The family of Glen Lindstrom of Cabri are saddened to announce his passing on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at his home in Cabri.
The Private Family Graveside Service will take place at a later date.
A memorial card will be posted on Glen’s page on the Swift Current Funeral Home’s website pending approval from the family.
For those wishing, in memory of Glen Lindstrom, donations made to the Cabri Hospital Auxiliary (Box 104, Cabri, SK, S0N 0J0) or “In Memoriam” through The Dr. Nobel Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation (https://drirwinfoundation.com/donate/) would be appreciated by the family. All funds will be designated to the Cabri Digital X-ray Machine Campaign for the Prairie Health Care Centre.
Glen Lindstrom of Cabri, SK passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at his home, surrounded by his family. Glen is survived by Vicky, his loving wife of 52 years; beloved daughters, Lori (Wade) Braaten and Brenda (Mark) Bruner; cherished grandchildren, Kyra, Mitchell, Sydney, and Carley; sisters-in-law, Irene Hord, Mary (Paddy) Clarke, Helen (Ron) Britton, and Irene Lindstrom; and by many very special nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Glen was predeceased by his parents, David & Cora Lindstrom; his brother, Alton; his sister, Oriole; and by his brothers-in-law, Peter Belanger, Albert Whiteman, and Roy Hord.
Glen was born October 8, 1943 in Cabri, the youngest child of Dave & Cora Lindstrom. He attended Cabri school and enjoyed many fun times with his friends riding horses, driving the old model A’s, and hanging out at the swimming pool. There were also many fond memories of his time with the Cabri Brass Band, including the road trips to Medicine Hat, Swift Current, and Moose Jaw to play in their parades.
While working in Calgary, AB during the winter of 1967, he met Vicky Liska, who became his true love and soulmate. Glen & Vicky were married in October of 1968 and settled in Cabri, where they raised their two daughters and built a wonderful life together.
Glen began farming in 1961 and continued until 1999, when he passed the reigns to his son-in-law, Wade. He always wanted to lend a hand whenever he could, whether it was to help move machinery, run errands, deliver a cool drink on a hot harvest day, or just keep an eye on the weather — he loved the farm life.
Glen was an active community member, serving on the Cabri Credit Union Board for nine years and as president in 1977, the R. M. of Riverside Council for nine years, the Scandia Lutheran Church Board, Cabri Regional Park Board, Sask Wheat Pool Committee, and Board of Directors of the Swift Current Broncos. He was a long-time member of the Cabri & District Lions Club serving as President in 1986-87. He loved curling, golfing, skiing, poker nights, watching hockey and ball, boating, fishing and camping at Cabri Regional Park, and of course, his visits to “coffee row.” He also loved to drive and realized a lifelong dream when became a bus driver for Sunwest Coach and the Swift Current Broncos.
Glen always wanted to winter in Arizona, so in 2006, he and Vicky purchased a park model at Roadhaven Resort in Apache Junction. Seven winters were spent enjoying the warm weather, golfing, socializing, and above all, the lasting friendships that were made. There were also many driving holidays with family and friends, the most recent in 2018 when Glen & Vicky drove to Ontario to visit Brenda and family, then continued on to tour the Maritimes. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary and Glen’s 75th birthday while on this incredible trip.
Glen loved his daughters and grandchildren so very much. He would not miss a chance to watch a hockey game, figure skating, volleyball, dance recital, soccer, track meet, or whatever they were involved in. He was so proud of their accomplishments but most of all, the wonderful, caring, compassionate people they had become.
In May of 2013, Glen was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, an incurable lung disease, the cause of which remains unknown. Attempts were made to delay its progression, but a transplant was the only option. A move to Toronto in November of 2015 led to a single lung transplant in January of 2016. Glen was able to enjoy almost five more years with his family and friends thanks to the incredible gift of organ donation. Unfortunately, cancer is often a side effect of the medication for transplant patients, and Glen was diagnosed with an aggressive skin cancer in early 2019. All attempts at treatment were unsuccessful. It was his wish to remain at home, where he passed away quietly on New Year’s Eve. Glen took every challenge in stride, never complaining, and always grateful for the amazing care he received and the love and encouragement from family and friends.
Rest in peace, brave warrior! Your battle has been won.
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Cabri Hospital Auxiliary
Box 104, Cabri SK S0N 0J0
Dr. Noble Irwin Healthcare Foundation Inc.
2051 Saskatchewan Drive, Swift Current SK S9H 0X6