Glenn Clayton Greening

November 3, 1947 to August 5, 2019

Obituary

With heavy hearts our family announces the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather. With his witty humour, positive attitude and determined (but sometimes stubborn) spirit, Glenn successfully fought cancer for seven years, but now he need not fight anymore. Our profound sadness is eased knowing that he is reunited with our precious Blair; his parents Rex and Nellie Greening; nephew Sam Blagdon; sisters Rexine, Pats and Geneva and brothers-in-law Lloyd Melindy and Ted Caines (buddy and personal wine maker). Left with precious memories are his wife Martha (nee Blackwood); son Shayne (Michelle), daughters Robyn Hipditch (Mike) and Jacqueline Stanford (Greg); grandson Ashton; and granddaughters Kendra, Brooke, Lauren, Shaelyn and Janielle; sisters Donna Rae Furlong (Paul), Joan Boddez (Gordon), Lynn Perry (Eric) and Kay Barbour (Jesse); numerous Blackwood in-laws and a very large circle of friends. Special thanks are extended to the medical staff at the Health Sciences Centre Ambulatory Treatment Unit and 4 North A. Heartfelt gratitude is extended to Dr. Joanne MacIntyre for her superb treatment, compassion and special friendship. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road on Wednesday, August 7th, 6-9 pm and Thursday, August 8th, 2-9 pm. Celebration of life will take place from the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Friday, August 9th at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in Glenn’s memory to Myeloma Canada, Heart and Stroke Foundation, or a charity of one’s choice.

Schedule

Visitations

6-9 p.m. on August 7, 2019

2-9 p.m. on August 8, 2019

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
View on Map


funeral

11:00am, Friday August 9th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
View on Map


Personal Stories

Photo Gallery

Condolences

Leave a Condolence

Your email address will not be published.


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

To the family,
I had the pleasure of meeting Glenn only a few times when I represented the Buyers who purchased his Florida condo. He was such a pleasant man who never even showed a sign of the struggles he was facing. My sincere condolences to Martha and his family.

Robin and the Greening family, So sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. I spoke to Glenn in the days of the Fabulous 50’s. Very nice man, I’m sure he will be missed.
May God Bless

To Glenn’s family.
I met Glenn in the early 80’s. Politics of course ! I always enjoyed his wit and humour. Glenn cared deeply about his family and friends, and all his constituents. He will certainly be missed.

Fred Russell
Port Union

Hello Martha and family,
So deeply saddened to hear of Glenn’s passing. He was such a nice man. He always looked out for me when we were Florida neighbors. I remember I was scared to go up into the attic in my condo and he brought over a ladder, crawled up there and looked all around and assured me that it was empty and not to worry! What a gentleman. I will always admire his witty humor. We shared many laughs about US politicians and life situations. And oh how he loved your lemon pie!!! You are close to my heart during this difficult time. Angela Rothen

Greening Family. Please accept my sincere condolences on Glen’s passing. I met Glen many year ago when I joined the fire dept in St. John’s. In fact we rented an apartment from Glen. Over the years we would meet each other through my career and always had a good chat. RIP Glen

Gary Douglas
Chilliwack, BC

Martha and family,
Sorry to hear of Glenn’s passing. I have fond memories of our great times together.

Gerald and Barb Hounsell

\

The Greening Family,
We are so very sorry for your loss. Glenn and dad had so many fond memories to share together. After speaking with Shayne at the funeral home, we (the kids) had a lot of great times and memories as well. Time sure flies by fast and we each need to enjoy every day to the fullest. Keep all the happy times and memories close to your heart. Today was a tough day for all of us. Now Glenn and dad will be reunited. Take care, Kim and Denise Morgan

Mrs. Greening and family so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you at this time. May he Rest In Peace
Mary lawrence George and girls

Martha and family,
Sorry to hear of Glenn’ s passing.
I remember him fondly from our time in the House of Assembly together.. His humour and musical talent was always a delight to hear.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Milton and Joan Peach

Martha, Shayne and Robyn,

Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Condolences to the family.

