Glen Joseph Hadath

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

10 thoughts on “Glen Joseph Hadath

  1. Jonine and Wayne Grafton

    What a good guy. Glen Hadath. He was a neighbour and a friend and we have so many wonderful memories. One of the original Isaac Brock Anytimers. He gave his all, every game, and literally wore a heart on his uniform. So now he’s on heaven’s team, with Russ, having a great time. With deepest appreciation to have known Glen, Pat, Jeff and Janis.

  2. David Hunter

    Glen and I met when we were twelve years old sneaking into the Shrine Circus. We became forever friends and I will miss him forever

  3. Louise (Harris) Bloomfield

    It is hard to believe we have lost one of the best! Glen was a St. Jameser and good friend for many years. As usually happens we lost contact after high school and as luck would have it, Jeff, Charissa and Sloane Hadath became our neighbours at Rubber Ducky Resort for one summer! It was so great getting to know Jeff and his family. I send deepest condolences to the family. Glen will be missed!

  4. Georgina Terwin.

    Glen was a fun loving character. His cheeky smile. He was part of a special group of parents that anyone could ask to be part of Isaac Brock parents. The stories that could be told Hockey Socials community center. We loved & had so much fun. We were like family. Glens wit & humor was endless. He & Pat volunteered at the center and put many hours in to help it being the success it was. RIP

  5. Louise (Harris) Bloomfield

    We have lost one of the best! Glen was a true “St. Jameser” and good friend. As usually happens we lost contact after high school but luck was on our side. Jeff, Charissa and Sloane Hadath became our neighbours at Rubber Ducky Resort and we were fortunate to get to know them and become friends. I want to send our deepest condolences and love to Pat and family. He will be greatly missed.

  6. Geri Cole

    My beautiful friend Pat, so many memories and stories could be told but I’ll leave that to story tellers better than me. I guess I first met Glen when I was about 16, and I thought how lucky Pat was to have a boyfriend such as he. He was a stand-up man and a man of may strengths and so many good characteristics. He’ll be missed by mamy.

  7. Rick Hodgins

    So sorry to hear of Glen’s passing .I knew Pat & Glen from the old days in St. James. Glen was a great guy with a great sense of humor. So sorry Pat to hear of Glen’s passing . He will be sorely missed. Condolences to you Pat & all of you family

  8. Michelle

    Another loving Isaac Brock memory of “Mr Hadath” was his contribution/help organizing of probably 100 Chicken Delight banquets.
    So very sorry for your loss Jeff, please send our condolences to everyone
    Rob & Michelle Younger

  9. DALE Baker

    Always will remember playing horse shoes with Glen at the Baker Family Corn Roasts and having a good visit with Glen and Patsy. A genuine gentleman . He will be missed by us all.
    Condolences to Pat, Jeff, Janis and families.

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