Obituary of Glendon Blair Mawhinney
It is with heavy hearts the family of Glendon Blair Mawhinney announces his passing on October 10, 2021 which occurred at The Carleton Kirk Lodge after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Born in Saint John on August 5, 1938, he was the son of A. Blair & Verna W. (nee Patterson) Mawhinney and the widower of the late Clara A. (Claire) (nee Kelley) Mawhinney.
Glen will be dearly missed by his children, Shawn (Amanda) Emino-Mawhinney; Stacey Mawhinney; Sarah (Joel) Jelinek; Stefan Mawhinney; and Spencer (Kathleen) Mawhinney; grandchildren, Kalen (Kristina Roche) Thomson; Jost (Sarah) Mawhinney; Ashton (Lateisha Gordon) Thomson; Jonathan (Chanel Vanderzyde) Jelinek; Jamie Jelinek; Ella & Anna Mawhinney; great-grandchildren, Sarah-Dawn Simon-Mawhinney, Malcolm Mawhinney and Nathan Thomson; sisters, Joanne (Dan) Flanagan and Carolyn (Jack dec’d) Rogers; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Along with his parents and his beloved Claire, Glen was pre-deceased by his youngest grandson Ethan Blair Thomson.
Glen worked for the Saint John Tugboat Co. and NB Tel before running his own successful family business, Bay Power Corp. He was the past president of the NB Tel Pioneers, Warden of the Anglican Parish of Musquash, past member of the Maces Bay Cemetery Committee, the Thistle-St. Andrew’s and Carleton Curling Clubs, and the Fundy Bay Seniors Club.
Glen’s many passions included competitive curling, watching baseball, genealogy, potato and blueberry farming, and playing the fiddle. Glen loved storytelling, family get-togethers, travelling, and going for drives, usually ending up at a wharf somewhere checking out the boats.
A special thank you from the family to the Carleton Kirk Lodge staff for their special care, compassion, and support Dad received during his seven-year stay.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, Oct. 14, 1:00-3:00p.m. & 6:00-8:00p.m. at Castle Fallsview Funeral Home, 309 Lancaster Avenue, E2M 2L3. Funeral Service will be held Friday, October 15 at 12:00p.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd, interment to follow at the Maces Bay Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at www.castlefh.ca.
In lieu of flowers for those who wish, donations may be made to the Anglican Parish of Musquash Church Corp., The Maces Bay Cemetery Committee, or the Carleton Kirk Lodge.
Due to COVID-19 health measures placed on indoor gatherings by the government of N.B., all of those 12 and over attending the funeral service will be required to provide proof of vaccination and a piece of government ID or proof of medical exemption.
Funeral Service webcast: https://youtu.be/1QDIe4tY-Sc
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