Gloria Stride, beloved wife of Jerry Stride of Calgary, passed away peacefully at home, with Jerry and Kelly by her side, on Thursday, January 17, 2008 at the age of 78 years.
Gloria was an active member of St. David’s United Church, the Evergreen Seniors Hiking Club, the Shouldice Senior Skaters and also worked as a volunteer for the Interfaith Food Bank for over twenty years. She and Jerry enjoyed spending summers at their cottage at Wabamun Lake and also enjoyed world wide travel, making many friends along the way.
Gloria is lovingly remembered by Jerry, her husband of fifty-five years; two sons, Kelly (life partner Tom Arnold) of Calgary and Jay (Janice) of Nova Scotia and their children, Morgan and Emily. She is also survived by two sisters, Shirley Sohnle of Edmonton and Alma Chase of Sherwood Park; one brother, Emil Sohnle of Edmonton and several nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Gloria’s Life will be held at St. David’s United Church (3303 Capitol Hill Crescent N.W.) on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank Society, 5000 – 11 Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 2Y5, Telephone: (403) 253-2059, www.calgaryfoodbank.com or to St. David’s United Church Foundation, 3303 Capitol Hill Crescent N.W., Calgary, AB. T2M 2R2. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Gloria Stride, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences