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Passed away peacefully Thursday, March 5, 2015 at Kelowna General Hospital at the age of 72 years.  Gloria will be sadly missed by her loving husband Charlie, two daughters and their families:  Rhonda (Kim) and their children Jacqueline (Kerry), Kerry (Sarah), and Kelly: Jennifer and her sons Jessie and Morgan.  Gloria was also blessed to have four great-grandsons Leif, Mason, Avery, and Nash.  She is also survived by her sisters-in-law Diane Zimmer and Diane Vargo, as well as many nephews, nieces and friends.  Gloria was predeceased by her mother Elizabeth Weisbrod, father Bill Vargo, brother Rick Vargo, and sister-in-law Judy Topuschak.  Gloria was born in Regina, SK on June 21, 1942.  She spent her years in Regina working and raising her children then retired to the Okanagan in 2000.  Gloria was a lovely person with a great sense of humour and lively spirit.  She always welcomed guests with a loving hug and a delicious meal.  Being in Gloria’s presence meant lots of fun, laughter and sharing of stories.  At Gloria’s request there will not be a funeral.  A celebration of her life will take place at a later date.  Donations in memory of Gloria can be made to the Kelowna SPCA.  If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

At Gloria’s request there will not be a funeral.

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  • Brian&Kathy Freisen says:

    Charlie and Family

    Charlie, Our Deepest Condolences to You and Your Family.

  • gloria dietrich says:

    Our thoughts are with you and your family in this time of sorrow. Brian & I have thought about you & Gloria allot and have cherished the good times we had over many years.
    It was great to have you & Gloria as friends in our life.

  • Illona (Bunny) Cicansky says:

    Gloria’s death was completely unexpected. My husband and I live in Regina. Gloria was my cousin and I loved her. Her sense of humour always brought a laugh. Even now I chuckle because she got me started smoking at the young age of 11. I quit 37 years ago. I hadn’t seen her in many years, and unfortunately, I missed her Regina visit to us in the fall of 2014 while we were away on our 50th wedding anniversary vacation. It would have been so good to see her again after so many years. Back in the 1970’s Gloria had mentioned that she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour watching a Christian film. If my recollection is true, then I will see her in heaven one day. Our sympathy goes out to Charlie and family today.

  • Ken Hay says:

    I was saddened to read about Gloria’s passing. My condolences to Charlie and family.Charlie and Gloria were my parents’ next-door neighbours in the 70s and 80s back on Walker St. in Regina. I was always happy to know that my parents had such good friends close by, and this despite the age difference (my parents were at least 20 years older than Charlie and Gloria). I remember Gloria’s ready laugh and kindness and Charlie’s humanity and of course his (Tom Selleck?) moustache. I remember Rhonda enjoying the company of Buffy (my parents’ bouncing baby cocker spaniel), and I remember chasing after three-year old Jennifer in the park in the crescent. Ken Hay, Quebec City

  • Jacqueline says:

    Sorry for your loss grandpa. Grandma was the most amazing woman and will be so greatly missed.

  • debbie whitehouse& joe szekely says:

    Dear Charlie and Family.
    You have our deepest condolences in the loss Gloria. I was shocked to open the paper and see the notice, I am so sorry for you and your family. Our thoughts are with you. Debbie Whitehouse

  • Bert Cole says:

    Dear Charlie and family,
    I was saddened when I heard of Gloria’s passing. I loved her spirit and her crazy sense of humour. She was a woman who was herself in every way, nothing pretentious. I’m so happy I ran into both of you on the Rona parking lot last fall for a short visit.I will miss running into both of you at Winners, it was always a fun surprise meet up.

    My thoughts are with you and your family Charlie.

  • Jim and Gladys Straus says:

    Charlie, Rhonda and Jennifer,
    Sorry to read of Gloria’s passing. We do miss bumping into you in Regina. I didn’t realize you had moved away 15 years ago. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Jim and Gladys Straus

  • Ed and Cathie Hukee says:

    Charlie and family
    Our thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow. It has been a while since you moved from Hansen Dr. but I still miss teasing Gloria, the tennis star, across the street and getting that quit witted reply back from her. We are thinking of you in time of sorrow.

    Ed and Cathie Hukee

  • Lou Holmwood says:

    Charlie and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Gloria.
    My sincere condolences.
    I remember Gloria from the Plus 3 Bowling Club. She was a fabulous bowler and and absolute delight to chat with. I have happy memories of Gloria and I do hope that your memories of her will sustain you through this time of sadness.
    Sincerely, Lou Holmwood

  • Sandy Stoutenburg says:

    To Gloria’s loved ones:

    Gloria was a shining light in our Yoga Class. We are grateful to have shared time with time with her. She was much loved, and will be sadly missed.

    Our offer our deepest sympathies to her family.

    Sandy Stoutenburg RYT200
    Gentle Chair Yoga
    Johnson Bentley Aquatic Center
    West Kelowna B.C.

  • Edward Dietrich says:

    We offer our deepest sympathies to you and your family

  • Lynn graham says:

    Dear Charlie, I am so sad to hear of Gloria’s unexpected passing. I will always remember her dry sense of humour. She always made a party fun! I will miss her one liners “start the car!!” She was a kind, generous person and an example to us all. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family Charlie. Much love and big hugs. Lynnxxxx

  • Brian Love says:

    Very sorry to hear of Gloria passing.I remember the good times we had at office parties.you take care Chuck!

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