Gloria’s Generous Gift

Mar 8, 2024

Image of Gloria Wilson, sitting on a chair smiling at the camera.

Many women inspire us every day and one of these women is Gloria Ann Carr-Wilson.

Gloria supported Rocky Bay with a passion throughout her life and left a generous bequest to continue helping others.  

This International Women’s Day we recognise and celebrate the contribution of Gloria, who understood the importance of diversity and empowerment in all aspects of society.  

Gloria was a strong feminist and philanthropist and left a bequest to Rocky Bay resulting in the building of a Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) home that ‘inspires inclusion’.

The all-female home, named in honour of her, allows people with disability the chance to live in a home that meets their needs and caters to their lifestyle. 

Gloria’s niece Kathryn said how passionate she was about treating everyone equally.

“It disturbed her greatly that persons with disabilities were treated poorly and continuously argued against all forms of discrimination,” Kathryn said.  

“She would be incredibly proud to see how her generosity continues to positively impact the lives of others.”

Gloria had an immeasurable impact on the lives of Kathryn and her 13 cousins.

“Gloria was a beacon of love, care and kindness, and a funny person who loved life,” Kathryn said.

“She was dearly loved and she showed us what it means to be giving, helpful and compassionate.”

Gloria believed in the importance of giving back to the community and was dedicated to making a difference in the lives of others, particularly children.  

Even in her passing Gloria’s generosity and commitment to inclusion has continued to help others with her bequest.   

Gloria supported Rocky Bay’s work and stood firmly by her beliefs for equality and inclusion, her bequest making an impact on more than one life.  

The 3-bedroom SDA in Gosnells named after her, boasts not only a great location but accessible amenities that will create a home that understands the needs of people living with disability.  

 Although Gloria is no longer with us, her spirit and her values continue to inspire her family and friends.

“To be like her would be my greatest wish and I strive to live by her example of kindness, compassion and generosity,” Kathryn said.  

“On this International Women’s Day, let us honour the memory of women like Gloria who have made a lasting impact on their communities.

“Let us continue to strive for equality, justice and kindness in their memory,” Kathryn concluded.

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