It is with profound sadness I announce the passing of my brother Glenn Wayne Reed. He is survived by his brother Brian, sister Christine, and niece Sarah. Glenn was a kindhearted and mild mannered individual who will forever be missed by his family and closest friends, and is remembered by all who knew him. He lived in Victoria for the last 13 years of his life. I started to connect much better with my brother over the last few years and that growth started after our mother died. He would have been around 9 when our dad split, I was 11 my sister 6. A moment all our lives changed with the loss of a complete family unit. That damage is always significant, even if you move on with full confidence in your own success. I was angry with my brother back then for some of his antics, but we all grew more wiser since. That is why it’s sad for me, because Glenn became a very compassionate person. The human condition that is the most precious and sacred to own. My Sister and I got to see Glenn about two years ago and we are grateful for that. Since then I started connecting with my brother even more and we had many good conversations, we could talk on extraordinary levels as sometimes only siblings can do. I know he cherished deeply his friendships and spoke of his friends often revealing how much they meant to him. Since September during the smoke filled air from the fires burning in Washington his C.O.P.D started worsening and this struggle eventually took his life away at 57. His ashes were spread on the rocky shores of Port Renfrew next to an evergreen tree.