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(née Johnson)

 March 5, 1966 - October 17, 2016


Gloria, an amazing lady, was taken from us after a short fight with cancer. She was a young 50 years.


Remaining to cherish her forever are her loving husband Carl; her children Steven, Anthony, Johnathan and Kathleen (Christopher); brother Terry (Colinda) and her grand-puppies. She also leaves her many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, aunties and cousins.  She was predeceased by her father James Johnson, mother Evelyn (Armstrong), grandmother Rose Armstrong, mother-in-law Maria Craciun and numerous other family members.


Gloria was born in Winnipeg, or if you listened to her, you would believe she was born in the “cabbage patch”. She graduated from Gordon Bell High School.  She married Carl Craciun on July 13, 1985. They were married for 31 years and knew each other for all her life.  Gloria was a loving, caring stay-at-home mom until she started volunteering and working at Greenway School and Orioles Community Centre.  She loved to play Mother Goose and all of the children loved her many songs and nursery rhymes.  She later become a property manager and more recently an administrative assistant. Some of her favorite times were spent with her husband and children.  They would spend time singing, dancing and moving furniture.  The kids would get good laughs as she attempted throwing footballs with her crooked arm.  They had many night walks, going to various parks, trips to the beach and lots of adventures.  She was extremely proud of each one of her children and their own accomplishments. She was known for adopting many of their friends who lovingly called her, “Mamma Bear”.  She loved the colour purple and enjoyed camping.  Going to concerts was a must and even though she wasn't the greatest singer, she loved to sing for hours.  She was born in a storm and loved the snow. Puddle jumping was a thing to do.  Some of her passions were ships, light houses, anchors, books, baking and Halloween.


Gloria was very loved as she was always there for anyone who needed a hand.  She would always be ready to stay to the end of events and help do all the clean up. She had more than 500 friends from all over the world on her Facebook account.


She will be sadly missed by us all. Gloria, we love you and keep our fond memories in our hearts forever and ever!


A celebration of Gloria’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 24, 2016 at Bethel Baptist Church, 205 Roseberry Street. Click Here for a map.

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