Glen passed away peacefully with family at his side on June 23, 2015 at Bastion Place in Salmon Arm at the age of 84. Glen was born in hospital in Salmon Arm on August 18, 1930 to Hazel and Mathius Pederson. He lived in and around the Shuswap as a boy until he was 8 then moved to Vancouver. At 17, he started work for the railroad out of Beavermouth until he transferred to Revelstoke. Glen married the love of his life, Margo, in 1950 and started work in the sawmill business first in Chase, Smithers, Maple Ridge and finally out of Sicamous. He loved to fish, play golf and watch hockey, football and especially the Blue Jays baseball. We are blessed with so many fond memories of going up the Shuswap Lake in the boat that he built. Glen enjoyed trips to Reno, Las Vegas and the horse track for the races. He loved to play his guitar, sing songs and was known to have the “odd cold beer”. Glen was a hard-working, caring man and loved having his family and friends close to him. Glen was predeceased by his mother Hazel, father Mathius, brothers Clayton and Ted, sisters Olive and Evelyn. He is lovingly remembered by his loving wife of 64 years, Margo, son Ronald (Theresa) Pederson, daughter Roxanne (Lou) Nish and grandchildren; Matthew, Shelley, Dawn, Keith, Lorraine, Traci, Connie, Jeff, Tara and a multitude of great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother John (Donna) Pederson.
A celebration of life in honour of Glen will be held at Shuswap Lake Community Center, 2504 Centennial Drive, Lower Level, August 22 at 2:00pm. Service to be followed by BBQ with family and friends.
On line condolences may be sent to Glen’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com
If so desired contributions in memory of Glen may be made to the Canadian Lung Association and would be greatly appreciated.