November 5, 2023
We announce with heavy hearts and great sorrow the passing of a wonderful, kind and compassionate man. Glenn was predeceased by his parents, Percival and Myrtle Coleman; mother and father-in-law, Mary and Bill Reilly; sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Cliff Brown; many nephews and nieces, and many sisters and brothers-in-law whom he enjoyed the occasional glass of Kahlua and milk – or maybe a beer - and many good times in the past.
Glenn will always be loved and remembered by his wife of 66 years, Betty; his son Jeff (Kim), son Michael, grandson Reilly (Willa); a host of renegade Irish in-laws; many good friends and his feline companions, Finn and Fifi.
Glenn’s working career was with the Ministry of Highways as the Director of Property Services. He received several awards and acknowledgments for his volunteer work with Scouts Canada and the Allan Blair Cancer Centre.
Glenn was a co-founder of the animal rescue group, Street Cats of Regina and spent many hours through all weather conditions ensuring the cat feeding stations were well-insulated and always full of food and water. He received a life membership in appreciation for his dedication and caring for the cats.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Those so wishing may make a donation in honour of Glenn to Street Cats of Regina at email@example.com or by mail to: 122 - 4040 Gordon Road, Regina, SK S4S 6W2.
In keeping with his wishes there will be a family memorial only. Many heart-felt thanks to staff, friends and neighbours at Southpointe Plaza, the wonderful, caring and compassionate Manager and staff at the Silver Heights Special Care Home in Raymore, SK and to Almassy Metz Funeral & Cremation Services for their kindness and assistance.
Regina Saskatchewan Canada
Glenn was a great neighbor and a good friend. My thoughts are with you all.
Athens Attica Greece
My earliest memories of Uncle Glenn were when he brought flowers and chocolates to Betty when they were courting. Glenn was an excellent photographer, and he has many incredible photos in his slide collection, including his work in Northern Canada, where he photographed my handsome and sweet father, Stanley Pierce, weighing fish for purchase and transport to Southern Saskatchewan for the Clark Enterprise. Glenn had a great wit, but he was never unkind. Meticulous in all that he did, he served as a role model for many. Glenn was also a true friend to my hardworking mother, June, one of the Reilly beauties. When he retired, he volunteered to drive cancer patients to their appointments, a selfless task. A keen memory for me is hearing Glenn whistle “Oh Danny Boy,” in the shower when I visited Betty and Glenn. Betty is my favorite person in the world, and it is easy to understand how the synergy between Betty and Glenn kept them amusing each other. Always articulate, informed on world events, and not shy to express his well-considered opinions, he remains unique and will always be treasured.
Uncle Glenn was so kind and caring to me for my entire life. I remember him playing cards and crib with me, taking me to McDonalds, teaching me so many things, and him hanging out with my boys. Such a long and wonderous life! Thoughts are with you Betty.
White City Saskatchewan Canada
Rest in peace Glenn. I will miss your quick whit and since of humour. You were such a kind and compassionate person and it was an honour to know you.
Regina Saskatchewan Canada
RIP Glenn. You will be missed as a wonderful and kind neighbor. Thoughts and prayers to family. Edna, Shuster and Shay.