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Truscott, Brown & Dwyer Funeral Chapel

1309 King Street East, Hamilton, ON

OBITUARY

Michael Rodger Glover

January 30, 1957October 5, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Michael Glover on October 5, 2019 surrounded by his family at the age of 62.

Loving Father to Austin (Rhonda) and Spencer (Kelly). Cherished grandfather to Elliot and soon-to be granddaughter on the way. Adored Brother to Johnny, Bertram (Jen), Doris, Peter and Brigitte (Adam). Predeceased by his parents Rodger Glover and Bernardine Marchand and brother Joseph Glover. He will be deeply missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and many many friends.

Michael was the CEO of R. E. Glover Ltd. & Glover’s Threaded Products Inc. He worked with his father Rodger Glover since 1971 to distribute and manufacture fasteners out of Hamilton, Ontario. He will be remembered as a kind man who loved life. Keeping with Michael’s wishes cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Glendale Golf & Country Club, 401 Mt. Albion Road. Hamilton, ON L8K 5T4 on Saturday, October 19th from 12noon-3pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the City Kidz Hamilton in Michael’s memory.

“ Let’s have a beer and a shot.”

Services

19 October

Celebration of Life

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Glendale Golf & Country Club

401 Mt. Albion Road
Hamilton, ON L8K5T4

Memories

Michael Rodger Glover

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L.E. Taylor Associates Ltd

October 15, 2019

Condolences and our deepest sympathies to the entire Glover family at this very sad time. Our thoughts are with you.

From,
All of us at L.E. Taylor Associates Ltd

Linda McInnis

October 12, 2019

Mike was a kind and considerate friend to me in a time of need. He was always supportive with events for fundraising and helping others. I am so sad to hear of his passing, however happy to hear he was surrounded by family and friends in his time of need. Condolences to his family. He will be missed most definitely. Rest in peace my Friend.

Wanda Coleman

October 10, 2019

Mike, I've known you all my life. Throughout that time you have always been kind, caring and always, always that smile that could light a room! Your quick wit and humor will certainly be missed.
Fly free Mike ...RIP 💙

Rhonda Hamilton

October 10, 2019

So, so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. I was a very lucky girl to share my life with him, Austin & Spencer and Mike's numerous friends for a few years. I have and will always treasure those memories.
Rest In Peace my dear friend.

YVETTE GRAASKAMP

October 9, 2019

This is the photo that was meant to be attached to my memory.

My apologies.

Yvette Graaskamp

YVETTE GRAASKAMP

October 9, 2019

My Friend Mike

Fortunately for me, I have had the pleasure of knowing Michael for about 17 years (give or take). Even though I moved away from Hamilton almost six years ago, he has always been one of my favourite individuals.

I am extremely thankful that I am able to call him an old and dear friend who had one of the best laughs ever.

I have numerous fond memories of Mike and I was fortunate to have a camera for this one. I took this picture about twelve years ago. Mike had lost a bet.

While a bet at the bar was normally settled by a shot and a beer, occasionally it was enhanced by other requirements. I had seen losers have to wear opposing teams jerseys on many occasions, but this event was obviously special.

Michael Glover in a Toronto Maple Leafs Captain's Jersey with the matching thong on his head (they weren't mine).

I affectionately titled the photo "Pantyhead Glover".

He said he had a rash for days...…

Thank you Mike for being such a dependable, unique, charming, stoic, proud, funny, smart, respectful, unpredictable, understanding, tolerant, generous, and kind friend.

I am truly grateful to have had you in my life and will always cherish the memories.

Yvette Graaskamp
New Westminster, BC

P.S. To Austin and Spencer - I wish that I could be there with you. Next time I am in Hamilton I hope we can get together and have a drink in honour of your Dad. I cannot recall a father who had as much pride and adoration for his sons as your Dad had for you both.

Krystyna Klain

October 9, 2019

I have worked with Michael and his Family for over 40 years now and am extremely saddened by this tragic news.
I will miss our chats and our laughs Michael.
Thoughts are with Auston, Spencer and all the great staff at RE Glovers.

Krys Klain and the Staff of O'Brien Lifting Solutions.

Bill Clarke

October 9, 2019

Over the years I came to know Michael through doing business with his father, Roger, and it was a pleasure to deal with Michael. He was a true and honest business man, who loved life. Our chats about our lives will be missed. My deepest sympathies to Michael’s family.

Bill Clarke
Trans-World Distributing Ltd.

Heather Shawcross

October 9, 2019

My heart cries for your loss. Mike was a wonderful friend! I will miss his wonderful smile and booming laugh!

Cheers Mike, We'll share a beer & a shot when I see you again my friend!

My thoughts and prayers to all of the Glover Family & Friends!
oxoxo

Heather

Graham Landgraff

October 9, 2019

To my cousins, great-nephews and families. Nothing said nor done fills the gap now felt so strongly. I become 61 in a few short days, but the marking of passing time fails to really describe who we are to to each other. We met one and all and celebrated life, music, good food and drink in Hamilton and on Montreal's south shore brought together on birthday reunions, performing on stage for each other...

As we grieve it seems like a million years away...

But I learned years ago a simple yet profound truth. The darker days of Autumn reminds us of passing seasons. We know of them yet despite being well informed, we feel the cold no less. I did not know of Michael's illness so for me, the news arriving days later shook me and I had to catch-up to everyone else. For his sons, less of a surprise possibly but how much more painful. That fact alone tells us that in our grief, pain measures the love and loss of a meaningful life.

We now prepare in days leading up to another kind of family gathering in memory of Michael, his chair terribly empty. But consider how his essence, not destroyed simply moved on into timeless eternity? There and then, no past and no future exist as we know of them here and now. It's always simply today. That possible, what greeted him on the other side? Not only our ancestors but everyone one of us and our descendants as our following Michael loops us back to his arrival into Eternal, everlasting nowness. If we sense Michale's presence among us may it reflect a wonderful mystery of sweetly echoing the connection made as he, rejoined us as we awaited with Uncle Rodger, Aunt Bea, Nanna for another, amazing and graceful Life Celebration. Let's get up on stage as people draw near with their folding chairs & cool drinks. Bert, count us down and let the music play!

FROM THE FAMILY