Gloria Jeannette Higgins passed away peacefully,  with her family at her side,  at Juravinski Hospital Hamilton, Ontario on May 20, 2024 after a two year battle with cancer.

Gloria is survived by her mother Karen Mielko, brother Troy VanWesterop and 4 ½ year old twin boys Emmerson and Greyson Begin.  She will be profoundly missed by Aunts, Uncles, cousins, in-laws and many dear friends.

Gloria’s beauty and strength can be witnessed through the life she lived. In her career as a server she attracted many close friends and had a smile and  joy about her.  She was an inspiration to all as she owned and operated her restaurant The Hub and provided endless hours of good food and long lasting relationships with her staff who became lifelong friends.

Her two greatest joys came later in life with the birth of her twin boys who were the light of her life.

Family was everything to Gloria as were the many get togethers, trips and especially Thanksgiving where she could love and be loved by her family unconditionally.  Forty-five years of Thanksgiving fun and games, treasure hunts, scavenger hunts, music and dancing at the outdoor pub were her heaven on earth.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all the doctors, nurses and health care workers who gave so much of their time and expertise to support Gloria throughout her illness, especially the Juravinski Cancer Center and Palliative Care teams.

A private celebration of life will be held for family and friends.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Sarcoma Foundation of Canada or the Hamilton S.P.C.A.