With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Glen Allan Arneson, age 76, on Thursday, December 29, 2022 at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon.
Glen was born on August 27, 1946 to Henry and Mary Arneson. He was the youngest of 10 children and was raised on a farm north of Tuffnell, Saskatchewan. He started apprenticing with Main Plumbing & Heating and received his journeyman sheet metalist certificate from SIAAS in 1967. He eventually met Beverley Johnson and the two were married August 21, 1971. A year later, they moved to Swift Current where Glen began working at Pioneer Co-op Plumbing and Heating. In 1981, all of Glen’s hard work paid off as he was able to purchase Len’s Plumbing & Heating with Dennis Olfert, Neil Martens, and Lawrence Feil where he worked until his retirement in March 2005. Throughout his time there, he took great pride in his work and not only was he a dedicated and conscientious owner, but he was also a hardworking sheet metalist, gas fitter, and refrigeration mechanic. In 1981, Glen & Bev welcomed their daughter Lisa and in 1986 their family was complete with the addition of their son Rylan. Glen was very proud and dedicated to his family and especially loved doting on his two granddaughters.
Glen is survived by his wife of 51 years, Bev; children Lisa (Craig) Dowdeswell of Swift Current and Rylan (Kaci Phillips) of Kamloops; granddaughters Ryann & Mya Dowdeswell; sisters Elsie Domeij and Hazel Popadynec; brothers Ray (Jane) Arneson, Lawrence Arneson; sisters-in-law Connie Johnson, Diane (Larry) Wetzel, Dolores (Harold) Wilson as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Glen was predeceased by his parents Henry & Mary Arneson; his father & mother-in-law Walter & Tove Johnson; brothers Carl (Vicky) Arneson, Herb (Anne) Arneson; sisters Lucielle (Ed) Bross, Stella (Matt) Tomyn, Esther (Steve) Tomyn; sister-in-law Shirley Arneson, brothers-in-law Ray Popadynec, Emerson Domeij, Walter Johnson, and David Johnson.
The family would like to thank the staff of the Foam Lake Jubilee Home and the Royal University Hospital Medical Observation ward for their kind and compassionate care. A “Celebration of Life” will take place in April or May 2023. Memorial donations may be made to Marshall Cemetery, Box 87, Foam Lake, Saskatchewan, SOA 1A0 or Tuffnell Hall, Box 83, Tuffnell, Saskatchewan, SOA 4G0.
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