GREER, Glenn James Milton
1943 - 2017
Passed away at Guelph General Hospital on Monday, August 14, 2017, in his 75th year. Beloved father of Llana Bruggemann (Thomas) and Michael Greer (Cecilia). Brother of Diane Bowe (Bob) and Gary Greer (Bonnie). Devoted grandfather to Ryan and Madison. Best friend to his four-legged companion, Sid. Glenn was a proud graduate of the University of Toronto (B.Sc.,P.Eng.), York University (M.B.A.), and valedictorian at Waterdown District High School. He always had a special connection to Rockwood because, although he was born at Guelph General Hospital, he lived in Rockwood with his mother, Marion, and grandparents, Frank and Leola Day, while his father, Milton, fought overseas during the war. He was often nostalgic about small town life at the Rockwood Post Office and Saunder’s bakery. He had a special connection to his grandfather, who was a keen historian and authored the book, Here and There in Eramosa. As an industrial engineer, Glenn led out in management and auditing roles at the University of Guelph, the United Co-operatives of Ontario and the University of Toronto. He was an officer in the R.C.A.F. and continued to pursue interests like rifle shooting at the Guelph Rod and Gun Club. He was a Boy Scout and also a Master Guide with the Pathfinders. He shared his love of knots and birds when he started the Brampton Pathfinder group at his local Seventh-Day Adventist church. The club has grown and continues to grow to this day. Glenn had ongoing interests in all things military, family genealogy, gardening, raising flags specific to occasions, the Hamilton Tiger Cats and the Toronto Maple Leafs and many, many building projects, including two cottages on Loon Call Lake. He was a voracious reader, especially of WWII history. Glenn will be remembered for his tenacious spirit and devotion to friends from all facets of his life. Above all, he valued resilience, loyalty and intelligence.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the MacKinnon Family Funeral Home on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017 from noon until 2 p.m. (55 Mill Street East, Acton, ON L7J 1H4) Friends are welcome to come for a light lunch and to talk and share memories about Glenn together with his family. A private family graveside service is planned at the Rockwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. On-line condolences may be made at www.mackinnonfuneralhome.com
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