Dr. G.D. Glennie
GLENNIE, Dr. G.D., M.B.B.S., M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., (London, England) F.R.C.P (Canada)
In his 92nd year, Dr. Glennie passed away October 6, 2019 with his three children by his side. Husband of the late Mhairi Bethune Glennie. Survived by his son St.John, daughters Valda, Michelle, son-in-law Donald Perron and grandchildren Elodie, Cédric, Keithan, Jnae.
Born in 1927, Lavender Hill, London, England, the son of Dr. Robert Stephen Glennie a Harley Street ENT specialist, and nurse Monica Mary Glennie (née Deane). Dr. Glennie began his medical training at St. Thomas’ Hospital, London, England. In 1954 he accepted a position at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital in Bermuda where he met his future wife nurse Mhairi Bethune Edmiston. Travelling to Canada in 1955, Dr. Glennie worked at Montreal’s Royal Vic, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Queen Mary Vets Hospital, Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont. He continued his medical training specializing in anaesthesia at McGill University. Dr. Glennie arrived in London, Ontario in 1959 and started practise with Anaesthesia Associates & the Veterans Hospital with help from Dr. Harold Cameron. He became well known for his work with Ketamine given to children in the dental office. Known as the “Silent Doctor,” Dr. Glennie will be remembered as a kind, compassionate physician who brought calm and reassurance to those in need. A father who will be greatly missed.
Visitation on Sunday, October 13, 2019 from 2-4 p.m. at the Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street at Richmond. Private family service and interment. Memorial contributions to Salthaven Rehabilitation & Education Centre and the Parkinson Society would be appreciated.
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