Apr 6, 1933 – May 9, 2018
With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Glen Lee Twells on May 9th, 2018 in Campbell River at the age of 85. Glen leaves behind his wife of almost 60 years Lillian Twells, daughter Lea Kyle of Campbell River, son Dean Twells (Reichel) of Red Deer, Alberta, his sister Barb Baldwin, grandchildren Breece (Jesse) and Drew, his aunt Muriel Schultz, sister-in-law Peggy Aho, nephews Jamie and Craig Baldwin, Terry Aho (Wendy), great nephew Caden Baldwin, niece Judy Wiens, great nieces Helena and Milayna Baldwin, cousins Anita Dodd, Mark Dodd (Alex), Alan Dodd and his little fury pal Auston.
He is predeceased by his parents Bill and Bert Twells, his grandfather Joe Twells and his cousin and best friend Laurie Dodd.
Glen was born on April 6th, 1933 in Grand Forks, BC. He had a love of the outdoors including fishing and hunting. Glen also enjoyed sports, especially golf, baseball and hockey. His first job was as a deckhand on the Minto paddle-wheeler on the Arrow Lakes. Glen then worked at the Emerald Mines where he learned to weld from his father. When the family moved to Victoria Glen worked at the shipyards as a welder and subsequently met and married Lillian in 1958. In 1965 Glen moved his family to Campbell River after getting a welding position at the Crown Zellerbach pulp and paper mill and remained there until his retirement in 1994.
As a proud husband and father, Glen attended the numerous sporting events of his children and in later years the dance recitals Lillian was involved in. Glen himself played hockey growing up and while at the mill was part of the Black Creek Mercury Marine team of the Campbell River Duffer Hockey League. Glen could build, repair or design anything with metal or wood and was an avid gardener. He loved to tell stories and was well known as a joke teller and may have pulled a few pranks on his friends and family over the years. Glen had a wonderful sense of humour and he needed it as a long suffering yet proud fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
He will be missed! We wish to thank Dr. Walker for his wonderful care of Glen over the years and a special thanks to the staff of Evergreen Seniors Home for their compassion, respect, professionalism and sense of humour during the 16 months Glen was in their care. Your efforts gave us quality time with Glen we likely wouldn’t have had.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimers Society in Glen’s name or to a charity of your choice.