GLENN LLEWLLYN LINDBERG
It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Glenn Llewellyn Lindberg on December 10, 2020. He passed peacefully at home in Winnipeg at the age of 75, after a short battle with lung cancer. Glenn leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife of 51 years, Edie, his beloved daughter Amber (Kerry Koestner) and the apple of his eye, granddaughter Luna Mapes. Also left to treasure his memory are his sister Sharron (John) Friesen, his brother Brent (Val) Lindberg, his best friend of 62 years – whom he called his “brother from another mother” – George (Colleen) Todd, his sister-in-law Ute (John) Reader-Katinsky, his brother-in-law Wolf (Lynn) Hackenbroch, and other extended family and friends. Glenn was predeceased by his mother Florence (Hall) Lindberg and his father Melvin Lindberg.
Glenn was born in Rainy River, Ontario, on August 23, 1945, and lived there until the family moved to Neepawa, Manitoba in 1951. The family moved again in 1960, this time to Winnipeg. In 1963 Glenn enlisted in the Navy, and he had almost finished his 6-month basic training when “Hellyer cut the Forces”. Glenn's chosen career path was in sales. He worked for several companies, but his passion was Adams Brands Ltd., a confectionery company, and he became known as the “gum and candy man”. Starting as a sales rep, he rose to the position of National Sales Manager. Glenn had a dry sense of humour, which he said came from the British side of his family, and an uncanny ability to read people and situations. His greatest satisfaction came from the many opportunities he took to mentor others on their own paths to success. His insight and wisdom will be missed by many.
Glenn met Edie in 1966, and they married in 1969. They had many adventures together and travelled widely, both internationally and all over Canada, but the thing they liked to do best was sit with a cup of coffee on a Saturday morning and talk about anything and everything under the sun. Their greatest adventure began when Amber arrived in 1980, and Dad was always ready to go on all the rides at every amusement park (even the upside-down ones), feed the geese at his favourite park, St. Vital Park, or go for a long drive to the Half Moon Drive In in Lockport for a burger and fries with gravy.
The family would like to thank Doctor Mike and all the wonderful staff at the Grace Hospital who cared for Glenn so diligently, and especially palliative care nurse Johannes for his care and compassion.
In accordance with Glenn’s wishes, cremation has taken place and no funeral service will be held. Interment will take place in St. Vital Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Grace Hospital Foundation or Palliative Manitoba.
He is now safe in God’s arms. Goodbye my love, until we meet again
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