GLENN, Wilmott (Willie) George
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January 24, 1930 - November 27, 2012
Retired, Ottawa Police Force (37 years)
After a long and courageous battle with many ailments these last years and with family by his side, Willie passed away peacefully at the Queensway Carleton Hospital on Tuesday, November 27th, 2012. Cherished and loving father of Valerie Joustra (Steward) of Osgoode and David Glenn of Calgary. Very proud grandfather of Adam and Kelsey Joustra. He is survived by the mother of his children, Beverley Glenn. Lovingly remembered by his dear friend and companion of 10 years, Marilyn Bourassa and by her children Jacqueline and Donald and grandchildren Jake, Nick, Jay and Ava. Predeceased by his parents Hugh and Margaret Glenn, sisters Ethel and Lois and brothers Tom and Manley (Jimmy). Willie will also be remembered by several nieces and nephews.
Following graduation in 1949 from Ottawa Tech, he played football for the Sarnia Imperials (ORFU League) and worked for Imperial Oil. Willie joined the Ottawa Police Force on May 1, 1951 and retired January 28, 1988. He was an active member of the Ottawa Police Association for many years and during this time he held the various positions of Platoon Representative, Second and First Vice-President, Pension Representative, and served two terms as President (1978-1980 and 1985-1987). During his lifetime, he took part in many sporting activities, in particular he loved golf, hockey, skiing and curling (City View C.C.)
A Memorial Service in celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, December 22nd at Britannia United Church, 985 Pinecrest Road, Ottawa. Visitation will take place at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m. A private interment at Merivale Garden Cemetery will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Special thanks to all his doctors, nurses and staff for their care, support and kindness given to Willie over these last years.
His spirit will remain alive through family and friends who shared so many memories and special times with him.
Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Dec. 8, 2012