It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Harvey Andrew Glock: Beloved husband (Lila), father, grandfather and great grandfather. Harvey passed away peacefully at KLDH on June 10th, 2014, in Nelson B.C.
Harvey was born July 3rd, 1929 in Medicine Hat, Alberta. His family moved to Vernon in 1946 where he graduated from Grade 13 in 1947. He continued his education attending teacher training in Victoria BC, graduating in 1949.
As a young man, Harvey’s courage, strength and determination were powerfully demonstrated through his passion for boxing. In 1947 Harvey achieved the title of BC’s Golden Glove Featherweight Champion, along with many other successful accomplishments.
Harvey and Lila met at a dance in Lumby BC in 1946 and married in 1950. Their relationship spanned 68 years. During their 64 year marriage and they raised three daughters; Sally Glock, Debbie Lamoureux (Frank Stalinski), Rae Macklon (Chuck), and one Grandson, Quinn Glock (Sharla). As a Dad, Harvey was kind and wise, and always had time for fun with us. He was our mentor and true friend.
Harvey was appointed to his first teaching post in Armstrong BC where he taught for 9 years. In 1958, Lila and Harvey moved to Narcosli BC. As a teacher and principal, Harvey taught Grades 1 to12, in a one-room schoolhouse out the bush. From there he took a teaching and further administrative position in Quesnel BC. In 1963, Harvey took on two assignments in Nelson BC; one to design and teach an Occupational Program at Trafalgar Junior Secondary School, and the second to start the Canadian Armed Forces Cadet Program in the Nelson area. Harvey continued his education at UBC, and later NDU in Nelson summer school programs, graduating in 1970 with dual degrees: Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Arts. In 1970, Harvey was appointed to the position of Vice Principal as well as teacher and Librarian at Hume Elementary School, and retired from teaching in 1984.
He continued his service to the Royal Canadian Armed Forces through his work with Legion Branch 51. He was a social butterfly bartender, a member of the executive, ran the Legion’s Bingo and prepared hot rums for Remembrance days. As the Service Officer for the Department of Veteran Affairs, he advocated for and improved the quality of life of many fellow veterans and their families. One of Harvey’s greatest passions was for fishing and he spent many successful, and unsuccessful hours fishing on Kootenay Lake. He loved working on projects in his workshops, making wine, colouring Easter eggs, huckleberry picking, and was always “working out in the yard”. Harvey shared many trips and adventures with his family, and took up surfing in Mexico at the age of 75. He loved playing cards, chess, gambling (for 45 years!), and going on trips. Harvey was a gifted musician even though he never took a music lesson in his life.
Harvey and Lila supported many social organizations and were members of The Independent Order of Foresters & Kinsmen. They supported the rights and causes of seniors, and delivered “Meals on Wheels”.
Harvey was naturally cheerful and enjoyed lifting the spirits of others. He had a laugh that warmed everyone’s hearts and a terrific sense of humor. He was always interested in learning new things, as well as teaching and helping others by sharing his wealth of information and wisdom. His generous heart, enthusiastic smile, and great ideas have inspired us all.
Husband, Dad, Grandpa (Charlene & BJay Pasutti, & Natasha McCreight), Great-Grandpa (Kira, Josh & Adam, Celine & Taylor, Zackery & Jackson), you will be sadly missed by all of us and you will live in our hearts everyday, forever.
Please join us for a Celebration of Harvey’s life at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 51 (402 Victoria Street), on June 23, 2014, from 1-3 PM.
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Funeral arrangements are under the direction of
Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.