TURNER – Glen Douglas
June 3, 1919 – July 16, 2007
Glen Douglas Turner passed away peacefully at the Calgary Foothills Hospital on Monday, July 16, 2007 at the age of 88.
Glen was born and raised in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. In 1939, he joined the Moose Jaw Armed Forces regiment of Kings Own Rifles for duty in WWII. He was quickly promoted to lieutenant and recommended for overseas duty. On July 10, 1942 he married Constance Walter, his Moose Jaw sweetheart, and then left for active duty in France, Germany and Holland with the Calgary Highlander Regiment. Upon release from his Captain’s military duties in 1946, Glen and Connie moved to Moose Jaw where Glen worked for the radio station CHAB. In 1947, they moved to Saskatoon where Glen built a successful insurance company, Turner Insurance Agency, and raised their four children. After thirty years in Saskatoon a position for Glen as Senior Vice-President and Director for Marsh McClellan Insurance took them to Calgary. In 1985 Glen and Connie retired to Vernon, British Columbia, returning to Calgary fourteen years later. Throughout all his years of hard work, Glen always had time for his family and friends: boating, camping, fishing, golfing, family trips, curling, bridge and verbal jousting. He had a strong sense of community, volunteering for the Saskatoon Lions Club, Saskatoon Club and many other causes. His generosity, humour and vibrant personality left an impression on all who knew him.
Glen’s love of life, strong work ethic and family commitment has provided memories for his wife and four children; eight grand-children; and four great-grandchildren that will remain forever in our hearts.
A family Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle, N.W., Calgary, AB) on Saturday, July 21, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. The family would like to thank all the staff on Unit 46, Special Services Building, at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary for their support.
In living memory of Glen Turner a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W., Calgary, AB T3G 2T3