Gloria Ruth LeFranc (Feniak)

Gloria Ruth LeFranc, a.k.a. Gloria Ruth Feniak (nee: Johnson) Died on the morning of November 17 2012 at Bastion Place with her family by her side.

Gloria was born on the Johnson Family Homestead Wanham Alberta January 12 1931. She was the oldest of three children.

Gloria has been living, working and enjoying life in Salmon Arm since 1972.

Gloria was a hard worker all her life. There was never a weed in her garden and her house was always spotless. When she found the time she loved to curl and dance and usually had a craft project on the go.

Gloria was predeceased by both her parents and much loved Brother John. And her first husband, William (Bill) George Feniak in 1989.

Left to mourn her loss is her second husband and main caregiver Ernest (Ernie) Joseph LeFranc, her only son Carey (Susan) Feniak of Sicamous, two grandsons Jonathan (Laura), James (Krystal) and four great grandchildren.

She also leaves behind her extended LeFranc family, Michelle (Neil), Gregg (Shelley), Nina (Jennifer), Denise (Jeff), Shannon (Rick), Bruce (Mary Con), numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Gloria requested there be no service or ceremony. The family may plan a gathering at a later date to celebrate her life.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests a donation to The Alzheimer’s Society of British Columbia Suite 300, 828 West 8th Ave, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1E2, Bastion Place 700-11th Street NE, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4P9 or The Shuswap Hospital Foundation PO Box 265, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N3 in Gloria’s name would be appreciated. A donation to The Canadian Cancer Society, PO Box 3451, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4S2  would not go remiss.

The Family would like to extend a big thank you to all the people that helped make Gloria’s final days as pleasant and comfortable as possible. The nurses, aides and staff at Bastion Place are awesome. Thank you to Dr. Levins and the Doctors who helped. The family really appreciate all the friends and very good neighbours that kept an eye on Ernie and brought him food. And a special thank you to Barb LeFranc and Lynn.

Online condolences can be sent through Gloria’s obituary at

Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Service, Salmon Arm, BC.

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