Passed away March 17th, 2017 at the Queensway Carleton in her 78th year. Gloria joins her husband, Cyril Brownrigg, and daughter Deborah Brownrigg (Brian MacDonald) whom she loved dearly. Predeceased by her parents Emilien LeBlanc and Regina (Alain) LeBlanc. She is survived by her daughters Nancy (Jeff) Gibson and Karen Brownrigg and step grandson Angus. Lovingly remembered by her siblings; Elaine Soublière, Annette (Warner) Landry, Louise (Guy) Larabie, Ray (the late Marlene) LeBlanc, and Bernie (Linda) LeBlanc. Gloria will be missed by her nieces Pamela (René), Nadine, Catherine, Susan (Kevin), Lisa, Joelle and Melanie (Adrian) and her nephews Marc (Meaghan), Donald (Cecilia) and Michael (Alexandra). Gloria’s sense of humour and beautiful smile made her well-liked by the staff and residents of Forest Hill (OMNI) Health Care Residence in Kanata. Thank you to those who loved and cared for her needs – she really loved her room and time at Forest Hill. A Special thank you to the caring staff of the Queensway Carleton Hospital’s ACE unit, her physician Dr. Bustani and the entire palliative care team, for their professionalism, kindness and support through this difficult time. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Gloria’s life Friday March 24th at 11:30AM at First Memorial Funeral Services, 259 St. Patrick St. Ottawa, ON with a reception to follow. Interment will occur at a later date at Beechwood Cemetery, resting place of her loving husband Cyril. Donations in memory of Gloria may be made to Forest Hill for the purpose of staff training and active social and recreation programs.
WHEN I’M GONE When I come to the end of my journey And I travel my last weary mile Just forget if you can, that I ever frowned And remember only my genuine smile Forget unkind words I have spoken Remember some good I have done Forget that I ever had heartache And remember I have had lots of fun Forget that I’ve stumbled and blundered and sometimes fell by the way Remember I have fought some hard battles And won , ere the close of the day Then forget to grieve for my going I would not have you sad for a day But in the summer just gather some flowers And remember the place that I lay And come in the shade of the evening when the sun paints the sky in the West Stand for a few moments beside me And remember only my best