We Remember

Delcourt, Glenn

January 1, 1970 — January 1, 1970

It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing on February 12th, 2014, of a very special husband, supportive dad, loving grandpa, and a very special brother.  He was one awesome “Guy”! Survived by his loving wife, Yvette of 51 years and his 3 G’s: Glennys (David), Grant (Wendy), Gregg (Barb) as well as his loved grandchildren, Jaxon, Jayda and Jarvis Jurome, Hannah and Madison Delcourt, Taia and Jack Delcourt-Condon and his sister Diana. Predeceased by his Dad, Mum, his brother and a younger sister.

Glenn was born on April 25th, 1938, and grew up in beautiful Kelowna.  His strong work ethic started at an early age. He gave his 100 % in all that he did. At the age of 6 he started his first business venture of delivering papers.  He participated in many sports as a young person, but especially excelled in basketball, tennis and hockey. He won the Fred Fatkin Memorial Rose Bowl Trophy at the age of 14 as the top junior tennis player in the Pacific Northwest. He was also a member of the winning B.C. Juvenile Packers, when they captured the B.C. Championships by defeating Trail. As a teenager he played basketball for the KSS Golden Owls, and was a member of the track and field team.

After graduating from high school, he attended UBC to explore his passion for business.  He married his wonderful wife, Yvette Killeen on November 30, 1962. They resided in Prince George for 10 years until they moved back to the Okanagan, settling in Kelowna where he resided until his death.

Glenn is known as a successful businessman starting at the Dairy Queen as co-owner with his brother and dad in 1961.  Shortly after, they owned and operated a chain of A & W’s across B.C. After 31 years, they concentrated their efforts at the Pizza Patio and O’Dels Family Restaurant in the Capri Mall.  It was a well known spot for many!

Glenn’s children and grandchildren inherited his love of sports, the ability to work hard and follow their dreams. Glenn was dedicated and devoted to his children’s hockey and figure skating events. You could hear Glenn’s cheering voice above everyone else at the numerous hockey games. He never missed a game.

Glenn retired in 1994, and continued to play tennis, and took pride in hosting matches on his back yard tennis court. He enjoyed playing tennis right up to his time of passing. One of his greatest gifts to all of us was the love and support he created and gave to his family. He was a great example of what a husband, dad and grandpa should be.

Glenn will be remembered for his big smile, and larger than life presence. He loved his family and friends unconditionally.  We will miss his daily phone calls and continued support. He will be dearly missed, but our memories will stay with us forever.

A funeral service will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 18th at 12:00 pm at the St. Michaels’ Cathedral Church, 608 Sutherland Ave.

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Tuesday, February 18th at 12:00 pm

St. Michaels’ Cathedral Church

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