9 November, 1960 – 22 April, 2021> FUNERAL DETAILS
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On tour with Glen👌
Bella and Alex, Thanks for allowing us some time last night to share and celebrate Glen. He will be missed by many. Lee and I watched the video again this morning and shed a tear or two. We are remembering the good times and have the photo album out , I will try and post one you may not have seen.
Our love and thoughts are with you all at this tough time.
My deepest condolences for Bella, Alex and Glen's family. I'm so sorry for your loss. I worked with Glen at AXA and the memories I have of him from that time are remembered with a smile. His presence and advice always welcome and appreciated. Such a kind man. All the best for you Bella and Alex. Pip xo
Dearest Bella and Alex,
We remember Glen and his amazing, quick-witted sense of humour; passion for rugby; extraordinary talent for carpentry; obsession with bikes and cycling; and most of all his enormous pride for each of you.
Glen’s strength lives on in you both; his wisdom will guide you through the years ahead and his love will comfort you always.
We send so much love and are thinking of you constantly.
Helen and John xx
Dear Bella, thank you so much for calling me. I knew your voice straight away, and I knew why you were calling.
For context, I am the guy that gave Glen his first real job. National Mutual in the early 1980's. We both ended in Melbourne, but at different times. My claim to fame is that I had the guts to recruit people who had the potential to be better than me. Glen was one of those.
May your happy memories quickly replace the sadness of a partner lost. I am sure Alex will always be the gift of love.
I hope to see you in Wellington.
Dearest Bella & Alex,
When I first met Glen 20 years ago, my initial intimidation was quickly replaced with awe and admiration. He didn’t suffer fools, was very sharp, clever, ever practical, and genuinely cared. His gruff work persona thinly veiled his kindness and generosity, but he didn’t hold back when he wasn’t happy about something! He was the yin to your yang Bella and although he is no longer physically here, his spirit will always surround you and he clearly lives on through Alex.
Glen, haere ra, ka kite ano au i a koe, aroha nui.
Bella and Alex - my heartfelt sympathy to you and to your extended family. Thinking of you as you celebrate the life and the memories of Glen; and as you come to terms with your loss. I loved my time working with Glen and when I reported to him. He challenged my thinking and was supportive always. To this day whenever I see coke memorabilia I think of him. Sending you much love from my family to yours. Mandy xx
To dear Bella and Alex,
Our heartfelt sympathy to you. Though our words can do little , our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
I was in the workshop Tracey mentioned that Glen facilitated. He was brilliant and so engaging. Love Mark & Chris
Dearest Bella & Alex 💓
Sending our sincerest condolences. Wishing you healing and peace to bring you comfort and courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories of a Husband and Father to forever hold in your hearts. Rest in Love Glen. Much Love and Blessings xx
Glen, you were my mentor, go-to-person, lunch buddy and a good friend. We disagreed on many things and you drove me completely nuts at times, but we had many many laughs over the years and you were a good man. I will always be grateful for your unwavering support and guidance. I looked up to your high morals and strong work ethic. Your intelligence, wit, humour and stubbornness will always be remembered. Your ability to hold a grudge was also a sight to be seen. Your obsession with watches, bikes and coke-a-cola will go down in history. Alex was the apple of your eye and everything you did was for your gorgeous 2 girls. Thankyou for everything. You will be sadly missed. Love Kellie
To Bella & Alex
My kindest thoughts go out to you
Glen my old mate sorry that your no longer with us friend.
The Augusts and the Proctors of Holly grove , founding members of Puketiro school and then onto College at Hutt Valley High.
There are so many stories growing up with Glen I could go on for ages,so just the one.
Setting off from the top of maungraki Hill on Glens new Bike( Shiny new chopper with the Banana seat and chromed ape hangers) only to crash on the last corner!!. No damage to the Bike as I had used my arms and legs to absorb the accident. Lucky Glen was there to lift the bike off my bruised and bloody body with the kind words of " Unbelievable no damage to the bike JJ comon lets get going mums got cake at home.
