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Glenn Powell, raised on a family farm in Paris, attended the Ontario Agricultural College before setting out on a distinguished career in radio journalism at the CBC. After his retirement, he continued writing for numerous organizations and publications, and was made a Life Member of the Farm Writers' Association for his outstanding contributions to agricultural journalism. A resident of Oakville for nearly 50 years, Glenn gave so much back to his community, whether it was coaching hockey, Sundays as an alderman at Hopedale Presbyterian Church, or going door-to-door to fundraise for the Canadian Cancer Society. Glenn's volunteer roles were too many to enumerate, stretching across his interests in journalism, agriculture and the environment. Glenn passed away suddenly following heart surgery on September 29th. He will be forever in the hearts of his wife of 56 years, Steph, his children, Jacki and Jeff, and his grandchildren, Isla and Rafi. Donations in Glenn's memory can be made to Farm Radio International or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

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Published in Halton News on Oct. 17, 2020.
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October 24, 2020
Our sincere condolences to Steph and family. I just heard about the sad news upon reading Paul Mahon's editorial in the recent Ontario Farmer. I have known Glenn since 1961 when he was a summer assistant ag rep in Bruce County. He was at our home that summer quite often and took a fancy to our baby daughter who he babysat for the day while we attended a family wedding. He also visited us in Chatham where we lived for six months when I first joined Farm Credit Corporation. I believe he was working in Essex County at the time out of the Ag Rep's office. We also attended your wedding but I forget exactly where it was. We lost touch with each other for a number of years as I moved around with FCC but remember hearing him on CBC radio from time to time. In the more recent years we would see each other at an agricultural organization event and I always read his informative articles in the Ontario Farmer. We last spoke on the phone a few months ago when he called me to get Judy McBride's address in Ottawa as he had just learned that Bill McBride had passed away after being in hospital and a nursing home for several months. Glenn was a first rate guy and he will be missed in the agricultural community as he will be missed by his family.
Larry (Helen) Rosevear
48 Westbrook Drive, RR#5
Komoka, On. N0L 1R0
Larry Rosevear
October 21, 2020
Covid-19 restrictions mean that plans for a proper get-together to celebrate Glenn's life have had to be temporarily put on hold. But we would love if you would post written thoughts or tall tales, upload photos or videos with your memories of him at this link:
Jeff Powell
October 20, 2020
So sorry to learn of Glen's passing. Glen & I go back a long way as we were members of 4-H in Brant County prior to our time at OAC. As a team of two we were even provincial grain judging champions at the 4-h interclub competitions in Guelph in the fall of 1958. Glen will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

John Shepherd
John Shepherd
October 20, 2020
As a classmate and friend of Glenn's, we wish to express our shock and sadness at his sudden passing. We will miss our interactions and send our thoughts and prayers to Stef and the family.
The Hunters
Bruce and Fran Hunter
October 19, 2020
Glenn and I covered agriculture when we worked at CBC Radio in Toronto. Glenn was a very skilled and respected National News reporter. I always admired his professionalism, journalistic ethics and writing skills. During those years, we became good friends and continued to see one another once or twice every year until now.

I recall that on one occasion, we were working in the Paris area and Glenn enthusiastically took me to the Powell family farm where I met his lovely parents. Glenn was very proud of his rural roots, as he should have been.

Looking back over time, since we first met at CBC in 1977, I can safely say that more than anything else, Glenn was a buddy, and one of the best buddies anyone could ever hope to have. I miss him already.

Glynis and I offer Steph, Jacki and Jeff our sincere condolences.
Roy Maxwell
October 19, 2020
Every one of us who worked with Glenn enjoyed the association with
him because we admired his friendly approach to people and because of his professionalism. He had good ideas and and a dedicated work ethic. His many volunteer efforts and all his community connections will be remembered with admiration and he will be greatly missed. All of us want to wish him a fond farewell.

Bruce and Diana Rogers
October 19, 2020
Steph, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Our mot sincere condolences to you and the family.
Wendy Walker
October 18, 2020
Dear Steph, I just heard the news about Glenn. What a lovely man. And that wonderful voice! We are so very, very sorry. Sue and Brian Pritchard
Sue Pritchard
October 18, 2020
Glenn was a member of the Halton-Hamilton Source Protection Committee since its inception in 2007. He was a key contributor to the development of the Source Protection Plan to protect municipal drinking water supplies in the Halton-Hamilton Region. On behalf of the Committee and its members, we extend our deepest condolences to Steph and her family. He will be greatly missed.
Bob Edmondson, Chair Halton-Hamilton Source Protection Committee
October 18, 2020
I was so sad to hear of Glen's passing. He was a wonderful person and lovely to be around. I worked with him at CBC and after his retirement we would get together with Rex Loring and Lorne Tulk from time to time at a Restaurant in Bronte. My deep condolence goes out to his Family.
George MacNabb
October 17, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Patricia Milthorpe
October 17, 2020
Our saddest condolences to you all, with particular regret that we are unable to join you with support and comfort during this terrible time
David and Laura Ludwin
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