Gloria passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with Pancreatic Cancer. Gloria was preceded by her parents, Rose & Charlie Nicholson and brother Allan Nicholson. Gloria is survived by daughters, Sandi Smith and Joyce Fordyce (Gregg Sewell) and grandson Trenton Sewell. She leaves behind extended family members and cousins as well as many good friends and neighbours she collected over the years from all corners of the world.
Originally from Estevan Sask, even though Gloria lived in North Vancouver BC for 50 years, she still called Saskatchewan home. The smell of the after a summer storm, the wheat fields blowing in the wind and the friendly Prairies faces where her fondest memories. She had a personality and smile that would light up a room, always ready to engage in a conversation, glass of wine and light hearted humor. After leaving Estevan in 1967, most of her working career was with the civilian side of the RCMP in Burnaby and North Vancouver. Outside of work and family, her time was spent with in the figure skating community, neighbours, friends, hosting wonderful parties and in recent years at the Cottonwood Community Gardens where she grew donated produce to the Vancouver Food Bank.
Please toast a glass to Gloria and share your favorite story. Gloria will be coming home next spring to be interned along side her Parents, Rose & Charlie Nicholson.
“You can no longer see me, but please know I am there. I am the flowers in the garden, I am the wind beneath your hair.”