On October 6, 2018, peacefully at Christchurch Hospital, aged 73 years. Beloved wife and best friend of David, dearly loved mother of Karen and Joy, loved mother-in-law of David and Garry, much loved Gran of Liam, Callum, Blair and Logan. Will be sadly missed. Many thanks to the staff of ICU, Christchurch Hospital for their care of Gloria. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Gloria Thorns, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In lieu of flowers, donations to Christian World Service would be appreciated and may be made at the service. The celebration of Gloria’s life will be held in the Christchurch North Methodist Church, 68 Harewood Road, Papanui, on Thursday, October 11, at 1.30pm, private cremation thereafter.