Gladys Mary Redmayne was born to Frank Giles Redmayne and Annie Salter Redmayne 1887 February 14 in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Married to Harvey Thorne 1912 September 30.

They had two children, Nancy and Mary, who feature in some of her work. As do her grandchildren, Peter, Michael (Mike) - Nancy’s children and Diana, Nicolas, Mark - Mary’s children.
She died 1963 December 24 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.