In memory of

Gloria Viola

December 14, 1929 -  September 6, 2022

Our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend, Gloria Viola passed away peacefully with the love of her family surrounding her on September 6 2022,  at the age of 92 years.

Gloria was born in Manila, Philippines in 1929. She worked as a law stenographer and was best described as the life of the party. She loved to dance and had many suitors, but only one captured her heart, Marcelino Viola. She was married for 75 years (widow for 25) and had 8 loving children.

Gloria migrated to Canada in 1987 and everyone who knew her felt her big heart and giving nature. She loved spending time with her big family and helping those in need. She was a woman of many passions including knitting, reading the bible, ballroom dancing and later on in life when she couldn’t dance anymore, she loved watching her favourite show “dancing with the stars”.

She always had a positive attitude in life and very strong faith in God. Even when life would present challenges she woke up saying “Thank God for the Sunshine!” and never took life for granted. Her bright beautiful smile and joyful presence will always be remembered.

She will be missed by her children, Linda, Myrna, Josephine, Lydia, Grace, Maximo; 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, as well as numerous extended family members and friends.

She was predeceased by her loving husband of 50 years, (Marcelino); sons, (Alex & Jun); 5 brothers (Victor, Jose, Rufino, Ricardo, Eduardo, Romeo),2 sisters (Rosa, Lilia); grandson (Mark); and her parents: (Julia and Jose Galang).

The family wishes to send a special thank you to many family and friends for their care and compassion.

They invite everyone to please continue to share photos and stories on this website to honour Gloria’s life.

Sign the Guestbook with a personal message to Gloria and the family will print it and include it in the burial.


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DJ Duya (Grandson)

Entered September 12, 2022

I love you so much Grandma for everything you have done for our whole family. You raised us and taught us so many lessons. I know you are forever watching over us in Heaven. Until we meet again Grandma, I love you and We love you with all our heart. - DJ

Ed Valenzuela & Family (Nephew)

Entered September 12, 2022 from 7 Daffodil Road, Pilar Village, NCR, Phillipines

Our prayers for the repose if the soul of Tita Glo. May she rest in peace with the Lord.

Condolences to the family and peace be with everyone....

Jeannie Garcia (granddaughter)

Entered September 13, 2022 from California

Our deepest condolences to the family of Lola Gloria. We will remember her as a very happy and positive person with a contagious smile and persona. May she rest in peace with the Lord.

Norma A.Banez (Niece)

Entered September 13, 2022 from Elk Grove California

To all my cousins & family,
Losing someone we love is nothing easy , we can realize that we are blessed to have been able to share in her life.
My sincerest condolences & prayers .

Grace Viola Duya (Daughter)

Entered September 13, 2022 from Toronto Canada

Thank you for being you
Your Unique Special Lovely
Strong Precious Chosen
We will follow your footsteps
Thank you for setting us a good example
Raising a Family
You will be missed Physically but
You will always be in our Hearts
As you always say everyday
Life must go on
Life is what you make it
Life is so Good
Thank God for the Sunshine
Keep your Faith up
God is always with Us All

Life Stories 

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Entered September 12, 2022

The family wishes to invite everyone to please share your photos and personal stories to honor Gloria's life.


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