Dr. Glenn Elvin Treftlin passed away suddenly Friday, Nov. 15, 2002 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hamilton, Ont. in his 65th year.
He was the loving husband of Luvia (nee Johnston) for 44 years; and dear and beloved father of Kim of Hamilton, Ont., Carl and fiancé, Jackie, of Los Angeles, Calif., Jeff and fiancé, Amber, of Winnipeg, Man., and Chris and wife, Yurika, of Memphis, Tenn.
Gramps also will be sadly missed by Jenna and Carly of Toronto, Ont. and Joshua of Winnipeg, Man.
He was the precious son-in-law of Margaret Johnston; brother-in-law of Mary Ellen Johnston, Kathy Silliker, Lynn Ward, and Lori Pegg; and uncle to many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, Carl Elvin and Florence Treftlin; sisters, Phyllis Johnson and Lucille Nelson; brothers, Kenneth, Lyle, and Stanley; and grandson, Bradley Glenn.
Glenn was born in Rainy River, Ont., and raised in Fort Frances, Ont. and Hamilton. He was a graduate of Central High School, Queen’s University, University of Minnesota, and received his doctorate in adult education from the University of Toronto.
In his younger years, he was an Air Cadet and a member of the Hamilton Junior Optimist Club.
Later, he served his community and was co-ordinator of Emergency Measures Organization, president of the Fort Frances Lions Club, co-ordinator of the Fort Frances Search and Rescue Organization, president of the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau, and president of the Rainy River District Red Cross Association.
He loved the north country and felt close ties to the Lake of the Woods/Bergland area, where his parents were settlers in the early 1900s.
Glenn loved the outdoors and was an avid CFL fan. He also loved visiting with friends and family who often sought his wise counsel. He was involved in education all his life and was committed to promoting the education of native peoples throughout Ontario.
He held positions as teacher, guidance counsellor, and director of education for Indian Affairs, co-ordinator of Ontario Post-Secondary Education for Indian Affairs, director of Confederation College (Fort Frances), and co-ordinator of Distance Education for Contact North.
As a consultant in the area of community development, he formed close bonds with the Ojibway Akiwese of the Rainy River District.
Cremation has taken place.
A service of remembrance will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 701 Stone Church Rd. E. (at Upper Sherman), Hamilton. For further details, call the Dodsworth & Brown Funeral Home, Ancaster Chapel (1-905-648-3852).
In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
The family invites friends and relatives to sign the Book of Visitation at www.obituariestoday.com