Glenda Irene (Fisher) Driscoll – 68, Perth, Ontario, formerly of Middle Stewiacke, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 14, 2022, at Ottawa Hospital after a long and courageous battle with cancer. The world is a little less filled with laughter after her passing.
Glenda was born in Truro to Margaret (Fletcher) and Vernon Fisher. She was raised on a farm in Middle Stewiacke as the only daughter in a family with three older brothers. Despite being the youngest and the only girl, she held her own with her siblings, playing pranks regularly alongside her brother, Earle. After graduating from high school, Glenda married and had two sons, Scott and Gary. She moved to Kingston, Ontario in the late 1970s to explore new opportunities with her family.
When she began to outgrow her first marriage, she threw herself into her work with the Federal Government at the military base in Kingston, Ontario. Through her work, she met and quickly fell in love with a handsome Sergeant who would regularly visit her office with a big smile and many jokes to tell. After several years of dating, Glenda married her soulmate, Dennis, in 1988, and for the next 34 years, Dennis and Glenda formed an incredible partnership filled with love, mutual respect and most importantly, lots of laughter and fun. While Glenda experienced her share of sorrow, including the unexpected loss of her son, Scott, in 1986, she survived these difficult times through her loving relationships with Dennis and her son, Gary.
In 1988, Glenda moved to Alberta for new adventures, including a career in Calgary real estate alongside Dennis. While work was important, Dennis and Glenda always made sure to travel to many different countries throughout the world, including Israel, Hawaii, Mexico and various parts of the United States and Canada.
In 2009, after winding down their business, Glenda and Dennis moved to Perth, Ontario and shortly after, her son Gary and wife Roxanne moved to Ontario as well. In 2010, Glenda was filled with joy at becoming a grandmother for the first time. She spent the next eleven years doting on her granddaughter and soaking up all the time she could with Kaitlyn, including attending horseback riding lessons and Christmas concerts, baking treats together and organizing "Grammie" sleepovers.
In addition to her neighbours and family in Ontario, Glenda also developed a community in Lincolnshire, Florida, spending many cold Canadian winters in the warm Floridian sun. She developed a close community of new friends among fellow snowbirds and cherished these friendships, particularly when she was diagnosed with cancer in 2016 and her Lincolnshire friends organized a "Team Glenda" support team with t-shirts and supportive messages and photos for Glenda as she prepared for radiation treatment.
Despite all her travel, Glenda always remained loyal and connected to her home province of Nova Scotia, setting up a little home in Middle Stewiacke and spending many a summer and fall visiting with family and old childhood friends.
Glenda is survived by her beloved husband, Dennis; her son, Gary Kennedy (Roxanne); granddaughter, Kaitlyn; step-daughter, Tammy Driscoll Day (Byron); brothers, Muir (Carolyn) Fisher, Earle (Audrey) Fisher; sister-in-law, Bev Fisher; many nieces and nephews. In addition to family and friends, Glenda also leaves behind her loyal canine companion, Chase. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her son, Scott Kennedy; step-son, Lee Driscoll; brother, Donald Fisher.
Funeral service will be held 3 p.m., Sunday, May 15, 2022, at Middle Stewiacke United Church, 21 Cloverdale Road, Middle Stewiacke. Interment to follow in Middle Stewiacke Cemetery. If so desired, donations in Glenda’s memory to Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation are welcomed.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Glenda’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com