Gladys Ogilvie


OGILVIE, Gladys (nee Davidson)….

Gladys Ogilvie (nee Davidson) of London, ON, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at the Parkwood Institute enfolded in the love of her family.  She was the daughter of Robert and Dorothy (nee Waddington) Davidson of Hamilton, ON.  Beloved wife (for almost 60 years) of the late Rev. David G. Ogilvie, with whom she shared richly in ministry to Baptist churches in Ontario and Quebec.  Loving mother to David (Kim) Ogilvie, Burlington, ON; Susan (Ralph) Weber, Elmira, ON; Bonnie (Joel) Vivian, Sarnia, ON; Robert (Bonnie) Ogilvie, Calgary, AB; and Glenn (Ami) Ogilvie, Woodstock, ON; and fun-loving "Grandma" to 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.  Gladys is survived by her brother, David Davidson, Beamsville, ON, and predeceased by her sister, Evelyn Connor, Peterborough, ON; and sister-in-law Jean Ogilvie, Hamilton, ON.  She is loved and dearly missed by family in Australia, church families among whom she served as well as her Westview Baptist Church family, former neighbours at Zerin Place, sister Baptist ministers' wives, clowning colleagues, and countless trusted friends.  She and her alter ego, "Cheerio," were known to bring smiles to the faces and hearts of children of all ages.  Gladys saw everyone as her "pal," and she will be remembered for her deep Christian faith, her genuine and generous spirit, her love of travel and adventure, the twinkle in her eye, her zest for life that was truly infectious, and her fondness for banana splits.

Her family is grateful for all those who selflessly supported Gladys and cared for her during her four-year struggle with leukemia, especially those at the Victoria Hospital Cancer Centre, staff in the Palliative Care Wards at Victoria Hospital and Parkwood, as well as neighbours and friends.  A private family committal has taken place at Stenabaugh Cemetery, Jerseyville, ON.  A public celebration of Gladys' life will be held at Westview Baptist Church, London at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Westview Baptist Church, 1000 Wonderland Road South, London, ON N6K 3S4, Canadian Baptist Ministries, 7185 Millcreek Drive, Mississauga, ON L5N 5R4 or the Canadian Cancer Society, PO Box 640, STN K, Toronto, ON M4P 9Z9.  Arrangements entrusted with A. Millard George Funeral Home, 519-433-5184. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at