Our beloved Auntie, friend and second mom, Gloria Leola Gustafson passed away peacefully April 14, 2017 with family by her side. She was born April 30, 1922 in Yorkton Saskatchewan to Arthur and Marjorie Bond. She married the love of her life Stewart Gustafson on September 22, 1947 and they had over 62 years of wedded bliss enjoying life to the fullest.
Gloria touched the hearts and had a positive impact on the lives of many who knew her. She was fondly referred to as Go Go because she never stopped going. She will be forever remembered for her tremendous sense of humor, which would often get her “the look” from Uncle Stewart which usually made things even funnier to her. She often concluded a serious conversation over some predicament she got herself into by saying “well, no sense crying over spilt milk”. And off she’d go for another adventure.
She enjoyed having friends over regularly for chocolate and cribbage games. She especially found joy in serving her God Jehovah and volunteered for many years helping ones learn about Him and His word the Bible. For some time she and her husband Stewart had fun travelling throughout the prairies and parts of B.C. helping ones learn about God and meeting people who became lifelong friends. Her strong faith and hope contributed to her being appreciated for her positive and polite nature.
She was predeceased by her cherished husband Stewart Gustafson (2009), her brother Murray Bond (1964), and nephew Tim Bond (2016).
Gloria will be greatly missed by many family and friends. Especially by her best friend of over 70 years and Sister-in-law Beryl Gustafson; her nieces Barbara (Jim) McReynolds, Laura (Tim) Bond, and nephew Merlin (Linda) Gustafson; her great nieces and nephews Yvonne McReynolds, Kristen (Coby) Ernst, Maegan (Byron) Bodecker, Jesse (Alicia) Gustafson, Grayson (Olivia) Bond. As well other nieces and nephews of the Allen family and a small group of very special close friends who were like faithful family.
We’d like to also express our thanks to the staff at Rosewood Village for their loving care of our precious auntie and the care they showed us as we stayed with her.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 Saturday April 22 at the Beaver Valley Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. 1050 Hwy 3B Beaver Falls. All are welcome to attend.