Glenna grew up in a Christian home and accepted Jesus as Saviour as a girl. In 1940, the family moved to St. Thomas, Ont. Glenna was gifted in music. She took piano lessons, and later, voice lessons at Toronto Conservatory of Music. Glenna taught for 36 years, many of them at Houghton (Ont.) Public School. For the last 10 years of her career, she wrote curriculum for the board of education and served several years as school trustee. Glenna and Art raised a family in Fairground, Ont., and vacationed in Florida. Art died suddenly in 1996. In retirement, Glenna travelled to Australia and Israel. She wrote and taught Bible studies and was a mentor and encourager to many. After being diagnosed with cancer in 2008, Glenna opted against treatment. She trusted God for healing and enjoyed 6 more years.