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GLEN WAYNE MAHONEY
Born: Jul 22, 1957
Date of Passing: Sep 03, 2022Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
GLEN WAYNE MAHONEY
July 22, 1957 September 3, 2022
We lost a very special man on September 3, 2022. It was sudden and with comfort care that Glen lost his battle of cancer, with his wife Wendy and daughter Melissa by his side.
Born in Winnipeg, Glen lives most of his life in St. James where he played football but better known for his many years of hockey. He was a very talented and entertaining goal tender.
After high school, Glen obtained his Journeyman Electrical License followed by his Contractor's License that provided him with a long and successful career. He was also very involved with the Electrical Apprenticeship Board for many years.
Glen was seven years old when his dad bought him his first fishing rod. That was the beginning of not only his passion for fishing, but everything related. Throughout his life he enjoyed fishing rivers, lakes, fly-ins, oceans and on ice. He also managed to add many canoe and quad trips.
In 1984, Glen landed a job with the Hudson Bay Company. With Wendy and Melissa, they headed to Frobisher Bay, now known as Iqualuit. While there, Glen joined the company "Bay Boys" baseball team. Wearing number 1 ¾, playing shortstop, he won "Most Improved Player" at the awards ceremony. When his contract was up, they re-located to North Bay, Ontario. Glen was employed with the Nipissing School Board before returning to Winnipeg.
Even though he was a man of few emotional words, Glen loved his family dearly. He hurt with those suffering through trial and tribulations and cheered with news of milestones and achievements.
Every once in awhile Glen's temper would flare, and as a man small of stature, he could certainly be a force to be reckoned with. Glen tended to blame all his bad behaviour on his Irish roots, and we know how proud he was of those! Deep down though, he was a teddy bear - a great man with a beautiful smile and big laugh.
Glen had the ability to find good people everywhere, including over 20 years of winter stays in Negril, Jamaica. It was a home away from home for him and Wendy. He was blessed with some long-time friendships that he cherished. Together with his family, they too are left with a huge hole in their hearts.
Glen and Wendy spent close to 20 summers in "Broadlands". A great day to Glen would be spending the day on the water, then countless hours in the fresh outdoor air with a mug of whiskey in his hand. Whether watching the mesmerizing bonfire or gazing at the stars hoping to see an UFO, Glen was in his element.
Glen joins his daughter Diana Palmerton, Jessica Mahoney, son Scott Mahoney and his father Ronald Mahoney to watch over his wife Wendy Mahoney; daughter Melissa Mahoney (Jearum Kurtz); granddaughters, Madisyn, Jaidyn, Jillyan and Mackenzy; granddaughter Alyssa Hibbert and great-grandson Xavier Smith; son-in-law Dale Fergusson; mother Patricia Mahoney; mother and father-in-law Jean and John Wright; sister Gale Wight (Jack); sister Valerie Mahoney (Brian Brown); brother Brent Mahoney (Lori) and sister-in-law Debbra Jansz.
Glen also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends that he loved dearly.
We invite anyone who wishes to share a story to do so at the Celebration of Life on Saturday, October 1, 2022, at the Anavets Assiniboia, 3584 Portage Avenue at 2:00 p.m. Please kindly keep the stories for all ages. Please let us know in advance if possible so we can accommodate all.
We'd like to thank the health care professionals, their teams and the many friends who provided both Glen and Wendy with care, compassion, and kind assistance.
For those that desire, a donation in Glen's memory can be made to The Bruce Oake Recovery Centre or a charity of one's choice.
