March 13, 1953 – March 29, 2009
With tremendous sadness we mourn the sudden loss of our beloved partner, friend, brother, uncle and colleague. Glenn died suddenly in the arms of his loved ones at the Ottawa Heart Institute on Sunday, March 29, 2009.
Glenn was a gentle soul, and was the light of so many of our lives. His sparkling eyes and smile, great sense of humour, charm, kindness, and the joy he took in simple pleasures never faded. For 25 amazing years he was best friend, companion and partner in crime to Mike. Predeceased by parents Ken and Dorothy Dudman, and “second mom” Vivian, Glenn was a cherished brother to Murray and Brenda, Anne and Paul, Jim and Marilyn, Ellen, Carol and Dave, Ron, and “adopted” sister Lisa and husband Michael. He was a much-loved uncle to Matthew, Katie and Christopher, and was welcomed like a son by Ron and Anne.
Glenn was a long-serving employee of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in Toronto where he developed important friendships with colleagues like Sandra, Susan, John and Deborah. Crazy about Toronto, he loved his relationship with the Metropolitan Community Church. He was a great friend of Elisabeth and family, Bobbie and Ann, Robert and Masoud. In Ottawa he found new friendships and support in Ken and Jane, Lisa, Nancy, and Mike R.
After moving to Mountain he became buddies with Barb and Leroy, Dave and Carol, Jim and Beth, Linda, Ruth Anne and Joyce. All your love and support have meant so much to Glenn and Mike during a difficult journey. Mike and the family extend our deepest gratitude for the technical expertise and loving care of the staffs at Winchester District Memorial Hospital Emergency Department, Ottawa General ICU, the CCU team at the Ottawa Heart Institute, and the amazing air and land ambulance teams.
Memorial services are being planned for Toronto and in the Mountain area, and will be announced soon. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Metropolitan Community Church, Toronto (www.mcctoronto.com) or the hospice of your choice would have been appreciated by Glenn.
Be at peace Glenn — we will love you forever.
Condolences and donations at www.mcgarryfamily.ca.