: Willa & Harold Horsfall
Relation: We are members of Nelson United Church

Our sincere condolences on the passing of Ethel. We knew her and visited her regularly at Mt.Lakes and loved hearing her stories and talking to her. She will be missed and our prayers are with you all.

From: David and Anne Bozek
Relation: friend

Dear Maureen: Sorry to see that your mom has passed. She always had a story to tell and an opinion on what was on her mind. She was richly blessed and will be missed. I will always remember the many lunches together. God Bless you and Bob. Take care. Dave and Anne.

From: Natalie Petersen
Relation: know her for many years around Nelson.

My condolences to Maureen and Bob. May you find comfort in your memories at this most difficult time.

From: Rosemary Doyle

My deepest sympathy to Ethel’s family. I am certain her smile, sense of humour and quick wit will be missed.

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