Glenn Stanley Willson

March 25, 1947January 13, 2012

WILLSON, Glenn Stanley Surrounded by loved ones passed away peacefully on Friday, January 13th, 2012 following a brief illness at Lakeridge Hospital in Oshawa. Glenn will be remembered as an iconic business leader, community citizen, and family man. His integrity and fairness was legendary, as was his kindness and generosity to his community. Born in 1947, Glenn was a lifelong resident and advocate of Oshawa and its surrounding communities. Having attended O’Neil Collegiate and Ryerson University, Glenn married his high school sweetheart, soul mate and love of his life Lorrie to whom he remained married for 43 years. As an outstanding entrepreneur and General Motors dealer, Glenn used the success of his numerous businesses to give back to his community through important philanthropic causes such as the building of the Durham Region YMCA, the Durham Region Cancer Centre, and The Oshawa Hospital Foundation on which he faithfully served as a board member. In addition to his wife Lorrie, Glenn is survived by his mother Elaine, his siblings Nancy, Carol, Douglas, Donald and Stephen, his children Gregory, Elizabeth and her husband Paul, Katherine and her husband Jason, Anthony and his wife Allison and his beloved grandchildren Elliott, Charles, Adrienne, Gannon, Locklyn, Xavier, and Suzanna. Visitation will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Monday, January 16th, from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at ST. GEORGE’S MEMORIAL ANGLICAN CHURCH (51 Centre St. S., Oshawa) on Tuesday, January 17th, at 11a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or The Oshawa Hospital Foundation.


  • Visitation Monday, January 16, 2012
  • Visitation Monday, January 16, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 17, 2012

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Bill Baynton

April 12, 2012

Very sad news, just learned of Glenn's passing. Much too soon. I wish your family the peace that comes from knowing that his was a life of integrity and well lived.

sherman and Joyce Cooper

February 29, 2012

Please accept our most sincere condolences
Glenn was an outstanding gentleman. Our thoughts are with Laurie and the outstanding family.
We shall always remember Glenn.
Most Sincerely,
Joyce and Sherman Cooper

January 23, 2012

We were so saddened to hear of Glenn's passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family.Lorrie. Words cannot express our feelings.. Sylvia & Jim Nesbitt (Lindsay)

January 22, 2012

Lorrie and Family, we are so sorry for your loss. Tom and I send our deepest condolences. Tom and Wendy Christie

Gary and Maureen Kindree

January 22, 2012

Lorrie ,Gary and I just learned about Glenn's passing. We are away at this time and our daughter Marnie finally was able to notify us. Although we have not been in touch with you recently we have such fond memories of both of you and the many fun times we shared together. Glenn was a super person and his presence in our community will be greatly missed. A great big hug to you, Lorrie and your entire wonderful family. Lots of love Rene and Gary Kindree

Hank Visser

January 22, 2012

My heart felt condolences go out to the Willson family. Though I did not know Glenn well, I did live on the same street and attended many classes with him at OVCI. AND yes, I did buy my first car at OMS - a new red 1966 corvair coupe.
May you find peace and comfort through your friends and your Faith.

Carol Willson

January 21, 2012

I just wanted to add that I always felt my bother was one of those people for whom the expression "Larger than Life" was meant for. Having Lorrie at his side for most of his life offering encouragement, kindness and love only made both of them more dynamic. I will love and miss him forever.

Carol Willson

January 21, 2012

My brother was the best big brother anyone could ever ask for. When our dad died he not only took over the car dealership, but helped me and my 3 brothers, my mom plus taking care of Lorrie and their new baby Beth. He and Lorrie had a marriage that exemplfies the true meaning of the word. Whenever I had a problem or was in a spot of trouble he always had time to listen and never once did he critize. Lorrie and Glenn are like a second set of parents to me. Oddly enough in Nov we were talking about funerals and he said with a laugh "Well when I die probably the only peole who will come to my funeral will be the family and Worbs. I am sure he is having a good laugh.

January 20, 2012

Our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Justin, Kim and Reece Oliver

Susan Paterson

January 20, 2012

Dear Lorrie, Please accept my sincerest condolences. I have fond memories of Glenn and the large Willson clan at Balsam Lake. May you have fair winds, that bring peace and comfort at this sad time.