Glendon (Glen) Fredric Steeves, age 89, of Tsawwassen, BC passed away on Friday June 3, 2022.
It is with a heavy heart we announce the passing of our beloved father, Glen. Glen passed away peacefully at Delta Hospital with family by his side after a brief bout of cancer. Until his diagnosis on May 2, he had led an exceptionally healthy and independent life.
Glen grew up in the small village of Hillsborough, NB which he left after high school to attend business college. In 1952, he began his 38 year career with Trans Canada Airways (Air Canada) in Moncton. He married the love of his life Marie in 1956, starting his young family in the early 60’s with David and Susan. His next move was to Boston, MA and from there the family moved to Saskatoon, Vancouver, Victoria and finally back to Vancouver. Each city held great memories for Glen whether it be the friends he met or the accomplishment achieved at Air Canada. Glen was the youngest District Manager in the company’s history when he was stationed in Victoria. Victoria was certainly one of Glen and Marie’s favorite cities to live in. In the late 90’s Glen retired from Air Canada but soon decided to continue his involvement in the airline world and joined ACTA as a Executive Director. He remained there until his full retirement when his first grandchild was born. Glen spent his retirement years helping out with his grandchildren while continuing his lifelong community work and travelling whenever possible. Over the years his community work included Jaycees, Kiwanis, Skål International, Pionairs and the local Southlands Project.
Glen was a true gentleman, a kind and sensitive soul, and a friend to many. He was a family man, always putting his family first and ready to help. Many of dinners were held on a Sunday to bring together his children, grandchildren and friends. He loved to travel and must have visited most every nook and cranny in this world via plane, train or ship. Great friendships were founded amongst these trips; quite often finding people who lived close to home with the same passion for travel. Sadly Glen and Marie’s lifestyle was abruptly changed after Marie sustained a medical injury leaving her in full-time care. Being the husband and man that he was he continued to see Marie daily despite some of Vancouver’s worst weather. During Marie’s years in care Glen managed to continue to travel with his family and live a full life.
He was predeceased by his wife of 64 years, Marie, parents Fred and Lois and sister Pat. He is survived by children David (Ada) and Susan (Angelo) and grandsons Alex, Noah and Matthew and sister Carol (Lloyd). A Celebration of Life will be held at Beach Grove Golf Club on August 14th. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation.