Glen Kennett Madison (aka Sparky, aka Mad Dog aka Mr. Plow) born November 17, 1949 passed away at home Monday May 21st, 2018.
He leaves to carry on the family tradition of camping life and “recycling every and anything” to his wife of 46 years Chris Madison (Innard), son Todd, granddaughters Emma Madison and Cypress Friend, and daughter Tasha. His brothers Dale (wife Marlene), Gerry (wife Darlene) his cousin Gayle Ikola (Marshall) who he thought of as his sister, and his favorite aunt, Jan Marshall who was his second mother, are left to share the many colourful stories they have of Glen
Glen worked at the local paper mill for 40 years, a job he was only too happy to leave when he retired in 2001. He spent every moment he could camping at Assabaska Heritage Park by Morson Ontario, and enjoyed going on toodles at the campground checking for fallen trees and wood for the campfire he kept burning 24/7. He was known as the unofficial campground security guy. A handy man extrodinaire, Glen could fix anything. An example of his ingenuity was the wooden knob he fastened onto a microwave when the door opener broke. He saw the value in discarged “junk” and recycled everything; nails, screws, bits of wood, wire, string, rope and old candles to name just a few. Glen was a man of few words unless he was describing how he had built something. He had every and any tool a man could want, sometimes two or three of the same one as he could not resist a deal at Canadian Tire.
Glen hated the fuss of weddings and funerals so to honor his wishes neither a service nor celebration of life will be held. He had a soft spot for those less fortunate than he was so we ask that donations in his memory be made to Making Kenora Home c/o Northwest Community Legal Clinic Ste 6-308 Second Street South Kenora Ontario P9N 1G4.
Gone but not forgotten we will keep him with us by sharing stories that will make us laugh and cry. We love you Glennie.
Alcock Funeral Home & Cremation Services (Highway 17 West Keewatin) in care of arrangements, 547-6000.