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Glen Madison Manley Mitchell
February 21, 1943 - April 6, 2012
I am getting started on this page several days late, so I am retroactively copying postings from his FaceBook page.
Although it is my intention to give credit to the initial authors, these re-postings will look like they came from me. 

A Thank-You from Dean McCoy

posted Apr 24, 2012, 8:28 PM by Scully McQuillan   [ updated Apr 24, 2012, 8:30 PM ]

would like to take the time to say THANK YOU to all that came and helped set up for Glens Wake. Without the crew from McDara the week before cleaning up the site Glen's Wake would not have happened, there was so much to do. So thank you to all of the McDara crew that made that happen !!! The day of the wake for Sue and I started at 6:00 am. .We made it on site by 9:00 am, by 10:00 am we had a crew to start setting up. By 3:00 pm we were done setting up. Without all those friends from both McDara and QME helping we would not have been able to accomplish the job! THANK YOU TO ALL FOR MAKING GLEN'S WAKE JUST WHAT GLEN WOULD HAVE WANTED.

all who sang, played music and told wonderful stories about Glen, THANK YOU. To Rick Lainhart, THANKS FOR THE PIG :), to Donna and James, THANK YOU FOR MAKING SUCH A WARM, HEARTFILLED SLIDESHOW OF GLEN'S LIFE. I THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR DOING THAT! IT WAS AWESOME!

To Tom and Patty THANK YOU for being so GREAT and for allowing us to have the wake at GLEN'S home away from home. THANK YOU for lending us the tables and chairs and allowing us to run over the preset time.

I want to THANK EVERYONE who stayed and helped clean up and tear down McDara on Sunday. We all know how tired you were, and your unselfish
contribution was GREATLY APPRECIATED by Sue and I as we were so out of energy by then.

LASTLY, I want to THANK Glen's family who allowed us to return just a hint of the love back to them and Glen that he has shown us throughout the years.
Life is Good.


posted Apr 19, 2012, 8:17 PM by Scully McQuillan   [ updated Apr 19, 2012, 8:18 PM ]

Once inside the park itself, there will be signs directing you to the parking area. Park and walk through the black gate, where there will be wagons and push carts to load your coolers and personal items on. Follow the signs down the main street to the McDara site. We will have people designated to return the wagons and carts back to the gated area.

In answer to a lot of your questions, we will be having a family style potluck at Glen's wake. Because of the limited electricity to the site, we have to be careful about using too many crock pots. Therefore, please contact me if you are going to use one, so that I can plan ahead. Contact me at if you have any special needs or concerns.

Come and Celebrate the Big Life of a Giant of a Man

posted Apr 19, 2012, 8:03 PM by Scully McQuillan   [ updated Apr 19, 2012, 8:20 PM ]

Ian Scott Mitchell's FaceBook Posting

So in case you hadn’t quite figured it out, My Dad’s Wake is this weekend. It’s being held at the Koronoberg Faire site, in Corona, and it’s off season so they’ve graciously allowed us to use it! Many heartfelt thanks to all who have made this possible. You know who you are and if I started to name names I would miss someone and I do not want to take that chance.

Please visit the QME Facebook Page for more info.

I just wanted to let everyone know that, as far as the Family is concerned, this is a “come as you are” event. The Family will not be “dressing up” … we won’t be wearing Ren. Faire clothes, YOU can if you want, but My Father was Sooooo much more than just Ren. Faire and we are celebrating his WHOLE LIFE, not just one aspect of it. He Surfed, he Raced Motocross, he was a Master Brick Mason, an Artist a Writer and so much more that we just want to make EVERYONE feel comfortable that wants to come and celebrate and mourn with us. So please, feel free to dress as you please. It WILL get cold as the night comes so be prepared!

Finally, I’d like to share this thought… My Dad loved a Banquet, actually my Dad WAS a Banquet… Come one, come all, plenty for everyone! Also, as Ferghus MacRoi, he was King of the Banquet! Our hope is that we can all gather together and eat and drink and reminisce and have one more Feast in honor of the man we all Loved. There will be a loose schedule of events. Dad was not much for structured ceremonies and formalism and such, he liked to just play things by ear. If for some reason you think you “know” how these things should go… FORGET ABOUT IT. We’re just gonna raise a glass or two… say a word or two… and get our hankies wet with tears of sorrow and laughter! So if you feel a need to light a flame or some such thing it best be Sterno to keep the food warm! The King of the Feast would expect nothing less…

Koroneburg Wake - April 21st 4-9pm

posted Apr 11, 2012, 12:43 AM by Scully McQuillan   [ updated Apr 11, 2012, 12:53 AM ]

From Dean McCoy:  It is with great honor that Sue and I have been asked to organize Glen Madison Manley Mitchell's wake. Tom and Patty have graciously agreed to allow us to have the wake at the McDara Site at Koroneburg, This will Not be part of the Festival. Please reserve April 21st on your calendar. The celebration of Glen's life will be from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm. More information will be posted in the next couple of days. If anyone has any questions or would like to help, please feel free to contact me at

I have asked Donna and James Mancini to make the slideshow tribute to Glen. If you have digital files or photos for this, please contact her at If you have any questions, please contact Donna or myself at

Thank you Donna and James for your help.
More information to come. Thanks!

William Berger - April 7 at 7:30am

posted Apr 11, 2012, 12:39 AM by Scully McQuillan   [ updated Apr 11, 2012, 12:39 AM ]

My friend and mentor crossed the water yesterday. And last night, what I used to think of as a Full Moon became for me a Fergus Moon. I have always seen the rabbit in it… it is now a Were Rabbit.
Let us not forget the stories he told. They require re-telling.

Dean McCoy - April 7 at 12:00am

posted Apr 11, 2012, 12:18 AM by Scully McQuillan   [ updated Apr 11, 2012, 12:40 AM ]

In our life paths cross and if we are lucky we make friends. It is rare that everything lines up in this world and some friends grow to be dear and best friends . Some say BFF and some say dearest friend. I can count on my hands that I have the privelege to say dear friend. This afternoon my dear best friend Glen left the earth and passed to the heavens . My heart is filled with sadness in his pasting. He will be missed by many for he touch so many hearts.

There are so many things about my dear friend that I will miiss,his laugh, his kindness to all that met him, his lust for life, his great grin that he gave to me for the food that I made at McDara Village. I think the most I will miss is hearing his tap,tap, tap and clink,clink,clink of his hammer next to me carving away on the stone that he was working on under the shade of my fair house at McDara.

I will always remember his saying to all patrons as they walk by or came up to talk to us " All the better for seeing the likes of you " In truth it was that I am better for seeing the likes of my dear friend Glen. He is now with Kate, Annie and our love ones looking down at all of us with thier smiles and love.

Liam Mitchell - April 6 at 11:16pm

posted Apr 11, 2012, 12:01 AM by Scully McQuillan   [ updated Apr 11, 2012, 12:01 AM ]

Today i lost the greatest man i have ever known... i literally went to him for everything and he was always there for me, waiting with open arms. when i was a little boy he he was the strongest man on earth. he was a lover and a fighter. he had found the perfect balance between the two. as i grew older he taught me many different trades. he showed me that being a hard worker and getting my hands d...irty was what i wanted to do in life. he is the reason im such a hard worker today... when i was in high school i got into a lot of trouble but he was always the first person to give me a hug and tell me i was going to be ok. he took me in when i had no where to go. he saved my life. i am who i am today because of this man. he taught me all the morals i live by today and i wouldnt be alive today if it wasnt for him. January 1st 2008 he called to see how i was doing and if i wanted to hang out with some crazy people. that day i changed my life around thanks to him... He was 1 of 2 men that could make me cry with just a hug... he was My grandfather, A father, My mentor........ and my best friend for 20 years. Rest in peace Papa. you will be missed more than you could ever imagine. i love you Glen Madison Manley Mitchell...

Rebecca Schoenfeld Vidas - April 6 at 10:40pm

posted Apr 10, 2012, 11:58 PM by Scully McQuillan

Oh Glen... Oh no. A true warrior heart, a kind and just hero.
The table is getting crowded in Tir Na n'Og.
We stand yet again on the shore, with tears in our eyer saying "there he goes, there he goes"...
And on the other shore stands Cate, singing "here he comes here he comes"....

Rick Lainhart - April 6 at 10:11pm

posted Apr 10, 2012, 11:55 PM by Scully McQuillan   [ updated Apr 10, 2012, 11:56 PM ]

You were to so many Papa, Fergus, the Leader, the word of truth...but you were to most the family member that was always at the head of the table to tells us the good in everything that life could give... you my friend were to me the brother that stood by all no matter what, and still love us for what we were...Thank you for that...tell Cate, Anne and so many more to keep the glasses full and the stories going as we will add ours in the end and God or whomever will be blessed to hear the tales we tell of the life we shared...good winds, calm seas and many adventures ahead my friend...with love from my heart to you and the family.

Captain and crew of the good ship "Revenge"

Shayne McGuire - April 6 at 10:01pm

posted Apr 10, 2012, 11:53 PM by Scully McQuillan

Glen, Kate, and JJ together again.

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