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Gloria Marks

Gloria Diamonda Marks

Tuesday, February 16th, 1926 - Tuesday, November 10th, 2020
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Obituary

Marks, Gloria:

With heavy hearts the family of Gloria Diamonda Marks (Recchia) announces her passing on Tuesday November 10th, 2020. She is on her final journal to be with be with her love Fred.

Born in Toronto, February 16th, 1926 to Julio and Adele Recchia.
Beloved mother of Fred (Karla), Joy (Darryl) and Tim (Dallas).
Adored grandmother of Jeffrey (Angie), Michael (Kristy), Jessica (Kevan) and Hayden (Ali).
Great grandma to JJ, Lauren, Chris and Darren, Great Great Gandma of Addy, Annie and Ryan.
Great Aunt Dodie to Anthony (Kathy) and Eric. Other mother of Vera and Dennis.

Gloria was predeceased by the love of her life Frederick (2016) with whom she enjoyed 70 wonderful years of marriage, beginning on May 21, 1945. Gloria and Fred shared their home on Blucher Blvd with family, friends and neighbors (and the occasional stranger) offering a warm welcome, a place at the table and a shoulder to lean on. Their home was the gathering spot for many family celebrations, Sunday dinners and backyard barbeques. Gloria will forever be remembered for her strawberry jam, pickles, sausage dressing, Christmas cookies and incredible fruit pies.

Gloria was never happier than when she was helping or giving to others. She was a joyful and social individual who always made people smile. Gloria was a positive person who always saw the flowers in the vase, not the dust upon the table.
Her kindness and generosity was who she was and everything she believed in.

Her grandchildren became her life. Gloria was at every birthday celebration, football game, basketball game and graduation. She and Fred made many trips to the southern states to be with Michael and Jeffrey and then eventually to be with her great grandbabies. She relished every minute spent with her grandchildren and always felt blessed that she could be a part of their lives. In turn she was loved back ten-fold by each and every one of them. Right up until her passing she could still beat her son and grandson in scrabble, a weekly ritual that will be forever missed and remembered.

Gloria was the last in an Italian sibling line of 11. Augustus, Angelina, Nellie, Edward (Air Gunner in the RCAF – killed in WWII), Jimmy, Danny, Bert, Lucia, Chuck & Joy. She was part of a very loving and close sibling group who spent time and shared their lives together.

We would like to thank the incredible staff of People Care Oak Crossing London for the love and care that they provided to Gloria over the last two years. Their kindness and compassion were of great comfort during this phase of her life.

Gloria was laid to rest at a family graveside service, forever now to be beside her beloved Fred. It is hard to say goodbye mom, but it will be harder to be without you.
Visit www.henrywalser.com for Gloria's memorial.

L’AMORE PER LA FAMIGLIA
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Posted at 05:11pm
Love you mom. Freddie, Joy & Tim
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Grace Schuster

Posted at 09:15am
Dear Fred,Joy and Tim, My Deepest Sympathy at this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family... Grace Schuster
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CAROL LEVIS

Posted at 07:29am
I still remember 1970 when I had done the Miles for Millions walk, as had Joy. My folks were out of town so Gloria invited me to go to your house after the walk. Gloria had poured me a most welcoming bath and prepared a meal while I rested my aching body. I felt welcome beyond words. Such a lovely woman!
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Dennis Pfohl & Robert Currer

Posted at 09:49am
Nothing can replace you Gloria but knowing your spirit will keep growing for years to come makes your passing a little easier to bear. Rest In Peace.
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J. McLeod

Posted at 08:18am
Sending condolences to our colleague Tim at this difficult time. Thinking of you and your family.
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