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Torrie GlenTORRIE, Glen David - At home, with compassion, peace, and a joyful sorrow, Glen reached his final destination on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

Glen's journey began on October 28, 1939 in Durham, Ontario, where his arrival was welcomed by parents John and Dorothy. His early years were on the farm with siblings Harold, Phyllis, Leone, Arthur and Brian.

As a young man he journeyed to Orillia, to apprentice as a plumber with Simcoe Mechanical Contracting. Orillia is also where Glen met his future wife, Gwen (Harman). When Gwen's own journey took her to Ecuador as a teacher, Glen followed his heart all the way to the rainforests to marry her in 1973.

After honeymooning through South America, Glen and Gwen settled back in Orillia where God blessed them with four children Sara, David (Annalies), Graham (Julie), and Ian (Joanna), followed by eight fun loving grandchildren, Ella, Oliver, Eli, Kayley, Abby, Emily, Isabelle, and Charlotte. Throughout the years their home became a haven for anyone and everyone.

In 1997, Glen and Gwen began a new type of journey together, combining two of their passions: volunteering and traveling. This would take them across Canada and the U.S., and overseas to Bolivia, Brazil, Latvia, India, and Thailand, building homes, lives and hope.

Throughout his life's journey Glen remained focused on his final destination and on his Saviour. This shaped his character, as Glen will be remembered for his generosity, integrity, wisdom, love, gentleness, patience, servant's heart and his powerful handshake. 

Visitation will be on Friday, April 14, 2-4 and 7-9 PM, at Hawk Ridge Golf course, Orillia, with celebration of Glen's life at 2 PM on Saturday, April 15, at First Baptist Church. The Torrie family is compiling a book of memories and we encourage you to contribute a special anecdote, thought, or photo.  

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Glen's honour to Mennonite Disaster Service, (mds.mennonite.net) an organization with which Glen & Gwen inspired many to repeatedly volunteer with. Or The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation - Mesothelioma Research Fund (www.thepmcf.ca/Ways-to-Give/Honour-Someone-Special).

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Torrie GlenTORRIE, Glen David - At home, with compassion, peace, and a joyful sorrow, Glen reached his final destination on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

Glen's journey began on October 28, 1939 in Durham, Ontario, where his arrival was welcomed by parents John and Dorothy. His early years were on the farm with siblings Harold, Phyllis, Leone, Arthur and Brian.

As a young man he journeyed to Orillia, to apprentice as a plumber with Simcoe Mechanical Contracting. Orillia is also where Glen met his future wife, Gwen (Harman). When Gwen's own journey took her to Ecuador as a teacher, Glen followed his heart all the way to the rainforests to marry her in 1973.

After honeymooning through South America, Glen and Gwen settled back in Orillia where God blessed them with four children Sara, David (Annalies), Graham (Julie), and Ian (Joanna), followed by eight fun loving grandchildren, Ella, Oliver, Eli, Kayley, Abby, Emily, Isabelle, and Charlotte. Throughout the years their home became a haven for anyone and everyone.

In 1997, Glen and Gwen began a new type of journey together, combining two of their passions: volunteering and traveling. This would take them across Canada and the U.S., and overseas to Bolivia, Brazil, Latvia, India, and Thailand, building homes, lives and hope.

Throughout his life's journey Glen remained focused on his final destination and on his Saviour. This shaped his character, as Glen will be remembered for his generosity, integrity, wisdom, love, gentleness, patience, servant's heart and his powerful handshake. 

Visitation will be on Friday, April 14, 2-4 and 7-9 PM, at Hawk Ridge Golf course, Orillia, with celebration of Glen's life at 2 PM on Saturday, April 15, at First Baptist Church. The Torrie family is compiling a book of memories and we encourage you to contribute a special anecdote, thought, or photo.  

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Glen's honour to Mennonite Disaster Service, (mds.mennonite.net) an organization with which Glen & Gwen inspired many to repeatedly volunteer with. Or The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation - Mesothelioma Research Fund (www.thepmcf.ca/Ways-to-Give/Honour-Someone-Special).

SimcoeObituaries.com

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