Condolences may be sent to www.wojciksfuneralchapel.com
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 17, 2022
Condolences & Memories (16 entries)
We likely know Glen the least but his deep voice and hearty laugh definitely sticks in our minds. He’s left lots of treasured memories for everyone and that says a lot about a person. When you can’t keep them with you, that’s the next best thing. We’re thinking of you all and hoping being with family and friends helps healing your loss. - Posted by: Brad & Susan Becker and family (Gale’s in-laws and family friend) on: Sep 30, 2022
Our family would like to send condolences to your family at this most difficult time. Our lives were connected to each other’s families. Glen played hockey with Dan, I enjoyed many times with Wendy in High school, even in grade 12 doing catch up history with Dan, Wendy and myself. Some years later Glen and Wendy married and Dan and I married. Little did me know until we all moved on to Albany Street and became neighbors. Well 10 houses apart. We reconnected and enjoyed many days visiting. Then the Mahoney family grew at the same rate as ours, but they moved onto Conway street. Still in St James. We all loved St. James through and through. Then our children, went to same high schools and played hockey together. Wendy and I often enjoyed our birthday lunches over the years. Of course sharing stories of our grandchildren. During this time we fell into a no job find, and Glen came to the rescue and hired Dan on as his employee until Dan could prove himself and Standard Aero hired him. They are life time friends. Then the surprise of going to their favourite place. Negril, Jamaica for a two week holiday to spend with two special friends. Glen was the protector. Always making sure we were safe, but showing us what real life in Jamaica was like. So many memories we will cherish forever. Memories are forever, Love Cheryl and Dan MacKay. - Posted by: Cheryl MacKay (Friends ) on: Sep 25, 2022
Glen, who touched our lives will stay in our hearts forever. Lovingly remembered. Words cannot express the sorrow and sadness we feel at the loss of your husband and father Glen. Please accept our condolences and know that we are thinking of you. - Posted by: Ken and Kathy Klump (Friends ) on: Sep 25, 2022
Wendy So sorry to hear about Glen's passing. The great times we shared are always going to be special memories. Too young, too soon. My condolences to you, your daughter, and the entire Mahoney family. - Posted by: Ian Hutcheson (Good Friend) on: Sep 23, 2022
I’m so sorry learn of Glen’s passing. I was fortunate to have indirectly worked with Glen for many years. Always a hearty hello when he was in the office. And I had to smile at the constant countdowns to his next getaway. He worked to live, and it showed! Rest easy Glen. - Posted by: Geri Grzenda (work acquaintance ) on: Sep 23, 2022
Gonna miss those fly in fishing trips buddy - Posted by: Brian Bulas (Junior high school friend and teammate ) on: Sep 21, 2022
I am so very sorry to hear of Glen's passing. My heartfelt condolences to his family. - Posted by: Julie Medlicott Creasey (Friend) on: Sep 20, 2022
Wendy please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. I’ll always remember Glen’s great smile and kindness. Take care - Posted by: Robin Franklin (Friend ) on: Sep 19, 2022
Karen and I are so saddened to have learned of our good friend Glen Mahoney. Our heartfelt sympathies to Wendy, Melissa and family. Karen and I grew up with Glen and have such fond memories of him. Karen recalls her high school days at Sturgeon Creek as well as the good times shared as life progressed. I considered Glen a loyal Friend. Over the years we didn’t see each other as often as we both would have liked…..but when we did it was like no time had elapsed. I will miss reminiscing about the laughs we had doing the ventriloquist act as kids on the hockey bus. Our best to Mrs. Mahoney, she and Mr. Mahoney raised a great kid in Glen. Our regrets to Gale, Brent & Valerie. The Mahoney family were always community people and Glen was a fine example of that dedication. RIP Glennie. - Posted by: Karen and Scott Johnston (Long Time Friends) on: Sep 17, 2022
So very sorry to hear of Glen's passing. Glen & I played hockey together as teenagers and then were neighbours when both our kids were young. I remember Glen and Wendy always made time for the kids and Glen loved to share his stories and knowledge of fishing. The other thing I will always remember about Glen was his distinct laugh, it sounded like a lion's roar and always made everyone around him smile. Rest in peace Glen. - Posted by: Larry Pearson (Friend ) on: Sep 17, 2022
Our condolences to all on the loss of our dear friend Glen. Taken away too soon. We will forever cherish many, many fond memories. - Posted by: Rod and Bev (Friends) on: Sep 17, 2022
Our condolences to Wendy, Mellisa and family. We are deeply saddened by our loss. There are so many great times shared with Glen, we could write a book full, it would be a best seller for sure! We will surely miss his deep, rough and loud laugh, we'll never forget that. RIP dear Glen but your infamous TAZ shirt will live on.(•‿•) - Posted by: Paul & Sandy (Friends) on: Sep 17, 2022
I GOT TO KNOW GLEN WHEN WE PLAYED HOCKEY TOGETHER WHEN WE WERE 15 THROUGH TO 18 YEARS OLD. GREAT GUY, GREAT GOALTENDER, GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR. MY WIFE MISTY AND I EXTEND OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO GLEN'S MOM PAT AND OF COURSE THE ENTIRE MAHONEY FAMILY - Posted by: wyatt newman (HOCKEY FRIEND) on: Sep 17, 2022
Condolences to the family for Glen's passing. Knew Glen from work and fishing. Glen always had a smile on his face and a story to tell. RIP Glen. - Posted by: Ken Schindel (Friend) on: Sep 17, 2022
So many memories of our fishing trips and winters in Jamaica. All great times with a great guy. Miss Ya Bro - Posted by: Kimbo (Friend) on: Sep 17, 2022
Don and I have known Glen for many years. The thing we both loved about Glen was his infectious laugh and keen sense of humour. He will be terribly missed❤️ Sending hugs to the entire family, especially you Wendy . - Posted by: Barb Yake Don Greening (Friends) on: Sep 17, 2022
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