Birth certificate Swan River, Manitoba. Her parents were living in Hudson’s Bay Junction or Hudson Bay Junction area at the time. Since there was either no doctor in Hudson Bay Junction at the time or the doctor was not accepting new patients, her mother went to Swan River to have the services of a doctor. This was at the suggestion of others. Bertha Ogden was in Swan River for about a month. Gloria’s birth certificate says she was born at Mrs. Jolly’s Nursing Home Block 26, lot 2, Swan River.
Attended school at a one room school near Hudson Bay Junction, then in Hudson Bay Junction. Also attended Qu'Appelle Diocesan School in Regina. Initially she boarded at the school then later the family moved to Regina.
Web site for Qu'Appelle Diocesan Schoolhttp://qdsstchads.org/
The move to the town of Hudson Bay Junction is described as follows. During WWII while Arthur Ogden was serving in the Army in Europe. His wife Bertha was teaching at a one room school and daughter Gloria attended this school. There had recently been bear attacks in the area. The school inspector moved them to Hudson Bay Junction School as he was concerned for their safety. [If they were living on the land that Arthur had received under the Soldier Grant they would have been living 1/2 mile from the northern forest. If this is the case, then contact with bears would not be surprising]
UK Incoming passenger lists
Listed as passengers tourist class, Empress of Canada (Canadian Pacific) arrived Liverpool August 5, 1949, departed Montreal, Bertha I. Ogden age 59, occupation housewife, destination 1 Sandy Lane, Chorlton-cum-Hardy. Dorothy G. Ogden
, age 16, student.
Lived in various communities including Hudson Bay Junction area, Hudson Bay Junction, Regina, Saskatoon, Grenfell, Yorkton, Rosetown, Prince Albert all in Saskatchewan. Moved to Campbell River, British Columbia, now living in Parksville, British Columbia.
Was a secretary prior to being married. In the late 60’s was a member of the Co-op board in Yorkton. [It was quite unusual at the time for a woman to act in this capacity] Worked for Home Care in Regina.
Resume states the following
Graduated from Qu’Appelle Diocesan School
Graduated from Reliance School of Business, Regina
Worked for Manufactures Life Association, Regina [presumably as a secretary]
Marriage and children [which in those days meant most women would quit working]
1982 - 1989 Pineland Home Care - Prince Albert
1989 - 1991 Regina Homecare, Health Aid, Regina
1989 - 1991 Doris’ Nursing Home, Regina, Health Aid
1991 - 1997 Wascana Homecare, Regina, Home Health Aid
1997 moved to Campbell River BC
ObituarySIMMONDS, Dorothy Gloria
(nee: Ogden) Late of New Horizons, Campbell River, B.C., passed away peacefully at the Campbell And District General Hospital on April 23, 2011, age 78. Gloria was born in Swan River, Man. on September 5, 1932. She was the only child of Arthur and Bertha (nee: Curtis) Ogden. Gloria was raised in the Hudson Bay, Sask. area and in Regina, Sask. She attended the Qu’appelle Diocesan School and Reliance School of Business, both in Regina. She was a secretary for the Manufacturers Life Assoc. until she married Tom Simmonds in 1951. She was a devoted mother to her five children. Gloria and her family lived in Regina, Saskatoon, Grenfell, Yorkton, Rosetown, Prince Albert, all in Sask. After her children were grown she worked for Home Care and Nursing Homes in Prince Albert and Regina. She enjoyed visits with her grandchildren, raising horses, dancing and travel. Gloria and Tom retired in Campbell River, B.C., before she moved to Parksville, BC. Predeceased by her parents and former husband Tom. Survived by her loving family; son Kim (Debbie) from Wakaw, Sask., granddaughter Barbara and great granddaughter Natasha from Strathmore, AB, granddaughter Kristin (Darren), and great grandson Brandin from Saskatoon, Sask., grand daughter Tara (Ron) Gaudet, great granddaughter Hilary, and great grandson Nicolas, from Bellevue, Saskatchewan, grandson Tom from Wakaw, Sask. and great grandchildren Ava, Emily and TJ, son Darrell (Cathy), granddaughter Amy (Doug) from Toronto, and grandson Brennan from Campbell River, BC, daughter Shirley (Winston) Toudy from New Westminster, BC, daughter Linda (Gordon) Rempel from Saskatoon, Sask., grandson Chad (Krista) and granddaughter Andrea both from Toronto, Ontario, daughter Averil and granddaughter Kendra from Regina, Sask., brother’s-in-law Robert Simmonds and Ron Porter. A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, April 29, 2011 at Sutton’s Campbell River Funeral Home, 502 South Dogwood St., Campbell River, BC. Her ashes will be inurned at the Veteran’s Cemetery, HMCS Naden, Esquimalt, BC.
We will miss you Gloria.