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Gloria Eleanor Alice Wilson-Anderson

October 23, 1977 ~ November 18, 2018 (age 41)
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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Gloria
Eleanor Alice Wilson-Anderson on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at the
Drumheller Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved
wife of Kelly, Gloria is also survived by her parents Jim and Toni
Wilson, brother Derrick, sister Loretta, her nephews Dalan and Kasen
and niece Avril. She will be sadly missed by her in-laws, Bob and
Linda Anderson, sister-in-law Charlene (Del) Thue, Dane and
Cala, brothers-in-law Al (Karen) Anderson, Samantha and
Steven, John Anderson, and Scott (Stacey) Anderson, Adley. She
was predeceased by her grandparents Arnold and Alice Wilson and
Jim and Eleanor Gaschnitz.
Gloria was born at the Drumheller Hospital on October 23, 1977 and
grew up on the family farm in the Verdant Valley district. She
attended Verdant Valley School and graduated from Drumheller
Composite High School in 1995. Gloria received the Monsanto
Environmental Award. She went on to Olds College graduating in
1997 with a Diploma in Land Resource Management. She was
awarded the Olds College Alumni Good Samaritan Award. Gloria
worked for the Red Deer Greyhound Depot for 5 years as a ticket and
freight agent, and then for Red Deer County for 3 years. Farming and
ranching was her passion and she decided to return to home to help
run the family farm. She loved her cows and calves and could identify
each one in the pasture a mile away. It took several hours for her to
do a cow check as each one needed to be scratched and loved. Kelly
and Gloria enjoyed their many adventurous road trips together
bringing smiles to those happy memories. They had some hilarious
experiences and met some very interesting people along the way.
Whether it be grain farming together or ranching there was never a
dull moment.
Gloria’s passion for life eclipsed her medical needs and caregiver
concerns. During trying times and great adversity Gloria would break
out of the hospital to travel, go to concerts and shows even at the
expressed concerns of her doctors wishes. Gloria’s lesson to all of
us is to make the time for life passions even when the most serious
odds are stacked against you. A true testament to Gloria’s spirit of
love and grace.
Gloria had a heart of gold filled with love and compassion for all
around her. She was a wonderful wife, daughter, sister, Auntie and
friend. A natural caregiver to hospital patients she would meet while
being a patient herself.
Thank you Dr. L. Olfert, Dr. Walley Temple, and Dr. E. Racz - your
expertise and exceptional care will never be forgotten. Thank you to
Dr. Mateer, the nursing staff, Home Care and Lab Technicians at the
Drumheller Hospital. We are truly blessed to have you as our
caregivers. To Wilma Giesbrecht and Gloria’s special friends thank
you for being there when she needed you the most. To our wonderful
extended family, friends, and Verdant Valley neighbours - your
prayers, phone calls, texts, acts of kindness gave us the strength to
face each challenge.
A “Celebration of Life” for Gloria will be held on Saturday,
November 24, 2018 2:00 pm at the Drumheller Stampede Barn with
Captains Ben and Isobel Lippers of the Salvation Army officiating. In
lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Homestead Museum
Society, Box 3154, Drumheller, Alberta T0J 0Y0. Thank you to Sean
Grande of Courtney-Winters Funeral Home who is in care of the

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