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MONKS, Gloria Muriel (nee Berry)

February 7, 1930 – Waldemar, Ontario
December 15, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Gloria Muriel Monks (nee Berry) of Calgary passed away while surrounded by her family on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at the age of 88 years.

Gloria grew up on a farm near Grand Valley, ON with her parents Maude and Hector Berry and siblings, Dorothy, Jean and Grant. Gloria loved animals and children and the love was mutual. Growing up on a farm, she spent time riding horses and helping with the other animals. Gloria also was gifted with a green thumb and was a successful gardener. She was a compassionate, kind woman with an abundant amount of energy who loved her family first and foremost. Gloria spent many years looking after her grandchildren. She threw amazing gatherings for her family and friends and was the glue holding everyone together, always encouraging strength and unity. This made her a hard worker and a loyal daughter, mother, grandmother and friend. She was a fiercely passionate woman, never afraid to speak her mind and was direct in her actions with people as she moved through her life.

Gloria is survived by her three children, Susan (Tom), Sally (Arny) and Bill (Nichole); along with nine grandchildren, Kevin, Cathy, Mark, Paul, Tsarina, Alisha, Anne, Ben and Ray. She also leaves behind her sister Jean Chaney and brother Grant Berry of Scarborough, Ontario. Gloria was predeceased by her husband Reginald Monks.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB) on Friday, December 21, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Hope Mission, 4869 Hubalta Road S.E. Calgary, AB T2A 7R7.
Telephone: (403)474-3237 or to AARCS, Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society, 5060 – 74 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 3C9. Telephone: (403) 250-7377

In living memory of Gloria Monks, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. Muriel and Murray Burnett

    You have our deepest heartfelt sympathy and condolence, as does your whole family. We will hold all of you in our hearts and prayers during this sad time of loss. Gloria was a favoured cousin of my Mom’s (Bertha Berry Foster).
    Muriel Foster Burnett

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  2. My deepest condolences on your loss, Susan and family.

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  3. Dear Sally and Arny,
    I read the announcement in the Calgary Herald and, much as I was saddened, it struck me that your Mom was a pretty neat, “ahead of her time” woman. You, I think, are much like her and can be very proud.

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