Mitch  Teleglow

July 2, 1962 – December 17, 2016

MITCHELL EDWARD TELEGLOW

 

Peacefully, on Saturday, December 17, 2016, Mitchell Teleglow passed away at the St. Boniface Hospital at the age of 54 years.

Mitch is survived by his wife Heather Wardrop; daughter Meagan Teleglow (Garytt); son Alex Teleglow; brother Nick Teleglow (Gale); two sisters Kim Shepherd (Iain) and Cheryl Meyer; mother Mildred Teleglow; sisters-in-law Dianne Andrews (Randy) and Carol Almey (Glen) as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Nick and nephew Kyle Shepherd.

Mitch grew up on the family farm and this is where his interest in cars began. He left the farm at a young age to work in Winnipeg at Robinson Alamo Farm Equipment. After a few years he left there and returned to the farm to join the ranks of the self employed.

 

Mitch grew up on the family farm and this is where his interest in cars began. He left the farm at a young age to work in Winnipeg at Robinson Alamo Farm Equipment. After a few years he left there and returned to the farm to join the ranks of the self employed. On October 17, 1987 he married Heather and they had just celebrated their 29th wedding anniversary. In the early 90’s he bought his first front end loader, followed by the second, and third and so on. Meagan was born in January 1993 and Alex in January 1996. By this time he was sub-contracting for the City of Winnipeg doing snow removal in winter and spring clean-up and working on vehicles at the farm the rest of the time. The winters were harsh as he did not have a shop at their first place and maintenance & oil changes were done outside. A move to a house with a larger lot gave way to a shop that he was extremely proud of, having built most of it by himself. At the end 2014 another property was purchased with even more space. This is where he was going to build his dream shop and was getting ready to move all his equipment from the farm. Alas it was not to be as he started not feeling well in early 2015 was diagnosed with cancer in September of 2015.Surgery, radiation, liver biopsy, 3 separate chemo rounds, multiple hospitalizations, horrific nausea, crippling back pain, a broken collar bone and a steel rod inserted in his left femur from hip to knee. But he wouldn’t let these obstacles stop him. He still did some snow clearing and did a lot of work on the house. When he was told they were going to do the operation on his leg ASAP he said “no, in a few days, I’ve got things to do” His last scan showed the second chemo had not worked and would he be willing to try a third type. A determined fighter, he agreed. The last chemo made him very ill and he was hospitalized on December 4th, he entered palliative care on December 13th and passed away on December 17th.

Cremation has taken place and friends are invited to join the family for a come & go celebration of Mitch’s life on Friday January 6, 2016 between 1:00 and 3:00 pm at the Transcona Legion, Regent Ave East at Day St.

Thank you to Drs. Maksymiuk and Cooke and all the caring professionals at CancerCare. Thank you to the compassionate nurses at St. Boniface Palliative Care. Thank you to his close friends for helping him and their continued support and thank you to his mom for all the Borscht.

In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate memorial contributions be made to CancerCare Manitoba.

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