John Dawe & Patricia Perry

Shane sincere condolences to you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Martha, Shayne and Robyn….so sorry to hear of Your loss. Glen was always a fun silly soul that I remember from such a young age. He called me junior – I never knew why but it was always his name for me. My kids got to know him from going to the coffee shop with pop, and like me they spoke of him with a smile and a giggle. I’m sure his loss will be felt my so many. In the words of Winnie the Pooh – how lucky are you to have had someone that makes saying goodbye so hard .
Xo
Kim Lee William and Jane

So very sorry to hear the news of Glenn passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I’m sure he is in heaven having a chat with Blare. Take care .
Condolances to the family.

Roma

Deepest condolences to Glenn’s family and loved ones at this very sad time. Glenn was a kind and lovely man and always an absolute delight to be around. Everybody who knew his true heart, his courage, his optimism and his wit will miss this very unique, talented and generous soul. Rest in peace, dear friend. Till we meet again.. love to you.

Beautiful Robyn, Shane (dear old friends) and families …. We are saddened to hear that your Dad has passed on into heaven. The grief can be so heart wrenching at times. Pictures, videos and treasured memories become so very precious. We truly wish you peace in the days ahead… try to be strong and look after your Momma xo We look at your dads picture~ there’s no trouble to see where your beautiful eyes came from. <3 So sorry that we couldn’t visit with you to pay our respects. We know that you understand …..
Talk about him, share stories and memories .Lift him up and send him on his way with all the beautiful wonderful parts of him that left an impact on you.
Our deepest sympathies & love,
Trevor & Tania Fraize

Martha and family. So sorry to hear of Glenn’s passing. Remember the good times and know he is at peace. My thoughts are with you.

Martha and Shayne and family:: Carol and I are so sorry to hear of Glen’s passing. Millertown will never be the same. I will miss our jam sessions on the deck. Glen was the Gentleman on the keys..

Condolences to Martha and families.

Martha, Robyn and Family. Sorry for your loss, i remember Tony telling me about Glenn when him and Martha used to own Fabulous Foods. Thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Our sincere condolences to Martha, Shane, Robin, Jackaline, Lynn, Joan, Donna Rae, Kay and their families on the passing our cousin , Glen, he was very special to all of us and will remember him always. Due to difficult situations, and with a heavy heart, we are so sorry that we are unable to be with you all at such a difficult time. Please know that we are thinking of you all and sending love and prayers to each of you. Love from Gilda, Barrett, Barbara, Ina, Bernard, Belinda, Walt, Geraldine, Mack, Maisie. Emmaline and their families.

Dear Martha and family,
Jeanne and Iare in England at the moment and have just learned via the internet of Glenn’s passing . Unfortunately we will not be back home until the weekend and will miss the celebration of his life. It would be next to impossible to celebrate the joy of Glenn’s life any more than he did himself. We had many happy times with you and Glenn when we were all a lot younger and will always remember you and him fondly. You are in our thoughts and prayers.. Jeanne and Bob Hall

Martha and family. Condolences from the boys at our Harbour Round Cabin on Red indian Lake. Glenn was such a talent and so much fun. Will be missed greatly.
Ron and Jerry Taylor

We were so shocked and saddened to hear of Glenn’s passing. I have know Glenn for the better part of my life. We went to school together and were both involved in the music scene for many years.There was always lots of laughs and always a good time whenever I was in Glenn’s company. He will be truly missed by his family and huge circle of friends. Rest in Peace Glenn.

Shayne and family sorry to hear of your fathers passing .hold onto your memories they’ll help you thru it

Aunt Martha, Robyn, Shayne and families,

We are very sorry to hear of Uncle Glenn’s recent passing. I remember him as a kind person who always had a smile on his face. Please accept our condolences and know that you are all in our thoughts. Rest in Peace Uncle Glenn.

Jason, Beth and family

To the Greening family, I am so sorry to learn of Glenn’s passing. When I first met Glenn, he owned the Fabulous 50’s on Duckworth and I was his account Rep at the radio station. Glenn was always nice to me and I respected his decisions in running his business and he respected my efforts in looking after his advertising. The first time he advertised with me was when he said- “you put Lost in the 50`s tonight in the commercial and I`ll go on the air and advertise the club. I did it and he was good to his word. That was 34 years ago and to this day, we always said hello to each other at Tim`s on Topsail and talked about life.
A great guy will be missed. RIP Glenn, you were a true gentleman! next time you hear that song- Think of Glenn.

