Lorine Olive McGinnis Schulze MasseyLorine was born Nov 15, 1946, in Oshawa, Ontario, and is pre-deceased by both of her parents Cecil McGinnis and Joan Fuller. After moving to Midland in the early 1970s Lorine earned her Bachelor of Arts from Wilfrid Laurier University. Specializing in the education of special needs children Lorine worked at many local schools as both a teaching assistant and teacher. After retiring from teaching in 1996 Lorine started her own online business Olive Tree Genealogy which is now one of the oldest online genealogy companies in the world. The author of over 30 books and numerous publications Lorine was well known and highly regarded in the genealogy community. In her leisure time Lorine loved Sailing on Georgian Bay. Spending time at the cottage painting and sketching. She was also a passionate collector of antiques and loved haunting antique shops in search of that one of a kind find. She is survived by her husband of 25 years Brian Massey of Midland, daughter Judy Tellers (Rainer) of Mt. Brydges, and sons Sean Wilde (Shannon) of Kitchener and Tyler Schulze of Ottawa. Also survived by her grandchildren Ian and Kieran Tellers, Alasdair Murie - Wilde and Lilith Murie - Wilde, Quinn and Arlo Wilde, and Taylor, Colby, Ryder and Sawyer Schulze. Lorine is also survived by her siblings Larry McGinnis (Bonnie), Charleen Zaleski, and David McGinnis (Margaret). She will also be missed by countless cousins, nieces, and nephews. Internment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph, with a memorial service to follow in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations to your local animal welfare organization would be greatly appreciated.
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Posted by Carolyn Atkinson | 30-Apr-2022
I "met" Lorine on AOL before she ever started her Olive Tree website. Her children were toddlers and mine were not much older. She told the funniest stories of her children, her students and the people she met in her life. I so enjoyed her writings. I had saved all of them and lost all of them when my MacLcII decided to not wake up one morning. I have always mourned the loss of those stories. She was the funniest person and writer. I have some of my ship listings on her website that I gave her when she first started it up. I am very grateful I was able to know her in my lifetime, she was an awesome lady. We are related way, way, way, way back also. Going to miss her, but I am so grateful to know her website will be up and going by her husband. I remember when she met him, she was so happy. Goodbye, Lorine.