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Harvey Andrew Glock

July 3, 1929 - June 10, 2014


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Harvey Andrew Glock: Beloved husband (Lila), father, grandfather and great grandfather. Harvey passed away peacefully at KLDH on June 10th, 2014, in Nelson B.C.

Harvey was born July 3rd, 1929 in Medicine Hat, Alberta.  His family moved to Vernon in 1946 where he graduated from Grade 13 in 1947.  He continued his education attending teacher training in Victoria BC, graduating in 1949.  

As a young man, Harvey’s courage, strength and determination were powerfully demonstrated through his passion for boxing. In 1947 Harvey achieved the title of BC’s Golden Glove Featherweight Champion, along with many other successful accomplishments.

Harvey and Lila met at a dance in Lumby BC in 1946 and married in 1950. Their relationship spanned 68 years.  During their 64 year marriage and they raised three daughters; Sally Glock, Debbie Lamoureux (Frank Stalinski), Rae Macklon (Chuck), and one Grandson, Quinn Glock (Sharla).  As a Dad, Harvey was kind and wise, and always had time for fun with us. He was our mentor and true friend. 

Harvey was appointed to his first teaching post in Armstrong BC where he taught for 9 years. In 1958, Lila and Harvey moved to Narcosli BC.  As a teacher and principal, Harvey taught Grades 1 to12, in a one-room schoolhouse out the bush. From there he took a teaching and further administrative position in Quesnel BC. In 1963, Harvey took on two assignments in Nelson BC; one to design and teach an Occupational Program at Trafalgar Junior Secondary School, and the second to start the Canadian Armed Forces Cadet Program in the Nelson area.   Harvey continued his education at UBC, and later NDU in Nelson summer school programs, graduating in 1970 with dual degrees: Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Arts. In 1970, Harvey was appointed to the position of Vice Principal as well as teacher and Librarian at Hume Elementary School, and retired from teaching in 1984.

He continued his service to the Royal Canadian Armed Forces through his work with Legion Branch 51. He was a social butterfly bartender, a member of the executive, ran the Legion’s Bingo and prepared hot rums for Remembrance days.   As the Service Officer for the Department of Veteran Affairs, he advocated for and improved the quality of life of many fellow veterans and their families. One of Harvey’s greatest passions was for fishing and he spent many successful, and unsuccessful hours fishing on Kootenay Lake. He loved working on projects in his workshops, making wine, colouring Easter eggs, huckleberry picking, and was always “working out in the yard”. Harvey shared many trips and adventures with his family, and took up surfing in Mexico at the age of 75. He loved playing cards, chess, gambling (for 45 years!), and going on trips. Harvey was a gifted musician even though he never took a music lesson in his life.

Harvey and Lila supported many social organizations and were members of The Independent Order of Foresters & Kinsmen. They supported the rights and causes of seniors, and delivered “Meals on Wheels”.

Harvey was naturally cheerful and enjoyed lifting the spirits of others. He had a laugh that warmed everyone’s hearts and a terrific sense of humor. He was always interested in learning new things, as well as teaching and helping others by sharing his wealth of information and wisdom. His generous heart, enthusiastic smile, and great ideas have inspired us all. 

Husband, Dad, Grandpa (Charlene & BJay Pasutti, & Natasha McCreight), Great-Grandpa (Kira, Josh & Adam, Celine & Taylor, Zackery & Jackson), you will be sadly missed by all of us and you will live in our hearts everyday, forever.  


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From: Kevin Melanson
Relation: Former student

My condolences to the Glock Family. The obituary compelled me to share my appreciation for what Mr. Glock, as I knew him, did for me when I too was new in 1970 to Hume School. I had just come from another school, moved to a new house in Fairview and my mom had remarried. Needless to say, it was a period of adjustment for me as an 8 yr old boy. Mr. Glock as Vice Principal and disciplinarian, recognized my challenges, was engaging, encouraging, yet firm when required and fair. I still remember how he gave me a few “special projects” at the school when I was in grade 6 or 7 understanding that he needed to keep this “energetic” young lad, occupied for good reason. Harvey Glock was a good man and even better Administrator, based on my experiences, looking back. Rest in peace. My prayers are with you folks.

From: Natalie Petersen
Relation: Know his daughter Sally Glock

Sally I’m sorry on the loss of your father. My condolences to you and the rest of your family.

From: Susan Potter (Albert)
Relation: former student

My sincere sympathies to the Glock Families. I met Mr. Glock when I was in Grade 4 at Hume School. His face always had a smile on it, unless he needed to correct your attitude, and even then his voice and words were not harsh, just thought provoking. Mr. Glock demanded respect from his students and he received it from most. Harvey was one of the very few people in my young life who gave of his time to truly listen to what I had to say. As I grew into adulthood, Harvey always had that smile and a warm hello when we saw each other years later on the streets of Nelson. I introduced my daughter to Harvey, many years ago, when she too was at Hume School. She later asked who he was and I told her that Mr. Glock was a gentleman who was the best teacher and friend any person would be honoured to have. You will be missed Sir. You have left this world a better place for knowing you, and I thank you for being you.

From: Pam Haynes (Leverington)
Relation: friend of the family

I am so very sorry of the loss of your Dad. I will always remember him as a teacher at Hume school and a friend that took me in and let me live at your house when I was about 18. Forever in my heart my memories of him. Pam Haynes (Leverington)

From: Rae Macklon
Relation: Dad

We will all miss you Dad. I feel so fortunate to have spent so much time with you and Mom in life….Man oh Man- did we ever have some fun!!!!
Thanks to all who have posted kind words and support. My dad truely was an amazing man.

From: Delilah Pujol-Campbell
Relation: Friend of family

I too remember Harvey’s smile and sense of humour. He made me laugh. I met a lot of people who had known Harvey and went to school at Hume, I don’t think anyone who met him will forget his name when they hear it. Many blessings to all the family, I know you will truly miss him. <3

From: Jonelle Johnson
Relation: Friends father

Sally, Lila and family, We are so sorry to hear of Harvey’s passing, he will be sadly missed.

Love Jonelle and Larry

From: Stephanie hanik
Relation: grandaughter through marriage

You are missed already….First regret I have is not visiting you and Lila enough. You welcomed me into the family, treated me like I was your own and for that I will be forever grateful for. The second regret is that I didn’t listen to you, when you told me over a dozen times to do something (which we will keep that between us still)….I should have done it MANY years ago!
You always gave me encouraging talks that made me feel like I wasn’t going mad. You loved Kira along with all your other g.grandkids and supported your family to the end.
Kira and I will forever share many great memories, including feeding peanuts to the bluejays and having Lila’s amazing home made mac and cheese.
Kira misses and loves her Papa ♥

From: Quinn Andrew Glock
Relation: Best Friend, Dad, Grandpa

We will all miss Harvey. But we will never forget him. On his journey he gave us all a piece of him. Harvey raised me as his own son. The only way I can re-pay him is by raising my own children with as much dedication, love, and selflessness. Many of Harvey’s attributes are etched in my mind forever. We love and miss you Harvey. Rest Easy… Quinn, Sharla, Josh, Adam.

Service Schedule

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Date & Time:
June 23, 2014
Beginning at 1:00pm

Royal Canadian Legion
Branch 51 - 402 Victoria Street
Nelson, BC Canada

Branch 51 - 402 Victoria Street
Nelson, BC Canada

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