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
- 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.
Plant a tree in memory of Gloria by clicking here.
To send flowers to Gloria's family, please visit our floral store.
Service to be held at a later date