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FRANCIS, Glen Charles

June 5, 1951 – November 21, 2011

Embraced with love, Glen passed away peacefully and with dignity on Monday, November 21, 2011 after a brief illness.

He will be dearly missed by his wife of 35 years, Barb (nee Dunn), two daughters, Sarah Camille and Katrin Lee, his parents, Max and Vera Francis, two sisters, Maxine Stewart (Phil) and Brenda Higginbottom (Kevin), brother-in-law, Peter Dunn (Wendy), sister-in-law, Susan Dunn and many nieces and nephews.

Born and raised in Mississauga, Ontario, Glen graduated from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. He earned his Chartered Accountant designation and practiced with Clarkson Gordon for several years in Toronto. His professional career path then took him to TransCanada Pipelines in Toronto, Calgary and Bogota, Colombia in various leadership capacities. Remaining in the energy industry, he was subsequently employed with Encana Corporation, Plains Midstream, and Terasen Pipelines until his retirement in 2009.

While Glen’s passions included skiing, sailing, travel, good food, wine, music, and driving his Porsche ‘Franz’, his first priority was always his family. He said in his final days with us it was a good quality life!

A Celebration of Glen’s Life will be held at the Calgary Golf and Country Club (One and one half blocks west of Elbow Drive on 50th Avenue S.W.) on Sunday, November 27, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Family and friends are welcome to join us at this celebration. Please bring any stories and photos of times that you shared with Glen. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association(CIWA) #200, 138 – 4 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 4Z6 Telephone: (403)263-4414, www. ciwa-online.com.

In living memory of Glen Francis, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200

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  1. Lorraine Neves (Higginbottom) :

    My sincere condolences on the loss of Glen. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this tender time. Through the tears may the sweet memories make you smile. God bless.
    Lorraine Neves (Higginbottom)

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  2. Colleen (Smyton) McColeman :

    Our sincerest condolences on your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very sad time. May all of your wonderful memories of Glen help to sustain you.
    With heartfelt sympathy,
    Colleen, Tory, and Rob McColeman and
    Joan and Paul Smyton

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  3. Andy and Marjory Patterson :

    Barb, Marjory and I were very sorry to hear of Glen’s death. It is amazing how quickly, but unfortunately, one gets out of touch when one moves. He was a great guy and I enjoyed working with him over the years. We hope you and the girls get all the love and support you need. Take care.

    Marjory & Andy

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  4. Myrna and Vic Bartlett :

    Happy memories warm our hearts as we remember Glen. We will miss him.
    With heartfelt sympathy, love from
    Myrna and Vic

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  5. Blanche Gosling :

    Barb, Girls, Aun tVera, Uncle Max & Family
    Deepest sympathy. Thinking of you all at this time. Glen was dearly loved by many and was a special man .
    Blanche & Ignacio
    Ottawa

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  6. Doug & Myra Francis :

    So sorry to hear of Glen’s passing. I am sure you and your family will find consolation in the remembrance of the time you shared together. Our thoughts are with you.
    Doug and Myra Francis
    Deer Lake, Newfoundland

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  7. May the memories of the times you had with Glen help you through this very sad time. Thoughts and prayers to the family. Beth

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  8. Dear Barb, I am so sorry for your loss. Glen was a great man and a wonderful friend. He was so generous with his time, knowledge and advice. He loved you and the girls very much and I know that he enjoyed every minute as he always regaled me with stories of your weekends and his skiing adventures on a Monday! I and many others will miss him. I must have received at least 40 emails from people ensuring that the news got out so that everyone could be aware of his loss.
    Helene

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  9. Stephanie Smith :

    Dear Barb,Sarah,and Katrin

    I am so sorry for your loss. Glen was a wonderful man. I always enjoyed his visits to the salon during my time working there. I will always remeber when he got his Porsche and showed it to us! I was very sad today when I read the paper and saw his picture. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I am very sad to know that the world has lost a a kind and loving man.

    Again my sincerest condolences to you all.

