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Trevor Ronald Irvine Gleddie

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Trevor grew up tending equipment and thousands of sheep with his border collie on a farm in Tilley, Alta. At Prairie Bible Institute, Three Hills, Alta., he met Joan. After they married, Trevor worked on Joan’s family ranch in South Dakota. He found joy restoring order to broken machines, building things, cultivating the land. After unexpectedly returning to Canada, Trevor trained as an aircraft mechanic. He worked away from his family for a short time in Whitehorse, Yukon, maintaining a helicopter and fighting off bears from his tent. The family relocated when he worked at a Minnesota airport, until a large aircraft strike left him without work. His father proposed a partnership among the brothers at the Gleddie Ranch, and the family packed their bags for a promising future. In 1974, Trevor and Joan seized the opportunity to buy their own farm in Brooks, Alta. To supplement their income, Trevor worked as a heavy-duty mechanic at the John Deere dealership, where he gained a reputation as “the baler man.” In 1984, Trevor and Joan moved to be closer to their girls attending Trinity Western University, Langley, B.C. Trevor used his mechanical skills at Friesen Equipment and Fraserway RV until he retired in 2003. Trevor and Joan did a mission trip to the Philippines in 1991. At church, Trevor directed choirs and cantatas, joined boards, and led Bible studies. He served The Gideons and helped found Cebu Children’s Shelter Society of Canada. He delighted in his grandchildren.

  • Birth: July 16, 1939
  • Birthplace:
    Medicine Hat, Alta.
  • Death: January 26, 2018
  • Parents:
    Trygve & Hedevig Gleddie
  • Married:
    Joan Lomheim, June 26, 1964
  • Family:
    Joan; daughters Wendy (Alex) Wray, Brenda (Terry) Friesen, Angie (Rob) Koslowsky; 8 grandchildren
  • Church:
    South Abbotsford (B.C.); Clearbrook MB, Abbotsford