GAIL IONA GLENNIE
Born July 10th, 1946 in Grace Hospital, Vancouver, BC to Bertha and Reginald Hutchings; becoming a sister to Linda, Donald and later Joan. The family spent their early years in Port Hardy where Reg was a diesel engineer in the power plant on the air base. In 1960 Reg transferred to Comox and they moved to Courtenay where Gail attended Elementary and High School and Malaspina College in Nanaimo.
In 1970 she married James Arnold Glennie and in their marriage gave birth to daughters Gaylene Nikole Glennie and Dahnalda Nina Glennie and was blessed in 1995 with Gaylene’s presentation of a grandson, Nikolas Adrien James Glennie.
In her early years she was active in Job’s Daughters and Eastern Star. 1992 saw Gail and her Glennie family recognized by Governor General Ramon Hnatyshyn for outstanding contribution made to the CANADA 125 Celebrations. Gail enjoyed her flower gardens and when her daughters were younger volunteered for school fieldtrips & camps as well as at Brownies & Guides and Nikolas’s Beaver and Cub groups. She was a member of and gave support to the Courtenay & District Fish & Game Protective Association.
A fun loving, compassionate, people person by nature she enjoyed her work serving in the banking, recreation, accommodation and retail outlet industries in Gold River and the Comox Valley. For the past 2 years she was a Wal-Mart Family Associate in the Courtenay store fabrics & crafts department. She loved puttering around in her flower gardens and could take a weed and make it a thing of beauty. At Christmas time she turned into the biggest kid on the block and the best baker of tarts and cakes filled with love and spirit. Gail got up each morning thinking of others and how she could make their day easier.
She believed in recycling to the fullest extent and wasted nothing so it was no surprise that after her passing on November 6th., 2008 she donated her eyes so that some misfortunate person might see; perhaps for the first time, the beauty that surrounds us.
Jim, Gaylene, Dahnalda and Nikolas Thank Each & Every One of You for your extremely kind words and deeds in our time of sorrow. Gail’s passing has left a huge void in our lives and we will attempt to fill it with memories and actions which would make her proud of us as we are of her.
At Gail’s request there will be no service. Family & friends will gather together on her birthday in July 2009 to celebrate her life. Exact time and place to be announced. We have started a Facebook page (Gail Glennie) in her memory
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Courtenay & District Fish & Game Protective Association, P.O. Box 3177, Courtenay, B.C., V9N 5N4