SUMMERS, Gloria Jeannette (nee LaFace) - of Hampton & Oshawa, Ontario passed away October 13, 2016 after a brave battle with cancer.
Born January 2, 1941 in Detroit, MI, Gloria was an exceptional student who earned a full engineering scholarship but gave it up to marry the love of her life. Predeceased by her soulmate and husband of 56 years, Joe 'Bubba' Summers. Devoted mother of Michelle (George) Krickovic, Joe Summers (Karen Keating), Christine (John) Lee and Jeremy Summers (Sarah Scott). Reunited with daughters Veronica Summers Wickens (Wayne Wickens) and Lori King. Beloved Gram of Shannon, Kara, Kayne, Andrew, Makenzie, Jessica, Tiffany, Victoria, David and the late Nicholas. Great Gram to Lily. Survived by sisters Patricia (Joe) Bryant and Betty Mancina, predeceased by sisters Nancy and Rose and brother David. Aunt to many, friend to all, Gloria was a distinguished member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority, a talented actress (Police Academy 3, Oshawa Little Theatre, Durham Shoestring Performers), active community volunteer (Meals on Wheels, Canadian Cancer Society), a generous and giving soul. She will be remembered for her infectious laughter, her heartfelt hugs and the countless lives she affected in a loving way her entire life. God bless, kiddo.
Cremation has taken place. The Memorial Celebration for Gloria will be held on Sunday, October 30 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Deer Creek Golf and Banquet Facility, Taunton Hall, 2700 Audley Road North, Ajax, Ontario.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the charity of your choice are appreciated.
October 17, 2016, 10:43 pm
My heart goes out to all of you. Your mother/grandmother was a lovely person. Her friendliness and wonderful personality thoroughly impressed me. Hugs.
October 18, 2016, 8:32 am
Remembering Gloria as someone who always made you feel like family. The WLU group spent many a weekend invading the Summers home! Gloria will be missed. Heartful thoughts and prayers to her family.
October 18, 2016, 8:49 am
Gloria always a good, true and beautiful sister. Till we meet again.
Your Sorority Sister Val
October 18, 2016, 10:13 am
Your mother was a wonderful lady. She was very kind and humble. Everybody loved her very much, her tragic death has brought sorrow to alot of lives she has touched. She will be truly missed.
((((((((BIG HUGS)))))))) to all of the Summer family
My deepest condolences.
October 18, 2016, 10:30 am
To Gloria's family I extend my Sincere Sympathies. She was a great lady & it was a privilege to have known her. Although we were never in the same Sorority Chapter, she was a Dear Sister. Last April at our Sorority Founder's Day Dinner, we had a lovely chat and she gave me one of her famous warm hugs. It is a sweet memory that I will cherish.
Gloria will be missed by all Beta Sigma Phi Sisters in The Oshawa area.
October 18, 2016, 11:05 am
My sincere condolences to all of Gloria's family. Gloria and I were Sorority sisters in Xi Delta Omega in Courtice for some years and she was one of the most loving spirits I have known. Her hugs were legendary, and she was a wonderful example to us all. She will truly be missed. As she would say...God Bless ♡
October 18, 2016, 12:58 pm
heartfelt condolences to Gloria's family. Gloria was a wonderful friend and sorority sister. Can't believe she is gone.
October 18, 2016, 2:49 pm
To Gloria's family,
Thoughts and prayers go out to all.
She was a great Sister[Sorority]
She will be missed by all. A truly
great Friend to all.
October 18, 2016, 5:32 pm
Gloria's children & grandchildren
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
October 20, 2016, 8:19 am
My heartfelt condolences to Gloria's family and friends! She was an amazing lady! And will be missed. Rest in Peace.P
Wendy (Blackburn) McCormick
October 21, 2016, 8:54 am
Gloria's son Jeremy and I were close back when we were in high school and early University days. Gloria always welcomed me into her home, included me in family dinners (her and Joe were excellent cooks) and always had a warm hug. She was humorous, vivacious and just a generally warm, sweet person. My condolences go out to the Summers family. I know she will be greatly missed.
October 23, 2016, 11:50 am
Jeremy,,my thoughts are with you and your family. Just saw the obit. in the paper. Thinking of you....skeff
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