Glenn Bratvold

Glenn Erling Bratvold, age 85, of Swift Current Saskatchewan and formerly of Simmie Saskatchewan, passed away Friday May 12, 2017 at the Meadows, Swift Current, Saskatchewan.  
The funeral service was held at 2 pm on Wednesday May 17, 2017 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church with Pastor Linda Hall officiating. The pianist was Joan Williamson. Ushers were Brian and Grace Olsen,  Darvin Davidson and Donna Shulson.
The private interment at Memory Gardens was held prior to the funeral service.
Glenn is survived by his wife of 62 years, Georgia, his daughters Dorlas Bratvold and Karen Guenther, his grandsons Carson (Karen) Guenther and Matthew Guenther.   He is also survived by three great grandsons, Carson's boys Brady and Jackson and Matthew's son Rylan. 
Glenn is survived by his brother Keith (Edna) Bratvold,  his sisters Yvonne (Dean) Hassett,   and Louise (Jim) Gifford,  and his brother-in-law Frank Coxford.   Glenn is survived by many nieces and nephews.  
Glenn was predeceased by his sister Lorna Bratvold,  his brother-in-law Wayne Wilson, his sister-in-law Velma Wilson, and his great nephew Mitchell Wilson. 
Glenn was born January 29, 1932 at the Brenden farm northwest of Instow, Saskatchewan.  He attended school at Coal Valley near the farm at Instow and later at Simmie, Saskatchewan. 
Glenn married Georgia Wilson on June 28, 1955 at Swift Current, Saskatchewan. Glenn loved being a farmer and he actively farmed for 48 years. He also worked at the family meat processing business in Simmie.
Glenn was very involved in the Simmie Community.  He was always a willing volunteer. In particular he worked tirelessly to help build and maintain the community skating and curling rinks.  Glenn lived in Simmie for 70 years and was proud to call Simmie his home. As a younger man Glenn enjoyed baseball, hockey, curling,  golfing,  skiing and hunting.   Glenn was also an avid walker.  He walked daily (rain or shine) until his health failed when he was in his late 70's. Glenn enjoyed a good book, especially history books, and he read the newspaper daily.   Family and friends knew to bring him the Leader Post when they came home from town.   
Glenn established a family cottage at Lac Pelletier that family and friends enjoyed for 45 years. Many summer events for family and friends were hosted by Glenn and Georgia at the lake. Glenn loved the water. He enjoyed fishing with his brother and grandsons, and sailing with his daughters, nephews and friends. He liked a campfire in the evenings.
In their retirement, Glenn and Georgia enjoyed travelling. They traveled to almost all the states in the USA and spent several winters in Texas. Glenn's favorite winter holiday destination was Hawaii. 
The whole family extends sincere and heartfelt gratitude to the Staff in House 14 at the Meadows. Thank you for showing such compassionate care to our well- loved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.  The family suggests that any donations in Glenn's memory could go to the Dr. Noble Irwin Healthcare Foundation.    
Warren's Funeral Home were entrusted with the arrangements. For further information call 306-773-8831 or 1-800-267-6606 or visit our website at www.warrensfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy to family members in our book of condolences.

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