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His philanthropic efforts included donations of land for community projects, including his church.
Diagnosed with cancer in February, Art declined chemotherapy and passed away at home on Sept. 1, 2012 at the age of 77.
Like so many, a passion for skiing diverted Glen Lynskey from his expected career and brought him to Whistler.
Born and raised in Toronto, Glen was identified early on as intellectually gifted. He completed a degree in history at the University of Toronto before moving to Whistler in 1971. Tree planting and construction provided income for the first winters spent skiing but gradually construction became his passion. Building houses that incorporated new materials and techniques provided the outlet for his creativity and intellect. His Alta Lake Lumber Company often custom milled wood for houses Glen built.
But beyond his skills as a builder his generosity to others stood out. Glen was frequently a mentor to younger people getting into the construction business and was well respected by other builders.
Glen died Oct. 7, 2012 from complications following a cycling accident. He was 61.
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