Suddenly on March 5,2021, Glen Joseph Hadath passed away at the age of 71. He was pre-deceased by his father Joseph and his mother Marjorie. He is survived his loving wife Patricia of 50 years (together longer than that), his son Jeff (Charissa), daughter Janis (Jason), grandchildren Destini (Kyle), Hunter, Joey, Melissa, Evan, and Sloane, great-grandchildren Lylah and Easton, his brother Fred (Linda) and numerous other family members and close friends.
Glen was born in Winnipeg on August 31, 1949 and grew up in Sunny St. James. As a teenager he played drums in a couple bands The Ravens and Marjorie’s Children (most of the members lived on Marjorie St. and just a coincidence it was his mother’s name). But the Rock and Roll dream was not meant to be and Glen entered the work force. He worked at a few jobs like Economart and 7up but it was being a delivery driver for Chicken Delight as a teenager that foretold what the future had in store for him. Glen worked for over three decades at Chicken Delight in various positions before ultimately becoming the Commissary and Distribution manager. He met and made many friends there and always had funny stories to share about those times.
Around 1974 he and Pat moved into 637 Valour Rd. in the West End. As most parents did back then they became involved in the local community center, Isaac Brock. There they found themselves immersed into not only a community but a family. Glen often said it was a great place to raise a family and be apart of. Glen coached youth and played “Any-Timers” hockey(the slightly younger version of the “Old-Timers” team), sat on the board of directors and enjoyed many socials there. Glen also attended many hockey and baseball games and never missed a dance recital. One story he always enjoyed telling was about one cold evening at the community center. He and several other fathers would always volunteer to flood the rinks there. On this particular night someone thought it would be a great idea to just hang the hose over the boards and periodically check on it instead of taking turns standing in the cold while the other guys stayed warm inside enjoying a “beverage” or two…….or three…..well by the time they realized that no one had gone out to check it was too late. The water had broken through the boards and flooded Spruce St. Whatever story they told the City must have been a good one and the City had to send a crew with heavy equipment to clean up the mess of ice that had formed in the street.
Once they were “Empty Nesters”, they moved from the big city to Matlock Mb. Glen converted the seasonal cabin his father had built into a year-round home for Pat and him.. Over the next 20+ years he would jokingly remark every spring how “the city folk will be arriving soon!”. Once retired Glen worked part-time at the Domo in Winnipeg Beach and loved talking to everyone that pulled in for gas. As much as he would like to claim to be a grumpy old man that just wanted his peace and quiet he was a bit of a social butterfly! Glen always had nick-names for everyone and often like to tell his kids and then his grandkids stories about Heffalumps and The Green Hairy Monster.
We are hoping to have a service in the summer to honor Glen depending on the restrictions of course. We will keep anyone who might want to attend in the loop.
The family would like to thank the doctors and nursing staff at HSC, the EMRs from the Matlock Fire Hall, Rick Kotaska and his staff at Interlake Cremation & Memorial Services for all their help.
“Who Loves You?”- Glen Hadath