Lynn, Gloria

It is with great sadness that the family of Gloria Lynn announce her sudden passing on Saturday, November 4th, 2023 at the age of 76 at Health Science North.

Gloria was born on April 5, 1947 to George and Isabella (nee Fawcett) Lynn both predeceased and was raised in the wonderful community of Creighton Mine.

She is survived by her sisters Barbara McLeod (Joseph), Betty Burnside (Don) and her brother Bill Lynn. Auntie Gloria will be deeply missed by her nieces and nephews Bradley, Lynn (Art), Sara, Ian (Alyssa), Jennifer and Grace (Josh).

She had special bond with all her great nieces and nephews Kiera, Kamryn, Kaelyn, Maia, Caiden, Teagan, Seth, Logan, Bella, and Denika. Gloria will be lovingly remembered by her lifelong friend Donna Linville and family, Sue Pauhl, Chris Cuttress, Leslie Bell and Donna Alexander. Sharing some laughs and drinks with Janet Budzak and Noella Andrews both predeceased.

Gloria graduated from St. Joseph’s School of Nursing and began her rewarding and dedicated career as an R.N. She went on to become President of O.N.A and then retired from there as Director Internal Services where she became an inspirational leader, mentor and advocate for R.N’s. She served on many boards and loved giving back to the communities she lived in. She had a passion for life, loved to travel, paint, and knit to name a few. She was kind, witty, generous, and made friends easily.

Gloria was the Lynn family matriarch and will be so greatly missed by all. “Yeah But!”

Thank you for the wonderful care, Gloria received from the Medical-Surgical ICU team.

In lieu of flowers a donation made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.


3 Condolences

  1. I first met Gloria when she was Provincial President of the Ontario Nurses Association (ONA) and I had just been elected to the Board. Gloria was an amazing leader who listened, questioned and supported everyone. She worked tirelessly for nurses in Ontario and achieved many benefits as a shrewd negotiator. I continued to work closely with her at ONA for the next 20+ years and a true friendship developed. We had many travel adventures together from Barbados to New Zealand and many places in between. I will miss her sense of humour, her passion and her directness. She was one of a kind and she will be missed but never forgotten. I will remember her forever and raise a glass of Veuve Cilcquot 🥂

    By: Lesley Bell
    November 18, 2023
  2. Sincere condolences to all of Gloria’s family and friends. I first met Gloria 53 years ago when we embarked on our first jobs after completing or nursing training. Gloria was a bridesmaid at my wedding nearly 50 years ago. We lost touch over time but I am so grateful we reconnected a few years ago. Gloria was an incredible person, so much fun to be around, yet you knew by her eyes if she was annoyed about something! She was always up for an adventure, and we spent countless hours riding our snowmobiles on the river. Gloria was an exceptional nurse who cared deeply her patients, providing skill, knowledge, and compassion to all. She will be missed but never forgotten. Rest in peace my dear friend.

    By: Donna Reid
    November 17, 2023
  3. As a Fellow Graduate of St. Joseph’s School of Nursing and in Gloria’s class, I was from Manitoba and returned here after Graduation so I saw Gloria a few times at our class reunions. I did keep in touch with other classmates and was able to keep updated about her professional achievements. Gloria’s personality was her greatest asset. She had a way of drawing us out of ourselves or putting us in our place and even with a smile. I am truly sorry for your loss.
    Thank You for allowing me to express my condolences to all. Maureen Monczka nee O’Rourke now from southern Manitoba rather than Northern Manitoba

    By: Maureen Monczka nee O'Rourke
    November 14, 2023

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