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Glen Jake Nolin

March 29, 1938 - June 6, 2013


On the evening of Thursday, June 6, 2013, Glen Jake Nolin passed away at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital at the age of 75 years. 

Glen was born in Vanguard, Saskatchewan on March 29, 1938.  Glen spent approximately 10 years in work camps as a heavy equipment operator building roads.  He came to BC following job opportunities and to be with family.  He settled in Golden, BC where he met his wife, Eleanor and started his own family.  Glen was a man of many talents and worked in various fields.  Over the years, Glen was a bartender, janitor, milkman, school bus driver/union rep.  He spent the last 20 years working at the Donald Mill in different positions.  Upon retirement Glen still worked hard as a handyman.  He never advertised but was always in demand.  He was well known for his work ethic and honesty.

Glen was well known in the community and spent time volunteering and helping whoever needed a hand.  He was very active in the Golden Seniors Centre.  He was also active in the Cranbrook Seniors Centre and was instrumental in getting their woodworking shop up and running.  Glen  also volunteered for the local food bank in Cranbrook.

Glen  had a great love for the outdoors.  He spent much of his spare time hunting, fishing, hiking and camping.  He loved to take his wife and children on outdoor adventures and later his grandchildren.

Glen leaves loving memories to be cherished by his beloved wife of 49 years, Eleanor and his daughter Ann (Glen Carlson) and grandchildren; Erica Seitz (Scott) and Nolin and their father Ken Hoodicoff.  Additionally his daughter Lorna Heisi and her children, Joshua and Matthew who entered his life 10 years ago.  Also left behind are his brothers and sisters, Stan (Eileen), Lila (Don), Philip (Liz), Stephanie, Noella, Larry and Leslie (Lisa) and numerous nieces and nephews.

Glen was predeceased by his son, Kevin, his sister Etalia Roy, brother Clifford Nolin, brothers-in-law Brian Pakka and John Boltz and his nephews Buster Roy, Chad Nolin and Murray Gilfillan.  He was also predeceased by his parents and in-laws Susan and Edward, Antoine and Adelia, Margaret and Paul, Charlie and Evelyn.

Glen was a very kind and gentle soul.  He had a loving and generous heart, and was always giving to others.  He was well known for his quick wit and twinkle in his eye.  He will never be forgotten. 

A Celebration of Glen's Life was held at the Cranbrook Senior  Citizens Hall on Wednesday, June 12 at 2:00 pm. If friends desire, memorial donations may be made in Glen's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, 19 – 9th Ave. S., Cranbrook, BC  V1C 2L9 or to the 4th Annual John Boltz Memorial Kettle River Run – BC Cancer Foundation (  Condolences may be left for the family at


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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Jim & Lila Mcgovern
Relation: Friends

Glen was a very compassionate, kind and gentle soul. Jim will miss his coffee buddy and the times they shared together at Timmy’s telling their stories and jokes. He will be missed by us both.
May all the good memories you shared together with your husband, father and grandfather remain in your hearts forever.
Our sincere condolence. Jim & Lila McGovern & family.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
June 12, 2013
Beginning at 2:00pm

Cranbrook Senior Citizens Hall

Cranbrook, BC Canada

Cranbrook, BC Canada

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