The Old Scottish Thistle was called home by his Lord after a long and rewarding life.
Predeceased by his son Dan in 2015, he is survived by his wife Marion of 64 years; sons Edward (Joanne), Patrick (Cindy), James (Mariette); daughter Catherine (Terrance), many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Glen was born in Penticton and grew up on the farm in Central Butte, Saskatchewan. He served the war effort by farm deferment. In the early 1950s he moved to Moose Jaw and became part owner of his uncle’s taxi business.
In 1954 Glen and Marion wed and Glen moved on to the T. Eaton Company where he stayed until he packed up the family in 1961 and moved to a very tiny place called Campbell River to open up Family Bread. After many years of supplying Campbell Riverites their daily bread, he sold the business and signed on at Elk Falls mill and worked there until his retirement.
He had a love of fishing and exploring the vast network of back roads of Vancouver Island. If he wasn’t out in the bush picking huckleberries or salal, he could be found out at the green can slaying salmon or jigging the tide for the big one.
Under his sometimes gruff exterior, he was a loving and loyal husband and father. In later years, he donned the nurse’s cap and apron to care for his loving wife whose health was failing.
He was the finest kind of Canadian. We are sad he is gone, but happy that he lived a full life…and like Sinatra “[he] did it [his] way”!
So long Glen…fare thee well.
Funeral services for Glen will be held at St. Patrick’s Church, on Alder St. in Campbell River at 1 pm, on October 26th, 2017, with a celebration of life to follow, downstairs in Parish Hall.
The family would like to thank the Doctors and Nurses on the third floor of the hospital for caring for our father, and keeping him comfortable, while he was there.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation in his name to the Diabetes Association of Canada.
Never let loyalty and kindness leave you, Tie them around your neck as a reminder,€ Write them deep within your heart.