In Memory of



Obituary for Glenn Bartel

BARTEL: Glenn D.
March 15, 1965 - May 1, 2024
Glenn Bartel of Watrous Saskatchewan passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on May 1,2024 at Royal University hospital in Saskatoon.
Glenn was born and raised in Watrous by his parents, Jerry and Donna Bartel. Glenn developed a love of hunting and fishing with friends early on. He enjoyed spending time at his second home at Piperell Lake in Northern SK. His favorite fish to catch and eat from that lake was splake.
Glenn was incredibly hard working, starting work at 15. He worked for various farmers and in construction before starting to work for Colonsay potash mine where he earned his blasting certificate and worked as a heavy equipment operator. He was filled with pride at a job well done.
He exuded kindness which led to a special affinity with animals, both domestic and wild. Foxes would feed out of his hand. For five summers, a robin would follow him around as he mowed the lawn. Only Glenn could trim his Mother's cat's claws. However, his most special animal relationship was that which he shared with his beautiful lab, Molly and cat, Sammy who miss him terribly.
Glenn’s kindness extended to anyone and everyone he knew and loved. He would drop everything to pull a friends stuck truck out of the muck, fix or install whatever thing for his wife and her friends and plowed more than his fair share of driveways, just to mention a few.
Glenn met the love of his life, Kyla McDonald in 2002. They were married in the rainforest of Costa Rica in 2005. Together they enjoyed gardening, raising animals, traveling and spending time outdoors. They worked together to build their dream home which was completed in 2010.
Glenn was predeceased by his father Jerry Bartel, his grandparents, Harry and Kay Martin and Elmer and Linda Bartel, his uncle Vernon Christianson, Father and mother-in-law Ian and Joanne McDonald.
Glenn will be lovingly remembered by his wife Kyla, his mother Donna, His brother Dean (Donna) Bartel, brother-in-law Richard (Theresa) McDonald and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A Celebration of Glenn's life was held on Saturday, May 11 at 3:00 .p.m at the Watrous United Church.
In lieu of flowers the family is asking for donations to the Watrous Food Bank. Please visit for details.