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Glenn Sullivan

Glenn Sullivan

Born In: Pouce Coupe, British Columbia, Canada
Born: December 5th, 1944

Passed in: Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Canada
Passed on: July 12th, 2012

Glenn was born in Pouce Coupe, BC on December 5, 1944. He passed away on July 12, 2012 in Dawson Creek, BC at the age of 67. He was one of 7 children to Steve and Marjorie Sullivan. As a young boy he loved to be outdoors. He carried this love of nature with him throughout his life. According to his older sister, he kept active and was a typical pest to his siblings while growing up in Tupper, BC.

As a young man, he wanted to venture out and see the world. He and his good friend John Beach travelled to New York as well as to England. Glenn lived in England for close to a year and took on a job as a Gallery Inspector. The limited funds he earned allowed him to experience England’s culture and way of life. Over the years, Glenn would reminisce about this trip and would frequently share the fun experiences they had while there. He kept in touch with John over the years and had the pleasure of having John and his wife Jan come to Canada for a visit.

After Glenn left England, he came back to Canada and began to earn a living as a Heavy Duty Equipment Operator. He was a hard worker and over the years worked for many companies such as Nodes Construction and Borek Construction. Earlier on, Glenn also worked at the W.A.C Bennett Dam when it was being built and was also instrumental in building the Coquihalla Highway.

In 1968 Glenn married Sharron Sewell. Together they lived in Prince George, B.C. and Dawson Creek, B.C. meanwhile raising their 2 children; Shawn and Sharla. Later in life he met his partner, BettyAnn McLeod (BJ). Together they enjoyed spending time gardening and going to the farm in Demitt, Alberta. Christmas’ were always spent with both Glenn and BJ’s families coming together. At times, there would be all 17 family members in the small trailer. The highlight was the colorful “stockings” that were hung for each person each year. Our creativity was tested when we would give a gift to each person but the catch was we could only spend a buck or two. Glenn was always the practical gift giver and would choose items like nail clippers to fill everyone’s “socks”.

In Glenn’s free time he would go fishing and hunting. He enjoyed going big horn sheep hunting, often having to hike for days into the mountains to shoot the elusive prey. Every summer was spent salmon fishing in Terrace, Kitimat or the Prince Rupert area. Glenn also enjoyed gardening. He would spend many hours tending his garden, green house and his tomato plants. He would give away his home grown veggies and the smoked meat that he often made to anyone that wanted some.

As of late, Glenn had been spending a lot of time fishing with his son Shawn and when possible, his grandchildren, Ryan and Adam. Just a month ago, he pulled in the biggest monster out of One Island Lake.

Glenn also enjoyed catching up with his buddies at the Pouce Coupe Legion. Here, as well as to a number of other people, he was known as “Sully”. He was an avid Vancouver Canucks fan and Toronto Blue Jays fan. How he raised two children who were Oilers fans we do not know. It made for some interesting “discussions” though! He also liked watching his favourite movies many times over. His two favourites were “High Wild & Free”, a local classic, and “Top Gun”. Over the years, we kids were “forced” to watch these with him many times. It was not uncommon to hear him recite movie quotes from these films as he knew the lines word for word.

On a regular basis, he would drive down to his farm in Demmitt, Alberta to check on things. Early on, with help from the family, he would do everything from the rock picking to the haying. I remember my job was to count the number of bales as they dropped. He even got me a little clicker counter. He made me feel like that was the most important job there ever was. Recently he had set up a motion activated night vision camera at the farm and was able to capture wonderful footage. He would go each week and change out the memory cards and upload these videos to his computer. He was always thrilled when he was able to obtain up close shots of the wildlife.

Glenn was a private man that wasn’t very forthright with his emotions but he was able to show you that he loved you just by the little things. After his cancer surgery in 2008, he was no longer able to eat the foods he once loved, but he would still make a huge feast for everyone just as he and BJ had always done before. It would always make us smile when he would go out of his way to buy a little something special for you that he knew was your favorite.

Glenn will be sadly missed and we will cherish the wonderful memories we had with him.

He is survived by his children Shawn (Alaine), Sharla (Dave), step-children Rhonda (Cody) Fields, Ron McLeod, grandchildren Ryan and Adam Sullivan, step-grandchildren, Rikki and Layne Fields and Cameron, Decklan and Braillie McLeod, brother Vern (Sharon) Sullivan, sisters Connie (Harry) Jones, Brenda Halverson, Janet (Ray) Gruenke, and Gloria Clark and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his partner BJ McLeod, parents Steve and Marjorie Sullivan and brother Wayne Sullivan and brother in law Roy Halverson.

At Glenn’s request, a memorial service will not be held. A private family gathering will occur at a later date. Expressions of sympathy in memory of Glenn may be made to the Dawson Creek Hospital Foundation.

Arrangements entrusted to Bergeron Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd.




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