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BLAKE: Glenn

Posted By Haskett Funeral Homes On October 28, 2014 @ 12:11 PM In Lucan,Obituary | 12 Comments

BLAKE: Glenn

At LHSC-University Hospital, on Thursday, October 23, 2014 of London in his 77th year.  Loving husband of Dianne Blake. Dear father of Lonny Blake and Jenny Blake both of London. Dear grandfather of Aaron Blake. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Pearl Chafee of Sarnia, Anna Blake of Ajax, Gail Gill of Ottawa, and Lynda and Peter Moseley-Williams of Callander . Also survived by his aunt Lillian Campbell. Glenn will also be sadly missed by several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Predeceased by his parents Oscar and Flora Blake, son Glenn Joyes, brother Gary Blake, and brother-in-law Fraser Chafee.

Friends are invited to gather at the Byron United Church, 420 Boler Rd, London (corner of Byron Baseline Road & Boler Road) on Sunday, November 9th at 1:30 for Glenn’s memorial service at 2PM with the Reverend Gregory Brawn officiating.  Cremation with interment at Granton Cemetery at a later date.

Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.

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BLAKE: Glenn

Condolences for the family of “BLAKE: Glenn”

Condolence from Joan & Dave Goddard on October 28th, 2014 6:40 PM

Dear Dianne and Family – So very sorry to hear of Glenn’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Alex and Donna Westman on October 29th, 2014 6:15 AM

Thinking of Diane and the Blake family. We have so many fond memories of Glen. For me it was our many fun conversations and volunteering together at the London Airshow. Glen will be dearly missed.

Condolence from jim gill on October 29th, 2014 9:49 AM

My sympathy is extended to Dianne and family. Glenn had the common touch and will be remembered fondly by many.

Condolence from Marilyn and Gary Hubley on October 29th, 2014 3:18 PM

So very sorry to hear of Glenn’s passing. Glenn will be greatly missed by ourselves and the staff. He was a great organizer and a very valued member of the team. He was always there for us for the last 9 years. He was able to organize trips, make a snap decision and get the job done efficiently.

We will always remember him
Marilyn and Gary
Thrifty Car Rental

Condolence from Heather and Don Benner on October 29th, 2014 11:56 PM

Dear Dianne and Family…So sorry to hear of Glenn’s passing…I know it has been many years since you have lived in Granton but you remain in our thoughts especially at this sad time…Sincerely Don and Heather (Bilyea) Benner

Condolence from Lynda and Peter Moseley-Williams on October 31st, 2014 5:22 AM

Dear Dianne, Jenny and Lonny: We all loved Glenn very much. He was a man with a big heart and a helpful and caring way. We will miss him and he will always be in our thoughts.

Condolence from Meg Howald on November 3rd, 2014 10:59 AM

Thinking of Diane, Jenny and the Blade family. Words by Donne:
“When one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language.”

My deepest sympathies,
Meg

Condolence from Diane & Ben Uhre on November 4th, 2014 9:01 PM

Dianne & family,
Please know that we are thinking of you during this sad time and sending our sincerest condolences.

Condolence from Fred & Sandra Funk on November 5th, 2014 3:28 PM

Thinking of you and your family, Dianne, at this very sad time. We are so sorry to hear of Glenn’s passing. You will have many fond memories to help you through this difficult time. You are given the strength to carry on.
We smile when we think of Glenn and the rest of the crew helping Fred prepare the pool for the beginning of the season.
Our thoughts are with you.

Condolence from Donna Shipley on November 7th, 2014 12:03 PM

Dianne, it was such a short time ago we met and you told me of Glenn’s health problems, So sorry to hear that he passed, my thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. Donna

Condolence from Caralee Gill on November 8th, 2014 5:48 AM

I am with you both, wonderful Aunty Emm & sweet Jenny-Jenn, at this very difficult time. I so very much wish I could be there in person to support you and to attend Glenn’s memorial and service tomorrow (Sunday, Nov. 9th) but I will have to do with sending you my love and support from across the big lake.

It’s amazing to see that Glenn held on so long – he was in his 77th year!, considering his severe heart disease, and it’s only due to his diligence and discipline that he kept so very healthy so long. It sometimes made him boring (up soooo early every morning and to bed so early each night!) but the steady sleep rhythm and his daily walks along with good eating habits kept him slim and fit for many years.

As his niece, I felt he “softened up” over the years, began more and more to enjoy babies, kittens and the sweet, smaller things in life – and was even able to admit it sometimes! That’s having come a loooong way since having worked as a mechannic and assembly line worker and never letting on he had a soft side!

What an incredible memory he had, too, and thirst for knowledge. He experienced a lot of the world and kept up with the most advanced technology and news from his armchair every day. He wasn’t a world traveller in person but he still managed to “visit” and learn about many places and things by watching special tv reports and reading books with specific, technical information.

I spoke to Glenn on the phone briefly after Gary had passed away just a few months ago and had perhaps the longest phone conversation ever – around about 4 minutes! – with him. He was so sadened to have lost his older brother and good friend of so many, many a-year. My heart went out to him to hear the sorrow in his voice. I imagined how close he and Gary must have been over the years and felt glad for them both that they had such a good, strong relationship, especially near the end of their lives.

Glenn could sometimes be a real fart! – a stick in the mud, boring and sometimes say hurtful things that would shoot out of him in a flash – but he also had a very kind, loving side. And could laugh very, very heartily at a good joke, especially a practical joke. I will remember him with the soft, sweet smile he had (mainly when no one was looking!) if he was genuinely happy, touched or feeling love.

I love you guys so much!
I will think of you all, but especially Glenn, tomorrow.

xoxox, Caralee

Condolence from Julie & Dale Cousins on November 9th, 2014 12:29 PM

Dear Diane, Jenny, Lonny and family,
We are so sorry for your loss, we will all miss Glenn and remember him fondly. He always made those around him feel welcome and loved. We also enjoyed his competitive spirit and will miss our Bocce buddy at the family picnic you graciously host. Much love, from the Cousins, Dale, Julie, Lily & Jack.

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