GLENN BRADFORD GIDDINGS 1934-2022
Glenn died peacefully at Revera Leaside Assisted Living on January 18, 2022. He will be fondly remembered by his wife Rochelle Baum, daughters Lynn (David Thomson) and Karen (Saul Rajsky) and Rochelle's children Joel, Steven and Debra. He was a devoted grandfather to Logan (Haley), Sydney (Ryan), Jake, Dezi, and Georgia. Great-grandfather to Aaron and Rory. He was predeceased by sisters Carol and Sheila. He also had a niece and four nephews.
Born in Montreal to Florence and Oliver Giddings Glenn spent his early life in Granby, Quebec. His family owned a furniture manufacturing business there. At the Royal Military College in Kingston he studied electrical engineering. He also became a navigator in the airforce with his friend Don Wright as his pilot. He also made many friends there, particularly Earl Law and Lawlor Rochester.
Later he became a leader in technology in the early days of its development and worked for a number of US companies over the years as Canadian manager. Glenn travelled to every corner of the world, was an art enthusiast, opera lover, a pool shark, a par golfer, a sailor and a bridge player with his friend Earl.
A gentle man with a big smile and infectious laugh, he lived a big life and had an even bigger impact on the lives of those who loved him.
Cremation has taken place. A celebration of his life will take place in the spring. If desired, donations can be made to Canadian Opera Company, Heart and Stroke, Doctors Without Borders or a charity of your choice. For more information please visit www.etouch.ca.
Published by The Globe and Mail from Jan. 29 to Feb. 2, 2022.
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From: Lawlor Rochester
Date: January 20, 2022 at 11:35:57 AM EST
To: Bill Lynn
Subject: Re: RMC 1957 Update 2022.01.15
I regret to inform you of the sad news that Glenn Giddings died the day before yesterday at the long term care home where he had been staying since the end of November.He was always full of good humour, a delight to be with and a dear friend and will be missed by all who knew him.