MCKAY; Glen Martin
Beloved Glen Martin McKay of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, born 27 January 1952 in Vancouver to Robert S. and Sara (nee Porter) McKay, lived his life with courage, humour and kindness and died at home from a heart attack on Wednesday, 20th of April 2016. Glen graduated from Point Grey High School in 1970 and began working as a Transit Operator for BC Hydro in Vancouver in August 1974 where he later met the true love of his life, Marilyne Logan Swedberg whom he married on Valentine’s Day 1979. Glen continued to drive buses for Transit on routes throughout the Greater Vancouver area until he had a sudden and massive heart attack in 1992 at the age of 40. When he could return once again to work with Transit, it was no longer as a bus driver, rather he worked at various positions, never once complaining and taking pride in his work and believing that every job should be well done. In January 2004 his heart disease became so advanced that he was unable to work any longer and each day was filled with pain over and over from severe unstable angina. Yet Glen never let it change who he really was – a quiet man filled with laughter, fun, gentleness, goodness and integrity with the ability to love, help and care for others and devoted to his family – always faithful and true and filled with a gentle strength few of us can imagine. He leaves to mourn deeply and forever his beloved wife and best friend Marilyne, their precious Stacey Razzell (and Derek) and grandsons Morgan and Owen Carmont; and his two loved nieces Tamara (and Keith) Lee of Burnaby plus Nicole (and Eric) Janzen of Abbotsford. In addition, Glen was predeceased by his father in 1992 and is survived by his mother Sara McKay of Vancouver; brother Leslie Witney (and Elizabeth) of Ottawa; brother Neil McKay (Leslie); brother James McKay (Beverly); sister Wendy McKay; son Shane (Sandra) McKay, nieces, nephews and friends. A special thank you to Julia Reynolds M.D., a wonderful doctor and lovely friend through the years. This kind and wonderful man touched so many lives with his love and caring and will live on within our hearts forever.
“If love could have saved you,
you would have lived forever, Glen”.