Glenn Edward HENSEL
November 20, 1961 – October 22, 2016
It is with great sadness the family announces Glenn’s sudden passing at age 54. He was predeceased by his father, Karl Hensel and brother David. Left with wonderful and precious memories of his presence in their lives are his wife, Joanne, mother, Isabelle (Liz) Hensel/Myburgh, Step-father, Philip Myburgh, sons Bryan and Devin Hensel, beloved granddaughter, Taleen, and brother Norman (Linda). Also holding him close to their hearts are his step-children, Madison and Adam Tiller, his extended family of aunts, uncles, nephews, and great-nephews in British Columbia; Joanne’s family in Newfoundland, as well as Glenn’s co-workers at Jazz Aviation and many friends on both coasts of Canada.
Glenn was born in Prince Rupert and moved to Nanaimo at the age of three. He spent all his school years in Cedar/Nanaimo and worked on the Oil Rigs at Edward King Island for a while after graduation. After trying several jobs in Alberta he returned to Nanaimo and commuted weekly to Vancouver for one and a half years while training in aircraft maintenance at BCIT where he graduated as the top student in his class. He moved to Edmonton to complete the required two years of apprenticeship, moved to Calgary for several years, eventually settling in Sackville, Nova Scotia to work at the Halifax Airport.
Glenn was known to his friends and family as a knowledgeable, talented and helpful person; precisely executing any project he tackled and able to fix anything; talents he inherited from his father.
There will be a Memorial Gathering for family and friends at 2:00 pm on November 12th, 2016 at the Cedar Heritage Centre, 1644 MacMillan Road, Nanaimo (located beside Cedar High School in Cedar). In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Boys and Girls Club or a charity of your choice.