Obituaries & Death Notices
Published:Aug 01, 2018
Event Date:Jul 16, 2018
GLENDAY, George April 23, 1931 - July 16, 2018 George was born and grew up in East York spending many summers at the family cottage in Bala. One winter day after taking the streetcar to the top of Yonge Street with his older sister Betty (Glozier), he strapped on his first pair of skis. And a life long passion began. George graduated from East York Collegiate in 1950 and still maintained cherished friends from that time. He articled to become an Ontario Land Surveyor and went on to run his successful business until retiring in the 1990's. In the summer of 1957, he ventured to Wigwassan Lodge where he met Marjorie (nee Kellett) and fell quickly in love. They married September 20, 1958. A full life ensued that included three kids: Peter (Karen), Craig (Tamsyn) and Linda (Simon) and his ultimate joy, granddaughter Katie. George and Marj were involved in the Curran Hall community where they lived in Scarborough, enjoying tennis, bridge and the odd costume party with many close friends. In 1963, George built a ski chalet at Craigleith, and that life long passion was shared with the whole family. It was there that we spent so much time together, grew our own passion for skiing and most importantly made lifelong friends. He loved to travel, and with Marj visited France, Scotland and Nashville for a reputed country stars' wedding...they skied in Aspen, Lake Tahoe and most recently in Whistler while visiting their grown children who had moved to British Columbia. The passion lives on. Marj and George retired in Craigleith (Collingwood), and continued to ski, play tennis, golf, film fest and enjoy the fabulous community. George had a sharp wit, a love of good jazz and lived work life balance before it was 'a thing'. He enjoyed carpentry (how many times did the kitchen move at the chalet?) a good read, a tough crossword, debating current events and a cold beverage on the deck. George passed away after a long illness with Lewy body dementia and Parkinson's disease with Marj cuddled up beside him. He faced his disease with grace and continued to charm and make wonderful friends up until the end. We are incredibly grateful to the staff at Sunset Manor in Collingwood for their outstanding care. In lieu of flowers or donations, please take some time and go enjoy something you love to do. The celebration of George's life will take place Sunday, September 30th, 3:00 p.m. at the Craigleith Ski Club Main Lodge.
Category: Obituaries & Death Notices
Newspaper(s): Thornbury Courier-Herald, Alliston Herald, Barrie Advance, Bradford West Gwillimbury Topic, Collingwood Connection, Innisfil Journal, Meaford Express, Midland Mirror, Orillia Today, Stayner Sun, Wasaga Sun
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