At the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Wednesday February 6th, 2013, Mrs. Gladys Balan of Chatham in her 97th year.  Cherished daughter of the late Samuel and Pearl Donison.  Beloved wife of the late John.  Loving mother of George and his wife Donna of Chatham, and Mary Samuelson and her husband Chuck of Traverse City, Michigan, the late Minnie Stoyanovich and her husband Robert of Windsor, and Ann Balan of Chatham.  She will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Jeff Balan, Greg (Dawn) Balan, Mark (Lorinda ) Stoyanovich, David Stoyanovich, Dayna (Dennis) Ryan, Trisha (Chris) Hudgens, Marty Samuelson, and Mandy Samuelson, and her great grandchildren Dan, Holly and Jake Ryan, Alex, Emily and Connor Hudgens, Mary and Morgan Lyon, Madison and Luc Stoyanovich, and Josh, Hanna and Abby Balan.  Dear sister of Anne Donison, Alice Zeriada, Rose Russ, and Peter Donison.  Predeceased by her brother Dan Donison, and sisters Mary Christie and Katie Benda.  A private family funeral service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home with The Ven. Paul Millward of Christ Church officiating.  Interment Maple Leaf Cemetery.  Arrangements entrusted to the Alexander & Houle Funeral Home, 245 Wellington West, Chatham, 519-352-2710.  Friends planning an expression of remembrance are asked to consider a charity of their choice.  On-line condolences may be left at

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