1947 - Studio portrait of Gloria.
Gloria Linda Harrison
  • 86 years old
  • Date of birth: Dec 29, 1927
  • Place of birth:
    Coburg, Victoria, Australia
  • Date of passing: May 11, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    Grace Villa, Greensborough, Victoria, Australia
Let the memory of Gloria be with us forever

This memorial website has been created in memory of Gloria Harrison who passed away peacefully on Sunday 11th May 2014 at Grace Villa in Greensborough, Victoria.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Gloria was held in the Chapel at Le Pine Funerals in Greensborough on Thursday 15th May and was followed by a private cremation.

We would sincerely like to thank our family and friends for their support during this difficult time, and for joining us on the 15th to say farewell to Gloria.   

With love and thanks from
Sam Harrison and Family.


Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Geoff Harrison on 11th May 2015

"Today marks the first anniversary of the passing of my Auntie Gloria. I'll always remember how fortunate I was to see her one last time just 2 days before she died. I had flown to Melbourne from Brisbane that Friday and had a couple of hours to spare and cousin Ray picked me up from the airport and took me to visit his Mum & Dad, My Auntie Gloria & Uncle Sam. I didn't know at the time how lucky I was to have been given the chance to see her for what turned out to be the final time. It was meant to be I guess. If not for Ray it would never have happened.
I'm sure everyone is missing her and remembering her today more than ever."

This tribute was added by Linda Hanger on 9th May 2015

"It's a special bond that spans the years
Through laughter, worry, smiles and tears.
A sense of trust that can't be broken,
A depth of love sometimes unspoken.

A life long friendship built on sharing,
Hugs and kisses, warmth and caring.
Mother and Daughter their hearts as one
A link that can never be undone...

                       In loving memory of Mum on Mother's Day."

This tribute was added by Steven Jacobs on 29th December 2014

"Thinking of our dear Aunty Gloria who would have celebrated her 87th birthday today. During many visits to Melbourne over the years, attending Aunty Gloria's birthday was always a highlight.

'Sadly missed along life's way,
quietly remembered every day...
No longer in our life to share,
but in our hearts, you're always there'."

This tribute was added by Linda & Colin Hanger on 29th December 2014

"Thinking of Mum today on her 87th birthday and remembering the many happy occasions we shared when we came together as a family to celebrate her special day.

Today is full of memories
Happiness and tears
Of birthday celebrations
We've shared throughout the years.

And though I'll always miss you
The endless joy you brought,
Warms my heart with gratitude
And fills my every thought.

Wherever you are resting
I hope that you can see
How precious and uplifting
Your memory is to me.

I feel that you are with me
In everything I do
So I'll celebrate your birthday
But I'll spend it missing you."

This tribute was added by jan Prior on 21st July 2014

"Another fond memory of my Aunty Glor, I was turning 21 and being a young mum with a one  and a half year old and another four  months old  we were struggling with cash flow, as my party neared Aunty Glor said, " what sort of dress are you wearing love", l said oh nothing special, l don't have the money, l only had a week before the party...  we were in the victoria market at the time, Aunty Glor said, go and pick a material you like, and I will make you a dress ( in a week )...my Aunty supplied the lace, zip, cotton  and of course her time, l collected the dress In the market the day before my party, it was a long yellow dress with green lace at the bust, with bell sleeves,  a really gorgeous 70's modern dress, l felt beautiful, hip and up to date..l think the dress all up cost me $7.00 for material, l thank you dear Aunty Glor for caring that l look special on the day, that was you all over...And talking  to Linda last week brought back memories of me going over to Brunswick when l was a young teenager and linda and l " GO GOING" to Barbra Anne and many other songs, we danced and danced and giggled and giggled as young girls do.
And you Aunty Glor made cakes, scones and great stuff for us to party on, you were also the best cake maker...You were a dear and special Aunty who is sadly missed...your loving niece Janette ♡♡♡

God Bless you....P's l have the photo of my 21st...and my beautiful dress.♡♡♡"

This tribute was added by Linda & Colin Hanger on 19th July 2014

"......from an email received from Lesley Tuddenham.

Mrs Harrison was a lovely, gentle lady, always with a smile
I will especially remember the time she joined Hilda, Linda  & myself for a birthday lunch @ Maling Rd. She was excited to see chips as a side dish & enjoyed every bite.

