Gloria Henrietta Nelson


It is with great sadness that the family of Gloria H. Nelson announces her passing after a brief illness on Thursday, August 23, 2018. Gloria was born at Inwardleigh farm in Rockwood, Ontario on Easter Sunday, April 1, 1923. This year she celebrated her 95th birthday on Easter Sunday.

Gloria was predeceased by her first husband, Thomas H. Ruske (1957) and her second husband David Nelson (2006); her son Richard Ruske (1994) and infant daughter Gloria Jane; Gloria’s parents: George and Myrtle Peal; sisters: Irene and Ruth; as well as Joy’s brothers Hamilton “Ham” and Brad Peal.

Left to mourn Gloria is her loving son Grant Ruske (Val); daughter-in-law Lourdes Muller-Ruske of St. Catharines, Ontario; step-son Kerion (Yvonne) Nelson of Sarnia, Ontario; grandchildren: Tom and Jeff Ruske of St. Catharines, Ontario and Emily and Hannah Ruske of Edmonton; as well as six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

The family would like to send sincere thanks to the doctors and nurses in the emergency department at the Misericordia Hospital and the doctors and nursing staff of the Family Medicine Unit on  8 West at the Misericordia Hospital.

There will be a family service and interment at the Rockwood Cemetery Ontario at a later date.

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