Gloria Lorraine Quigley

In Memory of Gloria Lorraine Quigley

First Baptist Church Halifax extends sincere sympathy to the family and friends of the late Gloria Quigley who died on May 10, 2013.

GloriaQuigleyQUIGLEY (Monseur), Gloria Lorraine – Passed away at home in Halifax on Friday, May 10, 2013, after a pro­longed illness. She was born in New York City on April 10, 1927, to Fred and Marion (Law­rence) Monseur. Gloria received her early upbringing by her maternal grandparents, John and Mary Ann (Banfield) Lawrence in North Sydney. Her early education was received at Regent Street School and Central High School in North Sydney. After high school Gloria moved to Hali­fax and worked in several positions before becoming a dental assistant for Dr. Wilfred Barnstead. On June 11, 1951, she married her husband, Dr. John H. Quigley in Halifax. Together they moved to Toronto where John pur­sued his post graduate training in Eye Surgery and Gloria worked as a dental assistant. Gloria’s greatest pride was her family. She is survived by her hus­band, John; son, Dr. Michael (Dr. Janet Wilson) and granddaughters, Dr. Elizabeth, Carolyn and Julia of Mon­treal; son, Dr. Robert (Debra Crumb) and grandson, Andrew and grand­daughter, Lola of Gladwyne, Penn.; daughter, Paula and granddaughter, Sara and grandson, Will of Miami, Fla. Gloria was very active in setting up and running her husband’s private practice. She was also heavily involved in com­munity activities including the Halifax Grammar School; Membership Com­mittee of Halifax Symphony; Board of Governors of Victoria General Hospi­tal; Victoria General Hospital Public Art Gallery; Chair Public Affairs Com­mittee Victoria General Hospital; Chair, House Committee Victoria Gen­eral Hospital; Board of Governors of Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Gloria was, as well, President of the Women’s Cornwallis Progressive Con­servative Association (1984-93) and President of Halifax Citadel Constitu­ency P. C. Association (1993-96). One of Gloria’s favourite sayings was on her sundial in her much beloved garden ­’Hours fly, flowers bloom and die, old days old ways pass, love stays’. Crema­tion has taken place under the direction of J. A. Snow Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held on Fri­day, May 24 at 11 a.m. in First Baptist Church, 1300 Oxford St. in Halifax. A reception will follow in the church hall. Interment will be at a later date. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Victorian Order of Nurses (Suite 300, 7001 Mumford Rd., Halifax, NS, B3L 4N9), Parkinson So­ciety, Maritime Region, (Suite 150, 7071 Bayers Rd., Halifax, NS, B3L 2C2) or charity of choice. To view or leave a message of condolence please visit:

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