JOHNSON, Gloria Hazel

July 01, 1945 Calgary, AB – March 08, 2022 Calgary, AB

With profound sadness, Gloria’s family announces her passing at Foothills Hospital. The third child born to Thomas and Margaret Beattie, she grew up and was educated in Cochrane.  Gloria was athletic, enjoyed track and field, curling and golf as well as long walks around town.

Family was everything to Gloria. She was a devoted daughter, mother, aunty and “Bama”. Treasured memories include holiday trailer trips and weekend camping at Westward Ho with Bill and Debbie in the company of best friends. Later in her life, she enjoyed day trips and more distant destination adventures with friends.  She spent untold hours in skating/hockey rinks and rodeo grounds/arenas.  Cheering and transporting her children to their extra curricular activities and being a driver and devoted fan for her grandchildren brought Gloria great joy (and sometimes a little anxiety). She was tireless in hosting or contributing to celebratory family dinners for festive and birthday occasions.  Before, and as she raised children, Gloria worked at the local Royal Bank of Canada, eventually becoming full-time. Everyone she greeted at the RBC business cage remembers her efficient and friendly service.

Gloria was a dedicated member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 15.  In recognition of her long-term service, the Branch applied for, and received, national approval to confer a lifetime membership. When the work was done, Gloria loved joining her friends on the sunny patio to laugh and share a cold one.

Gloria will be dearly missed by her son; Bill Johnson (fiancé Lisa Bouchard); son-in-law Jim Scott; her precious grandchildren: Tyson and Jennifer Johnson; Shayelyn, Briley, Tayannah and Haydyn Scott. Gloria’s siblings left to mourn are: Marion Fenton (Bill Bachynski), David Beattie (Ann), Linda Hoomana, Bob Beattie (Carmen), and Tim Beattie.  She is also survived by Fred’s sister, Bev (Keith) Robertson and his mother, Mary Johnson. Gloria was a beloved aunt to Karen, Tom, Laurie, Teresa; Jody, Jeff; Malcolm, Sean and Tanya.  It is impossible to name the multitude of friends and colleagues who loved and supported Gloria throughout her life.

Gloria was predeceased by her father and mother, her dear husband, Fred Johnson, her treasured daughter-in-law, Kim (April 2020) and her beloved daughter, Debra Scott (July 2021).  Gloria’s family and friends will miss her now, always, and forever.

Gloria expressed deep appreciation for her care provided over the last eight years, led by oncologists Dr. John Lau and Dr. Desiree Hao.  Gloria was treated with dignity and patience by every team during many procedures and treatments, especially Unit 47 at the Foothills Hospital.

We will celebrate Gloria’s life at The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #15 (114 Fifth Avenue, Cochrane, AB) on Saturday, March 19, 2022 1:00 p.m.  To join the livestream of the service please use the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83521279849?pwd=OVd5KzB3NndNR1pQblY1VEdlVnJidz09 (Meeting ID: 835 2127 9849 / Passcode: 186398)

Flowers gratefully declined.  Memoriam donations most appreciated and may be made in honour of Gloria to The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #15 (P.O Box 183, Cochrane AB T4C 1A5) for a “Gloria Project” to-be-determined or the Calgary Branches Poppy Fund (2020 15 St NW, Calgary, AB T2M 3N8) https://calgarypoppyfund.com).

Arrangements entrusted to Bridget Halfyard, Funeral Director

Cochrane Country Funeral Home – cochrane@piersons.ca – 403-932-1039

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  1. On 11/03/2022 at 5:37 pm Timothy Beattie Said:

    More than only my sister-my second Mom. Will miss you forever
    Love Tim

  2. On 11/03/2022 at 6:26 pm Robert Whitfield Said:

    Condolences to Gloria’s family my thoughts and prayers are with you. Gloria was a couple of years ahead of me in school and then when I started with the Royal Bank she trained me and then all these years later we would have a short visit when we met. She had a very positive effect on her family, friends and the community of Cochrane. She will be greatly missed. Bob

  3. On 11/03/2022 at 7:43 pm Ben Scott Said:

    Sorry for loss,my condolences to all of the family!❤

  4. On 11/03/2022 at 8:46 pm Eileen Burkholder nee Hansen Said:

    Gloria was a great friend when we moved to Cochrane and lived in the neighborhood. I think of how you will all miss your sister. My heart goes out to you all – David (Ann), Linda, Bob and Tim and Marion of course. Gloria and I roamed the hills, worked in the bank together, and partied together. When I married and moved away I rarely saw her. It was interesting to touch base again last year. Sorry that she is gone.

