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Gloria Rutherford

Gloria Elizabeth Rutherford

Monday, August 31st, 1931 - Tuesday, December 31st, 2019
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RUTHERFORD, Gloria Elizabeth
Passed away at Joseph Brant Hospital on Tuesday December 31, 2019 at the age of 88 surrounded by family. Beloved wife of the late Murray Rutherford. Loving mother of Lesley Randall (Greg), Donna Gibb (Murray), Paul Rutherford (Anita) and Jane Lee (Moses). Proud grandmother of Kelly March (Ben), Amy DeAlmeida (Fernando), Emily Hodgkins (Jeff), Diana Gibb, Brian Gibb (Rachel), Nichole Mortimer (Stephen), Douglas Rutherford, Natalie Rutherford, Rebecca Rutherford, Lauren Ferry (Sean) and Megan Hanna (John). Cherished great-grandmother of Thomas, Ila, Lucas, Gavin, Stella, Gwyneth, Winnifred, Duncan and 2 additional great-grandchildren due in 2020. Gloria was predeceased by her sister-in-law Phyllis Britton.
Gloria worked for the Hamilton School Board and in retail sales for many years. She and Murray loved traveling the world and later, Gloria continued traveling with her many friends and family. Gloria was an avid bridge player and a member of many bridge groups in the Burlington area. Mostly, she was a proud, supportive, and loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, who greatly enjoyed spending time with her family, all of whom love her and miss her dearly.
As per Gloria's wishes, cremation has taken place. For those who would like to offer their condolences, family members will be present January 11th, 2020 from 4-6 pm at Smith Funeral Homes, 1167 Guelph Line, Burlington, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Gloria to The Canadian Cancer Society would be sincerely appreciated by the family.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 11th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    Saturday, January 11th, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    Smith's Funeral Home - Guelph Line
    Address
    1167 Guelph Line
    BURLINGTON, ON L7P 2S7
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Tracey Hoey

Posted at 05:31pm
I played bridge with Gloria for many years. She was an excellent bridge player and I could seldom sneak things past her!

She was so proud of and loved her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids. She was so proud of what you'd all accomplished and what great people you are and she was always so happy to see more babies added to the family.

I had many interesting chats with her when I drove her home in recent times to the Williamsburg after bridge. She spoke her mind about politics and current events yet she was a total class act when it came to discussing them. I found her so well-read and open-minded. She was an inspiration to me and I hope I'm half the woman she was when I get to her age.

I will miss Gloria dearly and I want you to know she touched so many people with her life.
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