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Born: Jan 28, 1965
Date of Passing: Sep 11, 2019Offer Condolences or Memory
He leaves behind his beloved wife Eileen, his children, Laura (JD), Sarah (Stuart), and Scott (Amanda); his beautiful first grandchild Brooke; stepdaughter Gailene (Jeff) and their children, Taya and Conner; his father John; mother of his children, Jill; extended family, and his work family at Gourmet Coffee.
Glen was born in Winnipeg on January 28, 1965 and moved to Faulkner, Manitoba at the age of six to begin a new life as a country boy. He could be seen driving up and down the farm road on any number of vehicles: his tractor, his motorcycle, his Kitty Cat, the snowmobile with the Cat Cutter trailing behind and later, in his Dad's white 1969 Ford truck, often with his faithful dog Sheba at his side. Glen attended Steep Rock School where many friendships were forged. He graduated from Ashern Central School in 1983 and then Autobody Repair from Red River College. After working in the courier service, Glen began at Gourmet Coffee where he worked for 27 years. It was there that he enjoyed the freedom of the open road and creating relationships with his clients.
Throughout his life, Glen relished time spent at his Grandma's cottage at Brereton Lake. He loved to be out in his boat or on the jet ski, trying to eject his kids from the tubes trailing behind, often with his faithful dog Sable at his side. He loved to BBQ and spend time around the fire spinning tall tales or just spending time with Eileen.
Glen was predeceased by his much loved little brother and best friend Bruce in 1997, his mother Marjorie in 2005, and his biological father Asher in 2017. All three had a profound impact on Glen that shaped who he was. His greatest joys were his wife, his children, whom he loved so much, and his granddaughter Brooke.
There will be a Celebration of Life held at Dakota Lawn Bowling Centre (1212 Dakota Street) on Sunday, September 29 at 2:00 p.m. Casual dress is encouraged.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Dream Factory, call 204-989-4010 or at www.thedreamfactory.ca/donate.
Glen has been cremated and will be left at the lake, his favourite place in the world, where he can enjoy the sunsets forever.
"Yeah when I get where I'm going, There'll be only happy tears, I will shed the sins and struggles, I have carried all these years, And I'll leave my heart wide open, I will love and have no fear, Yeah when I get where I'm going, Don't cry for me down here."
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 21, 2019
Condolences & Memories (9 entries)
So very sad for All the Sander Families, in hearing of Glen's death. We want to convey to You, John, and ALL the Family; "Our Deepest" and, "Most Heartfelt Sympathy" in this time of Deep Sadness ...Sincerely sent, from Janet Jundt and Family, and, Ron McCurdy - Posted by: Janet Jundt (aquaintance) on: Sep 28, 2019
I ordered the supplies from Gourmet every week for the funeral home and Glen with bounce in his step would deliver our order every Friday. If there was ever a glitch, he fixed it! He was friendly and said hello to everyone. We would share pleasantries then we both discovered his favourite place to be, the cottage at Brereton, was right next door to my dearest friend’s cottage where I would visit! Small world. I remember him sharing about his family all the time and how joyful he was when he announced he and Eileen were getting married! He couldn’t stop smiling! He will be missed. My sincere condolences to his dear family. - Posted by: Donna Sorokowski (Client - ordered from Gourmet for Glen Lawn Funeral Home) on: Sep 28, 2019
I was truly shocked to hear of Glen's passing. For the 5 years we worked together at Gourmet Coffee he came to work with a passion of forming relationships with his country customers. Kin, we would tease him. His smile and kidding around stick with me. My deepest condolences to you Eileen, his children and granddaughter. May he rest in peace at his beloved cottage. - Posted by: Marlene Loewen(Dyck) (Former Co-Worker) on: Sep 27, 2019
Where do I start? I met Glen in grade eight and we were best friends up until high school. We shared a lot of good times back in the day, listening to Kiss records, driving around in my father's truck and beating the crap out of it. I seen Glen years later at the dealership I worked at, he was delivering a Coke machine, I wish I would have kept in touch with him. I’ll miss you Glen, thanks for some great teenage memories. - Posted by: Don Kochie (High school friend ) on: Sep 25, 2019
So sorry to hear of Glen's passing.Heartfelt sadness and support to his family. - Posted by: Sally Rypkema (Friend) on: Sep 24, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Eileen and family during this sad and difficult time. In time, your memories will help you remember the good times that you and Glen had during your time together. - Posted by: Bev & Gene Scharikow (Friends of Eileen ) on: Sep 24, 2019
We were so saddened to hear about Glen's passing, our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to all the family. RIP Glen - Posted by: Lloyd and Chris Smith (Friend) on: Sep 21, 2019
Many times, Glen and I chuckled over the irony of how we met and he came to work at Gourmet. He truly did enjoy the open road and having great relationships with his customers. He will be missed. - Posted by: Trevor Westwood (Co-worker) on: Sep 21, 2019
So incredibly saddened upon hearing of Glennie’s passing. In our ten years of employment together, there were many entertaining memories that won’t be forgotten. - Posted by: Brent Hamel (Former co-worker) on: Sep 21, 2019
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