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OFFICIAL OBITUARY FOR

Gloria Rein

1946 - 2021

Athabasca Alberta

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December 4, 1946 - March 3, 2021

 It is with deep sadness and loss that we announce the passing of Gloria Rein.  Gloria was “Nonna”; Mom; wife; best friend; activist; tireless advocate; and our inspiration.  Over the past several years, Gloria faced a life-ending disease with poise, determination, and courage.  Over the course of her life, Gloria often commented that she had three passions: her family; nursing, and the Union.  Her impact on each will not be erased by her passing.  Given COVID restrictions and in keeping with Gloria’s wishes, a celebration of Gloria’s life will be held in August when we hope family and friends will be able to join together in larger groups.

 

Gloria’s Family extends its gratitude to all those who supported her throughout her treatments: University of Alberta Hematology department and Dr. Nancy Zhu; Medical and Adult Day Medicine; the Athabasca Health Care centre; Drs McKenzie and Ogunnupe; Home Care services in Athabasca and Sherwood Park; the many nurses at the UAH and Athabasca; and her many co-workers, friends and family.

In lieu of flowers, Gloria asked that friends and family plant trees in her memory, or please consider donations to:

 - S.P.C.A  https://www.albertaspca.org/support-us/one-time-gift/

- Second Chance Animal Rescue (SCARS) https://www.scarscare.ca/donate/

-Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada

https://llsc.donorportal.ca/Donation/Donation.aspx?F=801&T=GENER&L=en-CA&G=85&NFP=1&_ga=2.93125853.1794845896.1615222214-738717470.1615222214

- or a charity of your choice.

Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.westlockfuneralhome.com. 

Westlock Funeral Home & Crematorium Ltd.  780-349-3474.

 

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Alberta Union of Provincial Employees

March 18, 2021 9:01 AM

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Alberta Union of Provincial Employees


A Grove of 5 Memorial Trees was planted in memory of Gloria Rein

Leslie Penny

March 16, 2021 1:16 PM

I worked with Gloria on the other side of the negotiation table. It was a pleasure to work with her as she was a woman of intelligence, integrity and spirit. my condolences to her family.
Leslie Penny


A Grove of 3 Memorial Trees was planted in memory of Gloria Rein

The Baker Family

March 14, 2021 3:58 PM

Gloria was a dear friend of our family. Our thoughts go out to Fred, Sandy, Jon, Dee and families. She was a strong, smart woman and ally as well as a warm, thoughtful individual.
The Baker Family


A Grove of 5 Memorial Trees was planted in memory of Gloria Rein

Maxine Coli Winder

March 9, 2021 11:41 AM

Will miss my friend & colleague. My condolences to you all - she was a force to be reckoned with and she made the world a better place in so many ways!
Maxine Coli Winder


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April 4, 2021 2:47 PM

Much love cousin Gloria, you were always so kind to me.

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