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Sinclair, Gloria Juliette

Gloria Juliette Sinclair (née Day) of Calgary passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2009 at the age of 87 years. Gloria was born on March 28, 1921 in Colinton, AB and grew up in the Peace River Country, the fourth of thirteen children. In 1945 Gloria married Douglas Sinclair and they resided in several rural communities, as Doug worked as a grain buyer for UGG. Gloria and Doug moved to Black Diamond, then the DeWinton area before coming to live in Calgary in 1970. Gloria worked with Doug as a cooks helper for crews in Saudia Arabia and Canada. Gloria accomplished many things throughout her life – she held the distinction of becoming the first female Barber in Alberta in 1943. She had a great love for music and played the steel and acoustic guitar when she was young and later in life, she played the organ. Gloria was also passionate about horses. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, who will be dearly missed by all who knew her.  Gloria is survived by her daughter Mary Tretiak of Calgary; grandson Wayne (Bonnie) Sherman; and great-grandson Jack of Rockyford, AB; son and daughter-in-law David and Linda Sinclair of Calgary; sisters, Marianne and Susie; and brother Dennis; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband,  Douglas in 1996; son-in-law Rocky Tretiak; five brothers; and four sisters. The family would like to express our sincere thanks to all the staff of Southwood Intercare for the care and affection they showed towards Gloria. We always knew she would be well cared for and safe. A Memorial  Service will be held at Southwood Care Centre (211 Heritage Drive SE) on Saturday, January 17, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549,  In living memory of Gloria Sinclair, a tree will be planted at FishCreekProvincialPark by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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