May 18, 1916 – September 22, 2009
Glen Waterhouse passed away on Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at the age of 93 years.
Wilfred Glen Rhodes was born May 18, 1916 near Carberry, MB and grew up on farms in the Pleasant Point and Melbourne districts, attending a country one-roomed school with his sisters and brother. Although having had ambitions of joining the R.C.M.P., he chose the R.C.A.F. during WWII and that became his life’s work. In July 1946, Glen married Marjorie Snow of St. John’s, NL. After being posted to various Eastern and Western Canadian Airfields, he retired from the R.C.A.F. and they settled permanently in Calgary, AB. He then worked a few years for Canada Post and the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (S.A.I.T.). Although he had his share of life’s problems, Glen remained positive and enjoyed life. He had lived in his own home until October 2008.
Glen is survived by his granddaughter Miranda; daughter-in-law Diane Waterhouse; two sisters and brother-in-law, Margaret and Robert Mitchell, and Agnes Dickson; sister-in-law Thelma Waterhouse, all of Carberry, MB; and step-granddaughters, Melanie and Megan. Many dearly loved nieces and nephews also survive Glen, and well as his wife, Marjorie’s sister and nieces and nephews of her five deceased sisters and two deceased brothers. Glen was predeceased by his life partner Marjorie in March 2003 and by their only son Bruce in September 1990. He was also predeceased by his younger brother Lyle, of Carberry, MB in 1997; younger sister and her husband, Catherine and Jack Hutchings of Kelowna, BC in 2008; as well as his father Harold in 1950 and his mother Bertha (nee Creller) in 1988.
A Celebration of Glen’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Saturday, October 3, 2009 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca or to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #204, 2323 – 32nd Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6Z3 Telephone: (403) 266-0620, ext. 112, www.diabetes.ca.
In living memory of Glen Waterhouse, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences