Gloria Hosford  Death, Obituary –  At the Saint John Regional Hospital on the evening of Saturday, June 9, 2012, Gloria Evelyn Hosford, who had been in a committed relationship with Tony LeBlanc, was found to have passed very suddenly. Her parents, Oram Hosford and Evelyn Dunphy, had both passed away before the day that she was born in Saint John, New Brunswick, on April 19, 1943. Her birthday is April 19th. Both of her parents had unusual names; Evelyn Dunphy was her mother, and Oram Hosford was her father.

Within their family, she had the position of their daughter. In the many years that Gloria spent working in the medical sector, she split her time between the General Hospital and the Saint John Regional Hospital. During this time, she gained experience in a variety of medical specialties at both facilities. She maintained employment at each of these hospitals throughout this time period. She is survived by her partner Tony LeBlanc; her children Kimberly Roy of Saint John, Brenda Belding (Malcolm) of St. Martins, New Brunswick, Lana Robertson (Peter Saab) of Saint John, and Jody Hunter (Tanya) of St. Martins, New Brunswick; her step-sons Rick Miller, Mike LeBlanc, and Rick LeBlanc all of Saint John; and her sister and brother-in-law, Doris and Robert Prior to Gloria’s passing, her sons Vernon John Huskins and Michael Hunter, as well as her sons-in-law Peter Robertson and Lou Roy, all passed away.

Gloria had three sons: Michael Hunter, Vernon John Huskins, and Vincent McLennan, who was Gloria’s brother. Her other son was Vernon John Huskins. Visitation will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and again from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at Brenan’s Funeral Home in Saint John, which can be found at 111 Paradise Row. The visitation will take place on both days. The funeral home is open for viewings during these times (634-7424), and a celebration of a Mass of Christian Burial for the deceased will take place at Holy Trinity Church on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at twelve o’clock in the afternoon.

Remembering the individual who has passed away will be the purpose of the memorial ceremony that will be performed. The wake and the rites for the burial of the deceased person will both take place at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Anyone who would like to make a memorial donation in memory of their loved one who died away to either the Multiple Sclerosis Society or the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation would have the gratitude of the family. The donation would be made in honor of their deceased family member or friend who would be remembered in this way.