July 15, 1944 - October 7, 2023
In Loving Memory ~
We are very sad to announce the sudden passing of Glen Fillinger on Saturday, October 7, 2023 at his home.
Glen was born in Pt. Alberni, and grew up in Ashcroft, Kamloops and Merritt. As a young man, he worked for his dad (George Fillinger) at Aspen Planers in Merritt. After high school and college, his career was in accounting and banking, moving to Williams Lake in 1976 with the Bank of Montreal.
In the late 1970s, Glen changed his career to log trucking and for the next 30 plus years drove his and other companies' rigs until retiring form El Dorado Log Hauling in 2013.
Glen was an enthusiastic sportsman, playing basketball, hockey, fastball, and skiing. He also enjoyed boating, snowmobiling, and his ATV. Glen loved spending time with family and friends, sharing stories and jokes, sipping a favourite beverage.
Glen is survived by his wife, Shirley, older brother, Gary (Ilona) of Chilliwack, Nephews Ian (Michele), Dan (Margaret), their children, relatives in Washington State; Glen's niece Patricia Ray, and nephews, Dean (Tracy) and David (Luanne) Montgomery of Quesnel and the family dog, Jack. He brought many years of fun and laughter and will be remembered with love.
He was predeceased by his parents, George and Lucille Fillinger, sisters Linda Ray and Lori Fillinger, and nephew Chris Fillinger.
Respecting Glen's wishes, there will be no formal service. He will be interred in the Montgomery (Shirley's) family plot at Quesnel Municipal Cemetery. A casual gathering will be held at a later date.
A heartfelt thank you to Rebecca and Brian Johnson, Tracy and Dean Montgomery for their kindness and support; and to the first responders, officers and Cariboo-Chilcotin Funeral Services.
Also my appreciation to all the friends who have offered their support and condolences.