In memory of

Loretta Gourley

October 19, 1937 -  September 22, 2020

GOURLEY, Loretta Mary

Passed away peacefully, with her loving family by her side, at Hillsdale Estates on September 22, 2020 at the age of 82. Loving wife of Walter for over 61 years. Adored mom of Teresa (Kevin Paterson) and Leanne (Andrew Oliver). Cherished gramma of Andrew. Beloved sister, sister in law and aunt of many. Predeceased by her parents Anna and Joseph Leahy. Loretta will also be missed by the many who were blessed to have known her. Loretta will be fondly remembered for her courage, humility and kind and gentle ways. She had a very strong faith that gave her strength throughout many challenging events in her life. The family wish to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the staff of Hillsdale Estates, Willow Way, for the care, compassion and professionalism shown to Loretta and her family. Due to COVID-19, private graveside service will be held at THORNTON CEMETERY & FUNERAL CENTRE, 1200 Thornton Road North, Oshawa, (South of Taunton Road and off of Dryden Blvd, 905-579-6787). A celebration of Loretta’s life will be held at a later date. Donations will be gratefully accepted for St. Vincent’s Kitchen.


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Hillsdale Estates Family Council 

Entered September 25, 2020

Our sincere condolences on your loss!

Madison Miller (Great-niece)

Entered September 25, 2020 from Montreal

My thoughts and prayers are with the family as we celebrate the life of Aunt Loretta. I know in my heart she has transitioned to a better place. Aunt Loretta was always incredibly kind towards both Myles and myself. I feel thankful for all the little moments we spend together, though few and far between.

Blessings to everyone.
All my love,

Stuart (Jenny) Fergusson (Nephew)

Entered September 27, 2020 from Ottawa

Dear Uncle Walt,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at the passing of aunt Loretta.
I have only fond memories of her, as she was always kind and caring. We know she is now in a better place and hope that you will be comforted by only your good memories of her.
Much Love, Stuart and Jenny xo

Laurie Miller (niece-in-law)

Entered October 11, 2020 from Innisfail, AB

Aunt Loretta will be remembered for so many reasons!
A Love of Family-both near and far,
A Gentleness and graciousness possessed by few,
Courage of Spirit and Compassion for others,
Faith through both Blessed and Challenging times-
A Strong Woman, whom I have always respected,
And will remain in my Heart & Memories for always xoxo


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