AINSWORTH, Glenn Ross 1962 – 2019
Glenn fought a very courageous battle with cancer and died peacefully at Chatham Kent Hospice on Thursday, July 11, 2019. He was born in Montreal on June 6, 1962 to the late Ross Clifford Ainsworth (1993) and Dorie (Dunn) Ainsworth (1994). Glenn is survived by his older sister, Lynn Ainsworth. Glenn was very proud of his two children, Robert Glenn Cameron Ainsworth and Natalee Rose Brittany Wheeler (Matthew). His grandchildren were a special light in his life, Dante Robert Ainsworth and Quinn Caroline Wheeler. Glenn will be dearly missed by his close friends, by his cousins and extended family.
In 1968, when he was in elementary school, Glenn’s family moved from Montreal to Mississauga and new friendships took root. Dave Rowlison, Gavin Morcom, Phillip Chmielinski and Michael Mizzi became true, lifelong friends. Glenn, Dave, and Gavin passionately raced go-karts when they were teenagers in the 1970’s. In their later years, they also raced cars and sailboats. Their friendship of three grew to include Phil and Mike in the 1980’s as they graduated from Erindale Secondary School, Mississauga in 1981.
Glenn graduated from Sheridan College and the highlight of his working career was when he joined his Dad at Gorrie Marketing. He eventually advanced to become an Account Executive and enjoyed the clients he served. It was his father who introduced the family to the joys of sailing. As an adult, Glenn’s ongoing interest in the sport led him to the Mississauga Sailing Club. He became an avid racer and a volunteer. Sailing vacations to the British Virgin Islands with his family will remain a treasured memory.
Glenn was consistently captivated by cars. His comment when he heard race car motors revving was, “it is just like music.” As often as possible, Glenn enjoyed following young and up and coming racers both locally and professionally as they honed their skills. He was an avid arm chair racer each weekend.
At aged 49 Glenn retired from work due to failing health. He enjoyed the pace of his most recent home in Blenheim. He often commented on his happiness with this region of Chatham Kent, because it is a mecca for high end car restoration. Glenn thoroughly enjoyed the vintage cars when they paraded along the main street of town.
In the last week of Glenn’s life he became addicted to Mott’s Fruitsations Freezies. Country apple was his favorite, go out and try one! And then, when you have it in your hand, smile and think of Glenn’s deep appreciation for life’s Simple Pleasures.
A special thanks to Darren, Andrea, Judy, Marnie, Joanne and Tony.
If so inclined, a Memorial donations may be made in memory of Glenn to Chatham Kent Hospice, or a charity of your choice.