Glen “Lion Who” Droppo, surrounded by love, passed away in hospital on Fri., Aug. 7, 2009. He was 75.
He was the devoted husband to Rita for 43 years, the loving father to Kim (Crystal) and Vickie (Craig), and the doting grandfather of Jacob and Jason.
His outgoing warmth and interest in others earned him friends wherever he went. His sense of humour will be missed by all who knew him.
Glen was an adventurous traveller in his youth, a dedicated and hard-working accountant to many local businesses, and an avid golfer, shuffler, curler, card shark, and genealogist in his retirement.
For 40 years, he was a passionate and tireless volunteer for many service groups, including the Chesterville Rotary Club and the Winchester Lions Club, where he served as president from 1976 to1977 and was honoured as a Melvin Jones Fellow in 1995. His dedicated service to the CNIB was recognized in 2001 when he received the Hellen Keller Fellowship Award.
Sincere thanks to Dr. Burke and Dr. Flowers for their care and kindness, and heartfelt appreciation to all the staff at the Winchester District Memorial Hospital and the Ottawa Cancer Centre, who treated Glen with respect and tenderness during his final days. Thanks also to the many caring neighbours on Albert Street.
Friends are invited to a celebration of Glen’s life at the Winchester Lions Club on Sat., Sept. 12 from 11 am to 2 pm.
Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society in Glen’s memory would be appreciated.
The arrangements are entrusted to Daniels Funeral Chapels in Winchester.