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Born: Nov 21, 1953

Date of Passing: Jul 13, 2020

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November 21, 1953 - July 13, 2020

Glen grew up on the family farm north of Killarney, Manitoba. Glen attended Northcote School. He later attended Killarney High School after the farm was sold and the family moved into the town of Killarney.
In high school, Glen found a love of football, and loved playing for his school's team, and was a lifelong fan of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Glen was able to attend many Bomber games and even a few Grey Cups. Needless to say, he was very excited when the Bombers won the Grey Cup last year.
Another love of Glen's was swimming. He grew up swimming in the Pembina River, Killarney Lake and Lake William during family reunions. Later as an adult, Glen learned how to scuba dive and was able to take many scuba diving trips with his friends.
Glen was a lifelong animal lover, with an especially soft spot for cats. As a child, he would carry up the yellow farm cat to his room, where the cat would stay with him until he fell asleep and then return out to the barn for the night. Over the years, Glen opened up his heart and home to many cats, which he would tell tales of their adventures and personalities at family dinners and gatherings.
Glen was a computer whiz before many in his family even understood what a computer was. He attended Red River College for electronics, and worked for many years at Advance Electronics, working on air conditioners and remote car start installations. Later, he worked at Absolute Autoguard, where he worked on remote car start installations and outfitting police and conservation officer vehicles. Recently, Glen worked as an Inventory Manager. Glen was always happy to take a look at your vehicle and help install any new gadgets that were purchased. Glen owned many favourite cars over the years such as his Mustang, Cadillac and Lincoln, and then shocked the family when he purchased a magic van in the 1980s.
Glen was also an avid reader. He was well versed on current events and sports. He was the go-to guy for any questions we had on cars and electronics. He always seemed to "know a guy" to help us out with anything his family needed. Glen was very outgoing and loved spending time with his many friends, often going to see them after work and on weekends. He remained a loyal, longtime friend with his childhood friends from Killarney, and many others he accrued over the years.
Glen is predeceased by his parents, Florence (née Scott) and Albin (Albert) Faaren. His sister Flora Nordman and brother-in-law Dennis Nordman, his brother Alvin Faaren and sister-in-law Florence Faaren (née Johnson), and niece Tammy Faaren.
He is survived by loving nieces, Lisa (Arnie) Beraro, and Gina (Phil) Fleury and nephews, Conrad (Kathy) Nordman and Greg (Kathy) Faaren. He was also a proud great-uncle to Holly (Devin), Adam, Kirsten, Liam, Riley, Mikayla, Anna and Ryan. He was also a great-great-uncle to Lucina and Jaxon.
Glen will be remembered for his unique, deep, comforting laugh, his large "teddy bear" presence, and how great of a friend and family member he was.
As per Glen's wishes, there will not be a formal funeral, instead a celebration of his life will be held at a later date. His ashes will be laid to rest in the Caribbean waters as he requested.
Instead of flowers, we ask that to honour his memory and love of animals, donations be made in his name to the Winnipeg Humane Society.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 18, 2020

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Used to visit Glen when I lived in the 'Peg. He was working at Advance at that point in time. Always in good humour, always willing to lend a hand/give advice. A great guy! Sincere condolences to the family. - Posted by: brett (friend ) on: May 30, 2021

  • Our heartfelt sympathy and condolences to his family, for the loss of such a great man. Glen and William have been close friends since they went to school together in Killarney and when they moved to Winnipeg, they lived together with Bruce and Jack for many years. There were many wonderful times to be had over the years, such as the trip they took to New Orleans with Lance Carlson; the trip to Toronto to see the Grey Cup with Jack Shaw, Lenny Bloom, and Bruce Sharp; and the many visits to The Bucket with all of our friends. Arbedar, my friend. You will surely be missed. - Posted by: William Boyce (longtime friend) on: Jul 21, 2020

  • On travels to B.C. and noticed Glen's obituary in the online paper. I commend the person who put together this obituary because you got him down to a tee - wonderful characterization of his personality and his amazing ability to analyze, install, and fix automotive electronic gadgets. It was a shock to find out about his passing because Glen and a few of us old school mates had just said goodbye to another one of our school friends (Wayne Bell) last fall. As senior citizens now, it hits a little closer to home when a friend you have known for decades is suddenly gone. As his friends get together, I am sure there will be much reminiscing about a whole variety of fun activities done with Glen. May your soul enjoy the Caribbean - RIP. - Posted by: David Green (Friend (from grade school to high school to now)) on: Jul 19, 2020

  • Glen was a long time friend who joined us over the years in our home on Christmas Eve for good food, drinks and laughter. We saw each other regularly throughout the years and shared beers, laughs and lots of conversation over any topic you can imagine. He will be missed. - Posted by: Bob Daye (Friend) on: Jul 18, 2020

  • My sincere sympathy to Glen's family for your loss. Glen's Aunt Clara was my Grandma. His obituary was well written and very interesting to read. I am glad I was able to attend the Faaren-Abrahanson reunion back in the 90's with my Mom in Winnipeg.🙏 Sincerely, Janice Howie & family. - Posted by: Janice Howie (First cousin once removed) on: Jul 18, 2020

  • Our hearts ache for the family at the loss of this gentle giant. He could solve any situation with a "NO PROBLEM" and a smile. We are better for having known him. Rest in peace my friend. - Posted by: Lance and Carole Carlson (lifelong friends) on: Jul 18, 2020

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