Glen Becker passed away in his 78th year on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009 after a lengthy illness in Toronto, Ont.
He was the loving husband of Carol (nee Vine); loving father of Leigh (Laurie), Kevin, Cameron (Terri), and Clarinda, and predeceased by Mark; and proud grandfather of Kyle, Danielle, A.J., and Jason.
He also is survived by his loving sisters, Dorothy Hayes and Willa Chernaski; as well as by many nieces and nephews.
Glen was born in Fort Frances, Ont., where he worked at many different jobs. As a young man, he played hockey, harvested peat moss, and worked in a bush camp at McCaughrens.
He also was a fishing guide at Lac LaCroix, in Sioux Narrows for Bill Arch, and also for Charlie Fickas’ camp. For a short time he drove taxi and then left for Winnipeg, Man. to work for Colliers.
Moving to Toronto, Glen began his career working with Continental Casualty, then moving to Mutual of Omaha, rising to the position of director of marketing, group sales.
Glen was a restaurateur, owning the famous Moorings Restaurant in downtown Toronto. He also established his own business, Canada Health and Accident, prior to the formation of OHIP.
Glen will be fondly remembered by his many friends and relatives, both in Toronto and Fort Frances.
Glen’s funeral and burial took place in Toronto on Oct. 27, 2009.
Friends and family then gathered at his home to remember him and to share stories of his life.