Don Glidden

Obituary of Don Glidden

Donald "Don" George Glidden

(July 24, 1948 - March 5, 2024)


Donald "Don" George Glidden of Wetaskiwin, Alberta, passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at the age of 75 years.


Donald George Glidden was born July 24, 1948 to Walter and Lorraine in Viking Alberta. When he was young, the family moved into Camrose, where Don spent his entire childhood. He enjoyed telling stories about working at his grandparent’s farm and his interests in cars.

In 1970, Don married Karen Johnston and they had three boys, Kevin, Kim and Kyle. Don loved to spend time with his family. They had many adventures together, including ski trips, camping, car rides, dirt biking, snowmobiling, and golfing. Don began his greatest adventure when he became a grandfather to ten grandchildren, who loved to spend time with their Papa.

Don held several jobs throughout his life. He worked at A&W, the Trading Coral, was a salesman at Sears, and helped his dad build the Camrose Engine Rebuilders business. He sold cars and finished out his working career building pipe bunks with his Centra Cam family. He was dedicated, hardworking, and loved to help people.  

In his last years, because of health concerns, Don’s life became simplified, and his priorities shifted. He became focused on his family, especially his sons and grandchildren, and made intentional and deliberate connections with them. He enjoyed his red mustang, and would take trips to his favourite places, Banff, McDonalds and weekly coffee runs to see Kevin and the kids at work.

Don was predeceased by his parents. He leaves to mourn his family Kevin/Carroll (Rachael and Seth), Kim/Kirsten (Marshel, Meredith, and Zander), Kyle/Mila (Emeli, Kennedy, Darius, Dax and Gabrielle). 


A Funeral Service was held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 12, 2024, at the CityLights Church, 4920 48 Street Camrose officiated by Pastor Clayton Milgate.  The service was livestreamed, and recorded and can be viewed at the following link: CityLights Church.  

If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Don's memory may be made to the Kidney Foundation or to a charity of one's choice.  As well as, please consider becoming an organ donor.


He will be deeply missed by us all.


Funeral Service

2:00 pm
Tuesday, March 12, 2024
CityLights Church
4920 48 Street
Camrose, Alberta, Canada
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