Gloria Eleanor Ardoin

June 1, 1936 – Woodslee, Essex County, Ontario

April 8, 2022 - Calgary, Alberta


Gloria Eleanor Ardoin (nee Dobson) was born Monday, June 1, 1936, and passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Friday, April 8, 2022.


Gloria was the dearly loved wife of the late Allen Ardoin (August 14, 1936 – September 20, 2010). Gloria was the adored mother of Fred Wright and his wife, Grace of Airdrie, AB, Dora Young and her husband, Gorden of Keswick, NB, Dianna Clark and her late husband, Brad of Shelby, Montana and Wesley Wright and his wife, Roxanne of Warner, AB.


Gloria was blessed and a very proud grandmother of her eighteen grandchildren and twenty-six great-grandchildren.


Gloria is survived by her sisters, Louise Montgomery, Kingsville, ON, Nancy Wales of Woodslee, ON, and brother, Lawrence Dobson of Essex, ON.


Dearest sister of the late Evelyn McCauley Windsor, ON, the late Gladys Bradt of Woodslee, ON and the late Harry Dobson of Woodslee, ON.


Born in Woodslee, ON, Gloria resided there for many years before moving to other parts of Canada and the United States. After seeing and living in a good part of North America she settled in Calgary, AB in her later years to be near most of her children. The light in Gloria’s life was her grandchildren, and every single one of them brought special joy to her.


Gloria’s life will be honored and celebrated at the McInnis & Holloway (Airdrie, 300 Towerlane Drive) on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with Pastor Ralph Sasse of the Calgary Community Church officiating. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed here.


As an expression of sympathy, it would be her wish that any charitable donations be given to your local Children’s Hospital.


Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance at the service on the day of the celebration.


In living memory of Gloria Ardoin, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Airdrie, 300 Towerlane Drive, Airdrie, AB T4B 3L8, Telephone: 403-948-1100.