    Stephanie Smith (formerly of Alta Moda)

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  10. Jan & Randy Byrne :

    WE just arrived home last night from vacation and were shocked and saddened to learn of Glen’s passing. Barb our hearts go out to you and your family, take care of one another

    Jan & Randy

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  11. Junior League of Calgary :

    We extend our deepest sympathies to Barb and her family at this sad time.

    Junior League of Calgary

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  12. Dear Barb,
    I am so very, very sorry for your, Sarah and Katrin’s loss. I am here for you anytime you should need me.
    Hugs, Bev Elliott

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  13. Kathleen Inkpen :

    Dear Barb
    My deepest condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this sad time. Kathleen (Inkpen)

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  14. Dear Barb,

    I am deeply saddened to hear of Glen’s
    passing. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May your loving memories of Glen as a beloved husband and father ease your sadness.

    Sincere Condolences,

    Lynn Lambert

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  15. Andy & Christine Stewart :

    So sad to hear of Glen’s passing. Our deepest Condolences, To your family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

    Andy, Christine, Chad & Drew Stewart

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  16. Francisco Quijano (Pacho) :

    I am Pacho, not the dog that he had after he return to Canada from Colombia.

    Now I am the financial manager of Ocensa the position that he had 16 years ago when I used to be his assistant.

    Tks Glen, for your support, for being my teacher.

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  17. Bill and Liz Hartnett :

    Barb, Sarah, and Katrin:
    Our thoughts are with you. While we will miss Glen, we will always have great memories of our times together, beginning during our days at the University of Western Ontario and continuing throughout the years we lived in Calgary. We remember our ski weekend in Panorama and our many enjoyable evenings as part of our dinner group. We will miss his sense of humour and how proud he was of Sarah and Katrin.

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  18. Dear Barb and family,
    I was so deeply saddened to hear of Glen’s passing. Although time has passed since I have seen you both, I have very fond memories of our friendship and the many sailing excursions enjoyed at Mimico Cruising Club – what fun we had. (I’m now back sailing again Tuesday nights and always chuckle thinking about the time Glen walked off the back of the dock when folding a Genoa – I’ll never forget the look on his face as he was entering the water!) I hope these and other memories give you comfort in this very difficult time. Thinking of, Linda.

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  19. Hector and Gail McFadyen :

    Very sad to hear of Glen’s passing; enjoyed him as a person and professionally. Our sincerest sympathies are with you Barb and your family.

    Hector and Gail

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  20. Doris Hall, President, BPW Canada :

    Barb and family. It was with great sadness that I learned about your sudden loss. I am sending you loving thoughts prayers, and my sincere condolences.
    May the Blessings Be!

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  21. Dear Barb,

    So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. May joyful memories bring you comfort.

    Anne

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  22. Myrna Reid-Bicknell :

    So sorry to hear that Glen passed away on Nov. 21, 2011. He was my boss at Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities Inc. For such a few months of working with him, I had such high respect for him. He was such a nice guy and very easy to deal with. He is one of the kindest bosses I’ve ever had. He is a great loss to this world. Please accept my deepest condolences.

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  23. Dear Barb,

    I just heard about Glen’s passing from Linda Corbett and am in shock.

    I have so many fond memories of sailing and socializing at Mimico. Glen was so full of life and fun to be around.

    My thoughts are with you and your family.

    Randy

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  24. Maria Cecilia de Kobold Ocensa-Bogota Colombia :

    Dear Barbara and girls: So sorry to hear that Glen passed away. I worked with him here en Bogota and I remember him as a very nice and gentle man.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
    regards,
    Ma. Cecilia de kobold

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  25. Karen -TransCanada :

    Don’t think of him as gone away, his journey’s just begun, life holds so many facets this earth is only one. Just think of him as resting from the sorrows and the tears in a place of warmth and comfort where there are no days and years. Think how he must be wishing that we could know today, that through our Saviour Jesus, no one really passes away. God bless you and your family.

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  26. Brenda Higginbottom :

    Hi Barb, Sarah & Katrin,
    Unbelievably a month has passed since he left us here. He is still loved and very much missed. Love and Hugs to all of you. Brenda

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