In loving memory ~

We sadly announce the passing of Glenn McAuliffe on January 7, 2024, in Kamloops at the Royal Inland Hospital. Glenn was born February 5, 1942 in Kamloops, the only son of George and Mable McAuliffe.

Glenn is survived by his long-time partner, Viola; children, Ron (Deb), Heather (Pierre), Paula (Mike) and Gregg (Terisa); grandchildren, Taryn, Darci, Ryen and Kyla; great-grandchildren, Ivy and Brooke; sisters, Sharon (Eric) and Georgina; and many cousins.

Glenn lived most of his life in Kamloops and was well known in the community as a friendly letter carrier and supervisor for many years with Canada Post. Glenn enjoyed a variety of skills and interests throughout his life; he was very talented and always keen to learn something new. Glenn played hockey, fast ball, and slow pitch; he coached minor hockey; and volunteered with Kamloops Search and Rescue. Glenn was an avid outdoorsman and liked to hunt and fish the ocean, the big rivers in northern BC and the lakes in Saskatchewan. After he retired, Glenn was a hunting guide in the East Kootenay for several seasons. He was a passionate gardener and he made the best dill pickles one could ever be lucky enough to taste. At one time in his life, Glenn took on bee keeping as a hobby and extracted hundreds of pounds of honey from his hives. He really enjoyed music and was an excellent dancer. Glenn loved to sing old tunes as he strummed his guitar during jam sessions. One of Glenn’s greatest strengths was his infectious humour and his fun-loving ways. He was a good friend to many, loyal and caring, and he could put people at ease very quickly. We miss Glenn’s outgoing personality, his sense of fun, and his great stories. May he rest in peace!

Glenn’s family plans to hold an outdoor celebration of his life at his home in Pritchard at a later date.

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7 Tributes

  1. Terry Haines
    Posted January 22, 2024 at 8:04 pm | Permalink

    so sad to hear of Glenn’s passing. We had many a good times hunting turkeys whitetails and moose in northern BC. Always a lot of laughs and good stories. Going to miss him and his humour.

  2. Laury Haines
    Posted January 22, 2024 at 8:21 pm | Permalink

    Good bye Glenn until we meet again. Glenn and we’re cousins and about the same age. Glenn anI made a trip to Disneyland in our late teens. one of the highlights of our trip in the late fifties, and there were many. some I cannot mention,two Canadians from British Columbia met Jack the brother of Walt Disney.We got ourselves into a lot of mischief while growing up in Brocklehurst.

  3. Georgie Flower
    Posted January 23, 2024 at 10:26 am | Permalink

    My brother, Glenn, was unique, smart and funny. He could turn any situation into a comedic event with his zany sense of fun. Glenn was a born entertainer and I remember back in the 1950s when he would perform as a lead actor in school plays as part of Drama class at North Kamloops High. He was good! Another vivid memory was his musicality. He could waltz his dance partner around the dance floor like Fred Astaire. He played his guitar and crooned old tunes like a pro. I really miss my brother.

  4. John C. Torjek
    Posted January 23, 2024 at 12:46 pm | Permalink

    Ah, Glen…My first recollection of my crazy cousin was back in the mid 1950’s…He came to visit Mom, Dad and I in Victoria…I think I was 5 or 6…Over these past many years he and I kept tabs on just what each of us were up to…Cousin, you always had a great sense of humour, love of family and a wonderful zest for life…I’m truly going to miss our chats and visits..The Henderson clan has lost another wonderful soul…Always, your cousin…

  5. Donna Moyer
    Posted January 23, 2024 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

    My heart is broken, Glenn, at having to say this reluctant ‘good-bye’. I already miss our wonderful telephone conversations and our too-few but so precious face-to-face visits. Few people made me laugh as heartily or as genuinely as you always did; your joy in living was always so apparent and so infectious!
    I remember looking up to you in my childhood: my big ‘brother’, so handsome, so kind, so much fun! And in later years, being so impressed by your skills & abilities, which all seemed to come so naturally to you. You always seemed to me to be so kind, so caring of your family & friends and so happily engaged in life!
    I know I won’t be the only one who misses you, but I might be one of the few who actually cries herself to sleep some nights, sorry for her own loss. Rest in peace, my dear cousin & friend; I hope we meet again sometime/somewhere. I love you.

  6. Cathy (Torjek) Clear
    Posted January 25, 2024 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

    What can I say. Glenn, you always had me in a fit of laughter. I, like my brother John Torjek remember you and one of our other cousin visiting us in Victoria. Even then I remember the smile you always put on our faces.
    All the crazy times we had at our family reunions. You had a big heart Glenn. I will miss our telephone conversations and I’ll miss you.
    My deepest condolences to your family. Sending you all big hugs. ❤️

  7. Leanna
    Posted January 26, 2024 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    So sad – life is short Glenn. I feel like I just started to get to know you and here you are. Rest in Peace and I’ll see you on the other side.

    My sincere condolences to your family and closest friends.

    Love always – Leanna

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