ForeverMissed
So many of us were lucky enough to know and love Danielle.

Creating this space to share stories and memories in tribute, especially for family not able to see the love already shared on social media, and before we're able to work through memorial details.
Posted by Michelle Bain on March 12, 2021
I will miss Dani every day of my life. She was one of my People. The kind of friend who lives in your heart even when you don’t see them or speak to them for months at a time.

We met through our dear friend Mary Lariviere. Our early friendship was one of girl’s nights on the Esplande; after work drinks at Mary’s, Tara’s, Dani’s or mine; nights at the Bier Markt, Fionn McCool’s or PJ’s; Saturday or Sunday long brunches at Jason George on Front Street. When Mary moved to Montreal, Dani and I would visit regularly. I can picture her clear as day walking towards me at Union station or somewhere downtown where we were meeting to hop in a cab for the airport. Her with her wonderful long-strided, head down swagger, fresh face and wild dark curly hair. No luggage, just her huge leather purse packed with her bikini, maybe a change of kit and a big F-off bottle of vodka or wine. And so our weekend would begin! When Mary & Tara had their babies, we were in awe of these little people and loved being aunties.

We both lost our mothers around the same time. We were like two lost children trying to understand and work through our first big loss. She was my sister in the strange land of grief. For hours we would talk and try to understand how crazy life was and how to find happiness in the sadness of it.

I had the wonderful opportunity to go with her and Tony to Portugal and spent a whole month at Villa Danielle. It will forever be my favourite trip. The wonderful smell of rosemary, the dogs barking in the distance, the amazing food and beautiful countryside; Tony buying a bunch of cacti and us naming them after people we thought they looked like. I have never laughed so much or talked so much about everything under the stars. Their love of their adopted country made me fall in love with it too. Her dad Bob and his friend Joan joined us, and we had some great meals together at Font de Pedra, singing karaoke to Betty David eyes repeatedly until the owner Carlos asked us so politely to please stop “No more Betty Davis Eyes” while the tears of laughter ran down our faces (I have to mention, we did get a standing ovation!)

I met many other friends through Dani. Bea, who joined us in Portugal and Spain; Leigh, at whose home we spent many hours trying to put together an impossible puzzle. Everyone who knew her loved her.

How could you not!? She was truly a one-of-a-kind person. Always smiling, always laughing, and not giving a f- what anyone thought. We used to watch older women having fun when we were out and talk about how that was going to be us; my heart breaks that it won’t be. But then again, maybe it will because wherever I go, whatever I do, she will be with me.

To her family and many many friends who share in our loss, she is smiling down on us and the last thing she would want is to make any of us sad. If you have tears in your eyes when you think of her, make them tears of laughter!

Goodbye for now Dani my love… I will see you again in another life when we are both cats. Gats negs forever!!!
Posted by Mary Lariviere on March 12, 2021
I met Danielle at one of our first insurance classes and we immediately clicked when she asked me if I wanted to skip and grab a pint. Our friendship immediately grew into a beautiful 20 year memory I will cherish forever. She was always smiling and laughing. Danielle you were one of a kind and I will miss you so much. Knowing you are always with us in spirit gives me comfort. I will honour you by repeating your stories over and over and over again. My deepest condolences to her friends and family, many of whom I met and loved like I did Danielle. RIP beautiful friend. Till we meet again.
Posted by Victoria Mandich on March 6, 2021
From the moment I met her on Rosedale we clicked. Didn't she have that magic? Her smile, her kick ass personality, her ability to make everyone around her smile. I was to see you in September, it was pushed to this year. Dammit D, I'm so sorry I didn't get to see you, but I will see you again, because all of us that hold you in a special place in our hearts deserve that. You changed my childhood memories for the four years in Toronto for the better, for the best!! Motley Crew and bonfires, and Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream with your Mum!!!
Thank you for being my friend.
Cheers, my love, until I see you again, I love you!!!
Posted by Alexis Sang on March 6, 2021
Danielle and I went to high-school together. We were in grade 10 math together and even though we had a different group of friends we clicked. We used to write notes back and forth and I had a huge bag of them that I wish I could find now. She called me Lenny (from Mice and Men) and I called her Charlie ( I think I thought this was a character) lol. She made me laugh. She was vibrant and happy. We were only in touch through Facebook but I will miss her her comments. Her smiling pictures. I don't think I have seen a picture of her where she was smiling. I hope she is smiling with the angels now. Xoxo
Posted by Michael Glynn on March 4, 2021
No one laughed, danced, or spun a story quite like Danielle. Growing up, she became like a sister to me, Joe, and Dan, connected back to our broader family in Ireland, and the unique experiences that afforded us. We shared all of life's major milestones, and she always looked out for her little cousin (even when I towered over her in height). I can't really believe she won't be rallying the cousins for a good time again. She lived big and laughed hard and I'm lucky to have had her in my life. She will be in my heart forever.
'til the next time D. Love you.

