Carl Glover

Carl Glover

Carl Glover, 90, passed away in Smithers on Aug. 24, 2011.

Predeceased by son Jack in 1974 and wife Jeanne in 2005.

He will be missed by daughters Carlene (David Chad) and Linda, also three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Carl was born in Loreburn, Sask. in 1920. He moved to Kelowna, B.C. where he met and married Jeanne Hemelspeck on March 7, 1949.

Carl worked building roads in the Caribou and driving truck and for a time he worked in Duthie Mines here in Smithers. In 1954, Carl and Jeanne moved to Kitimat, where Carl trained and worked in Alcan as a welder for five years. On a hunting trip to Smithers in 1954 they decided to settle here and bought 160 acres. They opened a welding business and later a successful recreational vehicle business which they sold in 1980 and retired.

Carl was an avid hunter and bagged his moose on the last day of the season more than once. He had an interest in horses for many years and raised and showed registered Quarter Horses.

Carl and Jeanne spent a great deal of time fishing Babine or on the ocean.

A great passion for Carl was snowmobiling. He was on the hill as often as possible and was involved in Snowarama, Search and Rescue, the annual hill climb and race events.

Carl was an inventor and could fix anything. He had a quirky sense of humour that endeared him to many till his last days.

In memory of Carl and Jeanne donations can be made to:

Snowarama, c/o BC Lions Society, 1-800-818-4483.

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