Gladys Rinquist

Obituary of Gladys Doreen Rinquist

April 13, 1930 - Yorkton, Saskatchewan

May 9, 2024 - Calgary, Alberta


Gladys Rinquist, beloved wife of Carl Eugene Rinquist, of Calgary, AB, passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2024, at the age of 94 years with her family and caregivers at her side.


Gladys was born in Yorkton, SK, on April 13, 1930, to Amy and Albert Zingbeil. Her early years were spent in the Ebenezer area on the farm and attended school in Yorkton.


Gladys married Carl in 1955. They moved to Calgary in 1956 in support of Carl and his business ventures. Gladys and Carl were avid travelers, with trips ranging from Alaska, through the Midwestern states, Mexico, and of course their cruises. Their best years were spent on the farm after retirement, caring for her gardens and horses, and having family spend time with them there also.


Gladys will be dearly missed by her sons, Tim (Carol) Rinquist and Kevin Rinquist; grandchildren, Michael Rinquist, Amber (Eric) Horjus, Leana (Matthew) McCoy, Andrea Wilson, Emily Rinquist; great-grandchildren, Sarah and David McCoy, Daemien and Kya Horjus, Austin Wilson, Greysen and Hayden Rinquist, Grace, and Huxley Rinquist. Gladys is also survived by her sister-in-law Marlene Zingbeil and nieces Danica (Ken) Leibel, Andrea Shadlock, and Raegan (Steven) Zingbeil; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.


Gladys was predeceased by her husband Carl Rinquist, and her brother Lorne Zingbeil.


A private Celebration of Life has been held.


If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Alberta and the Northwest Territories, Administrative Office, 10531 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton AB T5H 4K1.  Tel: (1-866) 950-5465,


Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed with Gladys’ deceased’s family here.


In living memory of Gladys Rinquist, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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