Gloria Noreen Horner (nee: Gow)

October 13, 1928 – May 15, 2009

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gloria Horner on May 15, 2009 at Vernon Hospice House. Gloria will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband Robert (Bob) of 55 years, son Ian, daughter Wendy (James), granddaughter Jamie, brother Bill Gow, sister Dawn Lovelle, nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends.

Gloria was born in Winnipeg and grew up in Fort Garry. She graduated from Winnipeg Children’s Hospital with a degree in nursing and went to work as a stewardess for Trans Canada Airlines where she met Bob, and Ward Air after their marriage.

Gloria will be remembered for her kind and helpful nature and her love of travel. Gloria’s worldwide adventures include her intrepid sailing endeavours throughout the B.C. coast, Hawaii and the Caribbean Islands. Gloria has been active in two amateur radio clubs in the Victoria area under the call sign VE7 DAD. For the past 25 years, she has been a volunteer driver for the B.C. Cancer Agency and also enjoyed teaching Mahjong at the Monterey Community Centre.

A celebration of Gloria’s life will be held on June 3, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. at McCall Bros. Floral Chapel, Johnson at Vancouver Street, Victoria, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the B.C. Cancer Foundation, 2410 Lee Avenue, Victoria, BC V8R 6V5 or the North Okanagan Hospice Society, 3506 – 27th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1S4.