Gloria Jean Yorke
Gloria Jean Yorke – 80, of New Minas, formerly of Black Rock, Kings County, passed away Sunday, October 11, 2020 at home. Born in Berwick, she was the eldest daughter of the late Joseph and Thelma (Franke) Doherty. Gloria was a member of the Black Rock Baptist Church. She was a former member of the Black Rock Culture and Recreation Hall and New Minas Highland Seniors, holding different positions in each. She enjoyed cooking in her younger years, sewing, knitting, crocheting, puzzles and bingo. She is survived by daughters, Wanda (Briant) MacDonald, Black Rock; Janet Cochrane, ON; son, Donald (Sylvia) Yorke, Black Rock; sisters, Sylvia (Art) Hamilton, Kentville; Juanita (Allen) Deveau, Kingston; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Freda (John Aker). In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Gerald; companion, Elmer; brothers-in-law, George, Robert and Richard. There will be no visitation. A private funeral service will be held in the Black Rock Baptist Church, Reverend Gary Manthorne officiating. Those attending the private funeral service will be required to wear masks. Burial will take place in East Black Rock Cemetery, Kings County. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, there will unfortunately not be a reception held. Donations in memory may be made to Canadian Cancer Society of Nova Scotia, Diabetes Canada or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. An online webcast of the service will be available at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 20, 2020. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.