Glenys McAlpine 1935 2018

Obituary of Glenys McAlpine
(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,, in Glenys McAlpine’s name. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through

Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Glenys
McAlpine 1935 2018..

Source: Humphrey Funeral Home

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3 messages

  1. Dearest Lisa and Family,

    David, Francesca, my mum and I send our deepest sympathy and condolences.

    You and I have known each other most of our lives from Hogg’s Hollow through Havergal and now at the Granite.

    I will miss your mum a lot. We had such wonderful years of aqua fitting, giggling and hot tubbing at the Granite. She was always so upbeat and positive and incredibly supportive with all my hip issues.

    What a woman!
    I was so affected by meeting up with her. Her style and grace radiated and it seemed like a special light shone on her.
    I am so grateful to have had spent those moments with her.
    I hope that in these early days there are many moments of fond memories that bring comfort to you, and your family as you celebrate a life well lived.
    I am smiling as I think of her and she will remain an inspiration for me, to continue to age gracefully.
    Lisa, your Mom was a great person and you were a great comfort to her in her final years. She is going to a better place and we send you – all our love.

    Cardarelli-Devine Family

  2. Charles, Lisa and Andy, I’m trying to catch my breath as I was looking on the internet for Dee’s new address to send Xmas card. I loved Dee like an older sister, she and Charles have always been there for me and provided so much over the years. I will miss her mischievous giggles when we were together as well as her cooking. My deepest and most sincere condolences to you all Love always Cousin Lar

  3. Uncle Charles,
    Summers with you and Aunt D still serve as significant wonderful memories to me! The pool, the dog, the bear skin rug on the wall, Lisa’s dollhouse, and Aunt Ds beautiful handmade jewelry. I can remember having my first soft boiled egg in your kitchen! Dad and I just had one sat together:) Aunt D was the kindest soul and always made sure I felt loved. She was a beautiful woman inside and out! My heart goes out to you, Andy and Lisa in this time of sorrow. Love always and forever,
    Cousin Lisa

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