1944 ~ GLORIA SHIELDS ~ 2022Posted: June 30th, 2022
With heavy hearts we sadly announce the passing of Gloria Shields on Friday, June 24, 2022. Gloria Diane Dickie was born on December 7, 1944 in Empress, AB. The oldest daughter of Bob and Vi (King) Dickie of Sceptre, SK. Gloria was predeceased by her husband, Bill Shields; parents, Bob and Vi Dickie and two sisters, Pamela in infancy and Jo-Ann Tetlock; her in-laws, Fergie and Dorothy Shields; and niece, Candice Jensen. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter and son-in-law, Trudy and Larry Vajna; brother-in-law, Dave Tetlock and his family, Cory and Ang Tetlock (Cianna and Jess, Morgan and Caleb); Amber and Aaron Ward (Mason and Jett); sister, Lorie (Richard) Andreas and their family, Dustin (Sarah) Andreas (Ellen, Claire, Vance), Shaun (Karli) Andreas (Will and Libby), Lacey (Jason) Warnock (Harper and Dylan); sister, Connie (James) Nielson and family, Quinn, Maren, Conlan (Avery); sister-in-law, Susan Seitz, Al Lenci and family, Wes (Dawn) Lenci (Rayne and Lily), (Riley and Taylor), Mark Lenci (Kayden and Zoey) and their mother, Samantha; brother-in-law, Bob (Ferg) and Shari Shields; special Aunt, Martha Henshaw; as well as numerous relatives and friends. Gloria was raised and attended school in Sceptre. After graduating high school, Gloria’s dream was to become a hairdresser and attended MC College in Saskatoon. In October 1965 she married Bill, the love of her life and moved to Swift Current to begin their life together. They welcomed their daughter Trudy soon after. The Shields family moved many times before settling in Medicine Hat and then finally Redcliff. Gloria and Bill owned Plastic Arts & Crafts on 2nd Street. It was here that Gloria discovered her love of crafting, especially flower arranging, she also loved visiting with customers and could start up a conversation with anyone. When the decision was made to sell the business, Gloria started working for Jim Boylan at Boylan’s Drugs at various store locations throughout the city. After Gloria left Boylan’s Drugs, her and Bill became shareholders in Deluxe Cabs. Gloria loved her trips to San Diego to visit with Trudy and Larry. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Gloria moved into Good Sam’s in April 2022. Trudy and Larry would like to thank the staff there for the excellent care, friendship and support Gloria received during her short stay there. Words are not enough to express our heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Jeraj for his care, compassion, and friendship over the past 30 years. The Memorial Service will be held at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel, 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB on Thursday, July 7, 2022 at 1:30 pm with Pastor Shane Hein officiating. If unable to attend, family and friends are welcome to participate via livestream by logging on to www.saamis.com and joining the live webcast on Gloria’s memorial page at the above date and time. A virtual guest book is available on the livestream page for those participating remotely. Memorial gifts in Gloria’s name may be made a charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org subject heading Gloria Shields. Funeral arrangements by
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