Reeve Glenn Doncaster was born in North Bay, Ontario and raised in Deep River where he attended Cockcroft and Keys Public Schools as well as McKenzie High School. Glenn graduated OAC at Brantford Collegiate High School while trying to progress in a career of hockey. Not being successful in becoming a member of any NHL hockey club Glenn moved on to continue to focus on his education. He then completed a Diploma in Computer Technology from the Control Data Institute and embarked on a career with Xerox Canada Ltd. While with Xerox, Glenn held a number of positions including Senior Customer Service Professional, Team Leader and Product Training Specialist. These positions were located in Ottawa, Toronto and various cities in the USA. In 1995, Glenn left his employ with Xerox Canada Ltd. to pursue a number of private business ventures. Since this time he has owned and started a number of businesses in Renfrew County, including Valley Electronics, Advanced Electronic Innovations, Vertex Consulting and Digital Copy Xpress.
In 2003, Glenn married his high school sweetheart Susan and raised their daughter Megan in Deep River. At the point in time when Megan was graduating from Wilfrid Laurier University, Susan and Glenn adopted two girls from the Toronto area, Autumn (2.5 years) and her sister Melina at birth. Suddenly in 2017 Glenn lost his wife and life partner to cancer. He is currently, living and raising, with the help of his eldest daughter Megan the 18,15 year girls and three Grandsons in Deep River. The Doncaster family enjoys spending their summers on the beautiful Ottawa River boating with friends and extended family.
Glenn has 21 years of experience on Deep River Council, 6 years as a Councillor, 7 years as Deputy Mayor and the past 8 as the Reeve. Glenn has was on the FCM Board of Directors in 2018 and a Committee member in 2019-2021. Once again in 2022 Glenn was elected to the Board of Director and elected as the Vice-Chair of the Rural Forum He is also currently the Director of a mission group “Floors for Families” that travels to the Yamasa area of the Dominican Republic annually to install cement floors in homes of families in need.
Phone: (613) 584-2000