Glen Penwarden

March 19, 1945 – July 1, 2019
Passed away peacefully in Abbotsford on July 1, 2019 at the age of 74, after surviving prostate cancer for more than 20 years.
Born in Selkirk, Manitoba, on March 19, 1945, Glen graduated from Queen’s University in 1970 with a B.A. and an Honours B.A. followed by postgraduate studies at the University of Toronto and the University of Guelph. He had a long and extremely successful career in hospital administration at locations across Canada (Scarborough, Guelph, Prince George, Calgary, North Bay and Orillia). Under his leadership, Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital was awarded the prestigious Canada Award for Excellence in Quality (Health Care) by the National Quality Institute in 1997. The following year he was named Citizen of the Year in Orillia.
He retired in 2004 and moved to Abbotsford with his wife Brenda in 2007 to be close to family including children and grandchildren. Despite increasing health problems, he continued to pursue his love of music, art, dancing, home renovations and landscaping, all with a wonderful sense of humour. During his final year he also gained much joy from reconnecting with teammates from his Queen’s University Golden Gaels football team, who won the Vanier Cup in 1968.
He touched many lives and will be greatly missed. A private event will be held to celebrate Glen’s life.


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