June 7, 1982 ~ October 4, 2010
George Travis Glazier was born to George and Arlana Glazier June 7, 1982 in Coronation, Alberta. He attended Coronation school and graduated in 2000. Growing up Travis enjoyed camping, dirt biking, playing hockey and baseball and watching Selena Lenton climb trees. At the age of five, Travis began his hockey and baseball career, which he continued through adulthood. In 1993 Travis’ baseball team and hockey team both won provincials, where Travis was the first baseman and the captain of the hockey team. The year the baseball team won provincials, Travis pitched a no hitter; and he was still bragging about it to Jeff Golby just recently. In 1995, Travis went to Killam to play Pee Wee AA, where he played with Logan Sieger and Colin Pekrul from Coronation. After his first year of Bantam, the Moose Jaw Warriors drafted him in the WHL Bantam draft. At the age of 15 he traveled to Stettler to play Bantam AAA. The following year he went back to Killam to play Midget AA, where they won the league that year. He played Junior B in Killam the following year. At the end of that season he was called up to the Camrose Kodiaks. He started the following season with the Kodiaks where he stayed with Terry and Brian Sikstrom. He was traded to the Brooks Bandits where he holds the record for the first fight in Bandits history. While in Brooks he stayed with Kelli Golby. He played a few more years of Junior B in Killam and then for the Consort Comets and then the Coronation Royals. He met friends from every place he played throughout his hockey years and remained close with everyone.
During high school Travis worked at McKenzie Motors and then the Coronation Veterinary Clinic. Jack Muggaberg always said he should have become a vet because he was so calm and had a natural way with the animals. One summer he worked laying flooring and carpet and many of his buddies used that to their advantage when moving into places of their own. After high school Travis worked with Allan Quast on his Vac Truck. In 2000 he began working for Bob Williamson running the spreader truck. The next spring he began working for Derek Woods on the crew truck. In the fall of 2003 he began his career with Apache Canada.
He moved to town when he was 20 and while living there he met Jaime Anhorn. The two of them moved back to the farm in 2006, where they lived in his Grandma Mabel’s house. The two of them together began to travel. Together they tried to see as many baseball games as they could. They traveled to San Francisco, New York, LA and Seattle to watch baseball. They also made trips to Louisiana, Mexico, Victoria and Vancouver. In 2008, Travis and Jaime built a house on the farm where he loved to garden and cook. Travis loved his animals. He rescued a kitten one fall and named her Biffle. Then in October 2007 he got a puppy, Bailey, who was more of a child than a dog to Travis. The two of them loved to play catch. In June 2009 Jaime and Travis were married. On March 16, 2010 Travis and Jaime had a big, beautiful boy, Lincoln George. Travis passed away peacefully at home on the morning of October 4, 2010 at the age of 28. Travis is survived by his loving wife Jaime and son Lincoln; his parents George and Arlana; sisters Tricia (Dionne) Elliott and Candice (Tim) Bussing; his nieces Sydney, Payton, Bronwen, Sydney and Sara; his nephew Braxton; and his grandparents Bill and Bea Lindmark; sister-in-law Danelle Anhorn; his father-in-law Lorne Anhorn; his mother-in-law Wendy Anhorn (Mike Bain); and Jaime’s grandparents Art and Jeanne Anhorn. He will also be forever remembered by his many aunts, uncles, cousins and his many dear friends. Travis was predeceased by his grandparents John and Mabel Glazier.
TRIBUTE by Tricia & Candice Travis always had good taste in friends, which has been evident these last few months. The Golby sisters, as Travis liked to call them, would come out in the morning in their Pajama pants and spend the day watching sports, napping and bantering back and forth. At any function in town Travis would be sitting in the centre of a group of guys laughing and telling stories. Travis would do anything to help out any one of his friends and we found out any one of them would do the same especially when Travis needed them the most. He made friends easily and many of his friendships started during childhood and lasted through adulthood. Travis was the most patient, kind person I know. No matter how many times you brought him a glass of water he always said thank you. He was always concerned that he might be putting you out. Three weeks ago when he stayed at our house in Calgary he thought he should be the one sleeping on the floor not Tim and I. I am sure that all of the nurses would agree that he was one of the easiest patients to care for. In fact they thought so highly of him that they fought to keep him on their unit when there was talk of moving him.
