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Nicoll, Glen Marshall

Nicoll, Glen Marshall

Nicoll, Glen Marshall

August 16, 1955 - June 29, 2009

Although he was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme Multifocal in late August 2008, Glen did not allow his final illness to either confine him or define him. Right up until the last few days of his life, he continued to do the things that made him who he was: visit auction markets, report the livestock prices in his 'Manitoba Roundup' column in the Manitoba Co-operator, cook, check out all kinds of information on the internet, take photos, and stay connected with his family and friends.

This 'prairie boy' once said that his family was the most important thing in life, but he also clearly loved the byways of rural Manitoba, and raising grass-fed beef. Glen was an original, someone who marched to the beat of his own drum, and one who (both literally, and figuratively) took 'the road less traveled' in life. His photos convey the beauty he found in rural living, and we hope that the funds raised through sales of his 2009 and 2010 wall calendars will help Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada fund research that leads to a cure for this devastating illness.

His family is contributing this Manitoba Co-operator cap he wore at work, in memory of this kind, loyal and witty man: our son, brother, cousin, uncle, husband, stepfather, grandfather, neighbour, volunteer firefighter and friend.


 
 

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