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Born: Feb 18, 1925

Date of Passing: Aug 29, 2015

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MYRTLE CAROLINE BRICK (nee SHIELDS) Myrtle Brick passed away peacefully, with family by her side, on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at the Pembina Manitou Health Centre. Myrtle was born February 18, 1925 to James and Myrtle Shields. She will be sadly missed by her son Robert (Fern), daughter Brenda Roos (Robert), daughters-in-law Sandra and Michele (Les); grandchildren Michelle (Robin), Darren (Rhonda), Angela (Bill), Jared (Annie), Dustin (Karen), Adele (Trevor), Katryna, and Robbie; great-grandchildren Sydney, Emerson, Ryland, Jaxon, Leith and Taven; sisters Ferne Morrow (Lorne) and Myrna Tole (Ron); sister-in-law Lola Shields; special nieces Elaine Einarson (Les) and Helen Rempel; and many nieces and nephews. Myrtle was predeceased by her husband Leon, December 17, 1987; sons Roy, April 6, 1996 and William, April 26, 2012; parents James and Myrtle Shields; sisters Mildred, Lillian, Thelma and Jean; and brothers Alexander, Robert and Milton. As a girl, Myrtle grew up with her family in the Archibald district. She was active in sports, receiving Girl's Champion Medals in 1939 and 1940 at the Track and Field Days in Pembina-Louise. She also enjoyed playing with the Somerset Ladies Softball Teams. Myrtle was always proud of her children in their many sporting activities, and in her later years enjoyed watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Myrtle attended Dominion Business College in Winnipeg and worked for the Winnipeg Free Press, before she married Leon, September 29, 1944. Leon and Myrtle farmed until 1947 before they moved to Somerset. In 1954, they moved to Manitou. Myrtle was employed with Manitoba Telephone System for 18 years in Somerset and Manitou. From 1967 to 1974, Myrtle managed Brick's Coffee Bar. Following that, Myrtle cooked at the Manitou Hospital, La Rivière Ski Resort, and Rock Lake United Church Camp. She also worked in the Nellie McClung Collegiate Library for seven years. Myrtle enjoyed being active in the community - St. Andrew's United Church, Kinettes, Chamber of Commerce, Canadian Red Cross. She also helped to organize the opening of the Manitou Friendship Centre. Myrtle was very supportive of her children's activities - sports, festivals, 4-H, and youth groups. Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 2:00 p.m., St. Andrew's United Church, Manitou. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Andrew's United Church, Manitou or Pembina Manitou Health Centre. Wheatland Funeral Service (204) 825-2848

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 01, 2015

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • So sorry to hear of Myrtle's passing. What a long and wonderful life she had! She will be missed, such an important part of Manitou's history! Our condolences to her family. - Posted by: Julie Jenkins (Moores) (Friend) on: Sep 02, 2015

  • Mrs. Brick was well liked in Manitou when I was growing up. She was always at her children's sporting events and cheered them on. I remember a teen party at the Old Brick house ( close to the United church). Bill and I were close in age and Mrs. Brick always welcomed any of her kids' friends. Whenever I met up with Mrs. Brick, she always had a smile and time to stop and talk. She is remembered as being one of the great moms of Manitou. - Posted by: Maureen Cobb (Friend) on: Sep 01, 2015

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