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H. Glen (Lieutenant Commander ret) Gordon

November 22, 1918 - September 12, 2011

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GORDON, H. Glen
Lieutenant Commander (ret)
Nov 22, 1918 – Sept 12, 2011
Glen passed away peacefully Monday morning in the comfort of home, surrounded by love.
Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Glen was the eldest son in a family of five. He is predeceased by his parents and siblings and survived by his devoted wife Dorothy (nee Mills), children Heather (Rick), Julia, Peter (Liz), Miriam (Chris), Geoff (Kelly) and Jan (Brian), grandchildren Jason, Patrick, Matthew, Keira, Siobhan, Alexandra and Brittany, great grand children Emerson, Clara and Ronan and his many nieces and nephews.
Glen grew up on the prairies during the Great Depression. He attended the University of Saskatchewan where he graduated with a degree in Commerce. Duty called, and Glen was stationed in the Maritimes and later overseas. He rose to the rank of Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Canadian Navy, serving as a Corsair pilot in the 759 Airborne Fleet Air Arm during World War II.
It was during officer training in Kingston that he met his bride-to-be, Dorothy Mills. This, he would say, is when life really began. They married in 1947 and settled in Ontario – Ottawa, Lindsay, Toronto and Guelph. Summers were enjoyed in Southampton and on the Bruce peninsula, his ancestral home.
Glen enjoyed a distinguished post-war career in government and financial services. During his working years, he was deeply involved in church and community service clubs. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a Rotarian for nearly sixty years.
He was an accomplished musician and artist. He was an avid reader, tennis player and gardener. A proud man, he was blessed with a gracious bearing and engaging wit. His love for his wife and children was boundless.
In retirement, he and Dorothy relocated to the beautiful Cowichan Valley, their home since 1989.
Family would like to thank the many friends and helpers who have been so supportive over the years, in particular, Dr. Murray Woods.
No service or flowers by request. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice. A celebration in honour of Glen’s life may be held at a later date.
Online condolences may be offered at www.hwwallacebc.com

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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: DAVID WITHERS
Relation: FRIEND OF MY PARENTS

IT WAS SUCH SAD NEWS TO HEAR OF THE PASSING OF GLEN, HE WAS SUCH A KIND MAN WHO I HAD THE PLEASURE OF MEETING WHEN HE STAYED WITH MY FAMILY ON A ROTARY TRIP, HE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL, MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH ALL OF THE FAMILY AT THIS TIME AND KNOW THAT HE WILL WATCHING OVER THEM AS A BRIGHT STAR IN THE SKY AT NIGHT

From: Jim Wilkinson
Relation: Family friend

Your loss brings grief but also the celebration of a life fully lived. Glen’s engaging smile and quick wit welcomed me into your home and family. I will always treasure that gift.

From: Joan & Russ Barber
Relation: Friend

We extend our deepest sympathies at this time of Glen’s passing. He was a good man who served his country in time of War.

From: Scott & Kathy Fricker
Relation: friends of Peter & Liz Gordon

We are so sorry for your loss. Knowing Peter, we can only imagine how lovely a man Glen was. Hold on to the happy memories and take comfort in your family and friends. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

From: Nelda Dwyer
Relation: Friend of Julia

My sympathy to you and your family with the loss of your dear husband, father, grandfather, and greatgrandfather. May memories of the good times bring you comfort and consolation in your time of grief.

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