It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Gloria Bassett announce her passing on November 25th, 2022 at the age of 86. Gloria was born on November 29th, 1935 in Gilbert Plains, Manitoba. She is predeceased by her husband Lloyd; parents, William and Lilian; and sister Victoria.
Gloria is survived by her children: Brent (Cathie) Bassett, Denise (Paul) Beckett, and Larry (Tara) Bassett; 9 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and her brother Bill (Ann) Peckham.
Growing up, Gloria was creative and sporty. She enjoyed singing in the church choir, playing violin, basketball, and figure skating. Always devoted to family, Gloria took on an active role at home when her mother passed away in 1952, and as such, was remarkably close to her father Bill, and her siblings.
Gloria married the love of her life and high school sweetheart, Lloyd James Bassett in 1955, in Gilbert Plains, Manitoba. They moved to Winnipeg shorty afterward where their first child was born, before settling in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan in 1956. They had two more children there, completing their family.
She worked for 23 years running a daycare program at their local church, St. John’s Anglican. After she and Lloyd retired, they enjoyed travelling together with friends and family, visiting places like Mexico, England, and Hawaii.
Gloria enjoyed trying many new things and was never without a hobby. She loved square dancing, knitting, embroidery, exercise classes at the spa, and was a great cook and baker.
Gloria was loved deeply and will be sorely missed by all who knew her. She will be remembered for her sparkling smile, contagious laugh, love of her family and willingness to give to her community.
The family would like to thank the staff at Edgar Hall in Providence Place for their years of care.
Memorial donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan at, 100-119 14 Street NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 1Z6.
In living memory of Gloria, a memorial planting will be made by W.J. Jones & Son Ltd. Please sign the memorial register at website: www.jonesparkview.com (Obituaries). Balke Seebach- Funeral Director/Funeral Director Intern- Cerys Doan