Glenna Florence McGill

May 7, 1935April 2, 2021

Glenna Florence McGill May 7, 1935 - April 2, 2021

With great sorrow, we announce the passing of Glenna Florence McGill. Glenna passed away peacefully in her own bed at the Village of Taunton Mills in Whitby. She will be remembered with love by her children Douglas (Anne), Carol, and David (Shawnna), as well as her six grandchildren (Laura and Eric; Jon; Josiah, Jacob, and Meghan) and two great-grandchildren (Amelia and Dallas). She will also be greatly missed by her two sisters, Donna and Debbie. Glenna was predeceased by her husband Ross (2016) and her four brothers (Harold, Allan, Donnie, and Melvin).

Glenna was born and raised on a farmstead in the small Northern Ontario town of Dillon (Carling Township near Parry Sound). At the young age of 19, she ventured south find work (Sismans Shoes) and to join her brothers in Aurora. There she met her husband to be, Ross McGill. Their connection for each other was immediate and this led to marriage within the year and set the foundation of a successful relationship spanning 6 decades. While they resided all of those 60 years in Aurora, Glenna and Ross returned to Dillon every summer, where for many years they had a small cabin on the original Ramsay homestead. This cabin was home base for blueberry picking in their later years as they spent many happy afternoons ambling over the rocks looking for the perfect (secret) patch.

Glenna’s last five years, following the death of Ross, were lived at the Village of Taunton Mills, a retirement home in Whitby, where she became a celebrity of sorts with her gregarious and helpful manner. Throughout her life, Glenna loved to spend time with family and friends, and this extended to the many children she cared for at various times. She delighted in spoiling her grandchildren with late nights, favorite treats, hugs, and laughs. She was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it. Her cheerful smile, humour, and friendly nature will be missed by many her family, friends, and neighbours.

We would like to extend our gratitude to the staff at the Village of Taunton Mills, who were very caring and supportive throughout Glenna’s time there. The exemplary care she received during her last weeks there went above and beyond.

In memory of Glenna, her family would gratefully appreciate donations to the Southlake Regional Health Centre. Glenna’s three children were born there, and both she and Ross always spoke highly of, and were grateful for the care they received at the hospital at various times throughout their lives.

Due to the ongoing COVID – 19 Pandemic the family is not anticipating a visitation or service at this time. We will be exploring options to commemorate her life and will notify accordingly in the days to come. Glenna will be cremated and buried at the Carling Cemetery, next to her husband Ross.

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Gary Hepple

April 7, 2021

My sincerest condolences to Doug, Carol, and David for your loss.

Christine (Ramsay) Scarr

April 7, 2021

Aunt Glenna, I will cherish always my childhood memories staying at the cottage (Next door) from our house. Summers were the best! swimming, fires, and listening to the rain hit the roof on rainy days. Some cool mornings we would run in and jump into "What felt like a big feather bed" and snuggle up to you to get warm, we would always say you were like a furnace. Trips to the Ex for the final days of Summer. I am sad you are gone and will cherish our final phone call we had. I know you were ready and now you are with Uncle Ross for eternity, Thank you for being in my life and especially my Aunt I am truly thankful and blessed, Until we meet again. I love you..
Your loving niece.
Christine.. xo

Stephen Rolling

April 7, 2021

David, I was just reading about your Mom and I wanted to send my Deepest Condolences, Both your Mom and Dad were great neighbors to my Mom when she moved up the street from 71 Larmont.