December 17, 1929 – April 18, 2020
Glen left the world in the same way he lived: gentle and quiet. After a long battle with kidney disease and multiple myeloma, he passed on April 18, 2020, at Trillium Lodge, Parksville, BC, with the love of his life, Nancy, at his side.
He was a true gentleman, adored by his family and respected by friends. Glen loved his family, nature, farming and dogs – not necessarily in that order.
Glen was born to Charlie and Ethel Carter (Goodall) on December 17, 1929, in Teulon, MB. He spent his youth on the family farm down the road from Hartley School with his sister Betty and across the road from cousins Ernie, Bernice and Francis Carter. He lived with his parents and farmed with his father, Charlie, for many years.
He married Nancy Paul of Gunton, MB, and local teacher of Hartley School, on November 4, 1961. Glen and Nancy moved to the yard next door to Charlie and Ethel. During this time, Nancy and Glen had three children, Janice, Keith and Kim and several dogs.
Spring was Glen’s favourite season. Every spring, he turned into a kid at Christmas; it was time to farm. Winter was the time to plan, and summer was the time to work. A favourite family activity was crop touring. Dad turned into a botanist, checking on his crops daily, smiling from ear to ear. He shared his love of farming with his son, Keith; they farmed together until they sold the farm in 2003. Glen was an advocate of the Canadian Wheat Board and a recipient of a 50 years Long Service Certificate from The Canadian Seed Growers’ Association.
When Glen was not farming, he spent his time at the Petersfield Curling Club. Glen had the opportunity to compete in the Provincial Masters Curling Bonspiels for several years. Nancy and Glen were also frequent attendees of the Silver Broom, now known as the World Curling Championships.
After retirement, Glen and Nancy moved to French Creek on Vancouver Island, where he joined PGOSA’s walking group and spent time walking nature trails with his family and new friends.
Glen is survived by wife Nancy, sister Betty; children Janice (Myles), Keith (Donna) and Kim (Stephen); Grandchildren Brittni (John), Amanda (Stephen), Kendall, Mason, Sarah, Laura, Emma and Iaon; six great- granddaughters Paige, Kara, Hailey, Brooke, Sydney, and Quinn; sisters in-law Elaine (Len), Linda (Gerd), Barb and extended family.
A celebration of life is to be announced for a later date. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your local food bank.
Yates Memorial Services, 250-723-5859.
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