Glen was born in Souris, Manitoba to Luard and Frances Canning (nee Hayward). Glen grew up on the family farm just outside of Souris. In 1962, he married the love of his life, Mary Edna Reeve, while he was working for Manitoba Hydro. The call to go west was heard and they moved to BC in 1965. Glen worked for BC Hydro until his retirement in 1997. Glen then went to work for Horizon Power for another 15 years.

Glen had an active involvement with the Power Pioneers having been Provincial President, and enjoyed the many events. Anyone who came into contact with Glen either on the golf course or at the curling rink knew him for his large smile, firm handshake and huge bear hugs. Glen was always a farm boy at heart and will be missed by many.

Glen is survived by his brother Brian (Donna), wife Mary, sons Daryl (Shelley), Dwayne (Dayna) and daughter Donica (Greg). Grandchildren Ashleigh (Chris), Crystal (Matt), Drew (Jennifer), Alysha (Oz), Ashley, Michelle (Mike), Andrew (Casandra), Jeff (Shelby), Becca (Liv). Great grandchildren Coral, Matthew, Sophie, Bryce, Jasper, Lochlan, Ayla and Leyla.

No service upon request.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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    I would like to offer my sincere condolences to Mary and her entire Family for having lost your husband, partner and most likely your best friend. It is disheartening to know that one has been left behind. Frankly, I was rather shocked to get the News of Glen’s passing especially after just having had lunch with the group just prior my leaving for Mexico. Little did I realize that I will never again greet this so friendly man with his big smile.
    I am so very sorry for your Loss!

  • Erin Gallard

    Mary and family, Mark and I are so sorry to hear that Glen has passed away. He was one of a kind with his booming voice, big smile and hearty laugh. The market won’t be the same without him there beside his buddy Len, That corner will be a lot quieter now without his laughter and salesmanship. . Our condolences

  • Rhonda & Cliff Wurtak

    So saddened to hear of our cousin Glens passing
    Always had big hugs & big smiles for everyone
    Love n big hugs to all family ❤️
    Rhonda & Cliff

  • Tony Kersten

    Thank You Mary and all the Canning family for sharing Glen with myself and many others.He will always be remembered as a friend and coworker.

  • Dick McCarthy

    Sincere condolences to the Canning family. I live in Mill Bay but have known Glen through the many curling bonspiels over 17 years. I always looked forward to seeing Glen and spending time with him. He was big, easy going and friendly with a fantastic sense of humour. Laughter always dominated the conversation. The hole left by his passing will be large and he will certainly not be forgotten.
    Respectfully, Dick McCarthy.

  • Meredith & Len Skalicky

    Forty five years and so many memories……The Canning-Skalicky-Page campsite at Green Lake complete with good food, kids, snakes and occasional blood shed. Golfing at 108, also with occasional blood shed. Hydro dances with cowboy boots, Glens aftershave that brought us hydro ladies to our knees ( in a good way ) and yes, occasional bloodshed. So many memories of a good friend who would always have your back. We are heartbroken. The Skalicky family will miss you. May the wind be at your back good buddy.

  • Steve 8 Sharon Borradaile

    Mary & family, accept our condolences for Glens passing.
    As my boss for a number of years he was influential in my career at Hydro and enjoyed his company at coffee up the road for many years
    We will miss his smile and friendship at Power Pioneers.

  • Angie Wahnschaff

    So sorry to hear about your loss our Condolences to you and your family. From Joe Angie & family

  • Jennifer

    Thank you to everyone and to Glen for being so warm and for welcoming me into the family.

    Glen it was a great pleasure to know you for the small time that I did. It is regrettable we didn’t get to spend more time with you but I am thankful our family got to know you and our daughter could meet you.

    You were a special person, so kind and warm with the best laugh and so much love in your heart to give. You will be missed by so many.

  • Ken Mills

    My condolences to the great Canning family. I only knew you folks since 1975 but you where always there for us and the entire 100 Mile House Community. Mostly helping me get through my personal struggle. Mary please hang in there OK. Glen, your friendship and loyalty will never be forgotten. Until we meet again.

  • Judy/Len Wynnobel.

    So Sorry for your loss Mary and to all your family. . We can remember when we went to Prince George over 50 years ago and stayed at your place for a couple of days had a nice time great hosts. I also remember the fun times when Glen and Bob Hunt stayed at mom and dads place in Winnipeg when they worked at hydro when they were young. fun laughable memories for sure and mom and dad loved having them . Rest in Peace Glen we will always remember you.

  • Cheryl Skorodenski

    My Condolences and Heartfelt Prayers, to you Mary, and your family. May his “Spirit” last forever and may he Rest In Peace.

  • Donna/Brian Canning

    Will miss his friendly chatter and sense of humor.

  • Ken Ross

    Sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. May he rest in peace. Ken and Doreen

  • Daryl Shetterly

    So sorry for your loss. Sending my deepest condolences to all the family. Will always remember Glen’s smiling face when he popped into the dressing room at our hockey tournaments at Pacific Cup!

  • Janet Mcgrath

    I’m so sorry Daryl, Donica, and Dwayne, he was a shining light in life, and will always be a shining light, no matter where he goes, I know, he probably been golfing and curling nonstop, poppa you will be miss by so many, but you’ll never be forgotten, I am thankful, and always will be thankful, to have been apart of life, love you poppa, ❤️❤️

  • fran mcgorman

    much loved…forever missed

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