Glen McDonald, of Moosomin, beloved husband of the late Doris McDonald and father of John and Linda passed away on May 25, 2018.
Funeral service was held from Bethel United Church on June 1 with Rev. Joan Rennie-Laing officiating. Pall Bearers were grandchildren Brayden, Eryn, and Matt McDonald and nephews Don Bradley, Lloyd (Skip) Barteaux, and David Miller. Tribute was read by Dale Beaudry, husband of niece Mary Jane Barteaux.
Glen was born in Birtle, Manitoba, March 15, 1922, the ninth of a family of ten children born to Mary (Randall) and Alexander McDonald and grew up on a farm in the Assiniboine valley.
He joined the R.C.A.F. in 1941, and served in England in the R.A.F. 115 Air Squadron as a rear gunner on night bombers. His last sortie was early morning of D Day.
Upon returning to Canada in 1945, he married Doris Miller. He and his two older brothers-in-law, Cliff Barteaux and Lloyd Bradley opened Moosomin Machinery. In 1959, they sold out and Moosomin Machinery continued to operate as a construction company under Cliff and Glen. In 1964, Glen established the first ready-mix concrete business in Moosomin, known as Moosomin Ready-Mix which he sold in 1974. He then came full circle and sold cars at Bradley’s Garage until he fully retired in 1986.
He was always active in the community through the Elks Lodge, Moosomin Recreation Board and especially in sports circles. Over the years he was involved in curling, hockey, fishing, camping, hunting, and especially golf. He was one of a handful of men involved in first developing the golf course in Moosomin and always remained keenly interested in it and its development.
Glen lived fiercely independently until October 2017 when he moved to Moosomin Long Term Care and peacefully passed away there with family at his side on May 25, 2018. Cheers to a long, full life.
Glen leaves to cherish and celebrate his memory his daughter Linda, his son John, grandchildren Matthew (Kaila), Thayne (Beth), Brayden, and Eryn, his sister-in-law Dolina Gallop and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by an infant daughter, Nancy, his wife Doris, brothers and sisters: Charlie, Harry, and Mervin McDonald, Ruth Bradley, Edith Irwin, Dorothy Brigadier, Eva Mason, Wilma Barteaux and 23 brothers and sisters-in-law.
If so desired, memorial tributes may be made to the Moosomin Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion or the Moosomin Food Bank in memory of Glen.
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