Posted: November 17th, 2020

February 6, 1948- November 13, 2020

Patrick Alexander Glashan, 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. Kathy Glasgo says:

    My deepest sympathies to Patricia and all the children. Pat was a powerful influence in my career as a Catholic educator. He lead by example and heart. His personal notes to teachers on every Christmas and end of school letter were the greatest gifts. Heaven will be rejoicing even though I’m sure your hearts are aching. In my prayers and thoughts.

  2. ANITA ROSS says:

    My deepest sympathies to Patricia & family. I have very fond memories of the years I spent working with Pat and also the good times we had playing trivia pursuit at all the office get togethers. He was a kind compassionate man who will not only be missed terribly by his family but by all the people whose lives were blessed by just knowing him. RIP Pat.

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