Glen SWEET

SWEET Glen Amos May 5th, 1941 – Dec. 5th, 2007 Glen Sweet, beloved husband of Donna of Medicine Hat, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, December 5th, 2007 at the age of 66 years. Glen also leaves to cherish his memory one son, Trevor Sweet of Cochrane; two daughters, Beverly (Denis) Tessmann and Michele (Mike) Welford, both of Medicine Hat; one step-daughter, Rani (Mike) Verbonac of Edmonton; eight grandchildren, Dylan Sweet (Kim Sabin) and Colby Sweet and their mother, Glenda Sweet, Matthew and Mark Tessmann, Evan and Eric Welford, Chella Schlenker, and Mya Verbonac; three brothers, Max (Etta) Sweet of Ponoka, Ross (Jean) Sweet of Redcliff, Alberta and Roy (Ivy) Whitfield of Prince George, British Columbia; one sister, Alice (Jim) Newnham of Calgary; one sister-in-law, Rosemary Sweet of Stony Plain; numerous nieces and nephews; his mother-in-law, Melrose Schlenker of Medicine Hat; as well as Donna's family; and his first wife, Helen's family. In his immediate family, Glen was predeceased by Helen in 1995; his parents, Henry and Anna; two brothers, Leo Sweet and Cliff Matheson; and two sisters, Hazel and Lily Cromartie. Glen Amos Sweet grew up on the farm west of Morningside, Alberta and attended school in Ponoka. On January 29th, 1960 he married Helen Morrow and, early on, they resided in several communities throughout Alberta while Glen worked for the different municipalities. In 1965, they moved to St. Thomas, Ontario for two years where Glen proceeded to graduate in the 99th percentile of his psych nursing training. There was a move back to Ponoka in 1967 and to Medicine Hat in 1969. Glen changed jobs temporarily to heavy equipment operation and moved his family to Grande Cache, Alberta in 1974 for 5 years. They returned to Medicine Hat in 1979 where Glen resumed his nursing career as an Orderly and LPN, until retirement in 1999. More recently, after marrying Donna in 2001, Glen worked part-time for Davis Pontiac and enjoyed his driving duties immensely. Glen loved his families, old and new, very much; his children, the grandchildren, a large extended family and many, many neighbors and friends. He loved Medicine Hat Tiger hockey and enjoyed his driving. Glen liked camping, reading and could tackle a crossword. He also enjoyed music, loved dancing very much and relished any social occasion with family and friends. Glen was a passionate, hard-working, honest and honorable man. Anything worth doing was worth doing well and doing right the first time. With inner strength, a positive attitude and determined manner, those who met Glen knew that they could rely on him. Glen did not believe this was a way to impress but how one earns respect, and he did that. He was thoughtful in feeling and action, compassionate in care and knew that giving was better than receiving. He will be sadly missed by his loving family and host of many friends. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and at Victory Lutheran Church, 2793 Southview Drive SE, on Monday from 12:00 to 12:55 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held in Victory Lutheran Church on Monday, December 10th, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Loren Hosfield officiating. Interment will follow in the Family Plot at Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy those wishing to remember Glen Sweet may do so with a gift to the Medicine Hat Cancer Clinic or to the Medicine Hat & District Health Foundation, both at 666 – 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6. Expressions of sympathy can be e-mailed to saamisfc@telusplanet.net, subject-heading Glen Sweet. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, "The Chapel in the Park", Medicine Hat, Alberta. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone 1-800-317-2647.


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