The Passing of a True Gentleman: Remembering Glenn Pagett
Condolences are extended to the family, friends and teammates of Peterborough & District Sports Hall of Fame inductee Glenn Pagett, who passed away Friday at the age of 87. Predeceased by his wife Velma, he is survived by daughter Julie, and son Joel, as well as grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mr. Pagett, widely known for his sporting abilities in softball, also was involved in hockey, soccer, baseball, curling, golf and slo-pitch. Quoting from his 2010 induction biography, “Softball was the sport where Glenn achieved the most success. He played senior softball from the age of 14. He was on the 1955 & 56 Civic Softball Championship teams with Bill’s Lunch and the Ontario Industrial Softball finalists in 1965 and 1966 with CGE. He won OASA Intermediate “A” Softball Championships with the Lakefield Charlton’s in 1959 and 1960. His long and distinguished career in the City Men’s Softball League spanned from 1957-1978. He was named “Rookie of the Year” in 1957 and went on to win eight City League Championships. He was a classy, versatile infielder and was a fine pitcher and consistent hitter.”
To read Glenn’s complete induction biography, please click here
Glenn Pagett was even better known for his contributions to the City of Peterborough. He served as an alderman and city councillor for 32 years! Highly regarded as a ‘real gentleman’ by current city mayor Jeff Leal, he stated that Pagett’s death is “an incredibly sad day for the community.”
On April 21, 2023, reporter Joelle Kovach’s story “Pagett was a longtime city councillor” was published in the Peterborough Examiner, and follows: