Pearson, Glenda Dorothy

Glenda passed away peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services in Meaford surrounded by her family after a brief illness on Sunday, April 11, 2021 in her 86th year.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband William Pearson in 2012.

Glenda was the cherished mother of Susan (David) Richardson, Bill (Jennifer) Pearson and Laurie (Brian) Laporte. She was the much loved grandmother of Kelly (Mark) Woodhouse, Will (Jenn) Laporte and Carson (Kerri) Laporte, and the dear great-grandmother of Sawyer, Marly and Nixon Woodhouse and Adalyn and Maverick Laporte.  Glenda was the much loved sister of Carol (Bob) Wells, Chris (Wilf) Ferrell, Keith (Lorie) Ayres, and sister-in-law of Tessie (late James) Ayres.  She was predeceased by her parents Jim and Reba Ayres and by her sisters Gwen (late Everett) Rose, Patricia (late Wilton) Dawdy and brother James Ayres.  Glenda will be fondly remembered by many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Glenda was happiest being mom and homemaker to her family. She was very proud of her family and was happy as she saw it grow to include all the people it does today.  For many years she made weekly “family night dinners” so she and Bill could keep in touch with all the things their children were doing.  She enjoyed helping Bill with his Ministry of Natural Resources career, and supported him throughout his political career.  Her hands were never idle as she sewed, crocheted and knit many items which her family have throughout their homes.  She loved spending time with her grandchildren, babysat them often, and was well known with all the children for “cheating her way through card games”.  As her nest emptied, she worked at a local variety store and then at Stedman’s Department store for many years.  Glenda and Bill travelled in their retirement years and spent many summers at their seasonal home in Sauble Beach.    Glenda was a long time member of the Meaford Hospital Auxiliary,  and a dedicated member of Christ Church Anglican, including the church choir for many years.  Glenda also enjoyed her reading volunteer work at the Meaford Community School, line dancing with Joan McDermid’s group and in later years participating in Sharon Challis’s exercise programs.   Glenda and Bill were loyal Owen Sound Attack season ticket holders, and Glenda continued to attend the games with her family after Bill’s passing until it became easier to watch from home.  She also was an active member of the Meaford 55 Club for many years.

For the past couple of years, Glenda chose to make Central Place Retirement Residence her home and loved every minute there. What started as a “spa vacation” for one month turned into full time residency and she loved the staff and her new/rekindled friendships as well.   It was always hard to find her in her room as she loved to partake in every activity and outing she could.  She often said she would never have made it through this COVID thing if she was not in a place where there was company whenever you wanted it.  Her family would like to thank Central Place for making their mom feel like an important member of their retirement family.

Glenda’s family would like to express their sincerest appreciation and thanks to Dr. Issa Benissa to whom Glenda had the utmost faith, and to all the staff at the Meaford Hospital for the outstanding professional and compassionate care she received once again. They will be forever grateful for being allowed to spend time with Glenda during the COVID pandemic and could not have asked for anything more.

A private family service will be conducted at Lakeview Cemetery in Meaford.

As your expression of sympathy, and in lieu of flowers, donations to the Meaford Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.   www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca

Details

A private family service will be conducted at Lakeview Cemetery in Meaford.

Donations: Meaford Hospital Foundation
Make a donation in memory of Glenda Dorothy Pearson


Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Dennis Brenda
    Monday, April 12, 2021

    Our condolence to Suean, Bill an Lorie an your familys

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  2. Lorene Taylor
    Monday, April 12, 2021

    To Glenda’s family,

    Your Mum was a sweet woman. I first met her at Stedman’s where she was so friendly and helpful. Jennifer has always spoken highly of her Mum – in – law.

    Thinking of all of you,
    Lorene Taylor

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  3. Marjorie Miller
    Monday, April 12, 2021

    So sorry to hear of Glenda’s passing. She was a wonderful person, and I enjoyed our friendship over the last several years. My sincere condolences to the family. I am sure she will be sadly missed.

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  4. Karen & Bev Parkin
    Monday, April 12, 2021

    Sue, Bill, Laurie & family. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your Mom. You are in our thoughts
    Bev & Karen

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  5. Dianne McDonald
    Monday, April 12, 2021

    Susan, Bill, Laurie and families
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. She will be so missed by all who knew her.
    She was such a happy bubbly person with a smile and hello to all she met.
    Dianne McDonald

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  6. Robin Rapp
    Monday, April 12, 2021

    I’m so sorry for your loss. She was a great lady and I always loved stopping to chat at the Attack Games. We lost another good one.

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  7. Joan and Al Smith
    Monday, April 12, 2021

    Sue, Bill, Laurie and families, we are so sad to hear of your mom’s passing. She was such a kind lady, always with a smile. I know you have lots of wonderful memories to cherish.
    Al and Joan Smith

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  8. Wendy & Willy
    Monday, April 12, 2021

    So sad to hear of Glenda ‘s passing she always had time for everyone. Loved all the kibitzing at exercise class Hugs to you all .

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  9. Bob & Liz Sewell
    Monday, April 12, 2021

    Glenda was a wonderful lady . Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  10. Shirley Keaveney
    Monday, April 12, 2021

    To the Pearson family, my sincerest condolences for the loss of Glenda, she was a sweet and special lady. A true matriarch who has left a wonderful legacy of love and joy with you all. My thoughts are with you as you celebrate her life and mourn her passing.

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  11. Janice and Allan Wilcox
    Tuesday, April 13, 2021

    We are sorry for your loss. Cherish the memories.

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  12. Bev and Glenn Caswell.
    Tuesday, April 13, 2021

    We are so sorry to hear about Glenda’s passing. Seems like we just enjoyed the lovely photos shared of her recent birthday. Our sincere sympathy to all the family. She was a very special lady.
    Our thoughts are with you and your families.

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  13. Thirby & Donna Lowe
    Tuesday, April 13, 2021

    We were saddened to hear of the Glenda’s passing. She was a wonderful person. Thinking of everyone during this difficult time. Thirby & Donna Lowe

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  14. Coreen Clarke
    Tuesday, April 13, 2021

    Sue and David so sorry to learn about Glenda,s passing. Thinking of you and your family

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  15. Leone Allan
    Tuesday, April 13, 2021

    Sue, Laurie & Bill

    Thinking of all of you as you celebrate the life of your Mom, Grandma and Great Grandma
    Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts
    A beautiful tribute to a wonderful lady. She will be missed

    Bob & Leone Allan

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  16. Bryan & Patty Lowe
    Tuesday, April 13, 2021

    Dave & Sue, Laurie & Brian, Bill & Jen & families.
    Bryan & I are thinking of you all. Your mom was such an amazing person. She might have been a tiny bit of a gal, but she sure was spunky. And always had a smile to share with everyone. Lots of happy memories for sure. Our condolences ❤
    Bryan & Patty

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  17. Ross & Isabel Schultz
    Tuesday, April 13, 2021

    Susan, Bill, Laurie & families.

    We are sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Thinking of you and your family at this time.

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  18. Patti and Doug
    Tuesday, April 13, 2021

    Sue, Bill, Laurie and families

    We were saddened to hear of your mom’s passing. Being you mother was her most important task and she was so proud of all your accomplishments. She was a wonderful neighbour to Grandma Hamill and I remember them quilting quilting together. Always a smile and friendly greeting. She will be missed by her community. Hugs to all.

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  19. Mary Fothergill
    Tuesday, April 13, 2021

    To all the Pearson family;
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you with the sad news of Glenda’s passing. She was a well loved neighbor on Lombard Street and was always so kind stopping to say hello when out walking . She was such a lovely women and will be missed by many.
    With our sincere condolences,
    Murray and Mary Fothergill

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  20. Doug and Marion Harvey
    Tuesday, April 13, 2021

    Our sincere condolences to the family. Cherish all the great memories . Doug and Marion Harvey

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  21. Bruce & Terry
    Tuesday, April 13, 2021

    Laurie, Brian, Dave, Sue, Bill, Jenn and family
    We were sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing.
    She was a fun and kind lady. Always enjoyed her company. 🙂
    Thoughts are with you all.
    Bruce & Terry

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  22. Isabelle and Bill Ridd
    Tuesday, April 13, 2021

    Sue & Dave, Bill & Jennifer, Laurie & Brian and your families

    So sorry to hear about your Mom. Such a sweet lady, with a beautiful smile and sparkle in her eyes.
    Your Mom (and your Dad) always spoke about their weekly dinners and how important it was to keep the family close. Thinking of all you at this difficult time and will keep you in our prayers.

    Isabelle & Bill

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  23. Tom and Lynn Carbert
    Tuesday, April 13, 2021

    Condolences to Sue and Dave, Bill and Jennifer, Laurie and Brian and all the grandchildren and great grandchildren. Glenda was truly, a special person who always had something interesting to say,that would make you laugh. Her love for her family has certainly reflected in the family that she raised. Treasure those special moments. Tom and Lynn

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  24. Ross & Ruth Ann Kentner
    Tuesday, April 13, 2021

    Ross and my most sincere and heartfelt condolences to all the Pearson family at this sad time. Your Mom was always smiling and she definitely had a genuine pleasure of seeing you and having a little visit! What a beautiful lady!
    Cherish those wonderful memories!
    Ross and Ruth Ann

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  25. Lori Bumstead-Clarke
    Tuesday, April 13, 2021

    Sue, Bill, Laurie and families

    Our sincere condolences on the passing of your Mom. She was a lovely lady who will be greatly missed. Cherish the memories!
    Lori and Alan Clarke

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  26. Sharon Woodhouse,
    Tuesday, April 13, 2021

    Sue, Bill and Laurie. So sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. Glenda was a happy and kind lady. Glenda was very much a part of the community and will be missed. Keep your memories close.

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  27. Deb Bumstead
    Tuesday, April 13, 2021

    Sue, Bill, Laurie and family:
    Such a lovely sweet lady who always had a smile and devotion to her family shared in so many ways, which gave you all so much to be thankful for, thinking of you all, Deb Bumstead and Gene Rear

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  28. Winston Hill
    Tuesday, April 13, 2021

    Sue and Dave, Bill and Jen, Laurie and Brian and families,

    Sending our condolences to you all. We have lots of great memories with your mom and dad.

    Sending hugs,

    Winston and Donna Hill

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  29. Tom & Karen Sweiger
    Tuesday, April 13, 2021

    Sorry for your loss.

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  30. Brenda Calvert
    Tuesday, April 13, 2021

    One of my fondest memories of your sweet mom was when she visited the Glover residence. Millie and her were the best of friends and they would laugh and tell stories to entertain us all. Now Itsy and Bitsy are having fun together again!

    Sending hugs and condolences,
    Brenda and Mark Calvert

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  31. Duane Ayres
    Tuesday, April 13, 2021

    We are so very sorry to hear of Aunt Glenda’s passing. She was such a very sweet person. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    Duane and Susanne.

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  32. Maureen Knight
    Tuesday, April 13, 2021

    Sorry for your loss to all the family, our thoughts a with you as you say goodbye to Mom. Keep all the happy memories close to your hearts.
    Rich and Maureen Knight

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  33. Susan and Joe
    Tuesday, April 13, 2021

    Our thoughts go out to all of you during this difficult time. Hold onto all your great memories. Glenda was really a great mom and raised a great family!!!

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  34. Jill and Todd Robinson
    Tuesday, April 13, 2021

    Sue and Dave, Bill and Jennifer, Laurie and Brian and Families-

    We share in your sadness and grief of an amazing lady who I adored.
    Glenda loved her family like no other, and will be missed and cherished by all who knew her.
    Our sympathies-
    Jill and Todd

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  35. Deb and Dan Shaw
    Tuesday, April 13, 2021

    Dan and I send our condolences
    She was an amazing women who always seemed so happy and content
    She is sure to leave a hole but here is hoping that your memories of your time together helps to fill them

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  36. Marilyn Clock
    Tuesday, April 13, 2021

    My sincere condolences on the passing of Glenda. My thoughts are with you.

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  37. Bev and Marilyn Rutherford
    Tuesday, April 13, 2021

    Bill and Jenn, I did not know your Mother, Bill, but recognized her picture from the ones that you have placed in FB, Jenn, from time to time. You and your family have our sympathy at this time. The condolences speak highly of her life in Meaford. May your memories of her grant you peace.

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  38. Merv and Ellie Smith
    Tuesday, April 13, 2021

    Our sincere condolences to Sue, Bill, and Laurie and your families. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  39. Bud & Eleanor Nelson
    Tuesday, April 13, 2021

    Our Deepest Sympathy to the family. Mrs. Pearson was a very special person. She will be greatly missed. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. ❤️

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  40. Sandra Jorgenson
    Wednesday, April 14, 2021

    So very sorry to hear of the loss of your mom and grandmother. I will always remember what a friendly lady and lovely person that she was. I am wishing for only happy memories always as I am sure you have too many to be counted.
    Sandra Jorgenson

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  41. Marie & Larry Ramage
    Wednesday, April 14, 2021

    Our condolences to the Pearson family. She will sadly missed but memories of her will always live on.
    Sending hugs and healing prayers.

    Larry & Marie Ramage

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  42. Ed and Marilyn
    Wednesday, April 14, 2021

    Sue and Dave, Jen and Bill, Laurie and Brian. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Your Mom was a Wonderful Lady with a big Heart. We are sure you have many Great memories to help you through this difficult time. We will remember her Lively Chatter and the Big smile. Hugs to you All.

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  43. Fionnuala Sparling
    Wednesday, April 14, 2021

    Thinking of you all in this difficult time of loss for your family. It is always hard to say goodbye to your Mother. Such a special person! In the days to come you will have many memories of all the times you shared with her. Cherish those moments.
    Our condolences,
    Wes and Fionnuala Sparling.

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  44. Jason N. Baker
    Wednesday, April 14, 2021

    Bill & Jennifer & Families,
    Sending you my sincere condolences and sympathy
    So sorry to hear your sad news about your Mom.
    Thinking of you at this difficult time.

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  45. Paul and Linda Gilmore
    Wednesday, April 14, 2021

    Sue, Bill, Laurie and families, we were saddened to hear of your Moms passing.
    She was always kind and met us with a big smile, which brightened our day. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

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  46. Heather Bray- Metzger
    Wednesday, April 14, 2021

    To All the Pearson Family
    I am so sorry for your loss – Glenda was such a kind, gentle and sweet person XO
    I hope that your happy memories will ease your pain over time.
    Take Care
    Heather

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  47. Janice Wilkinson
    Wednesday, April 14, 2021

    So sorry to hear of Glenda’s passing. She was a great lady. Have many fond memories of the many Christmas Eve’s our families have spent together. Janice,Tim Natalie and family and Jonathan

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  48. Karen Trusler
    Wednesday, April 14, 2021

    My sincere condolences and sympathy to you all at this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  49. Mary Ellen Kent
    Wednesday, April 14, 2021

    Memories and stories share them often with a smile, laughter or a tear. She will be deeply missed. All my thoughts to everyone.

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  50. Lesley Gibson
    Wednesday, April 14, 2021

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Glenda.

    My memories of her are that she was always smiling and making fun of how small she is.

    She was a special Aunt and lady.

    Sue, Bill, Laurie and families – I am thinking of you all.

    xo
    Lesley and Mike

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  51. Verna & Rick Hindle
    Wednesday, April 14, 2021

    Sue & David, Bill & Jennifer, Laurie & Brian and your families. As much as we believe we are prepared for a parent/grandparent’s passing, it still hurts and makes our heart ache. Glenda was a gentle soul with a spark for living to enjoy and make the most of each day. Wonderful memories of Glenda will bring you love and laughter to take away (some) of your sorrow. From my remembrances of Glenda, she lived a full life with the love of family and friends surrounding her and kindness she expressed to all. We send our heartful sympathy to you and we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
    God Bless …… and virtual hugs to all of you.
    Verna & Rick Hindle

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  52. Carol Kollen
    Wednesday, April 14, 2021

    Sorry to hear of your loss. Talking snd sharing memories helps.

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  53. Lorraine Dunning
    Wednesday, April 14, 2021

    Sue, Bill and Laurie, We were saddened to see of your Mom’s passing in the paper today. We enjoyed getting to know the Pearson family at the Attack games where we sat in the same area. Your Mom will be deeply missed by many. Please accept our sincere sympathy to the whole family at this sad time. Sid and Lorraine Dunning

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  54. Sandi Gray
    Wednesday, April 14, 2021

    I am sorry for your loss. She was very kind to me. She always said hello with a smile to me when I was walking in Meaford.

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  55. Donna Earl
    Wednesday, April 14, 2021

    Laurie, Bill & Sue,
    So sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. She was such a kind and loving women. I will always remember our visits to “grandma” when I babysat for the boys and our occasional trips to the mall.
    My deepest condolences to you and your family. She will be greatly missed

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  56. Bill Uhrig
    Wednesday, April 14, 2021

    Bill and Jennifer
    Thinking of you with the loss of your Mom. God grant her eternal peace.
    Bill Uhrig

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  57. Val and Dave Roulston
    Wednesday, April 14, 2021

    So sorry to hear of Glenda’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers to the entire Pearson Family. Big hugs at this time.

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  58. Barb and Dave Carriere
    Wednesday, April 14, 2021

    Oh Laurie I was so sad to read of the loss of your Mom. I remember her as the loyal Attack fan and creator of those family dinners. I know you have many wonderful memories to carry you through this difficult time. Thinking of you and Brian and family.

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  59. Jack & Janet Almas
    Wednesday, April 14, 2021

    Sue& Dave, Laurie& Brian, Bill & Jennifer. So sorry to hear the passing of your Mother & Mother-in-law

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  60. Barbara Russell
    Wednesday, April 14, 2021

    To Sue, Bill and Laurier,

    Glenda was a very special friend and we will miss her dearly. We have wonderful memories of playing Crazy 8’s,going to 55 club and Sharon Challis’s exercise class. We would talk for hours about the political
    upset in the States. She was so much fun to be with. Thank you Glenda for all the wonderful memories.

    Kim and Barb Russell

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  61. Lynne Whitton
    Thursday, April 15, 2021

    Your Mom was a special lady. I knew her from her many connections within the community, over the years, but most recently, from Sharon Challis ‘ fitness class. She lit up the room when she walked in. She made a small but mighty presence. What I admired most about Glenda was her love for her family and Bill and her raised a wonderful one. So she will be so missed but as the song goes, “precious memories, how they linger”

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  62. Dave and Myrna Bumstead
    Thursday, April 15, 2021

    Sorry for your loss. She was a lovely lady.
    Dave and Myrna

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  63. Frank & Janet bassingthwaite
    Thursday, April 15, 2021

    Sue and Dave, Bill and Jennifer , Laurie and Brian and family
    Janet and I were saddened to hear of your mom’s passing. She was a lovely lady who you and your families, along with her many friends, will really miss. May your many great memories be of comfort to you at this time

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  64. Dennis and Joanne Knight
    Thursday, April 15, 2021

    Sincere condolences to the entire family. We always conversations with Glenda at our flying club socials.

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  65. David Hobson
    Thursday, April 15, 2021

    Sorry for your loss.We will miss her lovely smile and bubbly conversation at the
    55+ friendship Club.She always enjoyed the activities and was quick to join in.
    She will be sadly missed by all her Club friends.
    David Hobson

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  66. LOIS MATHER
    Thursday, April 15, 2021

    Sorry to hear of Glenda,s passing,she will be missed, sincere condolences to her family,

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  67. Linda Kirby
    Thursday, April 15, 2021

    sending my deepest sympathy to all the kids she will be missed by all.
    my thoughts will be with yous .
    love Linda Kirby

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  68. Nancy Sinclair
    Thursday, April 15, 2021

    Our sincere condolences to Laurie, Sue, Bill, and families.
    Nancy Sinclair
    Rob Fawcett

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  69. Kelly Armstrong
    Thursday, April 15, 2021

    Laurie, Sue , Bill and families,

    Sincere condolences to you all. I have many fond memories of your mom . She was a very special lady!

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  70. Pauline Stanley
    Thursday, April 15, 2021

    Our sincere condolences to Glenda’s family.
    Glenda was a long time member of the Meaford Hospital Auxiliary, she will be missed.

    Meaford Hospital Auxiliary members.

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  71. Terry & Diane Haines
    Friday, April 16, 2021

    Our condolences to the entire Pearson family on the lose of your beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a wonderful lady with wonderful smile and will be missed. Cherish all your wonderful memories.

    Think of you.

    Terry & Diane Haines

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  72. Kathryn Sled
    Friday, April 16, 2021

    I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was one of the sweetest persons I have met. She will be missed in our community, I know we have missed her at 55+ Friendship Club, but happy she was enjoying life in her new location. Glenda was very proud of all of her family. My condolences to all of you.

    Sincerely.

    Kathy Sled

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  73. Mary Margaret Crapper
    Friday, April 16, 2021

    Dear Laurie, Sue, Bill and Families,

    Your mom was great. She was very caring, kind and inquisitive, and I still remember her warm but warning little smile to us when Laurie and I were heading off to parties in high school! She made room in the family home for friends, and she was always generous. Glenda and Bill were a great pair, and they made significant and lasting contributions to the Meaford community. They will be remembered with much love.

    Mary Margaret Crapper on behalf of the Crapper Family

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  74. Marg Gilray
    Friday, April 16, 2021

    So sorry for your loss.Your mom was very special to me.

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  75. Joan West
    Friday, April 16, 2021

    Dave & Sue, Kelly & Mark.
    I was so sorry to learn about your mom and grandma’s passing. Cherish all the beautiful memories that you have and hopefully that will help you get through this difficult time a little easier. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time. Love and hugs.

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  76. Bert and Susan Leeder
    Saturday, April 17, 2021

    Our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family on Glenda’s passing.

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  77. Ina Bumstead
    Saturday, April 17, 2021

    My deepest condolences in the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow.
    Ina

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  78. Mary Ruffolo
    Saturday, April 17, 2021

    To the Pearson family:

    I am saddened to hear of Glenda’s passing. I met Glenda at fitness class years ago, and we exercised side by side….all the gals had their special place! Glenda was a most endearing, kind, and sweet lady. I so enjoyed her company. She will be dearly missed.

    May the fond memories of your mother’s love help to bring you peace of heart. My sincerest condolences at this most difficult time.

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  79. Kate M Lye
    Sunday, April 18, 2021

    My sincere Sympathies to your family. She was a lovely, sweet lady. I sure she will be greatly missed.
    ~Kate

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  80. Ralph and Joanne Jolley
    Monday, April 19, 2021

    Sue, Bill, Laurie and families,

    So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. It’s not easy losing a mom but your many special memories will always keep her close. You’re in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    Reply

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