Remembering Glen Davis
Glen Davis was a tremendous benefactor in protecting Canada’s wild spaces and species, as well as a friend and mentor to environmentalists across the country. Sierra Club of Canada staff and volunteers are deeply saddened by his death, and wish to extend their condolences to his wife Mary Alice and his family.
“Glen was the greatest wilderness philanthropist in Canada in my opinion,” said Stephen Hazell, executive director of Sierra Club of Canada. “He generously supported numerous initiatives of Sierra Club of Canada, World Wildlife Fund Canada and other groups for several decades, from protecting wild lands and waters in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and the North, improving forest conservation practices, and saving species at risk such as grizzly bears and woodland caribou.”
“Glen’s approach was always to fund the people who campaign for wilderness protection such as Elizabeth May, Monte Hummel, John Broadhead and Dianne Pachal. It was a great honour as well as a privilege for me to be one of his people,” said Hazell.
Although he never sought the limelight, Glen achieved tremendous results for Canada’s ecosystems: new national and provincial parks; better environmental laws and policies; and improved environmental practices by mining, forestry, and oil and gas companies.
Glen’s vision, dedication and long-standing commitment to protecting Canada’s wilderness and wildlife will not be forgotten.
Sierra Club of Canada is grateful to him beyond the power of words to describe.