The family mourns the sudden death of Glenn Holmes. He tragically passed away on Thursday, August 16, 2007 at the young age of 67.
Glenn is survived by his wife Liz, and her three children, his daughter Bonita and her two sons; brother Richard (Peggy); stepson Brent (Brenda), and many grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his son Bruce and brother Donald. He was born in Regina, raised in Medicine Hat, Glenn obtained his commercial pilot's license in 1962. He was always proud to share with the aviator crowds his commercial pilot's license number was 9,207.
After teaching shop at various high schools, he wanted to broaden his horizons. Glenn became a self-employed business owner with Virden Aviation (AG business in Virden, Man.), Rent-A-Barge Manitou Outfitters (Fly in fishing camps in Fort Frances, Ont.), Holmes Aviation (Aircraft manufacturing in Selkirk, Man.).
Glenn was the chief pilot/engineer of Plummer's Artic Lodges in the Northwest Territories. He was a mentor known as the walking encyclopedia' who did not mince words. Glenn liked to tinker in his workshop with whatever came to mind bringing aircraft related ideas to reality with his own hands.
He enjoyed flying throughout Canada and the United States especially the view of the mountain ranges. Glenn was an avid hunter and a renowned bush pilot who always put safety first.
Glenn was always surrounded with the ones he loved‚—family, friends and colleagues. He was a member of the Lisgar Masonic Lodge, the Ruff Riders and a loud and proud Khartam Shriner.
Memorial services were held on Tuesday, August 21 at 11 a.m. in the Lisgar Masonic Lodge, 209 Eaton Avenue, Selkirk, Man.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made through Gilbarts Funeral Home to the Shriners Children's Hospital, or an organization of your choice.
“I've never worked a day in my life because I enjoyed what I was doing.”