Glen May of Oil Springs

It is with great sadness that the family of GLEN SYDNEY MAY announces his passing at the age of 76 at Fiddick’s Nursing Home in Petrolia on Saturday, April 14, 2012.  He was a very loving husband to Betty (nee Kelly)(2010).  He will be greatly missed by his loving and devoted children; son Terry May (Noris) of Petrolia, daughters Cheryl Mitchell (Dale) and Sandra Wagner (Larry), both of Oil Springs, sons Randy May (Lisa) of Chatham, and Kevin May (Kelly) of North Bay, and a daughter-in-law Deb May (Murray) of Oil Springs. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Stephanie Faubert (Mike), Matt May (Jenn Welch), Farinne Mitchell (Wade Watson), Cam Mitchell, Tyler Wagner (Thera), Travis Wagner, Jamie Siopidis (Carla), Cody May, Candice May, Brittany May, Janelle May, Hannah May, and Stacey Lawrence. He will also be sadly missed by his great grandchildren which he adored so much, Rebecca, Alex and Devon Faubert, Jaylin Wagner, and Blair Siopidis.   Glen will be sadly missed by his sister Bernice Whiting (Gord) of Petrolia, brother Ron May (Cheryl) of Wallaceburg, sister-in-law Virginia Sauve of Petrolia, and brother-in-law Ross Bradshaw of Wilkesport, several nieces and nephews, and an aunt Hazel Sinclair of London whom he adored.  He will also be missed by Betty’s loving family in Barrie.  Glen was predeceased by his parents Alfred and Lulu May, a sister Fay Bradshaw and a brother Carl May. Glen served in the Royal Canadian Air Force as an airplane mechanic and instructor before retiring in 1974 and coming home to Oil Springs. He then worked for Air Ontario in Sarnia and London.  Later he owned his own business teaching airplane mechanics.  He was a volunteer firefighter in Oil Springs for 30 years, sat on the council of the Village of Oil Springs, and was active with the Oil Springs United Church.  Glen loved to play golf.  The Family would like to thank the staff at Fiddick’s Nursing Home for the wonderful, compassionate care they gave Dad over the past year, and the staff at C.E.E. Hospital, Petrolia for the wonderful care he received as a patient.   Visitors will be received on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia where a funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.  Rev. Jim White officiating.  Interment will be in Oil Springs Cemetery.  Royal Canadian Legion Br. 535 will conduct a memorial service on Tuesday at 6:45 p.m.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Oil Springs United Church, C.E.E. Hospital Foundation, or Fiddick’s Nursing Home Activity Fund.  Memories, pictures, and condolences may be shared on-line at

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