A lifetime resident of the Brinston area, Glen Baldwin passed away at the Ottawa Civic Hospital on Friday, June 5, 2014. He was 50.
Glen was born in Winchester, on September 20, 1964, to his parents Murray and Dorla Baldwin (nee Dillabaugh).
Glen was the youngest of six children and a red-head like his father. He attended Dixon’s Corners Public School, Nationview Public School and Seaway District High School.
Everyone knew Glen’s big-hearted smile and his fun loving mischief. He loved his motorcycle and always had fearless adventures with the boys.
Glen had a love for the land and very much enjoyed farming. He was employed at Floodview Farms (Gerald and Shirley Belanger) north of Brinston until 1989, when he left farming to begin his career at the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry in the Roads Department. This year marked Glen’s 25th year of service.
Always the brunt of jokes about easy laid back work, Glen would just smile, give some joke back and carry on. Very few people know of the endless hours County Roads Department snowplow drivers actually put in over the years. Glen did his job well and with pride.
In 1994, Glen finally married the love of his life, Leslie Disheau at Brinston United Church. They bought a house in Stampville and settled down to raise a family. Jessica and Erik would become Glen’s centre of attention and the pride and joy of his life.
Always an outdoor man; hunting, fishing, 4-wheeling, and snowmobiling, Glen taught his children the value of stewardship of the land and had some very memorable adventures with them by his side. For Glen, family was the centre of his life, and he made sure that his nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews were included in his outdoor adventures.
Glen was a community minded person and an active volunteer with many snowmobile clubs since 1990. Glen’s passion was snowmobiling, and he would stake snowmobile trails every year to ensure local recreational snowmobiling existed.
Glen and Leslie lived an active and adventurous life together for 28 years.
Glen is survived by his wife Leslie Disheau, his children Jessica and Erik, his parents Murray and Dorla Baldwin (nee Dillabaugh) of Hanesville, his siblings Sandra Strader (Randy) of Iroquois, Keith (Deborah) of Morrisburg, Kevin (Kathy) of Brinston, Dale (Kim) of Morrisburg and Connie Kerkhof (Rick) of Oxford Mills and his mother-in-law Louella Disheau-Smail.
Glen will be fondly remembered by his aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Friday, June 12th from noon-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Funeral service was held at Brinston United Church on Saturday, June 13th at 11 a.m. with Rev. Valerie VandeWiele officiating. Cremation followed. Interment of cremated remains will be at Hanesville Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Keith Baldwin, Kevin Baldwin, Dale Baldwin, Rick Kerkhof, Randy Strader and Bill Bennett.
Donations to the Upper Canada District School Board Champions for Kids program would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.
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