Gloria Lynn Dent (nee Crawford)

September 3, 2020 14 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

January 13, 1950 - August 31, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gloria Dent, of Edmonton, Alberta. Gloria passed away peacefully, on August 31, 2020, after a brief but courageous battle with cancer.

Gloria was born in Westlock, Alberta, and moved to Edmonton when she was 10 years old where she spent the rest of her life. In her younger adult years she loved spending time at their cabin out at the lake with family and friends. She loved music and sang in a small band with her brother Kerry, and friend Gary, where they entertained in small Hotels surrounding Edmonton. Later in life Gloria loved staying at home with John, where she had a small accounting business. Gloria will always be remembered for accepting life as it was with her positive ways and was always there for her 2 children, her family & friends.

Gloria is survived by the love of her life; John Carnahan; her children; Tammy Harder (Derek) & Jimmy Dent (Heather), her sisters; Arlene St. Jean in Seattle Washington & Fay (Ken) Wilson In Spruce Grove, her sisters-in-law; Anna, Pat, Kathy (Pat), Debbie (Barry), Shelly and Anne (Colt), her brothers-in-law; Bill, Val (Darlene), Richard (Caroline) and Harvey, numerous nieces, nephews & close friends.

She was predeceased by her parents; Ruby in 1995 and Barney in 1996, her brothers; Larry in 1998 and Kerry in 2009, an infant sister; Linda Diane in 1954, her mother-in-law; Austene Sullivan in 2009, and her first husband; Norman Dent in 1979.

Her family would like to sincerely thank the staff, who took such great care of her in her final days, at Sturgeon Community Hospital and Foyer Lacombe Covenant Care in St. Albert

As per Gloria's request there will be No Service.

She will be greatly missed, always loved and never forgotten.

  1. The Harnois family sends there regards to the family with love.

  2. My heart goes out to Gloria’s family. My thoughts and prayers are with them.
    We were friends and neighbours for many years. She will be missed.

  3. My thoughts and reflections of Gloria in the last several weeks have made me both sad (for her diagnosis) and have at many times, made me smile to think of her laugh and how she never held back what she was thinking. We have all benefited from knowing her . My heart goes out to John, Tammy and Jim, her siblings and extended family She will forever be missed by so many people.

  4. Tammy and Jimmy.
    Although your mother and I didn’t visit over the years she will always hold a special place in my heart. She was an awesome lady and a good friend. We shared some pretty crazy times. Love and hugs…..

  5. My deepest sympathy to all of the family!

  6. So very sorry for the lose of your mom, sister, companion, aunt and friend. I have known Gloria for a number of years thru Fay mainly. Found her to be a super nice person. Think of her fondly and for the memories you will hold dearly in all of your hearts and in spirit.

  7. Tammy, Jim, John and the whole family of cousins, I’m sorry for the loss you are experiencing now and the tough times ahead. Gloria and I hadn’t been in contact much for the past number of years but we had reconnected in the past few months and I’m very grateful we did. During this time we’re able to discuss a mutual interest and share family stories. Much love to you all.

  8. Our hearts and prayers are with you, with our condolences. Love and hugs💕

  9. One of my early memories of Gloria was listening to her sing at a little Hotel. Gloria was singing the beautiful song “I’ve Got a Never Ending Love for You” which she had dedicated to her Uncle Clayton (my Dad). It made his day and Dad always loved that song…especially sung by Gloria.
    A later memory of mine was attending Gloria’s 60th b-day party. Her love for music was evident there as well in that karaoke bar.
    So sorry to hear of Gloria’s passing… perhaps now she can sing for all the people that have gone before her…maybe even to my Dad. He’d like that…especially that special song “I’ve Got a Never Ending Love for You”. I’m sure it’s dedicated to Gloria now too. ❤

  10. My love and condolences go to John, Tammy , Jim and family . Glo was a dear friend and I am so glad our paths crossed and we met. I will always carry a piece of Glo in my heart. Till we meet again,my friend Love you to the moon and stars and back again

  11. My deepest condolences to you and your family Tammy. My prayers are with you during this difficult time. Roxanne Verhagen

  12. I feel lucky to have been your neighbour and friend for many years. I miss you Glo, rest well my friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you John, Tammy, Jimmy, and all of Gloria’s family.

  13. My sincere condolences. I was shocked to hear my friend is no longer with us. I couldn’t figure out why you weren’t responding to any of my postings, so I went to your timeline to find out this sad news.
    Rest in peace my friend. I’m so sorry we didn’t get a chance to meet up one last time.
    Condolences to Johnny, Tammy, Jimmy and family.
    It sounds like you were a trooper right to the bitter end.

  14. Such a short life… Gloria and I attended the same elementary school, Dovercourt and later Sherbrooke Junior High. In grade seven she sat in the desk in front of me, and I would occasionally pull out a strand of her hair to get her attention. She was one of the prettiest girls in the class.

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