Gloria Sandberg

of Norquay, Saskatchewan passed away at the age of 77 years on April 8, 2017 at the Norquay Health Centre.

A memorial service was held on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Norquay, Saskatchewan.

Interment will follow at a later date at the Norquay Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Gloria, the only child of Nellie and Paul Sobothniski, was born on August 15, 1939 at Norquay, SK. Gloria’s lifelong passion for styling hair began when she moved to Regina to study hairdressing upon completing grade 10. In 1970, Gloria married her high school sweet-heart, Ernst Sandberg. They initially resided in Sturgis, SK, but when both of their parents decided to retire from farming, Ernst and Gloria saw an opportunity to begin farming in Norquay, a community they were both familiar with and loved. On their farm close to Norquay, they raised three children- Erica, Kristofer and Matthew.

Many of Gloria’s passions displayed her love for aesthetics from hair styling and flower arranging, to her own choice of home decor and personal style. She always kept up with the latest fashions and took pride in looking her best by being stylishly dressed and smiling. Gloria enjoyed spending much of her time planting and caring for a large garden and having a yard full of flowers. Mushroom-picking, berry-picking, bird-watching, fishing and camping where other activities she loved to do out in nature. She also enjoyed watching her husband compete in local bonspiels and watching her children perform or compete in their activities. She liked travelling around the country whether it was to check on the crops around home, or taking road trips to Alberta and British Columbia to visit friends and family. She loved the sun and would spend long days at Crystal Lake with her children where they learned to swim while she socialized with her friends and family at the beach. But the one thing she could never live without was CBC radio which she tuned into in her home, her car and even out in her garden. Her granddaughters where her pride and joy. She loved reading and playing dolls with them, teaching them how to garden and feeding them her delicious homemade perogies and borscht.

Gloria was predeceased by her loving parents, Paul and Nellie. She will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by her husband, Ernst, daughter, Erica and her daughter, Sofia, son, Kristofer, and other half Tanya, son, Matthew and wife Tracy and their two children Victoria and Ella.

If friends so desire donations in Gloria’s memory may be made to a charity of ones choice.

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