Gloria Jean Turchyn (nee Dunk)

Gloria Jean Turchyn (nee Dunk)

Passed on January 23, 2021

After a lengthy battle with Cancer, Gloria peacefully passed in her sleep at home, on January 23, 2021, Selkirk Manitoba.

Gloria was born to Arthur and Hazel Dunk on June 20, 1944 in Fort William, Ontario. Growing up with sisters, Joan (Joe), Gayle, Deloraine (Mike) and Dayle.

Gloria loved to swim in the Neebing River, play tennis in the summers and dig snow tunnels and skating on the outdoor rinks in the winter. Gloria worked as an operator for Bell telephone in Thunder Bay which is where she met and married her wonderful, loving husband, Leonard George Turchyn (1942-1999). Leonard and Gloria had four children, Brad (Meloney), Brent (Tammy), Tamara (1972-1973), Joanna (Jeff). Gloria had great style and taste.

Whether it be clothes or house d├ęcor, she knew how to make everything beautiful! In addition to being a dedicated and loving mother, Gloria loved family gatherings. Christmas was her favorite. Gloria knew how to make a house a home, and loved watching her grandchildren playing games such as, guess how many candies in each jar, while surrounded by her children.

Gloria also enjoyed summers at the cottage. After working part of the day on cottage life, Gloria liked to relax by the lake, beach fire and fireworks and sip a cool gin and tonic. Even on the beach in Lundar, Gloria still kept it classy. Shortly after moving to Stonewall from Charleswood, Gloria began what would be a 24 year career with Manitoba Hydro serving the Stonewall and later the Selkirk area.

Gloria was a dedicated and professional employee who loved her job, her co-workers will always remember Gloria as an energetic and fun lady. Not long after her retirement from Hydro, Gloria found a new love, Oakley. He is an energetic, fun loving Shih Tzu, who loved to cuddle with Gloria, especially in her final days.

Gloria also leaves behind nine grandchildren, Edyn, Lily, Nick, Ethan, Julia, Alexandra, Tatyana, Kali and Drew. Gloria never missed a Christmas concert and tried to split her time between soccer and volleyball as best she could. Granny loved them eternally and will be missed by all.

Special thanks to the doctors, nurses and medical staff at SRHC and HSC, who helped take care of mom with skilled and respectful care. When Covid allows, a Celebration of Life will take place. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name can be made to Cancer Care Manitoba.


I'm so saddened to hear Gloria has passed away. My sincere condolences to her family; Brad, Brent, Joanna and grandchildren I worked with Gloria at MB Hydro, Selkirk. She was a wonderful lady, always smiling and friends with everyone. She will be greatly missed by those who knew her. RIP my friend. Cathy Kretowski (co-worker)

Cathy Kretowski

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