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GLEN NORMAN ZIPRICK

Born: Aug 02, 1955

Date of Passing: Sep 10, 2022

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GLEN NORMAN ZIPRICK
August 2, 1955 - September 10, 2022


It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Glen after a sixteen month battle with cancer. He was determined to beat it, and after his initial diagnosis and treatment last May 2021, he was recovering and returning to his favorite activities. He was determined to golf on his birthday last year, and we did just that. Nine holes with two great friends. He saw that as his "return to normal" day and it was our favorite memory during the following 11 months.
Glen was predeceased by his father Norman Ziprick in April 2022. He will be forever loved and missed by his wife Lori (Schettler), mother Noreen Ziprick; siblings, Marilyn, Dennis (Patti) of Brandon, and Carol (Brook) of Whitehorse, Yukon.
Also left to mourn are his in-laws, Ron and Joan Schettler, Jodi and Tim Guenther, Marnie and Rick Dombrowski and Gary and Renee Schettler; nieces and nephews, Brett, Amy, Kirsty, Sarah, Jaedyn, Ryan, Nolan and Jake.
Glen loved life, and he also loved his profession of Financial Advisor. He enjoyed talking to people and he always had time for a conversation. His lifelong passion for the game of tennis was known by all who knew him, and later in life he took up the game of golf, determined to learn how to play well enough to enjoy it. He was a long standing member of Kildonan Tennis Club and a member of the Executive Committee of Tennis Manitoba.
Anyone who knew Glen knew he loved to joke and tease, he loved a good debate, he had nicknames for almost every person he knew, and was one of the most positive thinking people we've ever known. He fought hard through this battle and his family and friends admired his strength.


Rest easy, Zippy... we'll miss you.


Cremation has taken place and as per Glen's wishes a private family/friends Celebration of Life will be held. We know Glen had friends far and wide, so to all of you, the next time you tee up on the first hole or grab your tennis racket for a game, do it in Glen's honor. He would love that.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba or a charity of your choice.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 24, 2022

Condolences & Memories (18 entries)

  • Just learned of Glen's passing from another tennis friend visiting recently. I remember Glen from the first time I met him in the 70s when he came to Regina to play a tournament. We met again a few years ago when we were playing in the Sr. Nationals in Vancouver. He was a great competitor, but always fair, and a joy to play. I always enjoyed visiting Winnipeg, and was fortunate to have a hit with him when we last passed through the 'Peg. Many fond memories; I was hoping to see him again soon now that the pandemic was easing. Sincerest condolences to his family and friends. - Posted by: Dennis Ing (Tennis Friend ) on: Oct 28, 2022

  • Great memories of Glen. Always so friendly. Such a sad loss. - Posted by: Peggy Ansons (Tennis) on: Oct 21, 2022

  • Very sad to hear this news. Glen was my doubles partner for a few years in the 80s and "Team Tall" had a pretty good run in the tournaments and did not get lobbed very often! His nickname for me was "big galoot", always delivered with that characteristic laugh. I thought it rather funny too, given that I was only about half an inch taller! We hadn't talked for many years but I still feel the loss. Rest in Peace, little galoot. - Posted by: Doug Stone (Tennis) on: Oct 15, 2022

  • Thinking of you and your family Lori. May your happy memories give you peace and comfort during this hard time. Larry and I share in your sadness. Take care. - Posted by: Sharon and Larry (Friends) on: Oct 02, 2022

  • My heartfelt blessings to you Lori and all family. Glen was not only my confident during my association with him, he was a friend; and I truly admired his strength of wisdom. Rest well Glen. - Posted by: Diana (Friend) on: Oct 01, 2022

  • We are sad to hear about Glen and please know that we are thinking of you Lori and the entire family. Our deepest sympathies. Alyson & Gary - Posted by: Alyson & Gary (Family friends) on: Sep 30, 2022

  • Sending Lori, and family much love, hugs, and heartfelt condolences. I’ve never had the pleasure of meeting Glen, but I can feel the wonderful warmth, laughter, and love he shared with everyone. Thinking of all of you, and the wonderful love, life, and the treasured memories you share. May they bring you much comfort and peace. ((Hugs)) <3 - Posted by: Cheryl (Family Friend) on: Sep 29, 2022