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Posted by Michelle Bain on March 12, 2021
I will miss Dani every day of my life. She was one of my People. The kind of friend who lives in your heart even when you don’t see them or speak to them for months at a time.

We met through our dear friend Mary Lariviere. Our early friendship was one of girl’s nights on the Esplande; after work drinks at Mary’s, Tara’s, Dani’s or mine; nights at the Bier Markt, Fionn McCool’s or PJ’s; Saturday or Sunday long brunches at Jason George on Front Street. When Mary moved to Montreal, Dani and I would visit regularly. I can picture her clear as day walking towards me at Union station or somewhere downtown where we were meeting to hop in a cab for the airport. Her with her wonderful long-strided, head down swagger, fresh face and wild dark curly hair. No luggage, just her huge leather purse packed with her bikini, maybe a change of kit and a big F-off bottle of vodka or wine. And so our weekend would begin! When Mary & Tara had their babies, we were in awe of these little people and loved being aunties.

We both lost our mothers around the same time. We were like two lost children trying to understand and work through our first big loss. She was my sister in the strange land of grief. For hours we would talk and try to understand how crazy life was and how to find happiness in the sadness of it.

I had the wonderful opportunity to go with her and Tony to Portugal and spent a whole month at Villa Danielle. It will forever be my favourite trip. The wonderful smell of rosemary, the dogs barking in the distance, the amazing food and beautiful countryside; Tony buying a bunch of cacti and us naming them after people we thought they looked like. I have never laughed so much or talked so much about everything under the stars. Their love of their adopted country made me fall in love with it too. Her dad Bob and his friend Joan joined us, and we had some great meals together at Font de Pedra, singing karaoke to Betty David eyes repeatedly until the owner Carlos asked us so politely to please stop “No more Betty Davis Eyes” while the tears of laughter ran down our faces (I have to mention, we did get a standing ovation!)

I met many other friends through Dani. Bea, who joined us in Portugal and Spain; Leigh, at whose home we spent many hours trying to put together an impossible puzzle. Everyone who knew her loved her.

How could you not!? She was truly a one-of-a-kind person. Always smiling, always laughing, and not giving a f- what anyone thought. We used to watch older women having fun when we were out and talk about how that was going to be us; my heart breaks that it won’t be. But then again, maybe it will because wherever I go, whatever I do, she will be with me.

To her family and many many friends who share in our loss, she is smiling down on us and the last thing she would want is to make any of us sad. If you have tears in your eyes when you think of her, make them tears of laughter!

Goodbye for now Dani my love… I will see you again in another life when we are both cats. Gats negs forever!!!
Posted by Mary Lariviere on March 12, 2021
I met Danielle at one of our first insurance classes and we immediately clicked when she asked me if I wanted to skip and grab a pint. Our friendship immediately grew into a beautiful 20 year memory I will cherish forever. She was always smiling and laughing. Danielle you were one of a kind and I will miss you so much. Knowing you are always with us in spirit gives me comfort. I will honour you by repeating your stories over and over and over again. My deepest condolences to her friends and family, many of whom I met and loved like I did Danielle. RIP beautiful friend. Till we meet again.
Posted by Victoria Mandich on March 6, 2021
From the moment I met her on Rosedale we clicked. Didn't she have that magic? Her smile, her kick ass personality, her ability to make everyone around her smile. I was to see you in September, it was pushed to this year. Dammit D, I'm so sorry I didn't get to see you, but I will see you again, because all of us that hold you in a special place in our hearts deserve that. You changed my childhood memories for the four years in Toronto for the better, for the best!! Motley Crew and bonfires, and Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream with your Mum!!!
Thank you for being my friend.
Cheers, my love, until I see you again, I love you!!!
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Danielle

DANIELLE GLYNN May 1, 1976 - February 24, 2021 Died of cancer in hospital in Portimao, Portugal. Educated at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, North Toronto and the University of Toronto. Enjoyed a successful career in insurance and retired to Portugal where she was in the property rental business. Predeceased by her Mother Pamela, she leaves her brother Tom and Dad Bob of Collingwood. "May the road rise to meet her." She'll be missed.
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