Glyn was surrounded by family when he passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox on July 9th. He was predeceased by his wife Gladys, the love of his life and his partner for 66 years.
Glyn is already missed by his four children Betty Tate (Max), Tom (Janette), Barb Belcher (Dan), and Chris Churchley (John), his eight grandsons Steve, Dan (Roxy), James, Michael, Jeff, Brian (Lau), Ross (Leah) and Scott and his five great-grandchildren Braedyn, Evan, Molly, Isaac and Theo. He was also the patriarch of a large extended family who share a special loss with his passing.
One of the greatest generation, Glyn helped his mother and brother get through the Depression and served his country during the war. He became a Certified General Accountant and then worked hard for decades to support and secure a bright future for his family. After he retired, Glyn and Gladys travelled the world when they were not doting on grandchildren.
Glyn was liked by everyone he met and loved by everyone who knew him well. He was intelligent, witty, compassionate, kind and generous. There was nothing he enjoyed more than learning something new and his insatiable curiosity lasted his entire life. He serves as an example to all of a life well lived, and he leaves a legacy of love and memories to cherish and respect.
A special thanks to all his new friends at the Comox Valley Seniors Village, who made the last months of his life very rewarding ones. Thanks also to Dr. Dan Wainberg for the wonderful care he provided and for the personal relationship Glyn enjoyed so much.
There will be a celebratory lunch to share memories of Glyn on August 15th, 2015 at 12:00 PM at the Crown Isle Golf Course Clubhouse. In lieu of flowers, Glyn would want you to make a donation to a charity of your choice.
Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dignitymemorial.ca