Hetty Gloyn

Hetty Gloyn

Hetty Gloyn (nee Jackson) passed away in Kamloops on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at the age of 92.

Hetty was born in Kippen, Scotland on June 21, 1918, one of seven children born to Hetty and George Jackson. In 1926, she immigrated with her mother and siblings to Canada to join her father in Salmon Arm, where the Jackson family established themselves as pioneers.

Hetty married John Gloyn on October 28, 1942 and together they raised four children in Salmon Arm. She is survived by her daughters Sandra Durnin (Bruce), Sharon Gloyn (Rod), Jo-Anne Rohrmoser (Hermann), Brenda Spence (Stu), seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren, who will all miss her deeply. Hetty is also survived by her sisters, Tina and Cathy, and her twin brother, George, and by many nieces and nephews and their families.

Hetty was predeceased by her husband, John in 1995. She was also predeceased by her brothers, David, Tommy and Robert, her grandson, Warren, and her son-in-law, Bruce.

Hetty was a strong woman who centered her life on her love of her family. She was proud of her daughters and has passed on to them both her independent spirit and her sense of humour. She loved her grandchildren and her sense of humour shone when they were around.

Hetty was well known in curling circles in Salmon Arm, Nelson and Kamloops. A competitive and skilled curler, she twice skipped teams to an eight ender. Hetty and John were keen and capable golfers. She was also an avid gardener whose love of flowers remained with her throughout her life.

Hetty was a Kamloops Blazers season ticket holder and an enthusiastic supporter, often offering her coaching opinions.

She and John enjoyed the trips they took to Reno and, later, she found real pleasure in the annual trips she and her daughters made a part of their lives.

Hetty spent the last four years of her 33 years in Kamloops at Pine Grove Lodge. There, she received a level of loving care that made those years into ones of comfort, contentment and dignity. Her family would like the staff of Pine Grove Lodge to know that their tenderness towards Hetty will always be remembered.

There will be no service, by request.

Kamloops Funeral Home is in charge of cremation arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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