Gloria Philpot

Gloria Philpot

May 1929 to September 2015

The family of Gloria Philpot are sad to announce her passing on September 9, 2015 in Kitimat, BC at the Kitimat General Hospital.

Gloria was born in Birmingham, England, to Olive and Harry Storm. Gloria received her schooling in England and began working as a lab technician there. This is where she met and married Leslie Philpot. Gloria, along with her children, followed her husband and immigrated to Canada in 1957, settling in Kitimat, BC.

In 1963 she started working as a lab technician at Alcan, where she helped pave a path for women in an industrial workplace. She retired in 1994 and happily began her world travels.

Through her lifetime she had many interests, hobbies and passions including sewing, knitting, reading, crosswords, computers, hospice volunteer, business and professional women’s club, travelling, lunch with friends, classical music, aquasize, gardening, aerobics and walking her much loved dog, Spice.

Gloria was predeceased by her husband Leslie and son Paul. She is survived by her children John Philpot, Joy Philpot and Lynn Zaharchuk; grandchildren Dylan, Crystal, Delaney, Travis and five great grandchildren.

The Philpot and Zaharchuk families would like to thank the homecare workers for enabling our nana and mother to stay in her home as long as possible, Dr. Huang and the palliative care team for your extraordinary care and compassion, not only to our mother but also to our family.

We would also like to thank all the neighbours, friends, coworkers and family for your hospital visits, flowers, cards, kind words and gestures. By request a private family lakeside service was held on September 19.


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