Funny how some things stick in our minds
A Great generous loving friend
From Myself, Pippa and the Proctor familly
Arohanui Glen rest in peace friend
Thinking of you.... Bella & Alex! Words cannot express at this time.. .. The Memories you both will cherish and the moments that will bring smiles and tears, that you will hold dear to your heart! Uiti & I will keep you in our Prayers that the Lord will give you both Strength & Courage through this.. may He comfort and hold you both in His loving arms as you farewell Glen and Celebrate his life. God Bless! Bella & Alex.. Hugs & Kisses!!❤💛💚💙💜💕 Helen & Uitime
My sis Bells and dear Alex,
I just wanted to share how we felt about Glen, our boys' Uncle, beautiful Father, your soul mate. He is a man who we remember as knowing everything about everything, a collector of sorts, dry sense of humour, wise, loyal, soooo hardworking (Alex you've inherited this from both sides of the family). I can recall thoughtful gestures he would do for others. Do you remember when I had that bloody rugby fundraiser raffle? You both stayed up most of the night with me sorting out the legalities and return of the 1000 plus tickets. Although you were both arguing about the details during the experience, this is an example of his genuine offering from the heart to help others.
I felt so honoured to spend the last few days on earth with Glen where he took his last breathe of life.
He was so stoic in his journey with cancer and loving in those precious moments too. I know Glen is watching over you both, letting you know that you need to make the most of the short time we have on earth.
Much alofas Meripa, Aaron, Tobiah, Niko and Achilles xox
Bella and Alex, our heartfelt condolences. We remember Glen as a supportive, calm and kind colleague and friend. May he Rest In Peace and may you both take comfort from the memories you made together.
Dearest Bella and Alex
Heartfelt condolences on the passing of Glen. Thinking back to the time I worked for Glen in the AXA days. Find comfort in remembering those special and beautiful times you shared together.
Sending you strength and a tight hug, Rosie
To Bella and Alex, deep condolences on the loss of Glen. Glen was my first manager and someone I have always looked up to with much respect. He was always supportive, always challenging me to do better and really innovative in his ideas. The support he provided to those who worked with him was heart felt and genuine – he wanted others to challenge themselves and do well.
While initially he was my manager he quickly turned into a real friend to Nicki and me. Over the years we have kept in touch and visited each other in NZ, Australia and the UK. His passion for collecting random things like coke paraphernalia, watches and slot cars always brought a smile. Nicki and I always remember the wedding present instigated by Glen from him and other colleagues at the time – a set of slot cars! His reasoning was that every other gift will be something practical or traditional – and why couldn’t it be something fun! We still have those slot cars 24 years later. We will really miss Glen and hope you and Alex take some comfort from the fact that he has really positively impacted many lives and will continue to be in our thoughts.
So sad to read the passing of Glen cuz. Praying for God's comfort upon you and Alex as well as the extended families during this time. Glen was a lovely person and am so glad we were able to see him during your visits back home. May the peace of our Lord's comforting hands be upon you both. Manuia lou malaga Glen.
Alofa tele atu x
Tracey ma le aiga
Wellington, New Zealand
To our Dear Friends, Bella & Alex and the August & Leifi Families.
So terribly shocked and saddened on hearing news of Glen's passing.
He was always a gentleman, with a quick whit, his own opinion and lover of shorts! Fond memories of Friday nights at a basketball court somewhere and many roadtrips. Our sincere condolences to you all, sending our love and thoughts at such a difficult time x x x
Dear Bella and Alex our hearts goes out to. Glen has the knowledge that he was true loved by you both. We had the great pleasure in seeing some of the beautiful works of art he made out of wood with his own hands.I’m so fortunate to have one of his piece, so every time we our chopping board it reminds me of him and how talented he was. Whenever we notice a coke a cola item it has always and still will remind us of you Glen. Rest in peace now Glen you fort a tough battle. Bella and Alex we are here for you both. Lots of hugs and love . Shaz and Barb xx
Bella and Alex and to all those who loved Glen,
We were lucky enough to see Glen in many roles - I (Caro) remember him facilitating a strategic workshop I was running in a new (and big role) in my banking days and he was brilliant, helping us develop a brilliant way forward and it was great to see him in that element - then later he built us some beautiful bedroom furniture which we were honoured to have in our house - we saw him as a loving dad, watching and coaching Alex play basketball with his beautiful calm influence. His strength over the last couple of years has been absoutely remarkable. Bella and Alex despite knowing he is in the best and most wonderful place, we know the loss will be long felt, missing his physical presence and we wish upon you all the love and cuddles possible in the universe to help in some small way.
"There is sacredness in tears.
They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love." Washington Irving.
Our love to you both
Tracey & Caro
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