On September 12, 2017, Glennie Oressa Wallace (nee Crowe) passed away peacefully with her family by her side. She was 94 years young.
Glennie was born on January 26, 1923 in Belmont, Nova Scotia and from that moment she set out to live life to the fullest! She was the second youngest of six children growing up in Colchester County where she met the love of her life, Reginald ‘Reg’ Wallace. They were married in 1945 and together they had five beautiful children, Maybeth Wallace, Lola Watters, Bonnie Allen (Ken), Barb Barraclough (Dale), and Shayne Wallace (Kathy). Predeceased by her husband Reginald Wallace (2006), and son-in-law Jerry Watters (2015). Moving to Sarnia, Ontario in 1951, she quickly became actively involved in her community. She was a long standing member of the Rebekah Lodge and while working and raising her growing family, she took time to volunteer and was always there to help those in need.
Glennie was known to have many talents, and her twelve grandchildren were the primary beneficiaries as they grew up learning to bake, sew, carve wood, polish rocks and fossils, paint, play music and the list goes on and on! Her legacy and talents continue to be passed down to her sixteen great-grandchildren. On top of all this, she also worked outside of the home. She has a little known claim to fame as being Sarnia’s first female school bus driver. That wasn’t her only first; she was also known as the ‘First Lady’ with the Triple “C” Carvers.
Making friends everywhere she went, Glennie joined many Snowbirds in Florida during the winter months and enjoyed regularly attending services at the Four Square Gospel Church.
Glennie will be sadly missed by her many family and friends. For all who were blessed to have known her, she truly showed us, by example, how to live life to the fullest.