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Glenn Roy Forster Charge

December 6, 1931 - March 28, 2022


CHARGE, Glenn Roy.  Passed on Monday, March 28 suddenly but comfortably in his 91st year.  He is survived by his longtime friend, Shelagh, by two sons, Dic (Ellen) and Lawrence (James), three stepdaughters, Allison, Lorraine and Jennifer, and two grandsons, Nathan and Mackenzie, as well as an extensive group of nephews, nieces and their children.   Glenn was predeceased by four of his siblings (Dick, Maxine, Diane and Brenda) and is survived by his one remaining sister, Linda (Joe).  He also was close to many in Shelagh’s large family.

Born in Winnipeg, Glenn studied at the University of Manitoba while serving in Canada’s military. He went on to enjoy a career in electrical engineering with General Electric (Schenectady) and Ontario Hydro (Richmond Hill) before retirement.  After the heartrending loss of his second wife Jeanne, Glenn moved to the Vancouver Island area and lived first in Duncan before moving to Salt Spring Island.

Throughout his life he pursued time in the great outdoors and showed passion and skill at home renovations, curling, and photography.  He also enjoyed travelling, seeking out that next photograph or great meal.  In later years, Glenn took up running for fitness and even tried golf for several years – he was a frequent tournament marshal at local clubs on the Island to earn tee times.  He also spent several years as a community policeman in Duncan and frequented the Legion.

Always quick with a joke or a funny story, Glenn enjoyed having a glass of wine and was always trying hard to make people laugh, to make the right choices and to treat the people in his life fairly.  A vigorous defender of his views, you could always count on lively ‘discussions’ on a wide range of topics and he loved to ‘hold court’ with family and friends alike.  Expressing affection was not his strong point as  he was  more demonstrative than vocal, but we know he cared deeply for those in his life and he was loved in return.  His departure saddens so many, and he will be missed.

By his request, there is no formal celebration.  Family will gather in the summer for a private celebration of his life.  Glenn asked that in lieu of flowers, donations might be given to the Heart & Stroke Foundation and/or the Salvation Army.


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From: betty-ann maclean
Relation: friend of parents

Glenn was always such a gentleman. He was one of the close friends my Dad ( John Graydon) had. Glenn and Jeanne spent many evenings with Mum and Dad – meeting at the Richmond Hill Curling Club. Sadly my Mum died in 1998 and Dad in 2008 – so we lost track of their old friends . I know Dad and Glenn stayed in touch after his move to BC. Glad he had a wonderful life in BC and was able to be active ! He was loved – so important.

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