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Born: Oct 08, 1949

Date of Passing: Jul 31, 2020

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October 8, 1949 - July 31, 2020

It is with deep and profound sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of William Glenn McFetridge.
At home and among his friends, Glenn will be remembered for his thoughtfulness, kind demeanour, curiosity about the world, and his uncanny ability to spill his breakfast, lunch or dinner on his t-shirt, which was often on backwards or inside out.
The North Star of his family, he loved watching his family buzz around, providing an ever-calming presence when the buzz became too busy. Always kind and patient, even when teaching his children how to drive a manual car. He was remarkably funny, often unwittingly, through his quips about life and his pronunciation of the word orange.
He had a full and adventurous life, travelled to 23 countries, across five continents, including the rainforests of Costa Rica and the beaches of Thailand. His love of travel came from his deep knowledge of history, and an almost supernatural knowledge of geography and maps.
Glenn was committed to public service, a member of the Manitoba Bar Association for over 30 years. His career with the Government of Manitoba culminated as General Counsel and Team Leader of Litigation for the Department of Justice Legal Services. Glenn was a distinguished and respected lawyer who argued at all levels of court.
At the time of his passing, he was enjoying retirement, spending time with family and his cat, Bootsie, keeping up with the news, watching Winnipeg teams, cooking, gardening, meeting with his friends for 'after work' drinks, and continuing his weekly tradition of breakfast with his long-time friend George.
Glenn is survived by his loving wife Marjorie Webb, brother Robert (Sharon) McFetridge, children, Sean and Taylor (Lane), stepdaughter Trinda Frovich (Dale), and mother-in-law Edna Webb. He also survives in the memories of his many friends and extended family.
Due to COVID, a private interment will be held at Elmwood Cemetery; a Celebration of Life will be held at a future date.
In lieu of flowers, donate to the charity of your choice or buy yourself more lightbulbs and batteries. Glenn always said you could never have enough.

Love and miss you always.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 08, 2020

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • I met Glenn a few years ago when we were representing our respective provinces in a lengthy trial in Ottawa. Fortunately for me we were on the same side. He was a great lawyer. More importantly he was a terrific guy just to talk to. He had a certain warmth about him, and I can still hear that chuckle. My sincere condolences to the family. Glenn will be greatly missed. - Posted by: Len Marsello (colleague) on: Aug 21, 2020

  • I had the pleasure of working on a matter with Glenn. He was always a kind and relaxed person to be around and did not want time with posturing or unnecessary words. Glenn was a respected and experienced role model for the legal profession. Lots of love and support to Glenn's family and friends. - Posted by: Vanessa Glasser (Colleague) on: Aug 20, 2020

  • My condolences to the family. What a terrible loss. I was a transportation lawyer in the 1980’s and 90’s and Glenn was the lawyer for the Motor Transport Board of Manitoba. We usually appeared on matters before the Manitoba Court of Appeal, sometimes on the same time, sometimes on opposite sides. He was always the same: a well-prepared, tremendous litigator, straight to the facts, no gamesmanship. He was always respectful and patient, with a great sense of humour and a wonderful laugh. It was always a pleasure to work on a file with him. It is a loss for the profession and the community. - Posted by: Robert Gabor QC (Colleague) on: Aug 18, 2020

  • I was shocked to hear of Glenn's passing. I had worked opposite Glenn on a few litigation matters when I was in private practice and admired him greatly. He was always a gentleman and he was an incredible litigator. I was lucky enough to work with him for a number of years at Civil Legal Services. He was such a calming influence and unfailingly kind to everyone. It is an understatement to say that he was beloved by his co-workers and highly respected as a lawyer. He deserved a long and happy retirement. I send my sincerest condolences to Marjorie and his children. - Posted by: Daron Dolynchuk (colleague and friend) on: Aug 09, 2020

  • My condolences to his family. - Posted by: Bruce Gibson (Work) on: Aug 08, 2020

  • My deepest sympathies to the McFetridge family. I got to know Glenn during my tenure as Manager of Land Acquisition Services with Crown Lands and Property Agency. Glenn's knowledge of expropriation law was invaluable and his always calm and purposeful demeanor reassuring. He never got rattled, was always a gentleman and viewed contested hearings in a realist yet optimistic light. I'm saddened to learn of his passing while grateful to have know him. Glenn will be missed. - Posted by: Ken Dzogan (Client & colleague) on: Aug 08, 2020

  • I worked with Glenn at the Government of Manitoba. He was dedicated to his profession and provided excellent service to Justice Legal Services and its clients. He had a quiet sense of humour and was a man of great integrity. My sincere condolences to his family. I have made a donation to a Lebanese Relief Fund in honour of Glenn's worldwide interests. - Posted by: John Rislahti (Former co-worker at Government of Manitoba) on: Aug 08, 2020

  • I was very sorry to hear of Glen's passing. I had the honour of working with him while I Chaired the Manitoba Liquor Control Commission and he was our legal council. He had a quiet sense of humour and always gave us wise council. My condolences to the family. Carmen Nedohin (formerly Neufeld) - Posted by: Carmen Nedohin (Friend) on: Aug 08, 2020

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