GLOWASKY, William (Bill)
1931 – 2011
Bill passed away peacefully in the early morning of Saturday, October 8, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Comox, BC, with his wife, Maureen at his side.
He was born October 14, 1931 in Prince Albert, Sask. At the age of 5, the family moved to the Valley, settling in Headquarters. Bill went to work with Comox Logging at the age of 16, from there, worked with many small coastal logging companies for the majority of his working years. Before retiring he drove truck for Corrigall Bulldozing. In conjunction with his truck driving career, Bill’s love for music and dancing, he founded and operated Bill’s DJ Services until retirement. While the family lived in Lake Cowichan, Bill was involved with the Girl Guide movement along with his “girls” and got the name “Captain Bill” by the Sea Rangers. He was president of the Ukrainian Society for 10 years and president of Native Sons of Canada, currently the Exalted Ruler of the Courtenay Elks #60.
Bill is survived by his wife of 59 years Maureen. Daughters: Elaine (Vaughn) Michaud, Gold River. Lynne (John) Allen, Courtenay. Grandchildren: Michelle, Justin, Christina, Kelly, Christi, Tom and Nic. Great Grandchildren: Zac, Sabrina, Christopher, Brendan and Avery, Brother John (Irene) Courtenay. Niece Debbie, Nephew Steve (Wendy)
We wish to recognize the care and compassion provided by the staff of the Royal Jubilee Hospital
Special thanks to Dr. Nancy McFadden and the nurses on the first floor of St Josephs’ Hospital.
A Celebration of his life will be held on Friday, October 14th 2 pm with Lawrence Burns officiating at Piercy’s Mt. Washington Funeral Home, 440 England Ave, and Courtenay. Following with a social at 2624 Piercy Avenue 5pm – 8pm.
Please, in lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice.