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Date of Passing: Nov 06, 2015

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BRIAN CADLE 1948 - 2015 We are saddened to announce that on November 6, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Brian Cadle passed away, three months after being diagnosed with cancer. He was lovingly surrounded by his children, Bryson (My Phuong), Lacey (Blake) and Meghan (Vig) at the time of his death. Brian was an original member of the Winnipeg Jets of the World Hockey League, and worked for many years in the home electronics industry. Brian was a truly unique individual who possessed a quick wit, a fun-loving spirit and plenty of charisma (or kavorka', a Seinfeld term he liked to use to describe others). People enjoyed being with Brian and he was truly blessed with many solid friendships throughout his life. A Celebration of Brian's Life is being planned for next spring in Kelwood, Manitoba. A detailed obituary by immediate family will be forthcoming.

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 28, 2015

Condolences & Memories (11 entries)

  • It's almost been a year since your passing Brian. There is something missing in each of our lives. Quick with a joke or funny ridiculous dance moves in the middle of the retail store. I miss our time together. Whether it was at the Electronics store to write up an order or just hanging out after hours. As well your compassion and understanding always came through to lend a hand to those you knew who were down and out. Fall time always meant that my colleagues and I would see you at least a couple times a week. It just hasn't been the same. Rest in peace my good friend. You are missed. Fred - Posted by: Fred Venning (Friend) on: Sep 11, 2016

  • I met Brian in the audio business really enjoyed his visits with his great sense of humour. He always made my day. The stories he would tell were remarkable. I left the business a little while ago but had the pleasure of bumping into to him at the forms in Winnipeg where neither of us lived. We had the typical. Wanna go ! With fists called hahah I'll miss him he was a great guy with time and a smile for everyone. Rip buddy. Say hi to Ronnie for me. - Posted by: Grant Walden (Friend) on: Dec 15, 2015

  • I knew Brian growing up in Elmwood. We did become friends and he was a fun guy to be around. There are many high school stories best left in the past. Brian's success in hockey (Playground right through to the Pros) was shared by our entire neighborhood and a group of us would make a point of watching him play at the Winnipeg Arena. He was the enforcer and was not afraid to mix it up with anyone on the opposing team. We lost touch with each other as we transferred to Toronto in 72 and Brain ended up Regina, I believe. We did meet up at Elmwoods 50th high school anniversary gala evening a number of years ago and he seemed happy living in Regina. He will be missed by his family and friends. A lot of fond memories. Doug Auld - Posted by: Doug Auld (Friend) on: Dec 04, 2015

  • Friday December 11 @ 1:00 pm Elwood legion # 9 on Nairn Brian's old buddies & friends will be having a get together in memory of Brian - Posted by: Scott Gair () on: Dec 02, 2015

  • Brian and I were childhood friends and grew up across the street from each other. I first knew him as Brian Gair, and then Brian Cadle soon after. He was a funny guy and a terrific fighter who protected his friends in a tough neighbourhood ... me more than once. I had the pleasure of watching him play for the "Junior" Winnipeg Jets (owned by the same Benny Hatskin) against guys like Bobby Clark and Reggie Leach of the Flin Flon Bombers. The kid with spaghetti legs (his own description) from East Elmwood stood up well. Brian's humour (then) was self-deprecating. He told me once that he'd fought Pat Quinn and had lost, "but I cut him as I was going down", he'd said with a laugh. He and I and Ron McKenzie were walking to Elmwood High School one day and Ron was griping about something or other. Brian shouldered Ron off the sidewalk suggesting, "Grumpy guys walk on the other side of the street!" I thought it was funny. I've always been glad that I knew him. My sincere condolences to all family and friends. - Posted by: Bob Greenhalgh (Childhood friend) on: Dec 02, 2015

  • I am very sorry to learn of Brian's passing. Although we did not stay in close touch, the Cadle family is a small one and my mother and aunts spoke of Brian frequently. I offer my deepest condolences to Brian's children and their partners. - Posted by: Wendy Hall (nee Sinclair) (cousin) on: Nov 28, 2015

  • I knew Brian when he came down for Vicku & Meghan's wedding in Brunei. Brian was such a colorful person filled with energy who always had a smile on his face. I'd never forget such an amazing person that I've known. We in Brunei are deeply saddened and we humbly offer all of you our deepest condolences with big love and big hugs. - Posted by: Dharshini () on: Nov 28, 2015

  • Brian was the spark the team needed and the fans demanded. In year one when the team got bogged down out would go Brian with Cal Swenson and Dunc Rouseau to shake things up. He new his role and responded to the chants of Cadle, Cadle that filled the old Winnipeg Arena. Great guy and great teammate gone way to soon. RIP Brian! - Posted by: Scotty McVicar (Former Original Jets Trainer/Physiotherapist) on: Nov 28, 2015

  • Having worked with Brian at Sanyo in the early 80's and keeping in touch with him since. I am going to miss his surprise visits to Advance, they always brighten up my day with a lot of good memories. - Posted by: Ed Hlushko (Friends) on: Nov 28, 2015

  • As a youth, Brian was one of the best athletes of his time. We followed his career as a Winnipeg Jet and we marveled at his accomplishments. From his humble roots in Elmwood, Brian achieved great success yet he never forgot the people who were a part of his early life. It was great reconnecting with him at Elmwood high school's 50th anniversary in 2008. Brian's wonderful spirit will not be forgotten and he will be greatly missed. Our heartfelt condolences to his family. - Posted by: Ken and Linda Boughton (Former hockey, baseball, and football coach and friend) on: Nov 28, 2015

  • Was a funny guy, lots of stories. He will be missed. - Posted by: Patrick Derksen (Friend and Customer of Consumer Electronics) on: Nov 28, 2015

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