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Glenn Tweedy

September 1, 1925 - November 8, 2012

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Glenn passed away at his home in Mariposa, where he was loved by his caregivers and treated with dignity and respect.  His life is Osoyoos began in 1934, brought here by his parents, Bertha and Johnstone, along with his five siblings; to join his Mom’s family the Pendergrafts.  He was very proud and patriotic, joining the Canadian Army in WWII where he met another enlistee, Iris Pembridge.  They married in 1946 and immediately homesteaded in Osoyoos never to move away.  Glenn began his adult life here as a farmer, but was an entrepreneur in the true sense of the word dealing in fence posts, Christmas trees, and orchard props; in the process hiring hundreds of locals for part-time work for over 50 years.  Glenn was renowned for his generosity of spirit.  He loved to give and share.  His passing will be an understated void in the lives of his family and many, many friends whom he treated like family. 

Glenn is survived by his wife of 66 years, Iris; his three daughters, Donna McRae, Rhonda Rohatynchuk (Ken),and Bonnie Douglas (Greg); Grandchildren Cam, Jen, Haley, Cody, Scott, Monica ,and Brent; Great-Grandchildren Carlin, Conner, Hannah, Lianne, Sydney, Olivia, John, and Harrison. Step Great-Grandchildren Kai and Ethan.  His brother Don Tweedy and wife Evelyn; their family: Mark, Faith, Aaron and their families; niece Linda Nelder, nephew Ross Tweedy and their families.  Predeceasing Glenn were his parents Bertha and Johnstone Tweedy, his siblings Ken (WWII), Roy, Joe, and Peggy; his son Bobby in 1957.  The family is very grateful for the personal and professional care given by Dr. Calder over the many years.  The family would like to thank the staff at Mariposa for all the love given to ‘Papa’, a special thank-you to Amber, Marie, Cathy, and Donna.  There will be a graveside service for family and close friends on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 11:00 am at the Osoyoos Lakeview Cemetery followed by a celebration of life at 2:00 pm at the Osoyoos Elks Hall.  No flowers by request, the family would appreciate donations to Mariposa Auxiliary c/o Lila Kallenberger, Box 683, Osoyoos BC, V0H 1V0.

Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting www.nunes-pottinger.com

Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos.

 

 

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From: Audrey Hubbard
Relation: neighbor

Iris, Donna, Rhonda and Bonnie. My deepest sympathy on the passing of Glenn. I will forever have good memories of our years as close neighbors. Glen was always respectful, kind and generous to my Mom and Dad and to all of us kids. I spent many hours at your home and Glen (Mr. Tweedy to me) always appeared as bigger than life. I will have him in my thoughts and prayers on the 15th, as you celebrate his contributions and his life. Love Audrey

From: Lars and Cherie
Relation: nephew

Auntie Iris and family- Today will be tough on you all, I am sure. Please know that Cherie and I are thinking of you, and Uncle Glen. He was certainly a special kind of guy and will be missed by many. Please remember that today is also a celebration of Uncle Glen’s life.It will help you get past the sorrow that all of you must feel. Lars and Cherie

From: Rob and Maria Anderberg
Relation: Nephew

Dear Auntie Iris and All the Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. We have fond memories of the visits Iris and Glenn made to Denver. We hope you can take comfort in memories of a life well-lived. Glenn lives on in our hearts.
Love and prayers to all,
Rob and Maria

From: Frances Prevost ( Lohlein)
Relation: Family friend

Dear Iris and Family –We send our sincere sympathy and prayers to all of your family in the loss of Glenn. We have many fond childhood memories of the Tweedy and Lohlein families and of the fun times we had together. It was so wonderful to reconnect with you, Iris, at Moms celebration of life. We know only too well how much it hurts to lose a loved one and we want you to know we are thinking of you in this difficult time.
Sincerely, Margaret, Cathy and Frances and families.

From: John Karnish
Relation: I grew up in Osoyoos

GLEN TWEEDY: WHAT A GUY.
You would have to look far and wide to find someone comparable.
Osoyoos has lost another legend. Glen and the other legend
(Terry Yusep) are probably up there playing poker and maybe even
golf.
Half a century ago I worked one day for Glen cutting Christmas trees
with my brother Steve and my friend Finney on Anarchist mountain.
It was a memorable experience and a fun day. I think about it fondly
every December.
Glen, everyone knew you. Everyone liked you and admired you,
probably because you had such a wonderful wife, IRIS. You were
and are both special.
Glen you are an important part of Osoyoos History who will never
be forgotten.
YOU HAVE MY RESPECT, ADMIRATION AND LOVE.

John Karnish – Oakland, California

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
November 15, 2012
Beginning at 2:00pm

Location:
Osoyoos Elks Hall
8506 - 92nd Avenue
Osoyoos, BC Canada

There will be a graveside service for family and close friends on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 11:00 am at the Osoyoos Lakeview Cemetery followed by a celebration of life at 2:00 pm at the Osoyoos Elks Hall.

8506 - 92nd Avenue
Osoyoos, BC Canada

Memorial Gifts

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No flowers by request, the family would appreciate donations to Mariposa Auxiliary c/o Lila Kallenberger, Box 683, Osoyoos BC, V0H 1V0.

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