Obituary of Gloria Marlene Seney
Gloria Marlene Seney
(February 5, 1947 - April 19, 2023)
Marlene passed away peacefully in the early hours of April 19, 2023, surrounded by her family. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, extraordinary grandmother, and loyal friend. Marlene was born on February 5, 1947, in Vulcan, the eldest child of Bob and Bunty Bertschy. She spent her early years on the family farm at Mossleigh with her two brothers, Gordon and Randy, where she enjoyed horseback riding and playing in the surrounding coulees. Family was always the foundation of her life, and she spent many hours with her Grandma Leslie and cousins, tending to animals, gardening, playing games outside, and learning to dance.
At the age of 15, Marlene began dating a handsome young lad from Blackie, and their love story began. They were married on March 25, 1967, in Arrowwood, AB, and settled on the family farm in Blackie until they moved to Bawlf in 1978. Marlene attended the University of Calgary to become a teacher and played varsity basketball for the U of C Dinos. She later taught kindergarten at Blackie School and went on to finish her degree at the University of Alberta when they moved to Bawlf. Marlene took great pride in her home and yard, spending countless hours cleaning and caring for both. She was renowned for her delicious desserts and always had to make everyone’s favourites.
Marlene was a doting grandmother who spent countless hours doing crafts, building Lego, reading, and watching movies with her grandkids. She was always present, supporting her husband, children, and grandchildren in their various sports, dance recitals, and other achievements.
Marlene had many talents and an extensive circle of loyal friends. She was a gracious host and enjoyed playing card and board games. Her thirst for knowledge and history led her to travel around the world with friends and family, Bob in tow. Marlene was a veracious reader and always had a book in hand, she loved to do puzzles, play bridge and golf, watching curling, going on lunch dates, and keeping up with her favourite tv shows to which she would later gossip about with Ally and Danette.
Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 56 years, Bob; her children Danette of Edmonton, and Denise (Rich) of Spruce Grove; and 4 precious grandchildren; Danette and Rod’s boys, Jacob and Nathan of Edmonton, and Denise and Rich’s son Ryan (McKayla) of Edmonton, daughter Allyson (Liam) of Spruce Grove, brother Randy (Arlene) of Mossleigh, brother-in-law Don (Selma) Seney of Spruce Grove, as well as nieces, nephews, cousins, and aunt. She was predeceased by her parents Elmer “Bob” and Muriel “Bunty”; her brother Gordon Bertschy; and one precious angel. Her legacy of love, generous heart and kind spirit will be fondly remembered by all who knew her.
A funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 26, 2023, at the CityLights Church, 4920 48 Street Camrose, officiated by Rev. Brian Hunter. The service was recorded, and the link is accessible at: https://vimeo.com/821823824/ac7b728c44