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Born: Jun 29, 1950

Date of Passing: Jul 11, 2022

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June 29, 1950 – July 11, 2022

After a short battle with cancer, it is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Joseph Henri Etienne Brémaud on July 11, 2022, at the age of 72, at Steinbach Bethesda Hospital.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 51 years, Rita (née Courcelles); his four brothers: André (Lise), Noël (Cheryle Lynn), Edouard (Elfrieda) and Marcel (Rosaline); his four sisters: Henriette Hilhorst (Robbert), Constance Falk (Norman), Rose Brémaud (Richard Fast), Joëlle Nelson (Lyndon) and one sister-in-law Linda Dyck. Also left to mourn his passing are his aunts: Elise Ayotte, Corine Bouchard and Reine Cormier; his in-laws: Jeannine, Emmanuel, Léo and Louise Courcelles; as well as numerous nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces and a close cousin Marie Lapalisse.
Etienne was predeceased by his parents, Henri and Marguerite Brémaud (née Courcelles); three brothers: Lionel, Daniel and Pierre Brémaud; one sister Hélène Nadeau; one brother-in-law Gérard (Gerry) Nadeau and two sisters-in-law; Lionel's first wife Carol Lynne and second wife Anne. He was also predeceased by his in-laws: Albert, Pierre and Lucille, Yvette, Edmond and Thérèse Courcelles as well as a close cousin Eugène Lapalisse.
Etienne was born in La Broquerie. A humble, quiet, gentle soul and a man of great faith and strength, he was cherished by all. Etienne and Rita married in 1971, and their first home was his grandfather Brémaud's in Ste. Agathe. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a dedicated member of his community. Etienne was hardworking and spent countless hours working at the park, cutting grass at the parish cemetery and never hesitating to give a helping hand at the fall suppers. Etienne started working at Princess Auto in the early years of his career, at Courcelles Bros. for 34 years as a parts man in Ste. Agathe, Red River Equipment in Steinbach and Worthington Ag Parts in Niverville, until his retirement in 2010.
The family wishes to thank the CancerCare team and all the staff at Steinbach Bethesda Hospital for their compassion and exceptional care and to all who gave their support, prayers and encouragement during these difficult times.
Prayers will be held at Ste. Agathe Parish Church on July 19, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. followed by the funeral service at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow in the parish cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Etienne's memory to CancerCare Manitoba or to Alzheimer Society of Manitoba.

Etienne, you will be forever missed.
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 16, 2022

Condolences & Memories (9 entries)

  • To Rita, Emmanuel, and Leo and your loved ones My deepest sympathies. Etienne was simply so gentle, and tried so hard to please. My deepest regards. Clayton Manness - Posted by: Clayton Manness (Business friend of Courcelles Bros.) on: Jul 23, 2022

  • Mes sincère sympathies à Rita et familles Brémaud & Courcelles Étienne nous manquera beaucoup My deepest condolences to Rita and the Brémaud & Courcelles families. We will miss him a lot - Posted by: Danielle Brémaud-Edwards (Second cousin ) on: Jul 19, 2022

  • Il va nous manquer autant qu'à vous, on le voyait chaque fois qu'on allait à Ste-Agathe. Toutes nos sympathies à la famille et très désolés de ne pas être parmi vous. - Posted by: Claude Péloquin et Laurence Leduc (cousin) on: Jul 18, 2022

  • Deepest Sympathies to you Rita. He was a kind and good hearted person. He will sadly be missed. - Posted by: Eleonora Raffard (Friend) on: Jul 18, 2022

  • Sincères sympathies à toute la cousinerie famille Brèmaud et la famille Courcelles. Oui, Etienne était aime et on le manquera toujours à Sainte-Agathe! - Posted by: Theresa Baudry (cousin) on: Jul 16, 2022

  • Nos condoleances a toi Rita et famille etait toujours plaisant et avait le sourire naturel...maintenant son tour de reposer en paix. - Posted by: Gilles et Huguette Remillard (connaissance) on: Jul 16, 2022

  • Sorry for your loss Rita. Lori and Philip Grandmont - Posted by: Lori Grandmont (Friend) on: Jul 16, 2022

  • I went to school with Etienne and he was a very gentle and compassionate person always ready to help and had a nice smile for everyone. So sorry to hear of his sudden passing, my deepest sympathy to his wife and family, he will remain a kind and generous person in our hearts. Micheline Gamache Poirier - Posted by: Micheline Poirier (Gamache) (friend) on: Jul 16, 2022

  • Mes sympathies a toute la famille Brémaud..... - Posted by: Lorraine Tetrault (amie) on: Jul 16, 2022

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