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GLEN JOHN HAMMOND
July 19, 1935 – June 21, 2023
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our uncle, Glen Hammond. Glen passed peacefully at the Grace Hospital on June 21, 2023 at the age of 87. Glen was born on July 19, 1935 in Boissevain, MB. He was predeceased by his parents, brother Ellery, and sister-in-law Gladys.
Glen is survived by niece Susan Dawson, her husband Ron, and their sons, Chazz and Quinn; and nephew Darryl Hammond, and his wife Marissa.
Glen was the oldest of two boys born to R. Lawrence and Laura Hammond (née Harmon). He was raised on their farm near Ninga, MB. He was a born educator. From an early age Glen knew he would become a teacher. Glen was a graduate of the University of Manitoba, earning three degrees; B.A, B.Ed, M.Ed. Much of his education was gained by attending summer and evening classes while working full-time.
Glen began his teaching career as a Permit Teacher in rural Manitoba. His first principalship was at Onanole School in 1958 at age 23. This position was followed by a five-year term at Oak River School and a four-year term at Goulding School at C.F.B. Gimli. Glen accepted a position in the Transcona School Division in 1971. He held principalships at Wayoata, Harold Hatcher, and Bernie Wolfe schools. He enjoyed his final position as consultant for the Transcona School Division. When university studies were behind him, he had made good use of his summers. He instructed in St. Kitts and Montserrat for eight summers. Glen retired from Transcona School Division in 1990 but retirement was short-lived. He soon took a position as a staff instructor with Red River College. He very much enjoyed working with the RRC students and staff. Glen’s second retirement took place in 2010 at age 75.
Glen enjoyed travel and spent many summers travelling Europe in his younger years, and many winters in Palm Springs in his later years. He also enjoyed gardening, and although he lived in an apartment there were so many plants it could often be mistaken for a jungle. Glen was well known for his warm hospitality. He hosted countless gatherings with delicious food and drink in abundant supply. We will all miss Glen and his open and easy-going manner. He made friends wherever he went.
The family would like to thank the staff at Brightwater Tuxedo and at the Grace Hospital 5N for their great care of Glen.
In accordance with Glen's wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family service will take place at a later date. If so desired, a donation may be made to Agape Table in Glen’s name.
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