Martha, Shayne, Robin, Jacqueline and families,
We are so sorry to hear of Glenn’s passing, but you know he is now reunited with Blair and all of his family who have gone before. We had planned to visit with you and his sisters today but unable to do this due to health issues here.. Try to focus on all your happy loving fun times together.. RIP Glenn
Barrett & Barbara Greening

Martha and family,
My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Cherish your memories.
David O’Dea
Kelligrews

Shayne and family, sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Deepest condolences to you and your family.

Shayne: Sincere condolences to you and your family on your father’s passing. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

Our deepest sympathy to the Greening family. Glenn was indeed a wonderful man.

Shayne and family,

So sorry to hear of Glenn’s passing. Trips to the cabin at Lloyd’s River will never be the same. Our thoughts are with you at this time.

Robyn and Family,
So sorry to learn of the passing of your father. It is so difficult to lose a loved one..please accepy my deepest sympathy and sincere condolences. Thinking of you all.
Connie

Shayne and family

So sorry to hear the sad news of the passing of your dad. We would like to extend our sincere condolences to you and the entire Greening family

With deepest sympathy

Len Knox and family

Shayne, My heart and prayers go out to you and your family now.

Martha, I am sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. My sympathy to you and your family. Sincerely. Sandra Nightingale.

Dear Martha and Family,

We would like to express our heartfelt condolences on Glenn’s passing. Our phone conversations with Glenn last spring were most enjoyable, and we were very thankful for his help. All of your Florida condo neighbours spoke very highly of Glenn and mentioned his positive attitude. Everyone appreciated your friendship. He will be missed by all.
May your family memories and the support of your friends bring you strength.

Sincere condolences to the Greening family. Glen was a colleague and dear friend. He worked hard and had many successes in life as a politician and businessman. Rest in Peace Glen ! Charlie & Norma Brett

To Shayne and family. So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. He was no doubt one of a kind! He was such a pleasure to treat as a patient, with his wit and humour, he always made his visits to the office so memorable! He will surely be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.

Condolences to family and friends of Glenn- I’ve known and done business with Glenn over the past about 50 or so years-; Always found him to be a very jovial serious type person. So sad to read about his passing in todays Telegram. Our thoughts and prayers. All the best. Jim/wife Nelia Campbell –St. John’s NL

I had the pleasure of working with Glenn in the PC Opposition Office. He was always smiling and so much fun to be around. My condolences to the family. RIP Glenn! You won’t soon be forgotten.

Martha and all Glenn’s family and friends, we were so saddened learning this morning of Glenn’s passing. We have known Glenn a very long time, going back to the sixties at Ayre and Sons. Glenn and his band played at our wedding in 1971. We considered him a friend and know he will be greatly missed. Treasure all your precious memories and may God Bless all of you in the coming days. We are unable to visit in person as we are currently travelling. . RIP Glenn, your fight is over, but your wonderful memory will live on in your family and friends. Elizabeth and Nelson Bailey.

Dear Martha,
So sorry to hear of Glen’s passing.
We will always remember the fun parties at our home with Glen and the gang leading us along in song.
My hunting, snowmobiling and quad trips are very fond memories that I will have.
He truly enjoyed life, family and ALL his friends.
Your Friends, Brad and Ruth Graham

Dear Martha,
We are so saddened to hear of Glen’s passing. We loved meeting both of you in Florida and Glen was always so kind and thoughtful to us. We enjoyed spending time with him and yourself and will miss him. Know that you are in our thoughts at this time,
Pam and Bruce Boyde

We are so sorry to hear of Glenn`s passing. Please accept our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this.

To Martha, Shayne, Robyn and Jacqueline
Please accept our sincere condolences and know that we are thinking of you at this sad time. Cherish your memories as we all will and hopefully this will help you through the days ahead..
Wayne & Winnie Tibbo

ISo sorry to hear of Glenn’s passing. I have known Glen for the past 50 years and couldn’t find a more fully trustworthy , honest and comical person. My sincere condolences to Martha and the entire Greening family. Thank you Glen for your public service. May you Rest In Peace. RIP.

