Glambeck, John Wesley

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOctober 03, 1930 – May 05, 2014

at the age of 83

Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday June 21, from 1 to 3 pm at the Senior’s Fifth Avenue Activity Centre at 170-5th Ave SE in Salmon Arm, BC.

It is with deep sadness we announce that John passed away peacefully in Salmon Arm BC with his loving wife Carole Holm by his side. He was born in Calgary, Alberta and raised on the banks of the Bow River. He worked in northern Alberta before returning to Calgary, where he met and married his first wife Eileen. They moved to Peace River and opened Park Esso, then moved to Camrose and opened Glambeck Motors. Moving to Red Deer, they operated a small manufacturing plant. After the death of Eileen, John retired in a home he had built on the shore of Shuswap Lake near Sunnybrae. In 2007 he moved into Salmon Arm with his wife Carole.

John was predeceased by his parents Carl and Evelyn Glambeck, his brother Ken, his wife Eileen (nee Palkot) and his daughter Roxanne. He is survived by his sisters Carol (Bill) and Gail; his sons Bruce (Marcella), Alan (Meredith) and daughter Bonny (Dan); grandchildren Tamara, Tiffany, Michael, Justin, Marisa and Nicholas; great-grandchildren Justice, Bianca, Elijah, Zephaniah and Noah; and Carole’s children Lila and Loral (Derrick), and her 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

In his youth John loved fishing and adventuring in Kananaskis country with his brother. He was a carpenter, gardener and tinkerer who could build, grow, or fix anything; and an entrepreneur who loved being his own boss. He was very philosophical and had a positive outlook on life. John was an avid reader, had a great sense of humour and was very gregarious. He will be missed by everyone whose life he touched.

Memorial donations may be made in John’s memory to the Shuswap Hospice Society.


  1. i was very sad in hearing of Uncle Johns passing ! my hearfelt sympathies to the family ! He is now in the arms of the lord and his mom dad brother daughter ! rest in peace Uncle John

  2. So sorry to hear of johns passing. i enjoyed my visits with my Mom, Nancy Kirkpatrick to Carol Howards and then to your house. I am keeping you in my prayers and may God Bless.

  3. Carol, we just wanted to send our condolences, sympathy and thoughts to you. We both know that this is a difficult time for you and we want you to know that if there is anything we can do for you please say so, phone is still 250-832-8325. We both liked John and even though we know he is probably in a happier place now we still miss him. Take care Carol and remember we are here for you, HUGS, Karsten & Vera.

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