It is with heavy hearts and deep sorrow we announce the passing of our wonderful husband, father, and brother Glenn Michael Malanchuk on October 29, 2020 after a lengthy illness. Glenn will be deeply missed by his wife Virginia (Glenn and Virginia were inseparable for 54 years). Glenn is also survived by his son Adam (Alexandra Penner) and his daughter Carrie (Kyle Bruchanski), and by his wonderful brothers-in-law Philip Michalchuk (Betty-Anne) and Lawrence Michalchuk. Glenn has a sister Linda Penn residing in Lake Country, B.C.
Glenn was born January 2, 1953 and was raised in the north end of Winnipeg. He lived for a short two year stint in Powerview, Manitoba. Glenn and Virginia met the first day of grade 8 at Isaac Newton School and have been together ever since. After high school Glenn attended a 2 year program at Red River Community College then in 1974 hired on at CP Rail where he remained for 35 years retiring in 2009.
Glenn and Virginia purchase their forever home in 1978 in Oakbank, Manitoba where they raised their two children. Glenn’s favorite part of life’s journey was becoming a dad. If he wasn’t playing hockey on the driveway he was out bike riding with the kids. It was his initiative to enroll Adam and Carrie into Tae Kwon Do at an early age. Adam became a Tae Kwon Do master in 2013. Carrie has her 3rd dan black belt. He was highly involved in the kid’s music, swim and 4-H programs, as well. In 1991 Glenn and Virginia purchase a cabin on Lake of the Woods at Buffalo Point, Manitoba. Together with the family, he reveled in boating, fishing, water skiing, tubing, golfing and long nature walks around the lake. After retirement Glenn and Virginia traveled extensively. Together they visited all 10 provinces in Canada. They loved Mexico for wintertime getaways. They also enjoyed traveling to China, Costa Rica, France, Italy, and Spain, as well as the British Isles.
Glenn was a quiet man by nature, but made a big difference in everybody’s life with his “jack of all trades” abilities. If he wasn’t building a deck for Adam, he was building a rec room for Carrie. There wasn’t a task he couldn’t master to the delight of all family members. Glenn fell in love with cooking and became the chief cook in the house. He was especially known for his hamburgers, meatballs, and perogies.
As per Glenn’s wishes, there will not be a formal service, in part, due to CDC regulations during this trying pandemic period. Instead, the family will hold a celebration of life get-together in the future with friends and close family members.
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