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January-23-13
ODE TO GLENN
One couldn't really believe the times of the late 70's at Whistler the place was alive with legends of larger than life gods and mythical ski beings with names like; Bunny, Zowie Bowie, The Athans Brothers, Buzzard, Wayne Wong and a young pair who tagged along as the little twins Zip and Zap. There were others…for sure but they were later we were the pioneers.
Epic mountains and majestic ski runs with black diamonds on them …none but the fearless and best dare tread.
This was not something you trained for. You found it. It found you…. it lived in your heart.
Strong, Young invincible and all of us we built, nurtured, experimented in pure laboratory like conditions, youthful inventors bound by the knowledge that we were a part of something new and creative and we all created what is now called Freestyle Skiing.
We whooped and yelled like raptors
Were going down under the Gondola! Franz!!!, Blue Chair!!!, we going hiking to the Black bowl. . Lets go let's go…25-30 runs a day we boasted!!!
Ahh. The sweet chirps of the whiskey jacks, the sun on our faces, the sweet smell of spring skiing and pine, the soft powder snow, the huge moguls. The crisp early morning start down a trackless run.

Names like the ski Boot and the Après Lounge. Jim Mckonkey's Ski Shop, Pierre and Margret Trudeau the World Cup. Franz Klammer, Jungle Jim Hunter, Alice Lake, Nordica Yellow Banana Boots, C4's, Bogner…secret codes of this era. Music of Fleetwood Mac and The Eagles floated in the air.

Racers called us Free-doggers…Man we were free…we were kings…Racers sucked

We all witnessed you Glenn as the instantaneous fans whopped, Yeeeahhhhh!!!! As you boogied under the Gondola as the bug –eyed skiers rode the chair up.

Glenn as a young boys skiers you were Zip and Zaps idol, you were Whistler to my brother and I.
Glenn …go easy into the night may the hero of my youth, go happily that you were a part of heaven, that you skied in heaven, and the memories and glory of our youths carry us forward and act like angels of compassion, good times, happiness and togetherness and comfort you in your next existence…and when my brother and I sit around together tired and hardened by age and events reminiscing …the one thing we will always say is, ”Do you remember Glenn …do you remember Glenn under Blue Chair…yeah that was cool ,he was a hot skier , we wanted to be like Glenn he was the best of old Whistler
January-22-13
Dear Kathleen - Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family we are deeply shaken by Glenn's passing. He was a great friend and always uplifting to be around. His sense of humor his energy and his stories were uniquely Bunny and always fun. He will be missed.
Our best
Gordon & Cathie Munroe
January-21-13
Dear Kathleen. My deepest condolences. I was so saddened to hear the news. Although we didn't see each other over the years the wonderful memories I have of both of you are very fresh in my mind. Glenn was the greatest guy in the world to work for.
Love Cathy Bojeski
January-18-13
Dear Kathleen, Kelsey,Travis Cody and Wesley
We are so sorry for your loss and pray for strength and comfort from each other,your family and friends. Our thoughts are with you all.

With love from the von Kleist family.
January-16-13
Ken and I had such wonderful happy times with you and Glenn over many years. Then when Ken passed away so suddenly, Glenn right away telephoned me with a warm comforting chat . That was so Glenn to do that. Now my heart is with you Kathleen, and as devastatingly tough the path ahead seems, you can and will get through.--
with love to you and your family , Gillian Danby
January-16-13
I was shocked when my Dad phoned me to deliver the news of Glenn's passing. Glenn and Kathleen had recently attended my brother Daniel's wedding in the summer. Glenn and Kathleen sat in the front row alongside my parents, which I know meant a lot to both my dad and my brother. After the wedding I complained to my dad that we haven't spent nearly enough time with the McPherson's over the years. Glenn and my dad always had a very special relationship in my eyes. Glenn was able to bring a side out of my dad that I have rarely seen, which I always admired. He will be sorely missed. On behalf of my family our sincerest condolences to Kathleen, Kelsey, Travis, Kelsey, Wesley & Cody.
January-16-13
Glen was a free spirit. May his spirit be a good place. My condolences to the whole family.
January-16-13
Glen was fun free spirited person with a beautiful family. May his spirit be in a good place. My condolences to all the family.
January-15-13
Kathy and Family
Our condolences to everyone in the family."Bunny" (I always called him "Rabbit") was a special friend for a long time and he will be missed by all who knew him
January-14-13
Bonjour Kathleen
Please accept our sincerest condolences, our thoughts are with you and your family.
Though I only got to cross paths with Glenn once a year or so over the past thirty years, it was always something I greatly looked forward to and left with great memories. Vancouver won't be the same now....
Dave Aller and Denise Pepin, St-Sauveur, Qc
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