Gloria Matthews

Gloria Ann Matthews (Delaney)

Wednesday, April 3rd, 1957 - Tuesday, July 30th, 2019
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Surrounded by her loving family, it is with very heavy hearts that we, the family of Gloria Ann (Delaney) Matthews, age 62, announce her untimely passing at Joseph Brant Hospital, in Burlington, on Tuesday July 30, 2019, after a hard fought battle with Cancer.
Born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Gloria was the daughter of the late William and Beatrice Delaney.
Gloria “Gramere” is survived by her husband, Ed, married July 29, 1978, daughter Ashley (Curtis) Roach, and grandson Patrick. She is also survived by her mother-in-law, Dolly Matthews, brother Richard (Debbie) Delaney, sister Paula (Bill) Haley, brother Ambrose (Cathy) Delaney, sister-in-law Heather (Hal) MacLellan, brother-in-law Bruce (Jackie) Matthews, sister-in-law Kim (David) MacKinnon; her nieces and nephews, Trena (Matthew) Head, Shawn Delaney, Dean Delaney (Dawn), Andrew (Chrissy) Haley, Pamela Haley (Billy), Lisa Delaney (Nima), Gregory Delaney (Andrea), Danielle (Eddie) Hillman, Roger Matheson (Tracey), Mark (Charmaine) Matheson, Tracy MacAulay, Ryan MacLellan, Jan (Jason) MacNeil, Victoria Matthews (Joey), Holly MacKinnon (Ryan) and Cameron Mackinnon (Kelsey), special extended family members most important to Gloria: Herb Lawson, Hildegarde “Grauntie” and Ed “Gruncle” Lawson, and Joan “Davy” Cino; her many aunts and uncles, great nieces and nephews, extended family and cousins in Ontario and Belle Cote, Cape Breton. She was predeceased by her sister, Elaine Delaney, and father-in-law, Fraser Matthews.
Gloria was the most loving, compassionate and generous earthly angel. She helped countless family members, friends and neighbours with anything possible and enjoyed being the host for many special events and ‘simple’ get-togethers. She loved her family and spending as much time as she could in Cape Breton. After living in Sydney, Nova Scotia for 20 years, she moved to Burlington with Ed and they began building their life together. Gloria was a hard-working, goal-oriented employee for Butler Buildings, Fuller Brush and Nabisco Foods. Due to a chronic illness, she was limited in her working career and dedicated her life to being a mom to her daughter, Ashley. Gloria travelled the World with her childhood sweetheart Ed, Ashley and her skating team, and her family. The new love of her life was her first grandson, Patrick, born in September 2018, and she spent as much time as she could enjoying his milestones with Ed, Ashley, and Curtis.
The family would like to thank all of the healthcare providers at Joseph Brant Hospital and Juravinski Hospital for all of their loving support and care of Gloria during her last few months, especially Dr. Harrison, Ildy Tettero, Amanda, the Cancer Clinic, and Pallative Care teams.
Visitation will be held, Saturday August 3, 2019 from 3pm-6pm at Smith’s Funeral Home on Guelph Line in Burlington. There will also be a Service held in Belle Cote, Cape Breton in the coming weeks.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Gloria’s memory can be made to Joseph Brant Hospital, The Canadian Cancer Society, or Belle Cote Community Centre in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 | 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Smith's Funeral Home - Guelph Line
    1167 Guelph Line
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Debbie Gainham

Posted at 05:42pm
Ed, Ashley and family,
So sorry for the loss of Gloria, a woman who we will remember as so positive, caring and refreshing. As we shared Vista Dr. over the years we would often run into one another and we recall a vibrant smile and caring conversations as we shared life's happenings together. My last conversation with Gloria was when she proudly pushed her grandson Patrick down the street on a walk with her sister. Now she is looking over you all as an angel and as you continue along the milestones of your lives she will not be far away and will no doubt be guiding you with a smile. Prayers to all of you at this difficult time.
Debbie and John Gainham and family

Posted at 07:29am
I remember Gloria, working at Zellers with us for awhile.
Beautiful smile.
Deepest Sympathy
Doddy Keel ( Hollohan)
Truro N.S. (Whitney Pier)


Posted at 11:43pm
I was so shocked to hear of Gloria’s passing. We live up the street and my kids LOVED going there for Halloween to get her extra special treat for them even though she barely knew us! Always looked so put together and was so happy to chat when she walked by our house. Sorry for your loss.

Posted at 07:12pm
Ed,Ashley,Curtis,Patrick and Delaney Family. She was an angel for sure and is going to be deeply missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her. Sending our love and prayers.

Michelle Johnston

Posted at 06:43pm
So sad to hear about Gloria. I was so disappointed that she wasn't in Belle Cote during my last trip in 2010. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Delaney and Matthews families. God bless. Michelle (Perry) Johnston

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