Glen Vivian Tallman

Glen Vivian Tallman

Glen Vivian Tallman passed into the presence of his Lord, March 10, 2011, at Dunrovin Park Lodge with his daughter Bonnie at his side. Glen was born Dec. 19th, 1917 in Scotsguard Sask. He moved to Prince George with his family in 1920. In 1923 they moved to Giscome B.C. where Glen took all of his schooling.

As a young teenager, an old trapper named Tommy Thomas, taught Glen how to make snow shoes, hunt & trap, which he did, for many years. He started working at the Giscome sawmill in the spring of 1936.

Glen came to know the Lord as his personal Saviour in 1939 and took time off from the mill to go to Bible School in Port Coquitlam B.C. in the fall of the same year.

It was there he met his future wife, Genevieve Newman. After a year in Bible School Glen moved back to Giscome & continued to correspond with Jenny who had moved to Calgary. Glen was drafted into the army in 1942, where he cooked for the Officers. When stationed at Bragg Creek he was reunited with Jenny. Glen & Jenny were married on October 20th, 1945 just before he was discharged. Glen took Jenny back to Giscome & Glen went back to work in the sawmill as well as in a logging camp.

In 1948 they welcomed their first little girl, Donnagene Florence into their world. In 1950 Bonnie Lynn was added to the family and in 1954 Glenda Darlene. During this time he also cleared land, built a home & barn & raised cattle.

In 1954 Glen stopped logging & left the sawmill, sold the farm & moved to New Westminister. There, with his brother Roy as partner they bought a cafe in Saperton. They sold the cafe in 1956 & Glen bought a small dairy farm in Aldergrove, B.C. In 1959 when the government expropriated his land for the #1 highway Glen moved his family to a larger dairy farm in Matsqui B.C. He farmed there until 1971 when he had to sell his herd of cattle as he became allergic to stored hay and became very ill. He sold the farm in 1972 and bought a place on Sumas Mt. at Straighten, B.C. They then purchased another small cafe in Clearbrook later that same year. Glen sold his cafe in 1974 & moved to Quesnel where his daughter Donna & her family resided. In 1976 Glen & Jenny bought a cabin & trailer court rental business on Maple Drive. In 1978 they lost their youngest daughter & a grandaughter in a car accident. On Dec. 23rd the day of their funeral their house burnt down. He then lost heart & sold the business in 1979 & retired.

Glen’s hobbies were many. He loved to hunt, fish, trap & spent many hours at this placer mine at Big Valley Creek or “Bug Gulch” as they called it, northwest of Wells. He often said the he “felt closest to God” when he was in the stillness of the forest.

He loved the Lord very much & attended church faithfully. He served as Elder for several years at Bethel Church in Quesnel.

In March of 2004, Glen moved into Wildwood assisted living with Jenny. He lost Jenny five weeks later. He continued to live at Wildwood until October of 2005 when he moved into Dunrovin Park Lodge. He remained at Dunrovin until he peacefully passed away at the age of 93.

The family would like to thank the nurses & the care aids at Dunrovin & also Dr. Dercksen for the excellent care our Dad received.

Funeral service will be held at the Bethel Church on Saturday March 19th at 1p.m.


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