I am deeply saddened by the news of Glenn’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

So very sorry to hear of Glenn passing our thoughts and prayers are with you..Rest in peace my friend.

Aunt Martha & family,
Sorry to hear of Uncle Glenn’s passing. I have fond memories of “Uncle Gaggie” and his fun-loving ways- a Greening trait for sure! We’re thinking of you guys at this time.
Lots of love,
Peri & Karen Melindy

Jackie and family
Sending our deepest condolences on the passing of your Dad,
May his gentle soul rest in peace

Shayne:

So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Please accept our condolences.

Frank and Ruth Knee

So sorry to hear of Glenn’s passing. We have many fond memories of his time as our MHA. A good person who genuinely cared. Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time.

So sorry to hear of Glenn’s passing. We have many great memories of his time as our MHA. A great person, who genuinely cared. Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time.

My sincere condolences, Glenn was a kind accommodating man, he will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Ralph Acreman

We extend our deepest sympathy to the Greening Familly on the passing of Glenn.

Sorry to hear of Glenn’s passing. He was a good man. Sympathy to his family.

Sincere condolences

Sincere condolences to all the Greening families at this sad time! It’s always difficult to lose someone you love dearly, but the memories of your loved one will never die they will live with you forever. Love and hugs to you all!

Such sad news to hear of Glenn’s passing. He was always a kind and witty man. I enjoyed working directly with him during my stint with PC youth and helping him campaign. He always respected what the youth had to say and realized the imp of the next generation’s voice in the issues of the day. He made a mark and will not be forgotten for his contributions to the community. Rest In Peace my friend.

Our sincere condolences to Martha & families on the passing of Glenn. Cherish your memories because they will help you through all the sad days ahead.

Our sincere condolences to All those left to mourn Glenn’s passing. May you find comfort in the memories you created and shared together. We know there are many.

Our sincere condolences to Martha & the Greening family. Cherish your memories these are what will get you through your sad times. Rip Glenn…

Our sincere condolences to you and all the families. Cherish your precious memories. RIP Glen. Tom and Pearl Janes

Martha and family…so sorry to hear of Glenn’s passing..thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time…he was a dear friend…Rest in peace Buddy

Martha and family….so sorry to hear of Glenn’s passing…thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time….he was a dear friend …Rest in peace Buddy

My heartfelt condolences to Martha& family, his siblings and their families. Cherish your precious memories,that will help you through. RIP Glenn!

Thinking of the Greening Families at this difficult time.

Saddened to hear of Glenn’s passing. Glad I had the chance to visit him just a few days ago. still had his wonderful sense of humor. we had many a memorable gettogether back during the day. /
sympathies to Martha and all the family , and to his many friends.
Stay Strong.
Rest in peace old pal!

Robyn (Brooke) Shayne and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you.

Gail, George, Sarah and Georgia Pomroy

Jackie and family: Deepest sympathies on the passing of your Dad and Grandfather. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Beth and Michael Robson

I’ll never forget you Glen. The many fine chats we had at your Cottage at the mouth of Lloyds River or the Head of Red Indian Lake. My guys always got a kick out of your First Aid Kit you had hid under one of the Bunks. Great man indeed. Great bunch of fun to be around.!!!! Shayne: I remember the day you saw the 2 Massive, Massive Bulls. You stopped me on the road along Lloyds to tell me all about them.

Our sincere condolences to Shayne and to his mother Martha. We are comforted in knowing that Glen is now with his dear son Blair. May they both now rest in eternal peace.

Martha and family,
We are saddened to hear of Glenn’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Jean and Frank Whiteway

Our deepest sympathy go out to all of Glen’s family.
Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.

To the Family,
Sincere condolences from the Bloomfield-Musgravetown Pastoral Charge (Heritage United Church). Our prayers are with you.

Shayne & Family,
Please accept my deepest sympathies on the passing of your dad, cherish the good memories you have of him.

Robyn, Michael and family
Our deepest condolences on the passing of your father. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this sad time.

Our deepest and heartfelt condolences to Martha,ShayneRobynand Jacquiline and their families,we have lost a very important place in our lives!
God Speed faithful friend,will hoist one at “The Legion” on Red Indian Lake,Lloyds River!