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Glover, Roy Hardcastle

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Roy Hardcastle Glover, born April 4, 1926, passed away Sunday, April 3, 2016, at Fort Macleod.
Roy never felt that you had to have only one career in your life.
As a hockey player he was known as “Squeak” and played for a time on the “Diaper Line” for the Detroit Red Wings. Then he met Mary at the Banff Springs Hotel and realized he might need a more secure job.
Roy went into the oil business as a scout, but soon his abilities as a singer were recognized and he was recruited by the San Francisco Opera. He sang, under the name of Robert Glover, all over the U.S. and Canada, sharing the stage with the likes of Leontyne Price, Marilyn Horne, Beverly Sills, Joan Sutherland, Alan Monk and Luciano Pavarotti.
Raising three daughters, Roy retired from singing to start his own company, Penstar, back in the province that he and Mary loved so much. Settling in Priddis, he worked in Calgary until retiring to Bergen, Alta. and began raising cattle, chickens and turkeys. (Sure, why not?)
Eventually he and Mary moved to Fort Macleod to be closer to their granddaughter, Ruby, and her mother Kate, where they were later joined by daughters, Laura and Susan.
In Macleod, as in Bergen, Roy directed the United Church choir for some years, and so continued to sing. And he will be singing in spirit in August at Ruby’s wedding to the only other boy in the immediate family, Hayes McRae.
It is this family, along with his many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews, who mourn the loss of a truly remarkable man.
Roy was predeceased by the beautiful Mary; his sister Doris; and his brothers, Donald, Bob, Clive and Floyd,
Roy is survived by those mentioned above, as well as by his loving nieces and nephews Cathy (Ken) of Fort William, Jane (Bob) of Unionville and Marsha (Jim) of Toronto, Phillip (Judy) of Ottawa, Mary Lou (Eugene) of Ottawa, Scott (Marilou) of Toronto and Rod and Marj of Vancouver. And by more friends, young and old, (especially the Highland Ridge Golf and Turkey Club), than you can shake a hockey stick at.
There will be no service. A celebration will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please hug your parents.

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