Travis became a father figure at the age of 17. When I was expecting Sydney, Travis would talk to my tummy. He was at the hospital while I was in labour and he crawled into the bed to rub my back for me. He made sure each one of his nieces and his nephew knew that they were special to him. He was the favourite uncle. We knew long before Lincoln was born that he would make the best dad. He always had a loving smile on his face watching Lincoln do anything. We always called Travis our gentle giant he was so laid back. But it seemed that as soon as he laced up his hockey skates that changed. He played with heart. Brad Golby tells a story how after a game Travis was holding his shoulder funny. Brad asked him what happened, Travis replied “I dislocated my shoulder”. Brad then asked when it happened and Travis says “in the first period”. He was never known to be a complainer.
Travis loved his movies and tv shows. He could quote any movie he had ever seen, even if it was only once. Lots of times he would be talking and we would wonder what he was saying but it would be some line from a movie. He would watch re runs of anything. He loved Seinfeld, Simpsons, Family Guy, Diners Drive Ins and Dives and any 80’s movie. When he was just 3, he knew how to run the VCR so that he could watch Winnie the Pooh. Tricia and I always joked about Travis being the favourite. We never really minded because he was our favourite as well. On Travis’ day off he made sure to come over to Mom’s for coffee and often stay for lunch. Travis enjoyed canning with Mom. Every recipe could be made better with a jalapeno pepper. Travis loved his family. He would always call Dad to make sure that he was making the right decisions. Travis was once given a warning for having the largest cell phone bill of anyone at Apache as he was always trying to keep in touch with his family. Travis was a caring attentive husband. One time when Jaime was cooking a meal for mom and dad she told Travis she would like some napkin rings. So Travis went out to the shop and cut some 1″ pipe, sanded and painted it and brought them back. Jaime still has those today even though they tear the napkins. Travis tried to have supper on the table for when Jaime got home from work. Throughout the last 7 months, he was more concerned about how Jaime was doing than himself.
Travis made everyone that knew him a better person. He was never out to impress anybody, he was always happy with what he had. For him being our younger brother, Tricia and I both looked up to him. He has always been a hero to me. I know that some of you here today knew Travis well and some just a little, but I hope that when everyone leaves here today they take a little piece of Travis with them.
The memorial service to honor Travis’ life took place at the Coronation Community Centre, Coronation, Alberta on Friday, October 8, 2010 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Sue Hertell officiating. Dionne Elliott and Tim Bussing presented the obituary and a poem. Travis’ sisters Tricia Elliott and Candice Bussing shared their memories of their brother. Lindsey Smith wrote and read a poem about Life’s Little Miracle. A video tribute by Ryan & Stacey Schedlosky was played during the service. Steve Arsenault sang the recessional song “The Rose”. Active Pallbearer was Jeff Golby. Honorary Pallbearers were Dionne Elliott, Tim Bussing, Travis Golby, Jayden Hewitt, Mark Chan, Aaron Chan, Ryan Schedlosky, Derek Woods, Hally Walgenbach, Colin Pekrul, Mat Ponto, Shae Pon, Tyler Bullick, Logan Sieger, Selena Arsenault, Kevin Glazier, Ryan Lindmark, Kevin Thornton, Randy Bartlett, Brad Golby, Steve McLean, Nathan Cook, Dallas Grant and Quinn Morettin. The interment took place at the Coronation Cemetery. Following the interment family and friends gathered at the Community Centre for a time of visiting and reminiscing. A beautiful lunch was prepared and served by the Sunshine Club. In Travis’ honor, memorial contributions may be made to the Team Travis Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting Travis’ rare cancer, made payable to Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer, or to The Trust Fund for Lincoln Glazier, Coronation TD Canada Trust made payable to Dionne Elliott, or to Coronation Hospital Foundation in care of Coronation Funeral Home, Box 35, Coronation, AB, T0C 1C0. You may send your condolences by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Heather Caseley of CORONATION FUNERAL HOME entrusted with the funeral arrangements. 403-578-2928. “Knowledge, Experience And Professionalism With A Personal Touch”