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Date of Passing: Sep 14, 2023Offer Condolences or Memory Make a donation to Health Sciences Centre Foundation
It is with profound sadness that we, the family of Gloria, announce her passing at home on September 14, 2023 at the age of 71.
Gloria will be lovingly remembered by her children, Brad and Brianne (Stephen); grandchildren, Rylie, Renly, Garrett, Alexander, Kaleb and Isabella; as well as cherished life-long friend Brenda. She will be deeply missed by her family and her dear friends who all supported her throughout her long battle with cancer. Gloria was predeceased by her husband Wayne; mother and father, Aldea and Wilfrid; and her sisters, Lynne and Gail (Larry).
Gloria was born in Winnipeg and spent her childhood in St. Vital. In the spring of 1974 she married the love of her life Wayne, with whom she shared many adventures over the next 32 years. After the birth of her children, Gloria showed how endlessly supportive and caring she was. She took great pride in their achievements, enjoyed watching them play sports, and was happy to have a house full of their friends – friends that she also treated like family. Gloria’s grandchildren brought her immense pride and limitless joy, and she took every opportunity to show the love she had for them. When she wasn’t supporting her family, Gloria enjoyed late nights at the casino with friends, or watching the Bombers and the Jets with Dayle and Dave. Gloria will be deeply missed.
A celebration of Gloria’s life will be held on Monday, September 25, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at the Green Acres Funeral Home, Highway 1 East at Navin Road, Winnipeg.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to: WRHA Palliative Care Donation Fund: Health Sciences Centre Foundation PW112 - 700 William Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0Z3
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 20, 2023
Condolences & Memories (12 entries)
My condolences to the family, especially Brianne & Brad. So sorry that I was completely unaware of her cancer battle this summer, as I was immersed in my husband's health battle and death. To me, Gloria was a private person, never sharing her battles, but was always pleasant anytime I had occasion to be with her. She will be sorely missed. Windsor Park, Vincent Massey Blvd. particularly, has lost another great homeowner. - Posted by: Flo Olson (neighbor) on: Oct 10, 2023
So sorry to hear of Gloria's passing. Gloria had a gentle soul. Always with a ready soft smile. In years past our families did lots of fun things together, camping, fireworks, sleepovers. Fond memories of her during those times. Unfortunately, due to travel in Europe, we are unable to attend her service. Love and condolences, Judy & Greg - Posted by: Judy & Greg Connon (Gamache) (Cousin) on: Sep 25, 2023
Sorry for the loss of your mom. I went to school with her and ran into her years after at our boys sporting events. Brian Flockton - Posted by: Brian Flockton (Friend from school) on: Sep 24, 2023
My deepest sympathy to Gloria's family. I worked with Gloria at Granny's for many years, she was one of the most kindest people I have met. She helped me through alot of my most difficult times. Her Christmas activity set she gifted me will be cherished forever 💛 - Posted by: Shirley Rodway (Coworker ) on: Sep 24, 2023
I am so sorry to hear of Gloria's passing and my thoughts go out to her family. Having worked with Gloria and her sister Lynn for many years, we made many good memories. Rest in peace Gloria. - Posted by: Betty Simpson (Friend co worker) on: Sep 24, 2023
We are so sorry for your loss. Gloria was our neighbour for 27 years. What a generous and caring neighbour and friend. Gloria watched our kids grow up across the street and always had extra special treats for them at Halloween. We always felt so at home with Gloria and she was so easy to talk to about anything. Neighbours came and went but Gloria always remained. We will miss her comforting smile and genuine kindness. Jen and Garry Laurin - Posted by: Jen and Garry Laurin (Neighbours) on: Sep 23, 2023
I’m so sorry for your loss. I have the best childhood memories growing up surrounded by our strong matriarchs and even though we were cousins, I called your Mom/Grandma…Aunty. Solstice was a special time in our huge family and I remember being surrounded by laughter, teasing, and hard working hands as we all prepared for the holiday season. Your Mom/Grandma was a big part of that. She will be missed. Sending you all my love, - Posted by: Richelle Scott (Cousin) on: Sep 23, 2023
Gloria’s husband Wayne was my first cousin and I spent my summers working in the hayfields with Wayne in Manitoba’s Interlake. Wayne and Gloria were a cool couple. I live in Ontario and have stayed in contact vicariously via my cousin Dayle who remained very close with Gloria. Gloria’s courageous battle with this terrible nemesis was conducted on her own terms. As ever. My condolences to her beautiful kids and grandkids and lord knows she will be missed. Hopefully she will be reunited soon with Wayne and that old Dodge Challenger. Safe passage Gloria. Tread softly. Love Terry and Jackie - Posted by: TERRANCE GAVAN/ Jackie Brooks (Cousin) on: Sep 23, 2023
Enjoyed your friendship at Granny’s, you were well thought of. I know that if Bruce was still here he would agree with me. You always spoke highly of your children. Rest in peace Gloria. Love Margaret Ward. - Posted by: Margaret Ward (Friend) on: Sep 22, 2023
I’m so sorry to hear of your mother’s (grandmother’s) illness and passing. Please accept my deepest condolences. I have so many memories of playing together in our backyard and at Aunty Aldea’s. I remember playing dress up, making mud pies and riding our bikes. I still carry an image of her dressed up as a “prince” and battling with great valour, sword in hand. Many enjoyable evenings were spent with your mom and dad when they were dating and then as a young married couple. Over the years we drifted apart but the fond memories remain. Again, my deepest sympathy for your loss. - Posted by: Rhona Pike (Cousin ) on: Sep 20, 2023
I remember going to school with Gloria and then going to Safeway we where just 16 at our first job at the snack bar with Jean. Rose, and the other Gloria. Lynne was head cashier and her 2 little girls would come after school to the snack bar and wait with us till there mom got off work. Then Gloria took on the role as our Grannies Chicken sales person if there ever was a problem. Gloria would be able to fix it. Brad and Brianne my heart goes out to you. you will miss your mom she was a beautiful and caring mom. Love Norma - Posted by: Norma Glenham (Friend/Neighbor) on: Sep 20, 2023
My Deepest Sympathies to you all. I worked with Gloria at Granny's. We had lots of fun and she was a great lady. She will be missed. Condolences, Carol & Rene Baril. - Posted by: Carol Baril (ex co-worker) on: Sep 20, 2023
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