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Vern Glen

October 28, 1943 - November 2, 2018


The family of Vern (Andrew Vernon) Glen is heartbroken to announce their loss, his passing occurring just days after his 75th birthday following a long struggle with a heart condition. He is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Donna, daughters Kella Glen and Shelly Glen-Pekse (Duane), son Will Glen (Donna), grandchildren Whitney (Tyler), Elizabeth, Mikayla, and Mitchell, brother Keith (Patricia), sisters Sharon (Lyle) and Audrey (Gordon), sister-in-law Wendy, brother-in-law David, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, Alan and Elva Glen, father and mother-in-law, Angus and Ruth Profit, sister-in-law Marilyn Scoates, and nephew Dwayne Ringland.

Growing up on a farm in Enderby, BC, joining the military reserves at the age of 15, operating two of his own service stations (North Vancouver and Armstrong, BC), then working oil patch in Alberta, Vern spent the majority of his adult work life as superintendent of public works for three different municipalities. He was highly respected for his work ethic, sharp mind, quick thinking (especially in emergency situations), and uncanny knack for quickly determining how something, somebody, or a given situation could best work. Retirement allowed him to return to his first (occupational) love- restoring antique cars and hemi engines.  He also established a successful medical scooter business in Osoyoos.  Not only did he quickly become the “go to/ rescue guy” of many a senior and care facility, he was also sought out for his innovative and safety enhancing scooter “Highlight” and full length custom made scooter windshields.

His family will remember him most for his slightly wicked sense of humor (complete with lopsided smile and eye twinkle), his endless story telling of pranks and funny mishaps, the mind that was so quick to help solve problems, his absolute devotion to Donna, and the seldom spoken but intense pride he had in each and every one of them.

Husband, father, grandad, brother, uncle, and friend, his presence is intensely missed and his absence achingly felt.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30, Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Valley Congregational Church, 4312 Black Sage Road, Oliver, BC. Urn interment and committal will follow in the VCCC Rose Garden followed by a reception in the church hall.

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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Dennis & Jean Tomlin
Relation: Long time friend

We so enjoyed Vern as he recalled stories from his “working days”. He was a wonderful gentle man, that was always willing to help solve an electrical problem on the Mustang or fixing Mom’s scooter. He will be sadly missed. Donna our hearts go out to you & your family at is time.

From: Gary and Trudy Hoffman

Our sincere condolences to Donna, Wendy and all the family on the passing of Vern. Cherish your Memories.

From: Laurel Pinske
Relation: neighbour

I will miss his warm “Good Morning” as I pass by your house.
Continuing to pray for you all….

From: Marcy Randy Shannon and Blake Peel
Relation: Friend

Donna, Kella, Shelly, Will and families.
We were so sorry to read of Vern’s passing. Your very well written obituary conveyed your love for him and the families great sorrow at his loss. We are thinking of you all at this time and express our Sympathy to each of you.

Service Schedule

  Memorial Service

Date & Time:
November 14, 2018
Beginning at 2:30pm

Valley Congregational Church
4312 Black Sage Road
Oliver, BC Canada

A memorial service will be held at 2:30, Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Valley Congregational Church, 4312 Black Sage Road, Oliver, BC. Urn interment and committal will follow in the VCCC Rose Garden followed by a reception in the church hall.

4312 Black Sage Road
Oliver, BC Canada

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