Gloria Elinor WELDER

Gloria Elinor was born April 13, 1938 in Bredenbury, SK, passed away in Kelowna with her family at her side on June 22, 2008. Survived by her loving family, husband Len, five children Sherry (Marv) Hayes, Jacquie (Gerald) Koch, Art (Jody) Hayes, Rick (Bernice) Hayes, Steven Hayes, two step children Nicole (Gary) Eastman, Clayton (Chrissy) Welder, 18 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, sisters Verna (Vern) Burnell and Mona Sauer, brother Cliff (Irene) Porter. Sadly predeceased by infant son Gregory Howard. At Glorias request there will be a private family service. All family and friends are invited to an Open House on Friday June 27, 2008 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at the home of Art and Jody Hayes 3342 Larkspur Court. A special thank you to the palliative care nurses and Douglas Fir Unit of Cottonwoods and to the Hospice volunteers who sat with mom as a vigil in the evenings. Should family and friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Cancer Centre for the Southern Interior, 399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5L3 or the Central Okanagan Hospice Association: 202 1456 St. Paul St., Kelowna, BC, V1Y 2E6. A gift, in living memory of Gloria will be made to Hospice Care by Springfield Funeral Home. 250-860-7077. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com