My deepest sympathy to Linda & family."

This tribute was added by Tess D Abaco on 8th July 2014

"To my gorgeous Auntie Gloria, I myself was very fortunate enough to be able to spend a lot of time with you as a child.
In my younger days I spent  so much time at nan & pops,it gave me the opportunity to spend quality time with you and Uncle Sam.
One very dear memory I have of you Auntie Gloria is coming home from the Vic Market on a saturday afternoon and waltzing around the kitchen in Barry st Northcote to  Engelbert Humperdinck,the last waltz...
I remember you would partner Uncle Sam & I would parter off with Nan..
We waltzed around that kitchen like we were at a Gala Ball..
The day of the funeral when that song was played, I looked at my husband Frank with my tear filled eyes & he just said I know sweetheart I know...
As I often would tell Frank of that beautiful memory every time we would hear that song played.
Now when I hear that song played I have 2 beautiful angels looking  down on me.
You and nan dancing along with me.
Auntie Gloria you were such a gentle soul, loved by all that had the pleasure of knowing you.
Till we meet again we love you & you'll be sorely missed.
Your loving Nieces & Nephews Tess (Teresa) Frank, Aaron Chris, Rob, Kimberly, Jayden & Anthony xox"

This tribute was added by David Parton on 4th July 2014

"To my aunty Gloria you were the most kind and loving, person i have ever met. I will miss you deeply may you rest soundly until we meet again love always David xoxoxoxo"

This tribute was added by Barry Parton on 4th July 2014

"To my Aunty Gloria, I have great memories of seeing you and Uncle Sam in the markets when I was little and working in the stall with you and Nan.  Even going to the markets when I visited Melbourne on holidays with my family, we loved to see you and Uncle Sam together at the stall, always with a smile and hug.  Love you always, and I will never forget you.  RIP - Love Barry and family"

This tribute was added by Ray Harrison on 3rd July 2014

"Your Special
     You're a very special person
    With a warm and friendly way,
      Who puts a special rainbow
           In each and every day.
And the world would be much brighter
            If everyone we knew
   Were just as kind and wonderful
            In every way as you.
            Always on my mind
            Forever in my heart  
              Love you Mum.
                    xo xo xo"

This tribute was added by jan Prior on 3rd June 2014

"To My dearest Aunty Glor, you had the most gorgeous smile and laugh, you made me go into a giggle just hearing you laugh...One great memory of you I will never EVERY forget.....it was my 11th birthday and you came out to lvanhoe with a cake you had made me with a card that had a ten shilling note in it..Well my eyes popped out of my head, l had it spent before l could blink..However,  my poor mum had no money at the time, so it went to mum, but my memory of that day and your  gorgeous smile when you gave me the cake and card will  I always be with me..
Rest In  peace dear Aunty .....your loving nice Jannette xxxxx"

This tribute was added by Linda & Colin Hanger on 1st June 2014

"We have many treasured memories of a wonderful Mum and Nan who gave us her all...

Gone, yet not forgotten,
Although we are apart,
Your spirit lives within us,
Forever in our hearts.

We will miss you and love you always."

This tribute was added by Ray Harrison on 27th May 2014

"my memories of my mum amongst others is how she use to always have time to play the organ before we had tea and she use to love that and also every now and then we would all be at the table and she would be laughing and would nudge dad that hard it was a wonder dad didnt fall off his chair. and no matter how old I was she always called me her baby which meant a lot. you will be always loved and sadly missed xo xo xo"

This tribute was added by bec harrison on 25th May 2014

"I remember when we went to nan and pops on the school holidays going to Greensborough plaza for hot chocolates with Aunty Linda, Aunty Eve, Judy and sometimes Uncle Peter. When all the shopping was done we would head home to have fresh vegemite sandwiches with Nans cordial, she never used measurement and only Nan could make it like that. When pop had vegemite sandwiches there was so much vegemite it was black.  :)"

This tribute was added by Steven Jacobs on 19th May 2014

"On Thursday 15th May 2014, family and friends gathered at Le Pine Chapel in Greensborough to celebrate the life of Gloria Harrison, and to say farewell to a very special lady....

Those we love don't go away.
They walk beside us every day.
Unseen, unheard, but always near.
Still loved, still missed and very dear."

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