Glover, Mary Joan

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Glover, Mary Joan (Mosley) (1931-2024) It is with sadness that the family announces that Joan passed away suddenly after a brief illness on January 3rd in her 92nd year. Born in Midland, Ontario, she lived in Oakville, Port Credit, Etobicoke and Creemore before moving to Salt Spring Island in 2016. She was the daughter of Thomas Harold Mosley and Eva Ann Perreault, also of Ontario. She was predeceased by her husband of 69 years, Barry Clayton Glover, brother Douglas and sister Fay Sproule (Harlan). She is survived by her son Wayne Barry (William Stedwill) on Salt Spring Island, and grandson Christopher Thomas (Vanessa) in Fergus, Ontario as well as sisters-in-law Sheila Mosley and Marilyn Washington, brother-in-law, Roy Glover and many nephews and nieces.   Joan was the stereotypical 1950’s housewife until Wayne entered high school, at which time, she joined the workforce and had a very successful career. She started helping at a nursery school and grew into the job through taking courses at Sheridan and Humber Colleges. She started at Holt Howard in Mississauga in 1973 in an administrative role, eventually moving to Toledo Scale where she started as receptionist and worked her way up to Secretary to the President. Creemore was a special place to Joan and Barry. After acquiring property on the Niagara Escarpment in the early 1970s, they built their “self-designed” retirement home where they moved full time when they both retired. When upkeep on the property became too great to manage, they moved into the town of Creemore and then on to Salt Spring Island. On Salt Spring, Joan did volunteer work with the Senior Services Society and Lady Minto Hospital Auxiliary where her dedication was so much appreciated. Joan requested no special memorial ceremony and, if desired, donations in her memory may be made to the Senior Services Society or Greenwoods Eldercare Society on Salt Spring.

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