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GLEN ALVIN BAILLIE

Date of Passing: Nov 11, 2020

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GLEN ALVIN BAILLIE

Unexpectedly, yet peacefully, on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, just before 11:00 a.m., Sgt. Glen Baillie (retired) of the Metropolitan Toronto Police Department, signed off of his last shift. Dad passed away at the Grace Hospital at the age of 88.
Dad was predeceased by the love of his life, Marjorie Baillie, in 2015; son Bill (aka Blue) in 2020; son Bob in 2015; and his dearly beloved granddaughter Megan, that Mom and Dad raised as a teenager.
Dad leaves to mourn his two twin boys, Norm (Marc) Baillie and Larry Baillie; and Dad's many grandchildren: Shauna Gatto (Tyler), Jason Baillie (Caitlyn), Jared Baillie (Christina), Kevin Baillie (Megan), Vanessa Baillie, Ross Baillie and Emily Baillie (Garret). Dad had many great-grandchildren and loved them all dearly: Sunny who was that first grandchild, Eric, Alex, Kai, Colton and Mary, who made grandpa's day every day she talked to him as he would make a clicking noise and she would come close up to the camera. GiGi loved it.
Dad had a smile that would light up a room and a voice that was recognizable to every person in the area. Dad met an amazing woman while working on the trains with Canadian Pacific, settled down with my mom and got married in 1954, and started a family of four boys. Mom always wanted a girl and our cousin Nancy fit the bill. Dad was known as Glen with one "N" and Uncle Glenn with two "N's". That discussion about the correct way of spelling Glen went on for over 50 years with many practical jokes to follow.
Dad lived life large at whatever he did. We cannot describe the amount of giggling and practical jokes that were hilarious over our lifetime. Dad was an avid skier. Along with the family, my mom and dad would jokingly laugh that you do not give your young twins one pair of skis to ski on.
After the police force, Dad opened and operated the Spoke & Edge Ski Shops and Mom ran the Happy Bear gift shops. Once he sold his business as he got heavily involved with Rotary, Dad became the Rotary District Governor from 1996 to 1997 and told others it was the best year of his life. As a child, Dad had polio and was dedicated at ensuring all children in the world would get vaccinated for polio.
The family would like to thank the hard-working medical professionals at the Grace Hospital and the front-line staff at the Maples Personal Care Home. Dad, you were all about educating people through the Rotary and other volunteer activities. Your voice has not been silenced, it has become louder. Your picture has started national news about COVID-19.
Take care father. Have a safe journey to heaven on the wings of an angel and as the Oak Ridge Boys sing, "Wasn't That a Party."
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in our dad's name to the Canmore Rotary Club, designated to the Glen and Marjorie Baillie Memorial Benefit Fund at https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/56113.

Messages of condolence may be left at www.neilbardalinc.com

NEIL BARDAL
FUNERAL CENTRE
204-949-2200
neilbardalinc.com

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 21, 2020

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • To all the Baillie family- we are so very sorry to hear about the death of your father, grandfather, and great grandfather Glen, in such terrible circumstances on Nov.11. Glen(n) was a very special cousin to us all. We will remember Marj and Glen(n)’s frequent visits in Wpg, West Hawk lake and then our visits with you all in Toronto and Canmore. His warmth, sense of humour, and hospitality always made our visits together so much fun. This is an immense loss to you all. Our hearts go out to you. Love from Sandra, Irv and the Good/Friesen family - Posted by: Sandra Good (Family) on: Nov 24, 2020

  • To the Baillie family, Allan Good and family offer our condolences. It was a shock to see Glen on the news at this time, our thoughts are with you. I remember the visits Al & I had with your family in Toronto, Canmore, such good times. Please keep in touch, Larry after this difficult time. Marilyn Good - Posted by: Marilyn Good (Cousin) on: Nov 21, 2020

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