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GLORIA BLACKLOCK

Gloria Elaine Blacklock (Nichol) passed away peacefully at home in Sudbury, with family by her side, on Tuesday, February 27th, 2018. Age 82 years.

Beloved wife of the late Donald John Blacklock. Loving mother of Elaine Blacklock (the late Alfred Nkut); Cathy Blacklock; and Donald Blacklock Jr. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren: Carl, Ruthie, Jacob and Wesley. Dear sister of Ainsley, Linden, Dwaine, and Marlene. Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews: Ellen (Jeff Mosher), Shane (Katie), Dwaine (Liz), Arthur (Diane), and Barry. Also remembered by her other relatives, and many friends.

Gloria was a Registered Nurse, completing her training at the Ottawa Civic Hospital in 1956. In her early career, she worked as an operating room nurse in Ottawa, Kingston, London and Vancouver. After the family’s move to Parry Sound in 1969, Gloria worked for the Parry Sound District Children’s Aid Society for 30 years as a Social Worker. Adoption work was her particular passion. After her retirement she commuted to Hamilton, where she completed a Master of Theology degree at McMaster Divinity College. In recent years, she ministered at Belvedere Heights as a lay chaplain. Gloria loved to travel, and did short-term mission work with her husband Don in Bolivia on a number of occasions. She loved music and sang in choirs throughout her life. Over many decades, she was a faithful supporter of Camp Kwasind, and through her efforts many children have been able to attend summer camp.

Resting in the Logan Funeral Home where the family will receive visitors on Saturday, March 10th, 2018 from 3:00 – 5:00 & 7:00 – 9:00 P.M. Funeral Service will take place in the Logan Memorial Chapel on Sunday, March 11th, 2018 at 3:00 P.M. Reception to follow.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Camp Kwasind Campership Fund would be appreciated.