Glena Margaret Burling, 90, beloved Mother, was called to her eternal resting place on May 13, 2019. She entered this world on March 13, 1929 in Toronto, Canada, born to James and Alice Burling.
As a Canadian born triplet Glena, Gloria and Gladys at the age of 16 became a popular element of the Ice Capadesin1945. They alternately toured the world for 45 years with the Ice Capades and Ice Cycles accompanied by their mother. Their most highlight was performing before the King and Queen of England and skated at Empress Hall. By the late fifties, the sisters arrived in Las Vegas, and performed in skating shows at the El Cortez, TheThunderbird and The New Frontier. They even appeared with the George Arnold Ice Revue on The Milton BerleShow on December 24, 1958. By the late nineties, theybecame modern day Golden Girls. Google Burling Triplets to read their incredible story.
She is survived by her Beautiful Daughter Laura Doucette-Riffel; granddaughter Ohara Riffel; Sister Gloria Burling.She lived a wonderful full life with Laura and Ohara for many of her remaining years. More commonly known as "Nana" by Ohara, that shared a very special bond as she was a devoted grandmother. Glena was known as a kind and loving soul that will be forever cherished by so many. We can't begin to name all of those she touched in such a motherly way, Nana will truly be missed.
Services for Glena Margaret Burling, will be held on
Friday May 24th
At: Holy Spirit Catholic Church (5803 Mesa Drive. LV
Time: 1:00 pm
Celebration of Life reception to follow at the family's residence 5-8pm.
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