August 5th 1928- March 6th 2016
The family of Glenn Plewis sadly announce his passing on March 6th at the age of 87. Glenn was born in Kyle, Saskatchewan on the family farm. Soon after the family moved to farm at Entwistle, Alberta. Glenn was always a curious, inquisitive lad working along with his father and honing skills that would serve him well in later life. The tough decade of the 1930’s taught Glenn to be practical and resourceful adding to his repertoire.
Glenn spent several years on the DEW line in the NWT as a heavy duty mechanic and camp chief. Later he worked at Harmac Pulp Mill in Nanaimo as a millwright. Always looking for a new challenge and entrepreneurial at heart he ventured out on a few independent enterprises before finally moving to Black Creek to start up and operate a dairy farm on Kelland Road with his late wife Pat.
In 1987 Glenn and wife Judy moved to their Fanny Bay hobby farm on Holiday Road. Here they enjoyed almost 30 years of supposed retirement but were always busy raising sheep, a few cows and chickens which were all a labour of love. They enjoyed their many fine horses and were very proud of them.
Glenn was predeceased by his parents Ambrose and Marion Plewis, twin brothers Erwin and Edwin, brother Jack, and Glenn’s daughter Penny. He is survived by wife Judy, sister Lorraine Collinson of Vancouver, stepdaughters Pauline Woods, Vicky and husband Ross Jamieson, grandchildren Michelle Brass, Carson and Griffin Jamieson all of Courtenay, nephew Brent Collinson of Vancouver, niece Lorrie Fox of Ellensburg, Washington.
Glenn was a big man with a kind, gentle and generous heart. He will be sorely missed.
A celebration for Glenn is planned for early July.