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Born: Dec 16, 1942

Date of Passing: Jan 26, 2020

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December 16, 1942 - January 26, 2020

It is with sadness we announce the passing of Glen Kingsley at the St. Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg, MB.
Glen will be missed and forever loved by his wife Donna (the love of his life); children, Brian (Jaye) Kingsley and Sandra (Jamie) Johnson; grandchildren, Clara and Molly Kingsley, Daniel and Ally Johnson; sister Shirley Sigurdson; mother-in-law Jean Laing; brothers-in-law Sheldon Simpson and David (Doreen) Barton; along with numerous nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends and neighbours.

He was predeceased by his father and mother Robert and Ina Kingsley, sister Ethel Barton, father-in-law John Laing, brother-in-law Jon Sigurdson, and sister-in-law Patricia Simpson.

Glen was born in Eriksdale and lived on the farm in the Clydebank District. He attended Clydebank and Eriksdale schools. In the 1960's he worked on power lines in Canada and the United States. Through his years working away he would often return in the spring and fall to help his dad with the farming. In the mid 70's he returned to Eriksdale to farm with his dad.
Glen and Donna married in 1979 and established their home in Clydebank and farmed together until his passing. His life was the farm. After selling the cattle in 2012, they enjoyed their winter vacations while continuing to grain farm in the remaining seasons. Glen served on the board of the Eriksdale Credit Union and one term as a Councillor in the former R.M. of Eriksdale. He enjoyed his curling, old time dances and going for drives.
He was a strong supporter of his community. He always found time for coffee with anyone who dropped by and was always willing to lend a hand to his friends and neighbours.
He was very proud of his children and their accomplishments. The grandchildren were the joy of his life.
We will miss his wit, jokes and teasing and will always be thankful for his love, support and the lessons he taught us.
A memorial service to honour Glen's life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at the Eriksdale Recreation Centre with Rev. David Fielder officiating. A luncheon will follow. A family interment will be held at a later date in the Nord Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.
The family would like to thank Dr. Tam and Nurse Practitioner Rose from the Congestive Heart Failure Clinic and staff of the St. Boniface Hospital for their compassionate care. Also thanks to Dr. Soliman from the Eriksdale Clinic and to John and Karen Gray of Arnason Funeral Home for all their help and support.

Arrangements by:
Ashern - Lundar

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 01, 2020

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • Condolences Donna, Brian & Sandra. Sorry we couldn’t make the trip to Eriksdale today. We’ll see you this summer with Mom I hope. MacAulay’s - Posted by: Jeff & Nancy MacAulay (Relatives ) on: Feb 08, 2020

  • So sorry to hear of Glen's passing. I am glad we stopped by last summer. My heart is with you. - Posted by: Bruce Galbraith (Donna's cousin) on: Feb 06, 2020

  • Donna and Family We are deeply sorry about the loss of Glen. As you grieve, know that we are remembering and honouring him. Our deepest sympathies - Posted by: Grenkow and Stewart families (Family Friends ) on: Feb 05, 2020

  • Hello Donna, I am so sorry to hear of Glen's sudden passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this most difficult time. Karen Kaplen - Posted by: Karen Kaplen (Friend) on: Feb 04, 2020

  • Dear Donna & Family So so sorry to hear of Glen’s passing. I was so glad I got to have a phone chat with you both last summer. What a wonderful friend he was and I have so many good memories of my early years spent with Ethel, Glen and the whole Kingsley family. Truly a sad day. Our thoughts are with you Donna. Much love Jan & Ken - Posted by: Jan (Penny) Finlayson (Friend) on: Feb 03, 2020

  • Dear Donna, Bryan, Sandra and Families: We are so very sorry at the loss of this fine gentleman. Glen will always be remembered as an excellent farmer due to hard work and sound management; a man with the utmost degree of integrety who was a pillar in the community and highly respected by all who knew him. Please know that we all share a portion of your great loss. With love and caring. Fred & Laura. - Posted by: Fred & Laura Ross (Friend and neighbor) on: Feb 02, 2020

  • So sorry Donna and family to hear of Glen’s thoughts and prayers are with you all at this assured I would be with you at GLEN’s memorial..but as you know it is not possible.....Hugs and prayers my Reita - Posted by: Reita Anderson (Cousin) on: Feb 01, 2020

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