Douglas Glenn Nelson

Douglas "Glenn" Nelson

(October 30, 1945 - December 30, 2018)


Douglas "Glenn" Nelson of Camrose, Alberta, passed away on Sunday, December 30, 2018 at the age of 73 years.

Whether selling farm machinery or cars, Glenn was quite the salesman. He always enjoyed a good deal. When not selling, you could find Glenn on the farm working the land all hours day and night. He had a zest for life, always up for a good time, helping friends, or rockin' the moves on the dance floor. Over the years his fight with diabetes dampened his passion for life and the added burden of cancer was more than his body could take. He seemed to have no fear, a risk taker his whole life.


In the words of one of his favorite country songs, "You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em ..." and it was his time to fold.

He will be dearly missed.


Left to cherish his memory are his companion Diane Palm; his children Yvonne (Jim Reid) Nelson-Reid of San Antonio Texas, and Gary (Denise) Nelson of Sherwood Park; nine grandchildren; Diane’s children  Roxanne (Chad) Barore, Rod Coykendall, and Joel (Norma) Coykendall; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and siblings Linea (Pete) Wittick of Comox, BC, Loraine (Dwayne) Radke of Bittern Lake, and Gordon (Gail) Nelson of Kelowna, BC.

Glenn was predeceased by his parents John and Mildred Nelson; sister Kathleen Deardoff; and brothers-in-law James Deardoff and Leroy Linden.


As per Glenn’s request no formal funeral service will be held. A celebration of life for Glenn will be held in the summer of 2019.

Inurnment will take place in the Camrose Valleyview Cemetery.


If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions are gratefully accepted to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the charity of one's choice.