Glenn Douglas Mervyn

Glenn Douglas Mervyn

August 5, 1959 – July 9, 2018
Mervyn, Glenn Douglas aka ‘Big Glenn’ or his self-proclaimed nickname, ‘Buck’, was born on August 5th, 1959 in Trail, BC and passed away on July 9, 2018. He is predeceased by his mom, Vivian Knutson and his brother in law Greg Seifrit.

Glenn will be loved and missed forever by his wife of 31 years, Tracy, his children Stephanie (Tye) and Brandon aka ‘Merv’ (Alex), his grandson Beau, his dad, Doug (Gail), his sisters Gayle and Cheryl (Luigi), stepsister Dawn (Gordon), stepbrothers Glenn (Carla) and Scott, his nieces and nephews; Chelyse, Seth, Kassidy and Sam, his mother in law Karen, father in law Gordon (Marian), brother in law Todd, Laura and family and many other loved family members.

Glenn was immensely proud of his 40 year-long career as a logging truck driver. He looked up to his dad and continued on the trucking legacy in the family. Glenn and Doug spent many years together working side by side. Glenn was the most conscientious, hardworking, reliable and respected truck driver that you could ever know.

We will remember Glenn in his beloved truck giving a big wave with a smile on his face. His truck was his pride and joy. Glenn worked his entire life in order to support his family – he was selfless and took pride in his role as the sole provider. Glenn was quietly proud of his family and adored his precious grandson baby Beau.

Glenn was loyal, honest and noble. He had a sense of humour that only those really close to him could understand. He lived his life the way that he wanted to – simply. He was always an animal lover, he loved his cats and dogs. He was a fan of his own routines, which included eating Life cereal every morning for the last 40 years! Glenn loved country music, especially Buck Owens. He lived and left this life by his own rules.

Glenn did not want a formal funeral service, but there will be an open house on Sunday, August 5th (his birthday) at 11:00am at the Fruitvale Curling Rink for any friends and family who would like to come and share some stories and memories about him.

Gwen Ziprick of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence by visiting the family’s register at

“Big Glenn always did it the hard way”.
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