ROUSSEAU, Glenn – UPDATED SERVICE INFO
December 2, 1955 — March 13, 2023
Update: Following a small private Graveside Service, a reception to honour Glenn will be held on THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2023, at 12:30 pm, at the KELOWNA GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB (1297 Glenmore Dr, Kelowna, BC).
It is with deep sorrow and much love that we announce the passing of Glenn Rousseau, of Kelowna, BC, on March 13, 2023, at the age of 67.
Glenn was born on December 2, 1955 in Montreal, Quebec, to Alice & Andre Rousseau. He spent his first 30+ years in Montreal with his parents, brothers, and sister, experiencing everything Montreal had to offer.
In 1992, he married the love of his life Barbara and moved to Vancouver, BC, a place he had always wanted to visit as a young boy. They spent 5 years living in Vancouver and welcomed their most cherished son, Liam, in 1995 who was the light of Glenn’s life. He was a proud dad, and they had many adventures together, going to football games, hockey games, concerts, and hanging out watching Dumb & Dumber way too many times. In 1997, the family packed up and moved to the Okanagan Valley to be closer to his sister, Dayle, and nephews, Ryan & Jeremy, finally settling in Kelowna, BC. He made many close lifelong friends that always treated him like family. Along the way there were stops in Arnprior, Ontario; Los Angeles, California; and most recently Wenatchee, Washington.
Glenn was an adventurer at heart and was always game to try new things and experiences. He had an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and always knew something about every subject; he was happy to share that knowledge with whomever was willing to listen. He was never afraid to move to a new city, start a new job, or go on to the next adventure.
Glenn was a devoted husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and friend. He treasured the time he spent with his family and friends and embraced every moment with them.
Glenn will be lovingly remembered and forever cherished by his wife Barbara; son Liam (Nicole); mother Alice; brother Brian (Deb); and sister Dayle (Fritz); plus many nephews and nieces; as well as numerous family members, friends, and colleagues. Glenn was predeceased by his father, Andre.
Glenn’s positive spirit, love of his family and close friends was an inspiration to many. Our world will never be the same without him in it.
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I had the pleasure of knowing Glenn for some 40 years. Glenn and I became roommates in Ville St.Laurent Quebec for awhile in the 1980’s. I married and moved to Vancouver in 1987, and hadn’t spoken with him in some time until getting a call from a woman one day (turned out to be Barb) saying someone wanted to speak with me. Glenn came on the phone and the first thing he said was, “ Hey Craig, you owe me for cable”. We had great times skiing and smoking cigars together during his BC years, and kept in touch even with his moves around BC and the US, and our move to the Toronto area in 1999. Although we hadn’t seen each other in years, I considered Glenn to be one of my best friends. His intelligence, wit, and friendship will be missed. When I raise a glass in his memory, I’ll remember what he said years ago, “red wine is for steak, white wine for chicken and fish, and rose is for Fruit Loops!”
I’m very sorry for your loss. There will be a place in many people’s hearts that will now be empty.
Barb, We are so grateful to have had Glenn in our lives while he was a roommate to my husband, Mike, and thereafter. It was mentioned how Glenn knew so much about so many different things and that brought back a memory of when we would play Trivial Pursuit and the only way to stump Glenn was to make up questions with made up answers. That memory and many others will keep Glenn in our hearts forever. We hope that all your memories and love and support from friends and family will help you get through this difficult time. With my deepest sympathies, Mary Craig
I am so saddened by this news. Glenn was such a close friend for a long while. He was so sweet, soft spoken, hilariously funny and kind. I knew him in the early to mid seventies . I’m so incredibly sorry for your loss. I’m sure he was a wonderful husband and father. My deep Condolences to all the family. I will share a couple of pictures I have of him. I hope I do it correctly. One picture Glenn is in my kitchen dressed in the coolest velvet jacket and the other pic is with me and Peter Alacchi his best friend at the time. It was my high school prom 1974.
Glenn was a family member at our house, the tallest and blondest. The saturday chicken soups and the trip to Italy are mountains of giggling memories for each one of us in the family. My parents had his number on hand to confirm Peter’s whereabouts. My father would call him at 3 am looking for Peter, and Glenn would go with my dad to the after hours clubs to find him, sometimes with success and sometimes not.. Peter and Glenn were inseperable and wonderful friends. A friend we all wished for our loved ones. A delight of a guy in many ways, with a sense of humour and kindness to spare. My deepest sympathies filled with wonderful memories and stories of Glenn. Big kiss to you Alice X
Barb and Liam, our hearts is truly sadden to hear of the passing of Glenn. We’re the newest friends who were blessed and given the honor to have met Glenn, Barb and Liam when they lived in Los Angeles, CA. The Metropolis Highrise condominium in downtown Los Angeles is where our friendship started. Those two years was extraordinary and full excitements. It was instant friendship and we’re forever grateful. Barb and Liam thank you for sharing Glenn with us. He’s truly missed and we pray in time that your hearts will heal and know you’re in our thoughts, hearts and prayers. Your loving Los Angeles Family, Howard and Jivaro
Heartfelt condolences to Dale and the entire family. My memories of Glenn go back to high school, he was always quick with a smile and a kind word. So sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.
Glenn was like another big brother to me. I have known the Rousseau family since first grade & grew up with his sister. Always over at their house and he was teasing us. When we got older he would give me advice. Time and distance changed things but I would always think bout him on his birthday because it was two days before mine. Maybe that is why we had so many things in common. My sincere condolences to the whole family because he was certainly taken too soon.
Last time I saw Glenn was at our class reunion October 2012, what a smile which I will forever cherish
We shared memories so much fun that night
RIP your memory will be cherished