  • Glen will be missed at the tennis club. He was always encouraging and had some tips on how to improve the game of tennis. Just two days before he passed I spoke with him and he thanked me for all the prayers I prayed while he was going through treatments and illnesses. It came as a big shock to hear he passed as I was looking forward to playing tennis with him again. My condolences to the whole family. May God give you peace and comfort you. - Posted by: Markus Deutsch (Tennis Friend) on: Sep 27, 2022

  • I got to know Glen when we were both members at Rossmere. He was always a joy to golf with and an all-around classy guy. My most recent interaction with Glen was when I was in the hospital last August for a period of 2 weeks. While dealing with his own health issues, he took the time to text me words of encouragement telling me to stay positive. I still have his texts saved on my phone…. “ Hey George. I believe you will be fine and back on the links soon. Onward and upward young fella !!” That’s the kind of man Glen was. Always finding time for others no matter what he was going through. Wish I had known him better than I did. A truly great great man! R.I.P Zippy! - Posted by: George Pichl (Friend) on: Sep 26, 2022

  • To Lori and Family - my sincere condolences. Glen was a wonderful man and a great friend and golf buddy to my late husband Ken. They had an agreement between themselves, if Glen would teach Ken how to play better tennis, Ken would teach Glen how to play better squash. I’m not sure who played a better game of golf, but they loved playing the game together and the comradery it brought them. Ken wasn’t in love with tennis and if he could get out of playing a club or local tournament with me, he would; Glen felt sorry for me and invited me to play a couple of tournaments with him. When I would mess up and lose the point, he would just laugh at me. When I missed a shot and lost the point, I would tell him that was his shot he should have run faster. We had fun and I very much appreciated him playing with me. You and Glen honored us with your presence at my daughters wedding in 2015 “Iain and Ashleigh Crozier” Ken would have loved that Glen was there. Lori, you were married to a lovely, caring, kind & thoughtful man and you will miss him dearly as will many of his friends. May your memories linger close to your heart and last forever. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care of yourself. Nadine Suffron. - Posted by: Nadine Suffron (Friend) on: Sep 26, 2022

  • Our Condolences to Lori and Glen's family. Our hearts go out to you during this time. We will miss Glen for his great smile, energy, wisdom and fun debates on all sorts of topics. Glen looked forward to getting the financial business out of the way so we could share a few laughs while eating homemade chocolate chip cookies and drinking tea. Rest in Peace Glen! We will miss you! Bruce, Young Cindy (as Glen would say), Nicole & Courtney Harrison - Posted by: Cindy Harrison (Friends & Clients) on: Sep 25, 2022

  • I’m so sorry for your loss, Lori. I will also miss Glen very much. - Posted by: Mary Parker (Friend) on: Sep 25, 2022

  • Omg when I heard Glen pass, I was very sad. He would always joke with me on the court, Glen being so tall and I so short. He was a great player and had a beautiful smile. R.I.P. Glen the tennis and golf gods are looking over you. - Posted by: Cindy Kaston-Radford (Friend) on: Sep 24, 2022

  • Our association with Glen was several years ago, we still have fond memories of our time with him. We express our sincere condolences to Lori and family - Posted by: Orville & Joyce Spakowski (Friends and clients) on: Sep 24, 2022

  • We knew Glen from years ago at the Winnipeg Canoe Club. Facing him & his partner in a tournament was awesome! We didn't have a chance, but it was great to be able to play against such talent/skill! He was a terrific player & a kind person. Our condolences to his wife & immediate family & all those who were close to him! We wish you comfort in your loss & healing. - Tom & "BJ" Hiebert - Posted by: Tom & "BJ" Hiebert (Friends - fellow tennis players) on: Sep 24, 2022

  • Will miss our weekly email debates! Love you, Sonny! Love you too, Lori!! - Posted by: Carol (Sister) on: Sep 24, 2022

  • My condolences to the Lori and the Ziprick Family on the passing of Glen my good friend, accountant then Financial Planner. A regular group of us shared numerous Golf games plus a few road trip’s together and were always entertained by Glen’s wit and humour. Glen was a true friend whom I trusted with my RSP investment’s and couldn’t have picked a better person. He will be sorely missed! My next round of Golf will be played in his honour. RIP Glen, heaven has a good one. - Posted by: Rod Moorhead (Friend ) on: Sep 24, 2022

  • Prayers and words of condolences are all we have to offer. So sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Michael and Ursula Klym (Clients) on: Sep 24, 2022

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