October 7, 1933 – March 6, 2019
Glen Earl Pinch, 85, passed away in Ladner, Delta, BC on March 6, 2019. He was born on Oct 7, 1933, in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, one of five children of Wilbur and Freda Pinch, and grew up in Saskatchewan. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, and extended family across Canada and the US.
Glen’s career as a teacher/librarian spanned over 30 years. He graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1956 and taught grades 1 through 12, across Canada and in Europe for the Dept. of National Defense. In 1989, he retired after 19 years with the Langley, BC School District. He lived in White Rock, BC and took regular winter vacations in Costa Rica.
Glen enjoyed lively conversations on all ranges of topics, having both a keen mind and sense of humour and was interested in world events, politics, and his local community. During his retirement, he was active in various strata and resident councils and in the BC Retired Teachers Association.
Glen was deeply loved as a son, brother, uncle and friend. His many friends and family know him as a very special man; generous and caring. He was the central news-gatherer of our family, and his weekly phone calls kept us all up-to-date and connected across the country. We are thankful and grateful that he has been part of our lives.
A celebration of Glen’s life will be held in White Rock, BC in late spring. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the RR Smith Foundation, c/o the BC Retired Teachers Association, which was a charity supported by Glen, or to a charity of your choice.