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Glenn Ray Lownsbrough of Kelowna, BC, passed away on October 21st, 2017. He was born January 6th, 1943 in Victoria BC to Nelson and Elsie Lownsbrough. He is predeceased by his eldest son Randy and is survived by his loving wife Cathy; his devoted children Derek and Lisette, Tracey and Brent, and Coral and Kevin; his cherished grandchildren: Noelle, Elise, Blaise, Lauren, Conner, Kaylee, Jordan, Naomi, Amelia, and Elliott and his two younger brothers Wayne and Brian.  Glenn touched the lives of many during his long career as an Elementary School Principal. He was an adventurous, generous, humble, and fun-loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend who always put family and friends first.  He had a pioneering spirit and was a true sportsman and outdoorsman. From volunteer firefighting to little league baseball coach, he always made the time to make a significant difference to the people and the community he was a part of.  His big-kid-at-heart attitude and love of play will be sorely missed and forever remembered.  His family wishes to thank the caring and exceptional staff at KGH. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Kidney Foundation or Heart and Stroke Foundation.  A celebration of his life will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, November 18th at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna.  If you wish to send a condolence, post photos, or to share a memory, please scroll down this page to the area called “share your condolences.”


1:00 pm on Saturday, November 18th

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The service for LOWNSBROUGH, Glenn Ray is scheduled for 1:00 pm on Saturday, November 18th . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Cheryl Rieveley says:

    My heartfelt sympathy and sincere condolences Cathy for you and all the family. I was shocked to hear of Glenn’s passing. Time passes bye so quickly! Thinking of you all at this most difficult time.

  • Pamela Morley says:

    1991-1992 Glenn was principal at Pearson Road Elementary when I was a brand ‘newbie’ teacher – my first full time teaching position and my first time having my own class. He was very supportive and had a ‘team’ approach to all aspects of education. Even though I was only at Pearson Road for that one year, I learned so much there because of his leadership style. Of course, I continued to see Glenn over the years when he was in a district position and visited schools. He always had a friendly greeting and a smile for everyone when he stopped in. Cathy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Glenn was someone who really made a difference in all the lives he touched. For me, he helped to shape the teacher I became.

    This is our staff photo from 1991-1992 at Pearson Road Elementary.

  • Pamela Morley says:

    This is the cover that was from our 1991-1992 photo.

  • Pamela Morley says:

    This is the Pearson Road Elementary School pin from when I was teaching there and Glenn was principal.

  • Maryanne canning says:

    Cathy I’m saddened by the of Glen he a awesome principal at person road elementary school when I was student there many moons ago .he was always caring about his students and sorry for your loss

  • Maryanne canning says:

    Cathy I’m saddened by the passing ofGlen he a awesome principal at person road elementary school when I was student there many moons ago .he was always caring about his students and sorry for your loss

  • Monika Smith says:

    Dear Cathy, so sorry to hear of Glenn’s passing, God be with you and the family at this time. My sincere condolences

  • Dave Leyden says:

    “I feel very fortunate to have had Glen as a friend.
    I think one of my fondest memories of him was at one of the hot tub staff parties at his house. The staff we had those years was the best and most fun-loving staff of all. Glenn was a huge part of the camaraderie. Glenn was doing his usual job of trying to keep the staff under control, and failing miserably I might add, when a couple of staff members pounced on him and dragged him into the hot tub clothes and all. Glenn handled it with his usual good humour. We, however, did not release Glenn from his duties of getting us drinks, and cheered him as he sloshed back and forth to the kitchen.
    When I first arrived at his school Glenn quickly gained my respect with the way he treated all people as equals. He was always willing to join in on a practical joke, often instigating them, and always took it in a cheerful way when they were played on him.
    Glenn was an awesome principal, an awesome person and an awesome friend. I was blessed to have him in my life.
    Thanks Glenn!!!”

  • Joanne Taylor says:

    Dear Cathy:
    So sorry to hear of Glen’s passing. He was a kind and supportive principal- very approachable and down-to-earth. He always went out of his way to support the students and teachers at Pearson (as in our gigantic Q104 paper mache lizard) – the MAC computer labs – or crazy staff parties. I remember those times fondly. Hugs to you and your family. Joanne

  • Kevin Litke says:

    So sorry you all lost a good man. He was my principal at south rutland elementary when i was 13. He treated me very well. Wishing Coral and her family all the best. Kevin Litke

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