GLENYS ( DEE) MCALPINE

The Globe and Mail (Prairie Edition) - - BIRTH AND DEATH NOTICES -

( née Gibson)

It is with great sad­ness that the fam­ily of Glenys McAlpine an­nounce her pass­ing on Tues­day, De­cem­ber 4, 2018 at Sun­ny­brook Health Sci­ences Cen­tre. Beloved and devoted wife and life partner of Charles Lock­hart McAlpine. Loved mother to Lisa (Ron Sch­wass) and Andy (Carolyn Third). Proud Granny to Alex, Char­lotte and Chloe. She loved each of the fam­ily’s six Springer Spaniels over the years and more re­cently Foxy, in Grand Cay­man. Glenys was a beau­ti­ful and vi­brant force of light and hap­pi­ness to her many friends and ex­tended fam­ily of cousins. She grew up in Strat­ford, On­tario and worked sum­mers in Muskoka where she met her hus­band of 60 years, Charles. They be­gan their life to­gether study­ing at the Univer­sity of West­ern On­tario and moved to Toronto in 1960 where they were long-time res­i­dents in Hogg’s Hol­low. In 1966, they pur­chased a large tract of land on Lake Rosseau where they built a mag­nif­i­cent home on the shores of Skele­ton Bay. Over the last 15 years they man­aged to live half the year on the Lake which was their cher­ished peace­ful spot of na­ture and beauty. An ac­com­plished pain­ter, Glenys was con­stantly sketch­ing and paint­ing na­ture as she ob­served it, whether it was in The Val­ley, Muskoka, San­des­tin, or Grand Cay­man, her favourite places to be. She leaves be­hind many groups of friends and fam­ily in each of these places where she would swim, golf and paint. The fam­ily would like to es­pe­cially thank Dr. Kristy Was­son for her un­be­liev­ably com­pas­sion­ate care dur­ing the past year and Dr. Shady Ashamalla and all the in­cred­i­ble doc­tors, nurses and staff at Sun­ny­brook and the Odette Cancer Cen­tre, who treated and cared for Glenys with com­pas­sion, af­fec­tion and fo­cus. Pri­vate cre­ma­tion has oc­curred and a Cel­e­bra­tion of Life will take place at a later date. If de­sired and as an ex­pres­sion of sym­pa­thy, please con­sider mak­ing a do­na­tion to the Muskoka Con­ser­vancy, www. muskoka­con­ser­vancy.org, in Glenys McAlpine’s name. Con­do­lences, pho­to­graphs and me­mories may be for­warded through humphreymilesnew­big­ging.com.

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