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Gloria Yablonski

December 11, 1936 - March 29, 2011


Gloria YABLONSKI (nee Watkins)

DOB: Dec 11, 1936 in Winnipeg, MB

Died: Mar 29, 2011
Gloria died peacefully in Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, with family present.
Gloria was predeceased by her sister Uldine (Brown), her parents the Watkins and by her
son Joseph Paul Yablonski (Aug 15, 1995).
She is survived by her husband, Joseph Thomas Yablonski; children: Gordon, aka Ben, (Carolyn) Yablonski, Heather (Neil Neufeld) and six grandchildren: Bryan (Kyla), Kevin (Breanne) Neufeld; Cari-Lynn, William, Benson Yablonski; Andrew Yablonski (Joey’s son).
Gloria married Joseph Thomas Yablonski on Nov 19, 1955.
While raising three wonderful children, she attended Red River College and became a Licensed Practical Nurse. She worked at Selkirk General Hospital and Seven Oaks Hospital in Winnipeg, retiring early due to a work-related back injury.
Gloria enjoyed gardening, and always had a well-kept yard with her favorite flowers; red geraniums. She also kept a large garden, canning her vegetables. Gloria”s relish and pickles were famous. Joe and Gloria ran a large strawberry farm for many years. Family and friends were a big part of Gloria”s life. She loved getting together and making special meals for holidays. There was always joy and love in Gloria”s home.
She and Joe moved to Vancouver Island where she pursued hobby interests: stained glass, wooden basket weaving and jewelry making. Gloria had many talents, showing her work at craft shows with Joe.
Gloria & Joe took up golf, and enjoyed golfing road trips with their RV friends.
Later in life, Gloria had many health problems. She continued to do as much as possible, going out with friends and puttering around the house. Joe and Gloria were very close. She will be sorely missed by all.
A Celebration of Life was held at the Royal Canadian Legion 621 First St. Ladysmith, BC on Saturday April 02, 2011 at 2:30pm. Online condolences may be offered at www.hwwallacecbc.com


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Arnold and Lynne Kellner
Relation: CBC Winnipeg colleagues

We send our deepest sympathy to Joe and the family. We have many wonderful memories of our times with you Joe at CBC Winnipeg. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers as you begin to rebuild your life. Retirement is a wonderful time to share life together but so often it just isn’t long enough to do everything we want.

From: Margaaret & Gordon Wolff
Relation: friend

Our deepest sympathy Joe, Gloria was a wonderful lady,and we know that you and your family will miss her terribly. Our thought and prayers are with you all.
Sincerely Marg & Gordie

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
April 2, 2011
Beginning at 2:30pm

Royal Canadian Legion
621 First Street
Ladysmith, BC

621 First Street
Ladysmith, BC

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