Glen Sydney May
Wednesday, March 11, 1936 - Saturday, April 14, 2012
Obituary and Life History
It is with great sadness that the family of GLEN SYDNEY MAY announces his passing at the age of 76 at Fiddick’s Nursing Home in Petrolia. He was a very loving husband to Betty (nee Kelly)(2010). He will be greatly missed by his loving and devoted children; son Terry May (Noris) of Petrolia,...
daughters Cheryl Mitchell (Dale) and Sandra Wagner (Larry), both of Oil Springs, sons Randy May (Lisa) of Chatham, and Kevin May (Kelly) of North Bay, and a daughter-in-law Deb May (Murray) of Oil Springs. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Stephanie Faubert (Mike), Matt May (Jenn Welch), Farinne Mitchell (Wade Watson), Cam Mitchell, Tyler Wagner (Thera), Travis Wagner, Jamie Siopidis (Carla), Cody May, Candice May, Brittany May, Janelle May, Hannah May, and Stacey Lawrence. He will also be sadly missed by his great grandchildren which he adored so much, Rebecca, Alex and Devon Faubert, Jaylin Wagner, and Blair Siopidis. Glen will be sadly missed by his sister Bernice Whiting (Gord) of Petrolia, brother Ron May (Cheryl) of Wallaceburg, sister-in-law Virginia Sauve of Petrolia, and brother-in-law Ross Bradshaw of Wilkesport, several nieces and nephews, and an aunt Hazel Sinclair of London whom he adored. He will also be missed by Betty’s loving family in Barrie. Glen was predeceased by his parents Alfred and Lulu May, a sister Fay Bradshaw and a brother Carl May. Glen served in the Royal Canadian Air Force as an airplane mechanic and instructor before retiring in 1974 and coming home to Oil Springs. He then worked for Air Ontario in Sarnia and London. Later he owned his own business teaching airplane mechanics. He was a volunteer firefighter in Oil Springs for 30 years, sat on the council of the Village of Oil Springs, and was active with the Oil Springs United Church. Glen loved to play golf. The Family would like to thank the staff at Fiddick’s Nursing Home for the wonderful, compassionate care they gave Dad over the past year, and the staff at C.E.E. Hospital, Petrolia for the wonderful care he received as a patient. Visitors will be received on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia where a funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Jim White officiating. Interment will be in Oil Springs Cemetery. Royal Canadian Legion Br. 535 will conduct a memorial service on Tuesday at 6:45 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Oil Springs United Church, C.E.E. Hospital Foundation, or Fiddick’s Nursing Home Activity Fund. Memories, pictures, and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.
- Date and Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM on Tuesday, April 17, 2012
- Location: Needham-Jay Funeral Home
- Details: Royal Canadian Legion Br. 535 will conduct a memorial service on Tuesday at 6:45 p.m.
- Date and Time: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 1:00 PM
- Location: Needham-Jay Funeral Home
We are saddened to hear of the loss of your father. Our sympathy to all of the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with each one of you.
Sandra, Terry, Cheryl, Randy, Kevin & families. We are saddened to hear of the passing of Glen. Let your memories help you to get through the next few days. Know that he is in a better place now, with your mom, who he missed so terribly. Thinking of you. Love Judy & Roger and family
SO sorry to learn of Glens passing. He was indeed a sweet guy...I very much enjoyed caring for him during his stay in CEE. He was "tired" last I saw him. Glen is now at peace with his beloved Betty. Hugz to all Gail
Our Deepest Sympathy goes out to the Families in the passing of Glen he was a wonderful guy and did so much for our Community. He will be missed by everyone. Love Always Ron and Maureen Bailey and Family!!
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all..Glen and Betty were always together and was so nice to see , they always had a hi or a wave as you pass their home...very loving couple...sweet sweet people. Imagine the reunion on the other side...and it will bring a smile to your face. Now you will have 2 guardian angels watching over you all. Randy, Sherry and Michael Whiting xoxo
Sandra and Families Sandra I`m so very sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. Glen was a very sweet man. He is at peace now with your Mom, in a better place. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. It`s a rough time saying good-bye to our loved ones, I know. Ann Bilger.
This is a really sad day, and a great loss to all who knew your dad. Glen will remain in our hearts forever.
We are so sorry for your loss , our thoughts and prayers are with you ... Jim,Heather,Janel and Rae
So sorry to read of Glen's passing. Our deepest sympathies go out to the family. Herb & Rose Gallaway
Time spent around a campfire at Smiths Corn Roast, bowling in Petrolia and being a part of the United Church family. Thanks for the memories, Glen. Know that we are thinking of all of you at this sad time.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May the Lord wrap his loving arms around you.
Terry and Family please accept my thoughts and prayers in this time of sorrow.
Dear Kevin, Kelly and family; SO sorry to hear of the loss of your father / father-in-law. May the memories you have of your time together comfort you. Thinking of all of you. Michelle (Peters) Prudom
Sandra and Family, I am so sorry to hear of GLen's passing. I worked with Glen at Great Lakes/Air Ontario. I was in the Maintenance Office with Peter, Bill, Doug and Glen. They would play euchre EVERY day at lunch...and it was quite a good time to watch. Glen would start out each day coming in for coffee and then sitting and visiting for an hour or so. Those were the great days of aviation. Over the years I used to see Glen at the AME Symposium and we would catch up on each other's lives. I am from Petrolia, so I would see Glen when I would come home for a visit. I attended several parties in the area with Glen and Betty. I will miss them both.
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about. Love Mary Jane Hartley and Family
Terry,Cheryl and Sandra We will miss seeing your Dad at Fiddicks. We are thinking of you during this difficult time. Kerry Jacklin and Jean Simpson
Terry & family - just wanted to let you know that my thoughts & prayers are with you at this time. God Bless Steven Elnicki
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Gifts & Donations
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Oil Springs United Church, C.E.E. Hospital Foundation, or Fiddick’s Nursing Home Activity Fund.