Albert (Glen) WILKIE

Passed away peacefully at WCGH May 09 2014, surrounded by his family.

Glen was born on the family farm outside of Wapella Sask. March 14, 1939.

Glen is survived By the love of his life Arlene, his Son Doug, Daughter Glenda (Rick), Sister Pat (Dave), numerous Grand Children, nieces and nephews, all very loved and involved in Glen’s life, and other family members.

Glen moved to White Rock 1950. He started working in 1956 at Coastal Tugs. Glen joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1957. While at Esquimalt, he went to the home of a ship mate, and there at the McClean farm he met and fell head over heels in love with Arlene.

Glen and Ar were married in 1959, and after 55 years they were still crazy in love.

Glen left the Navy in 1970, and moved from their little home on Hampton Rd. to Port Alberni. Glen and Ar completed building their home on Sproat Lake, where the family lived and played until 2009.

Glen worked in the Steam Plant as a Power Eng. (1st class) at the paper mill for M&B. Glen was a well respected, very fair to work with and for. Glen ended his career as Asst. Chief Eng. in 1994. Glen took early retirement, not because he had to, or really wanted to, but, because it would save a job for a younger person in the plant. That is just the type of guy he was.

After retiring, Ar and Glen travelled all over the place in their 5th wheel, camping on the beach in Mexico, then in Yuma. They danced and just had a ball. They also cruised and travelled to many places. Glen enjoyed woodworking, gardening etc. Glen and Ar were avid hikers, spending many days exploring the trails around Port Alberni, and lots of different places. Ar and Glen took up Ballroom dancing, and spent many a night dancing and having fun.

Glen is sadly missed by all his family. A private celebration of life for family members and close friends will be held at a later date.


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