April 22, 1928 – May 21, 2012
Born in Rossland, BC, the only child of Isaac (Ike) and Kate Glover, Dad is survived by his devoted wife, Maureen Dawn (nee Harcus) of Northern Ontario, their three children; Shari, Dale (Wendy), and Leslie Anne (predeceased by son Richard Lawrie), and 5 lovingly cherished grandchildren; Elysia and Meghan of Victoria, and Kelynn, Kirsten and Brady of Trail.
Strongly influenced by his father’s love of amateur “ham” radio, Dad launched a professional career in radio that spanned 44 fascinating years and various roles at local station CJAT(now KBS),…….making him somewhat of a local legend.
Music was a huge passion of Dad’s (especially Big Band and Jazz) and he loved to share this joy with others. He spent many years playing in bands around town including the Westernairs (a founding member) and kept an extensive music library that he spent hours enjoying with family.
Dad’s love of the Kootenays and devotion to the ideal of public service played a significant role in his life resulting in his tireless years of volunteering with numerous organizations and earning him the “Citizen of the Year Award” in 1979. His commitment to community service continued up to this past year in his role as Volunteer Community Coordinator for Trail CNIB.
In retirement, Dad focused his energies on his family and his long time loves – music, fishing, gardening…… he especially loved his summer escapes to Kootenay Lake (always dreaming of catching the “big one”)
Thank you for honouring us with your strength of spirit and enthusiasm Dad……you fought the good fight….we are proud to have been a part of your life, and you will be forever missed.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Trail United Church on Friday, June 15, 2012 at 11:00 am with Reverend Keith Simmonds, Celebrant. Bill Clark of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca