Glen Allan

1949 – 2011

Mr. Glen Allan Swainston of Stettler, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on June 6, 2011 at the age of 62 years. He is survived by his loving wife and best friend Anne of Stettler, children Kathy Swainston of Edmonton and Lee (Bonnie) Swainston of Stettler. Grandchildren Zenny Thorpe and Akasia Thorpe (Sean Monson) and one very special great-granddaughter Raiella Monson. Glen is also survived by his brothers Larry (Loretta) Swainston and Brian Swainston and sisters Lois (Ray) Armstrong, Dolly Allen and Brenda (Richard) Glenn as well as numerous nieces, nephews other relatives and many very good friends. He was predeceased by his brother Carl Swainston in 1942, mother Elvera Swainston in 1996, father Glen Swainston in 1999 and brother-in-law Ken Allen in 2006. Glen was born in Stettler and spent his growing up years in Big Valley. He attended school there and made many lifelong friendships. Glen met and married the love of his life Anne Hamilton and to this union two wonderful children were born. Glen was a family man at heart and spent as much time with his children as he could teaching them sports and all the important life lessons along the way. Glen went to work in Stettler where he eventually owned and operated his own construction company. He was an accomplished carpenter with many homes and other construction projects in the area being completed by him and his “crew” over the years. He took great pride in what he did and very seldom had an unhappy client. Glen loved sports, both playing and coaching. He very much enjoyed traveling and he and Anne were able to take trips to Costa Rica, New Zealand and Mexico. Most of all Glen loved his wife and family. Glen was a kind and generous man who will be missed by all who knew him. A memorial service was held at the Brennen Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. with the Rev. Susan Bowyer of the Erskine, Big Valley and Botha United Church officiating. Glen and Anne’s dear friends Les and Ann Muhlbach delivered a eulogy and his daughter-in-law Bonnie wrote and read a poem in his honor. A reception and time of fellowship followed the service in the Brennen Funeral Home reception area. As an expression of sympathy and in loving memory of Glen, memorial contributions may be made to the Red Deer Cancer Centre or to Kidsport in care of Brennen Funeral Home and Cremation Services P.O. Box 193 Stettler, Alberta TOC 2LO who have been entrusted with the care and arrangements. 403.742.3315

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