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Dr. William A. Glave

November 15, 1940 - December 8, 2021

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Dr. William Alan Glave

Passed away on December 8, 2021 with his wife at his side at the age of 81. Beloved husband of Rhondda for 46 years. Cherished father of Philip Michael, Charles and Karen. Much loved step-father of Tracey, Philip John and Cheryl. Loving grandfather of Chantelle, Delaney, Kurtis, Aiden, Coulton, Kaitlyn, Lauren, Mackenzie, Charlie and Olivia. Great grandfather of Ella and Sadie. Dear twin brother of Fred and pre-deceased by sister Noreen.

Dr. Glave (Bill) practiced dentistry in Aurora for over 40 years and was a highly respected member of the profession in Ontario. During his tenure as the President of the Ontario Dental Association, Dr. Glave was a passionate advocate of mental health programs and was a key driver in the development of suicide prevention programs for dentists. He was committed to ensuring everyone had access to dental care, providing care to HIV patients at a time when discrimination was the norm. Dr. Glave was sorely missed by his patients when he retired and they still speak of him fondly, sharing stories of his kindness and generosity.

Bill loved the art of debate, engaging in spirited discussions with anyone who dared to challenge him. He had a sharp mind, a strong wit but was always a kind and gentle soul.  Bill was a talented artisan, creating beautiful stained-glass pieces that are cherished by all.  He loved to garden, play cards and was an avid reader.  He will be greatly missed.

Arrangements are being handled privately at Bill’s request.  Please send memorial donations to the CNIB in support of the Guide Dog program or a mental health charity of your choice.

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