Here is a brief biography of Bro. Adolphe Glay taken from the reports of his death and funeral in the Cowichan Leader newspaper:
“Glay – Mr. George Adolphe Glay, 70, Stamps Road, retired C.N.R. divisional superintendent, died suddenly of a heart attack yesterday afternoon.
Funeral arrangements are in the hands of Hirst Funeral Chapel, Duncan.”
“Glay – A former divisional superintendent of the C.N.R., Mr. George Adolphe Glay, 70, died suddenly at Duncan on Wednesday of last week.
Born in St. Paul, Minn., U.S.A., he was for many years divisional superintendent of the C.N.R. and came to Duncan six years ago to retire from Kamloops. Mr. Glay had previously resided at Prince Rupert and Winnipeg. He was a member of Sioux Lookout Lodge No 4518, A.F. & A.M. [Note: The original newspaper article says Sioux Lookout Lodge No. 4518. Sioux Lookout Lodge in Sioux Lookout, Ontario is actually No. 518.]
He is survived by his wife, Winifred, and one son, George Albert, a well-known New York author. He was predeceased by a son, Louis Orlin, R.C.A.F., killed in action in 1942; two brothers, Albert, Malden, Wash., and Benjamin, Niles, Ohio.
Funeral services were held on Saturday at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, conducted by the Rev. John Low. The hymn sung was ‘Abide With Me’ with Mr. E.C. French at the organ.
Pallbearers were Messrs. H. Gratton, Bill Walden, Bill Greensides, James MacMasters, Eric Birch Jones and Bernard Kitson. Honorary pallbearers were Messrs. Bradshaw Harrison, Henry Baylay, Brice Bunny and Col. M.E. Dopping-Hepenstal.
Interment was at the churchyard cemetery.”
Adolphe Glay is buried in St. Peter’s Quamichan Anglican Cemetery.
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