Shaw, Glenda Audrey

     November 16, 1942 –                October 14, 2018

SHAW, Glenda Audrey (Tapley). Peacefully at Ian Anderson House on Sunday, October 14, 2018, following a courageous battle with cancer. Glenda, age 75 years, daughter of the late Gordon and Marguerite Tapley of Brampton. Dear sister of the late Allan (Terry) Tapley and Reverend David (Doris) Tapley. Loving mother to Michael (Heather) and grandmother to Jenn, Joey, Leah, and Allie. Predeceased by her precious son Brian (December 30, 1988) and her beloved husband Joseph (January 1, 1989), both of the Mississauga Fire Department.

Glenda was truly one of a kind. Her outgoing personality and unique sense of humour quickly won people over. Her deep concern for others and steadfast loyalty forged friendships cherished by many. She will be missed dearly.

Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held on Friday, October 26, 2018 at 1:00pm, at St. John’s Dixie, 737 Dundas St. E, Mississauga. The family will receive guests immediately following in the Oak Room for fellowship. A private family burial will take place in Spring 2019 at Boston Mills Cemetery in Caledon.

Special thanks to the entire team at Credit Valley Hospital, the dedicated homecare providers, and the wonderful caregivers at Ian Anderson House.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Glenda’s memory can be made to Ian Anderson House. Cards will be available at the service. Arrangements have been entrusted to Tranquility Funeral Services. Complete information can be found at tranquilitycremation.com and stjohnsdixie.com.

12 replies
  1. Pat Rush
    Pat Rush says:

    Glenda was so helpful to me and we spent hours on the phone. I am going to miss her terribly.
    We met when Glendale school opened and were in the same class in grade seven.

    Condolences to you and your family Michael. You have been a wonderful helper to her these past few years.

    God bless you!!
    Pat Rush

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  2. Stephanie Etherington
    Stephanie Etherington says:

    Glenda was an amazing lady and her wonderful spirit and laughter will forever be missed within Widowed Friends..
    Glenda was an inspiration to other widows and widowers in the group and loved by all that met her.
    On behalf of the Widowed Friends Community, we send our deepest condolences to her family

    Stephanie & Dorothy

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  3. Dorothy Towey
    Dorothy Towey says:

    We met Glenda at the Hensel Circle Legion a little over 3yrs ago..
    At my first thought was wow this lady is spunky and fierce..
    Since then there was no looking back at our friendship …..only forward.
    Glenda knew many things about life in general and then some.
    There was a lot of laughter, huggs…( but not to hard)
    Shiney eyes twinkling with delight when she smiled, almost like she had a wonderful secret to share..but not yet
    Perhaps… Later…
    Glenda won my heart with abandon..
    We will miss her greatly

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  4. Dorothy Towey
    Dorothy Towey says:

    Mike and family
    We met Glenda at the Hensel Circle Legion a little over 3yrs ago..
    At my first thought was wow this lady is spunky and fierce..
    Since then there was no looking back at our friendship …..only forward.
    Glenda knew many things about life in general and then some.
    There was a lot of laughter, huggs…( but not to hard)
    Shiney eyes twinkling with delight when she smiled, almost like she had a wonderful secret to share..but not yet
    Perhaps… Later…
    Glenda won my heart with abandon..
    We will miss her greatly
    Dorothy and Stephanie

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  5. Joyce Lowerison
    Joyce Lowerison says:

    My condolences to you and your family. Glenda was a very special lady and was an active and fun participant in our Widowed Friends of Halton group. She will be missed by all.

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  6. MES
    MES says:

    Despite the sickness & pain, Glenda so enjoyed the special time she spent with Michael, Heather & her grandchildren & the many family & friends that visited. She passed on with her heart full of peace & joy (& even some laughter) seeing her family rally around her. What a final gift you gave to her; I hope it brings some comfort to you all. She was one of a kind & I will miss her dearly.

    Weep not for me though I have gone
    Into that gentle night
    Grieve if you will, but not for long
    Upon my soul’s sweet flight

    I am at peace, my soul’s at rest
    There is no need for tears
    For with your love I was so blessed
    For all those many years

    There is no pain, I suffer not
    The fear is now all gone
    Put now these things out of your thoughts
    In your memory I live on

    Remember not my fight for breath
    Remember not the strife
    Please do not dwell upon my death
    But celebrate my life

    Weep Not For Me
    By an Unknown Author

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  7. Janice Graham
    Janice Graham says:

    My condolences to you and your family Mike. Although I never met you, I almost feel like I know you as your mother spoke of you often with love and pride. She was a wonderful, giving, fun woman who will be missed by many. She has joined her husband and son. May she rest in peace.

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  8. Marilyn Sills (Teer)
    Marilyn Sills (Teer) says:

    My condolences to the family. Glenda and I were friends through High School and each other’s bridemaids.
    We kept in touch all these years. I will truly miss my friend.

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  9. DVG
    DVG says:

    Deerest Glenda
    I will always remember you as a wise warm wonderful soul. And above all your energy, spirit and sense of humour will be cherished and missed. You indeed are an inspiration
    DVG

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