March 18, 1926 – August 2, 2019
The family of Glen Roach is saddened to announce his passing, at home, on August 2, 2019. Glen was predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Jean (MacLean) Roach, August 2016.
Glen is survived by his sister Catherine Shea, Glace Bay, sisters-in-law Margie Roach and Carrie Roach, Glace Bay and Kathryn Dickson, Truro. Glen is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, John Roach and Annie (MacInnis) Roach, sisters Annie Stacia and Catherine Elizabeth in childhood; brothers John, Duncan, William, Daniel and Charles; and sister Laurie Wilson; niece, Lorna Bowers and nephew, Carter Hudson.
Glen was born, raised and resided in Glace Bay his entire life. He was employed with DEVCO working in the lab and various mine facilities. He retired as Supervisor of Coal Yards.
Glen was a lifelong member of Warden United Church, serving as an Elder, Choir Member and on various church committees. He was a member of IOOF Aberdeen Lodge #68 Glace Bay. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Glace Bay General Hospital and was a member of the Glace Bay Hospital Foundation.
Glen participated in various sports, including softball in his youth and bowling in later years. He was an avid walker. Glen enjoyed playing the piano, especially at family gatherings Glen loved to travel with Jean on bus tours throughout Canada and the United States. Many happy summers were spent with Jean at their cottage in Mira.
Visitation will take place Thursday August 8, 2019 from 6pm-9pm at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union Street, Glace Bay. Funeral service will be held at Warden United Church, Glace Bay Friday August 9, 2019 at 2pm, with Rev. Alison Etter and Rev. Duncan Roach officiating. Reception will immediately follow the funeral service. Interment will take place in Greenwood Cemetery, Glace Bay, following the reception.
In lieu of flowers, memorials or charitable donations may be made to Warden United Church, Glace Bay Hospital Foundation or a charity of one's choice.
- Annie (MacInnis) Roach, Mother (deceased)
- John Roach, Father (deceased)
- Jean (MacLean) Roach, Wife (deceased)
- Catherine Shea, Sister
- Margie Roach, Sister-in-law
- Carrie Roach, Sister-in-law
- Kathryn Dickson, Sister-in-law
- Annie Stacia, Sister (deceased)
- Catherine Elizabeth, Sister (deceased)
- John Roach, Brother (deceased)
- Duncan Roach, Brother (deceased)
- William Roach, Brother (deceased)
- Daniel Roach, Brother (deceased)
- Charles Roach, Brother (deceased)
- Laurie Wilson, Sister (deceased)
- Lorna Bowers, Niece (deceased)
- Carter Hudson, Nephew (deceased)
- Visitation Thursday, August 8, 2019
- Funeral Service Friday, August 9, 2019
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Audrey MILLEY WRIGHT
August 10, 2019
I AM AUDREY MILLEY ..I LIVED AT 78 4T STREET AND GLEN AND ROACH FAMILY LIVED NEXT DOOR 77 4TH STREET .. HAVE FOND MEMORIES OF THE ROACH FAMILY ... MOM ( MAE MILLEY ) AND MRS. ROACH (ANNIE) OFTEN WENT TO CHURCH (WARDEN UNITED ) TOGETHER ON SUNDAY NIGHT ... I NOW LIVE IN CALIFORNIA BUT STILL THINK OF MY CHILDHOOD IN THE HUB ... GREAT MEMORIES OF LIFE IN THE HUB AND OUR NEIGHBOURHOOD THERE ... HELLO TO CATHERINE ... SHE AND MY SISTER NAOMI WERE GOOD FRIENDS ... I AM 87 YEARS OLD SO I HAVE LOTS OF GOOD MAMORIES ..
August 8, 2019
Dear Roach Family;
Was very sad to hear the news of Uncle Glen’s passing.
I don’t ever recall seeing Glen without a smile on his face.
Many a good times were had out at The Mira with plenty of laughs.
Thinking of you all at this time.
Avrill (Moore) Burchell
Mona’s youngest daughter
August 7, 2019
Dear Roach family
I have many great memories of Uncle Glen. From playing the piano and squeeze box to water skiing on the Mira.
He always told me ‘ keep smiling’!
(daughter of Kay Dickson, Jean’s sister)
August 6, 2019
Dear Roach Family,
We were very sad to hear of Glen’s passing and our thoughts are with you all.
I don’t know if you’ll remember me, I’m the oldest daughter of Mona, Jean’s sister. In fact, Shauna and I were flower girls at Jean and Glen’s wedding many years ago.
My sons, as well as my sisters and my husband and I have fond memories of Glen. A true gentlemen. He took such good care of Jean, always had time for a game of catch with the kids, a great story to tell and a song in his heart. He will greatly missed.
His passing is a loss for us all.
Sincerely ...... Kathy (Moore) Rushton