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GLASS, Laura Ellenor (nee Lang)



(October 15, 1916 – May 14, 2018) - Peacefully at Trillium Manor, Orillia, in her 102nd year.  Beloved wife of the late Albert J. Glass, Provincial Court Judge. Loving Mother of Bill, Barb, and Bob (Karen).  Proud Nana of Jeff (Jen) and Amy, and Great Nana of Tyler and Victoria.  Survived by her dear youngest sister Jean Hopkins.  Predeceased by Martin, George, Mary Crossen, Amy Van Dusen, Howard and Don Lang.

From the family farm in Hamilton Twp, Northumberland County, Laura ventured at age 15 to Queen’s University.  She graduated in 1936 with an Honours B.A. in Mathematics and Physics.  Laura taught High School in Markdale where she met Al, and in Picton, where they married in 1944.  Upon Al’s return from overseas service in WWII, they moved to Orillia.

Laura was involved in many Orillia community organizations including IODE Opportunity Pennywise Shop, University Women’s Club, St. Paul’s UCW, Lions’ Auxiliary, Couchiching Golf Club, Curling Club, Meals on Wheels, Horticultural Society, and the Duplicate Bridge Club.  Her passion for playing bridge resulted in the rank of ACBL Bronze Life Master.

The support of Helping Hands workers, and Laura’s neighbours, Lynda & Dave Nichol and the Borelli family, enabled her to live in her home until the age of 97.  Thank you all.  Thank you to Peggy, Joan, Sandy and others at the Bridge Club for driving Mom to and from the games that kept her mind so active and made her so happy.  Thank you to all at Champlain Manor and Trillium Manor who took such good care of Mom. At Laura’s request, a private family service has taken place.

When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room
Why cry for a soul set free

Miss me a little, but not for too long
And not with your head bowed low
Remember the good talks that once we shared
Miss me – but let me go

-by Christina Rossetti

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