Edward Douglas Glansman


Edward Douglas Glansman
September 5th 1929 – September 21st 2021

Predeceased by his parents Jules and Martha Glansman. Edward will be sadly missed by his wife of 67 years Bernardine Glansman (nee Simonson). They were better together and are ‘always and forever’.
Loved by 2 daughters Arlene (Terry) Cairns and Laureen Strekies.
Also, by his 5 grandchildren Nolan (Kathleen) Cairns, Leslie Cairns, Michelle (Josh) Strekies, April Strekies, Tara (Sanjay) Strekies as well as 6 great grandchildren Jace, Holden, Oliver, Hannah, Rowan and Sadie.
He will also be remembered by his sister-in-law Helen Webb (nee Simonson) many nieces and nephews and relatives in both Canada and Europe.
Thank you to the many friends who made his time memorable, especially his life long buddy Ron Buckell who he loved to go fishing with and travel the world. Ed was a kind man who always had a smile. His favorite things were gladiolas, pineapple, coffee, apple fritters, Johnny Cash music and of course happy hour with a dark rum and coke.
He worked for 34 years for the Edmonton water department and was retired for 37 years. A full and beautiful life.
Respecting his wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no formal service. A private gathering at Bardo Cemetery near Kingman, Alberta will take place in the future.
Thank you to the staff of the Strathcona County Hospital the Misericordia Hospital, the Capital Care Angus Magoogan Wing, the Sherwood Care Center, the U of A Hospital and the various caring EMS staff.
Your professionalism and kindness in these unbelievable times was so appreciated.

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Bev Dick

Dear Arlene and Laurie – We’re so very sorry for the loss of your dear Father. Our parents were such great friends, and enjoyed each other’s company so much. My Mom sends a big hug to Deena. I do know that none of this is easy and my heart goes out to you and your families. Thinking of you,
Bev Dick on behalf of Jeanne Dick and family

Audrey Bluett

When thinking of your Dad remember the laughter in his eyes and the love he shared in his heart. My prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.

Gerry M Footz

Please accept my belated personal condolences to the family of Ed Glansman. Ed was my boss at Edmonton Water and I have many memorable moments over the years in my dealings with Ed. He hired me in 1971 and I still remember the interview, I later became the Shop Steward for the outside workers there, and we both grew in our expanded roles. I had great respect for him both as a manager and a person. Rest in peace Ed!
Also my compliments in regards to the obituary as it appeared in the Sherwood Park paper – very well done!

Shelby Ernest Mathew Craigen

Arlene , Lynda and I would like to express our sympathies to you and your family during this time of sorrow and grief .

Marie Freiha

My deepest sympathies to the family for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.


I am so sorry to hear this. May he always be remembered with love and laughter

Ron and Diana Roth

So sad to hear of Mr. Glansman’s passing. Fond memories of camping trips to Jasper, Kelowna, and Bates Beach fishing for salmon as well as adventures to Hawaii and Europe! I will always remember his laughter and his energy for experiencing life. He was the only man who could get my dad up at 4 am to go fishing! Our condolences to the entire family; our thoughts are with you.

Bryan Simonson

Dear Arlene, Laurie and families – I wish I could give you a big hug during these tough times. I have the fondest memories of your dad who was always a pleasure to be around.
Many of my memories go back to when he would take me duck hunting. He had the reflexes of a cat as I can remember once when a duck came in so quick that I hardly realized it was there and somehow Uncle Ed downed that duck. Another time hunting geese, the flock almost landed on us (including Uncle Chuck) and everyone blasted away. I know I missed everything in all the excitement but dear Uncle Ed again showed the gentleman he was as he told me, “I think you got that one” – and I know he shot both the geese that fell in that direction.
I will miss your dad’s big smile and genuine caring. And he will always have a special place in my heart as one of my dear uncles.

Marilyn Boyce

So sorry to hear about Ed’s passing it is so hard to lose a loved one. But he will always be in your heart and thoughts
Love Marilyn

Myrna Simonson

My thoughts and prayers are with you.
I shall miss your dad and our phone conversations – a true gentleman.
Cousin Myrna Simonson (1st cousin once removed – of your mother Deena Simonson Glansman ……lol)