Glendon A.L. Henshaw

1 January, 193315 April, 2021

It is with sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Glendon Atlee Lewellyn Henshaw on April 15, 2021. Born January 1, 1933 he was a son of the late Lewellyn and Gertrude Henshaw.

Glen was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and uncle. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years Erna Marie (Nelson); children, Melody Robertson, Faron Henshaw (Courtney Mullen), Shawna (Scott) Morrell, Chris (Paula) Henshaw; grandchildren, Jessica (Khoi), Logan, Tyler (Regan), Wyatt, Liam, Rowan, Kevin, Kelsey, Robin, Christopher; great grandchildren, Nylah, Kai, Kason; foster children, Sheila Johnston, Phyllis Franklin and brother-in-law Walter Ruggles. Besides his parents Glen was predeceased by two brothers and two sisters of Waldec, Nova Scotia.

Loved and respected is perhaps the best way to describe Glen. His many business endeavors and his dedication to hard work and getting things accomplished was perhaps the key to his success. In later years after a long recovery from an accident, he kept busy, always tinkering at something. His attention to detail and love of automobiles especially all things Chrysler began his interest in painting. He was a talented craftsman, turned meticulous artist who could fix anything from a small cut to a whole house and prided himself on the fine details. His talents survive on canvas and in memory. His love and passion for family and especially grandchildren was most important in life. Glen loved meeting new people and enjoyed a close connection and regular visits from those he knew. Everyone will fondly remember his gruff voice, but soft demeanor underneath. He was always willing to help and sacrifice for others without hesitation. A well-humoured man that enjoyed laughing as much among others as (at himself). We will all remember his affection for cheese. He leaves those remaining with many projects unfinished to remind us of all that he supported while alive and an emptiness inside where he now remains in memory. Enduring difficult times throughout life and finding solutions was a gift he taught many.

With his knowledge and experience sacrificing his time to always help others just came naturally. He would never want you to grieve his passing. Instead smile, remember and share a positive connection you had with him. Cremation has taken place under the care of Jayne’s Funeral Home, Digby. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Donations in Glen’s memory can be made to a charity of choice. Share a memory or leave a condolence at


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Robert Smith

5 May 2021

My heart goes out to Erna in her lose. Glen was one soecial man.

I first met Glen and Edna at the time Meody arrived. Much later we connected again. We traded vehicles/95' New Yorker and a few years later traded my dodge for his 1998 New Yorker.

I'd drop by whenever my wife had to go to Digby for work at Grant Thorton Accounting office. We kept in touch on and off I always felt as if i was always apart of the family. Glen was a fantastic painter.

Actually he was fantastic in everything he undertook. I'll miss him.

Stay strong Edna,

Love Bob

Wayne and Doreen Hall

27 April 2021

sorry to hear of Glens passing. We had some good laughs together and a good friend. Condolences to Erna and family. OUR Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Marilyn and Jack Wright

22 April 2021

Wherever we met Glennie, there was always a big hug for me and with a twinkle in his eye, he'd be looking at Jack for any signs of jealousy...such a genuine gentleman, tremendous sense of humour, and a very accomplished artist featuring the local communities.
We, too, will treasure the pieces art that we are proud to display.

Sincere sympathies to Erna, Melody and Farron..he will be missed but is held firm in many hearts.

Bonnah and Mike Ranger/Landry

22 April 2021

Uncle Glennie was our definition of uncle. He was kind, loving, considerate and enjoyed a good joke. He and Aunt Erna always made us feel welcome when we visited. He will be truly missed.
Lots of Love Bonnah, Mike, Chris and Phil

Michael & Barbara Gregory

22 April 2021

Dear Erna and family. Our hearts are broken. We were saddened to hear that Glennie had passed away. I first met Glen at his shop in Deep Brook on the 25 April 1971, my first day in Digby. Your door was always open and you both touched the hearts of so many, especially this Newfoundlander. The years pass so quickly but we will always cherish our fond memories of you and Glen. Just wanted you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

Reta Maling

21 April 2021

It was nice to have your husband and father come into my life a very pleasant man. My condolences to all of you .

Ron Parks

20 April 2021

Our sympathy and thoughts are with Erma and all of Glennie's family. Glen always showed a genuine interest in others. He was an attentive listener and would have a personal question about you. I know he was a meticulous craftsman because of his art and even though he could do a lot of things well he never came accross as a know it all. Always friendly with a great smile and laugh. A sad loss to our community. Rest in Peace Dear Glennie. Ron and Carlene

Joan Taylor

20 April 2021

I first met Glen at Castle Art Gallery in Upper Clements. I managed the gallery for 1998 and 1999. I remember when he first got his hearing aids and he was so happy. I can recall him saying to me "speak fast as my battery is running low". I recall a painting, so detailed of the Titanic and also of Digby with all the trappings of the day. A very talented man

Frank/Priscilla MacInnis (Pettipas)

20 April 2021

Erma & family
Sorry to read about the passing of Glennie (as we knew him).
Be strong and remember he will be with you always - in your hearts and memories.
God Bless and take care.

Don &Anna Sproule

20 April 2021

To Erna & family: From Don working & hanging out at Glennie’s garage and appreciating his humor & keen sense of detail in anything that he tackled and later after our marriage Anna & I were able to acquire two of his paintings which are proudly hanging in our home. We were deeply saddened by his passing. Our prayers & sympathy are with you all.

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