  5. On 11/03/2022 at 10:02 pm Mona Sylvestre Said:

    My condolences to Gloria’s family. She was a friendly face for years at the Royal Bank in Cochrane.
    I always think of the golf tournament at the Tooth of the Dog with her and friends sponsored by the
    RCL Cochrane. She will be sadly missed for her time volunteering at the Legion. Rest In Peace Gloria.

  6. On 11/03/2022 at 11:56 pm Lenore and Dave Olson Said:

    We are glad we could see Gloria at the last reunion. Know it’s been a long haul with the sickness.
    Thinking of you all….

  7. On 12/03/2022 at 4:24 am Brenda Mullan (nee Blood) Said:

    Sorry to hear of your loss Bill and families. Gloria will be sadly missed by all that knew her. Rest In Peace Gloria!

  8. On 12/03/2022 at 7:35 am Suzi Grant Said:

    To all the family I’m so extremely sad and sorry for you great loss Gloria was one of the sweetest lady’s of Cochrane
    She was working at RBC when I moved here 30 years ago. She used to frequent Original Joes and she always had beautiful kind words to say about my daughter
    Rest easy Gloria you were one of THE BEST

  9. On 12/03/2022 at 8:16 am Denis and Betty Goodsell Said:

    Our sincere sympathies to Gloria’s family, her children, grandchildren and siblings. Although we were not extremely close, we counted Gloria as a friend and will miss seeing her smiling face and her cheery hello. God bless and keep you Gloria!

  10. On 12/03/2022 at 8:17 am Kathleen Wright Said:

    Sending love light and strength! Gloira was sweetest lady, I loved our daily visits at RBC.

  11. On 12/03/2022 at 8:41 am Bonnie Kells Said:

    My sincerest condolences to all of Gloria’s family. It’s never easy to say good-bye, regardless of the circumstances. May she rest now in peace. Her love and legacy will live on through her children and grandchildren. Thinking of you all! Bonnie

  12. On 12/03/2022 at 11:59 am The Sylvestre Family Said:

    Gloria will be missed I will always treasure our camping at westward ho and the many hours we spent together at RBC. Our condolences and prayers to the family.

  13. On 12/03/2022 at 6:31 pm Kerrie Meunier Said:

    Gloria was a true friend! I will miss her dearly! She was so proud of her family and grand children. She was an earth Angel and now one in heaven! My condolences to the family!

  14. On 13/03/2022 at 12:24 pm Colin & Joanne Henderson Said:

    Dave, Ann & family, We are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Dave’s sister Gloria. As we all try to prepare ourselves for these difficult times, it is always heartbreaking when the day finally arrives. Our thoughts are with you all in your time of loss, Our sincerest condolences, Colin & Joanne H.

  15. On 14/03/2022 at 10:59 am Eric and Diane George Said:

    Our sincerest condolences to Gloria’s Family. It is so sad to think we will not see her beautiful smile, greeting us wherever we met. Her battle was fought with such dignity! She never complained and put others at ease, who were also suffering their own issues. Rest In Peace Gloria. I did not get to sing for your Birthday this past summer because of COVID restrictions. I will sing to you in Heaven every time I sing now. Prayers and huge hugs to all.

  16. On 15/03/2022 at 8:45 pm Donna coutts Said:

    To Gloria’s family
    Our thoughts are with you
    Donna and Ron

  17. On 16/03/2022 at 6:11 pm Lesley Hegland Said:

    To Gloria’s family

    Gloria was the most lovely person and my thoughts are with them.

  18. On 16/03/2022 at 7:37 pm Gail lauder Said:

    My deepest sympathy

  19. On 17/03/2022 at 7:25 pm Adrian Moroz Said:

    My condolences to all of the family. Fred and Gloria were great neighbours. We had many laughs together.

  20. On 24/03/2022 at 9:52 pm Shirley and Alan Shaw Said:

    Bill and family we are so sorry for your loss. Gloria was a true gem. I had the pleasure of working with Gloria for many a year at the Royal Bank in Cochrane, we had so many fun times. My heart is sad.

  21. On 25/03/2022 at 10:41 am Julie Hofer Said:

    We were so saddened to hear of Gloria’s passing and send our deepest condolences to all the family.
    Shirley Helmig, Joe and Julie Hofer

  22. On 27/03/2022 at 5:38 am Eva and Bernhard Fortner Said:

    She was a good woman to walk the road of life with.
    We known Gloria through her job in the bank for over 18 years. Sad to read about her passing.
    Our condolences from Germany to all of her family.
    May she rest in peace and accompany us as a guardian angel.

  23. On 01/04/2022 at 12:23 pm Keith Boothe Said:

    Rest in Peace Gloria. I met Gloria initially at the RBC bank in Cochrane , as an efficent and very accomodating service rep. Later, at the Legion and about town, Gloria was always a friendly face to greet you.