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Glena Olcen

Glena Doreen Olcen (Thompson)

Monday, November 18th, 1935 - Tuesday, September 10th, 2019
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Glena Doreen (Thompson) Olcen, formerly of McGillivary Township, passed away at Chartwell Long Term Care in Parkhill, on Tuesday, Sept 10, 2019.

Glena married Norm Tripp and together they raised their family of Gary, Velda (2018) (Tony), Daryl (Dianne), Leanna (Alan), Collin (Angie), Kevin (Liza). Glena later married Ross Horner and lived in Shipka before his passing. Glena found love again in her husband Patrick who among other interests, she shared a love of travel.

Glena leaves a legacy in her 13 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren. An extended family to love and take enormous pride in. Glena will be missed by her siblings Tom (Barb) and Lorna (Warren) and is predeceased by her parents, brother Bill, daughter Velda, and grandson Tim.

Glena was a teacher in Mount Carmel, Exeter and Zurich for many years, accomplishing much in adversity, including attaining her BA through night courses. Along the way, Glena became a member of the Quilter’s Guild, Glena was a woman of many talents. Not being one to sit at the sewing machine for long, Glena also played baseball and traveled the world while keeping strong in her faith.

The family would like to offer a special thank you for the exceptional care and compassion given during Glena's time at Chartwell in Parkhill.

Family and friends are welcomed to a Celebration of Glena's Life on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 1pm-4pm at the Dashwood Community Centre, 158 Centre Street in Dashwood.

Donations appreciated to Chartwell/Chateau Gardens or the Canadian Cancer Society in Glena's name. A private family interment service will take place at the Parkhill Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to M.Box & Son Funeral Home. Please leave a memory or condolence online at
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  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, September 21st, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, September 21st, 2019 1:00pm
    Dashwood Community Centre
    158 Centre Street
    Dashwood, Ontario
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    Family and friends are welcomed to a Celebration of Glena's Life on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 1pm-4pm at the Dashwood Community Centre, 158 centre Street in Dashwood.
  • Interment

    Parkhill Cemetery
    33095 Grand Bend Rd.
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Donations are being accepted for: Chartwell Long Term Care - Parkhill.


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Rochelle Gibbings

Posted at 12:43pm
So sorry to hear about the passing of Glena (Mrs. Tripp). She was a well respected teacher who I had the privilege of having for my final years at Precious Blood. There are still several songs that she taught us that I can remember all the words and sing when I hear them. My sincere condolences during this sad time.

Marion Depuydt

Posted at 04:05pm
Dear Pat, & Glena`s family & friends,

So sorry for your loss. Glena is now in a better place as she no longer had quality of life. Vera & I visited her on May 5th & felt very sorry for her & all concerned. It had to be terrible to not be able to talk.

My sincere condolences to her family & friends. Marion (Thompson) Depuydt

Helen Ryan

Posted at 07:01pm
Oh my I am saddened to hear of Glena's passing. She was a woman of many talents, gentle and caring, never speaking foul of anyone. I had the privilege to work with Glena as we proceeded through our teaching careers - she was a friend and companion. We shared many classroom stories and even solved the odd problem. Rest in peace, my friend - you have earned it!
To Pat, Gary, Darryl, Lianne, Kevin , Colin and all of Glena's beloved family, my sympathy and prayers.

Helen Ryan

Sandy Somerville Bonner

Posted at 09:22pm
Thinking of you all with sympathy. Your Mom will always be in your heart.

Lynne Desjardine

Posted at 02:19pm
Thinking of Glena's family , & especially, Patrick at this time of sorrow. She was a wonderful woman, & was always cheerful. We will miss her in our Grand Bend community.
Lynne Desjardine & family

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