STIRLING, Glenn Cameron
(Doctor of Chiropractic, retired)
Feb. 3, 1950 – June 20, 2017
Glenn Cameron Stirling passed away in Calgary, Alberta on June 20th, 2017 with his siblings Robert and Michelle at his side. Glenn was born in Calgary, the second son of Robert Ashley Peter Stirling and Phyllis Mary Stirling (nee Holmes). The family moved to Edmonton and then to the town of Ponoka, where he grew up. Glenn was active in sports in his youth, however Glenn fell in love with music and became a very good self-taught drummer, singer and guitarist. Glenn formed or was part of many Beatles-era rock bands of Central Alberta – The Frantics, Den and the Dimentions, Buckstone County and the Gaetz Avenue Dance Band (which won the Kiwanis Music Festival in 1970s). Inspired by Dr. Glenn Chidlow, he pursued a career in chiropractic. Glenn took to chiropractic like a duck to water. Glenn married Jill Sim of Red Deer. Together they had three wonderful children (who today are also very talented in the arts, technology, and as entrepreneurs). A fuller biography of the intervening years is posted online at: http://www.mhfh.com/stirling-glenn-cameron/
Glenn ended up working overseas. He returned to Canada in 2015 believing that he’d had a mild stroke, but further medical review revealed he had developed a rare, sporadic disorder – Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) – an aggressive ‘cousin’ of Parkinson’s Disease for which there is no cure. His condition had rapidly declined in the spring of 2017. For a person whose entire life had been dedicated to health and fitness, it was a cruel end. Glenn chose to leave this world through the Medical Assistance in Dying program – a thoughtful, thoroughly vetted process that allowed a compassionate end to his suffering.
He is immensely proud of his children. He leaves behind his daughter Miche and his granddaughter Katie (Calgary), son Landon (wife Doris, and granddaughter in Austria) and son Justin and granddaughter (New Zealand), his brother Robert (Doloris, Calgary) and sister Michelle (Calgary).
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the charity of your choice in Glenn’s name.
A memorial service will be held in Calgary on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at
10 AM at Park Memorial McInnis and Holloway, 5008 Elbow Dr. SW.,
A subsequent celebration of his life will be held in the Red Deer area (TBA).
Glenn used to sing the Beatles song, “Blackbird” playing his acoustic guitar. May his spirit fly like a singing blackbird, released of his suffering body.
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