GLASHAN, Patrick

Posted: November 17th, 2020


PATRICK ALEXANDER GLASHAN (February 6, 1948- November 13, 2020), father of David, Andrew, and Elizabeth, and husband of Patricia, died suddenly of a cancerous brain tumor.

Patrick had a lifelong devotion to education and was at various times a teacher, principal, superintendent, and college professor, as well as chairman of the Education department at Dickinson State University in North Dakota.

His fondest memories were of teaching children, especially at Clearwater Academy in Calgary, and of spending time with his family. He touched the lives of many and used kindness as the guiding principle in his life.

Patrick was passionate about sports. He played and coached throughout his life and was a lifelong enthusiast. Trips were often planned with baseball and football schedules in hand.

Patrick was deeply devoted to his family. Summer vacations were filled with trips across Canada visiting relatives. He was a committed Catholic and active in parish life where ever he lived. He was also a pro-life advocate.

Patrick enjoyed reading and gardening. He used the produce of the garden for cooking and making mead and wine.

In lieu of flowers consider donations to the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation (960 – 19 Street South Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5) in Patrick’s name.

A Prayer Service will be held at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 355 – Columbia Blvd. W., Lethbridge, on Wednesday, November 18th, 2020, at 7:00 P.M.

A Funeral Mass will be held at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH on Thursday, November 19th, at 11:00 A.M., with Father William Monis as Celebrant.

Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, kindly RSVP your attendance to Cornerstone at 403-381-7777 or Seating will be limited to 40 guests. Facemasks are mandatory and will be available upon entry.

For those unable to attend, both services will be live-streamed and may be accessed via the obituary on the Cornerstone website.

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  1. Peter Lavallee says:

    Dear Patricia and family,

    I just heard the very sad news about your loss. My deepest sympathies and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time. I have many fond memories when I stayed at your house during high school and again while attending Champlain. The humor, wit, the smile and those great Sunday night Monopoly games, are all such wonderful memories thanks to Patrick and yourself, not to mention the banana bread and his love of cooking. I know that Patrick had an huge impact on so many people (hearing them speak about when he was their teacher at Galt) over the years, myself included. I am not sure that I would have achieved two Masters degrees without that positive influence in those early years, which I talk about often. He may be gone, but will never be forgotten. Again, my deepest sympathies and I hope to speak with you soon. Peter

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