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Glen McNie

March 6, 1947 - November 14, 2017


Glen McNie, also known as Grandpa, Papa G, and the Dad Guy, peacefully began his next hike on November 14th, 2017.

Glen was born and raised in the Comox Valley but after graduating from high school, made his way to Victoria to complete a degree in Social Work at UVic. It was in Victoria that he met and fell in love with his wife of 43 years, Leola. The two moved to Shawnigan Lake and quickly embraced the community.

An extraordinary man, that touched more lives than he realized, fought hard in recent years for Shawnigan Lake as a proud member of the Shawnigan Residents Association. He spent countless hours and early mornings protesting to ‘save our lake.’

Glen is survived by his wife, Leola, daughters Emily (Clayton) and Camille (Codey), grandchildren Easton, Belle, and Cael, sister Gayle, nieces Heather and Christie, and nephew Ian.

Special thanks to Dr. Bass, Dr. Boan, Dr. Rauw, the nurses of CDH, the homecare nurses, Pieter, Rod, Scott, Greg, Pertti, Bill, John, Pat, Pete, Gary, Alastair, Jack, Steve, Jarrod, Heidi, Theresa, Mimi, Ann L, Ann T, Gaye, Gaynor, Andrea, Roxanne, Herb, Ryan, Judy Hill, Sonia Furstenau, and the Sally Ann folks. Thank you for the amazing support given to Leola and the girls, words cannot express how much it means.

We believe Glen is currently hiking on Flores Island, looking for treasures, or maybe he is in Kauai without us, because it would be cheaper that way ;).  Wherever he is, he will be missed by so many but never forgotten.

A gathering will take place on Saturday, December 9th at 1pm at Providence Farm to share memories and stories of this incredible man. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to Providence Farm.


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Margaret St Cyr
Relation: friend and old neighbour

Dear Leola,
It was with great sadness that I read in the paper of Glen’s passing. I have very fond memories of you both from when I lived on Hartl road. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

From: kitty johnsen
Relation: neighbour and friend

So sorry to hear of Glen’s passing, Leola. Our thoughts are with you and the girls. Many happy memories of our years as neighbours. Kitty, Mai and the boys

From: steven bull
Relation: a friend and a co-worker

my condolences for glen mcnie, he was a good man. i’m sad to hear about his passing. we will miss glen. I meet glen from providence farm, where I work. he was a teacher for the alternate school there. he was a caring thoughtful guy.

From: steven bull
Relation: friend co-worker

I found this old picture I took at a Halloween party at providence. you can see glen in one of these photos.

From: Vicky Radley and Geoff Stone
Relation: Friend and colleague

Our deepest condolences to everyone. Glenn will be missed.

From: Andrew Lloyd
Relation: School friend

So sorry to hear of Glen’s passing. I have very fond memories of hiking with Glen all over the island, and him scanning the ground looking for Indian arrowheads, which he could undoubtedly find. All my best to Leola and family

Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
December 9, 2017
Beginning at 1:00pm

Providence Farm

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