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Gloria Julia Pryschlak (nee Antosik)

March 22, 2024


October 1, 1931 - March 22, 2024

In Loving Memory ~

Shortly after receiving Last Rites on Friday, March 22, 2024, our mother, Gloria Julia Pryschlak, quietly passed away. She was 92.

Gloria was born October 1, 1931, at Trail Hospital in the West Kootenays. She grew up in Trail with her younger brother Bob in a small house at 464 Austad Lane.

Gloria developed a strong work ethic early, working in a local café at age 9.

She moved to Ottawa in 1951 and, at age 19, got a job at Bell Telephone Company as a telephone operator. She loved her job as an operator, and this became her lifelong career. She eventually moved to Prince George and was employed with BC Tel until her retirement in 1996.

Gloria met our father, Paul Pryschlak in Nelson, and they were married on July 27, 1957, at the Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church. They had five children. Their first son was stillborn, followed by daughters Gloria and Victoria and then sons, John and George. She was a very dedicated grandmother to her grandchildren, Merrilee, Connor, Amy, and Graham.

Our mom moved to Prince George in 1981 for a new start. She became a born-again Christian shortly after her arrival in Prince George. Her faith is what defined the rest of her life.

While still working, she started an afternoon kid's club—this was a missionary call for her—where she brought the word of God to children in the neighborhood where she lived in Prince George.

After retirement, she volunteered at Shepherd's Corner in Prince George, where the Word was brought to street people and those less fortunate in the community. Mom always encouraged others that they were okay in God's eyes and showed a positive outlook.

She took many bible courses at Full Gospel Church, which she attended for many years to enrich her faith and understanding of the bible. She believed in the divinity of Christ and wanted to share with others how it had enriched her life so much.

Mom attended the Catholic church regularly the last few years, as she appreciated the traditions and sacraments, which she had learned about in her youth.

Our family would like to thank the caring staff at Rainbow Lodge in Prince George for the excellent care our mom received in the last four years of her life. She will be remembered there for her generous smile and sense of humor.

Missing their mother are Isabella (Jeff), John (Judy), and George (Kim). Gloria also leaves behind her four grandchildren, Merrilee, Connor, Amy, and Graham, and her great-granddaughter, Lucy Julianna.

She is predeceased by her infant son (1958), daughter Victoria (2003), her brother Bob (Robert) (2009), mother Stephanie (1978), father Stanley (1951), and ex-husband, Paul (2006).

In memory of Gloria, please consider making a donation to the Street Mission of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Prince George.

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