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Born: Feb 02, 1948

Date of Passing: Dec 10, 2022

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On December 10, 2022, Glen William Short, much loved and respected father, grandfather, family member, friend and community volunteer suddenly passed away at age seventy-four (74).
Glen was born on February 2, 1948 and lived proudly in Winnipeg's north end.
Glen is survived by his two children,Jay (Jennifer) and Jolene (Kevin); grandchildren Noah, Nate, Isabel, Nolan and Eva; brother Wes (Sheila); sister-in-law Helen as well as many nephews, nieces and cousins. Glen also continued a close relationship with his separated spouse Sylvia and her siblings.
Glen was preceded in death by his parents, William and Eva Hazel Short and his brother Earl.
Glen is remembered as a sports enthusiast who could recall the finest details of his playing, coaching, officiating, parenting, volunteer ice-making and spectating career. His recollections involved humour and with repetition the stories always improved.
In most recent years his focus turned to loving and supporting his grandchildren in whatever they were doing and making sure the furry members of the family were well exercised and loved. This included a special relationship with family dogs Sammie, Maggie and Hazel.
His motto was always to work to live and not to live to work. He provided for his family through a long career working midnights at Canada Post's downtown headquarters where he became known as a hardworking and principled mail sorter whose opinions were often asked.
Glen's love of all types of music was a constant throughout his life. As a child he would secretly open and listen to wrapped albums before Christmas and rewrap them and act surprised, he was an amateur DJ supplying music for work and community functions, and he would make mixed playlists to share with family, coworkers and friends.
Glen has been cremated. The family plans to hold a Celebration of Life in warmer weather in the spring of 2023.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to your local chapter of Kidsport.
Glen believed in fairness and opportunity for anyone in all walks of life and Kidsport provides financial support to those otherwise unable to participate in sport because of financial barriers.

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Chapel Lawn Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 17, 2022

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • So very sorry to hear of Glen’s passing. His love of sports and ability to remember all the softball players and their stats was incredible and valued by the coaches and his positive support by the players. His sense of humour, quiet laugh and kindness will be missed by everyone who knew him but mostly by his kids and grandkids and hope they can take solace in the wonderful memories he made with them. - Posted by: Cindy & Keith Rosger (Softball friends) on: Dec 28, 2022

  • Glen was not only a wonderful man but one of the hardest workers at CPC and his dedication to his job was greatly appreciated. During our interactions Glen's passion for sports and music would always come up. He was a pleasure to work with all those years on the nightshift. My sincere condolences to Glen's family during this difficult time, RIP Glen 🙏 - Posted by: Jake Dueck (Fellow co-worker at Canada Post (nights)) on: Dec 24, 2022

  • Sad to hear of Glen's passing. We played a lot of hockey with Earl and the rest of the crew @ Northwood C.C. in the North End Winnipeg. Glen was always our best goalie, and his father was always there to support the team. My sincere Condolences to all of the family. - Posted by: Doug Bodnar (friend) on: Dec 23, 2022

  • I spent many midnight shifts listening to Glen talk about music and sports and his love for both. He was always so proud of his family and enjoyed sharing stories of their achievements. My condolences to the family on the loss of Glen. - Posted by: Lori Lucier (Co-worker ) on: Dec 19, 2022

  • My Condolences to the family I had many years playing hockey with Glen as Glen was our goalie and a very good one at that for many years keeping us in the game to win a few championships he was a winner I'll never for get you Glen my you rest in peace. Norman Markus - Posted by: Norman Markus (Friend) on: Dec 17, 2022

  • As a longtime coworker with Glen at Canada Post, I can attest to the fact that Glen was one of the hardest workers I have ever known. He was a man of principle. He regaled me with stories to pass the long nights, as we worked side by side at Canada Post. And his love for his family and pride in their accomplishments were very evident the last time we spoke, on the day of his 74th birthday. As I listen to my Christmas playlist which Glen compiled for me, I shall remember our friendship with fondness. My condolences to the family. May you experience God’s comfort in this time of loss. Sincerely, Wendell Penner - Posted by: Wendell Penner (Coworker, Friend) on: Dec 17, 2022

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