It's with great sadness and sorrow that we announce the passing of our mom - Gloria.
Mom passed away early in the hours of Sunday, May 23rd at Credit Valley Hospital.
For those who knew Gloria she could be bigger than life. She was a lot of things to a lot of different people - a mom, a daughter, an aunt, a “Lola”, a girlfriend, a cousin, a friend, a hockey mom, an antiques collector and dealer, artistic with an eye for design, an organizer, a depression glass collector, an avid sports fan, a party planner and amazing host, an animal lover, creator of the best turkey dinners, a poker player, a casino gambler, and an ally to LGBTQ community.
We have many fond and funny memories of the times we spent with her.
We want to thank all of the staff at Silverthorn Care Community for the wonderful care and love she received, especially the staff in Garden House. They truly took such good care of her.
We also want to thank all of our family and friends for all of the supportive phone calls, emails, texts, messages, cards, flowers all expressing love as we travel through this difficult time of loss. It feels wonderful to be surrounded by your outpouring of care and concern.
We're happy that Mom is in a better place and wish we could see Bud's reaction as they're reunited.❤️❤️❤️
Mom will be cremated at Simple Alternatives. Due to Covid we will wait until sometime in the near future when it is safe to gather and celebrate Gloria's life. More details about the celebration of her life to follow at a later date.
Before mom moved into Silverthorn Care she was supported by a community agency in Mississauga called Peel Senior Link. Each day she was visited by a team of PSWs and a homemaker who provided numerous supports. They provided Gloria with a lot of support and company. We are very grateful for their love and care. Peel Senior link operates in Mississauga and Brampton. They work with a lot of single/widowed senior women, who live alone, who live with modest incomes and are often isolated. Donations can be made to Peel Senior Link (see Donation tab).
Feel free to leave a condolence (in the guestbook) or leave a funny story about you and Gloria. If you have a photo you can upload in the photo gallery.