Gloria Wolfshaar

Obituary of Gloria Jean van de Wolfshaar

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome. ― Isaac Asimov On Tuesday, December 6, 2022, Gloria Jean van de Wolfshaar (born Mepstead) died peacefully. She was 80 years old. She was preceded in death by her husband, Antonius ("Tony") Richardus van de Wolfshaar, in 2003, and her first husband, Philip Alfred Kelly, in 1991. She will be sadly missed by sister Gladys Huntley; her four children, Patricia Lynn Noël (born Kelly); David Allen Kelly; Nicole Lee van de Wolfshaar (Paul Vallée); and Christopher (Chris) Andrew van de Wolfshaar. She also leaves behind five grandchildren (Josélynn Noël, Chandell Kelly, Kirstie Kelly, Félix Wolfshaar-Vallée and Clémentine Wolfshaar-Vallée). A life-long resident of London, she was a stay-at-home mom for many years. Once the children were grown, she owned and operated the Meadowlily Variety store in east London with her late husband, Tony, where she was adored by neighbours and clients for her friendly banter and quick wit. Lover of dogs, card games, hockey and chocolate, she enjoyed cheering on her kids and grandkids on the ice, the soccer pitch or the baseball diamond. We are most grateful for the loving support of the staff in the palliative care unit at the University Hospital in London, Ontario, where Gloria spent her last few weeks. A Celebration of Gloria’s Life will be held at Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Rd., at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 10, 2022. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada as an expression of sympathy. Services: Service Date Saturday, December 10, 2022 Service Time 1 p.m. Service Location Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Road, London, Ontario Visitation Saturday, December 10, 2022 Visitation Time 11 - 1 p.m. Visitation Location Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Road, London, Ontario Requested Charity Heart and Stroke Foundation or Alzheimer Society
Share Your Memory of