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ANTHONY (TONY) BRELIS October 9, 1955 January 10, 2018 With heavy hearts, we announce that Tony passed away at Riverview Health Center after four years with esophageal cancer. Tony is survived by his father Mike Brelis; wife Barbara Ammeter; son Chris (Angela); daughter Johanne; granddaughter Hayden; two brothers and four sisters and a large extended family. Tony was predeceased by his mother Mary Brelis. In 41 years of service at Fort Garry Fire Trucks Rubber Division, he worked his way from labourer to Vice-President of the Rubber Division, creating a large amount of friends and clients over the years. In his leisure time he liked to play, watch and mentor in many sports. Curling in winter and golfing in summer. He was an avid baseball player is his early years and coached both baseball and football. He was hit by the travel bug by his loving wife Barb. They travelled to many parts of the world, from climbing to the highest points with the sky's the limit or floating on the ocean. He loved his adventures abroad. He especially enjoyed road trips coast to coast in his favourite country, Canada. Since the calling from their "happy place" at the cottage in Grindstone, Tony spent many happy days with family and friends. A few words to describe Tony: positive, loving, jolly, family man, generous, leader, determined, a hero. The family wishes to thank the caring and compassionate staff at CancerCare Manitoba and Riverview Health Center. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Tony's memory to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation or Riverview Health Center. A celebration of Tony's life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 19, 2018, at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue. Love you forever Tony, Dad, Papa Bear, Papa T. For those who wish to sign the online Guest Book please visit Chapel Lawn Funeral Home 204-885-9715
Publish Date: Jan 13, 2018

ANTHONY (TONY) BRELIS Tony passed away on January 10, 2018 at Riverview Health Centre, with his family at his side. A celebration of Tony's life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 19, 2018 at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Tony's name to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation or Riverview Health Centre. Longer notice to follow on Saturday. For those who wish to sign the online Guest Book please visit Chapel Lawn Funeral Home 204-885-9715

Publish Date: Jan 12, 2018

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As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 13, 2018

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • So many memories! Curling, golf, parties at Grindstone, dinner parties, alabama slammers, bailey's and coffee,wine, it goes on and on. Tony, you were a bright light with such an infectious laugh, it made you laugh along even if you didn't know the joke! I believe you are in a place now where every golf game has a hole in one and every curling game you score an eight - ender! Barb, Chris, Johanne, Angela and Hayden, you are all in our thoughts. - Posted by: Kathi and Wade (friends) on: Jan 15, 2018

  • Mr. Brelis I extend my prayers and condolences to you, and your family, in your time of grief and loss. I cannot comprehend what you are going through in the passing of you son. The loss of a child must be the biggest loss anyone could experience and unless someone has experienced this, they cannot, and have not the right to say "I know what you are going through." My heart goes out to you and I pray that "the peace that passes all understanding" would be with you as you "walk through the valley of the shadow of death." I did not know your son but I knew you as my manager when I delivered papers on Redwood Avenue. You were a good and fair man and in reading your son's obituary I feel he must have been a lot like you. May the peace of God be with you and your family. I pray you would find comfort in my words. Michael Klym - Posted by: Michael Klym (Free Press delivery boy) on: Jan 14, 2018

  • Treasure your memories and your love will last forever. We are so sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Pat Benjaminson and David Murray () on: Jan 13, 2018

  • I am saddened Tony is no longer with us. He meant so much to your family. Barb, I always enjoyed hearing about your amazing trips,adventures and great themed parties you had at the lake. So many great memories for you all. Hayden, you were Papa T's sunshine. His face would light up talking about you. Earth's loss is heaven's gain. My thoughts are with you all. Elaine - Posted by: Elaine Arbez (Colleague of Barb and Angela at CancerCare ) on: Jan 13, 2018

  • To Barb and family, i am so sorry to hear of Tonys passing, please take care, will be thinking of you. - Posted by: Sheryl Lucko (Friend) on: Jan 13, 2018

  • Dear Barb, Sam and I are very sorry for the loss of Tony. I saw him as such a gentle guy. He always had a smile on his face, even when times got tougher. Both of you really fought the battle, it's just too bad there has to be casualties. Tony will be greatly missed by all. My thoughts are with you and your family. Jackie and Sam Chahine - Posted by: Jackie Chahine (Friend and co worker) on: Jan 13, 2018

  • Barb , I am saddened to hear of Tony's passing . I feel privileged to have gotten to know Tony and to see what a wonderful person he was. I know you loved each other dearly and he will be greatly missed. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Deb - Posted by: Deborah Scott (Barb's co-worker) on: Jan 13, 2018

  • Dearest Barb and Family, It’s been awhile Barb, I treasure the years we worked together, have thought of you often. I was so sorry to hear of Tony’s passing . I know how much you loved him Barb. When you spoke of him at work or if he dropped by , he was “sunshine” always happy, loved people , he made you personally feel good. And yes , the many wonderful trips , adventures , dancing you both loved to do. You knew how to enjoy life. Lots of wonderful Memories to cherish , a life well lived. May the Love and support of family and friends help you through the days to come . My thoughts are with you . Erna Stiles ( worked with Barb at CancerCare - Posted by: Erna Stiles (Friend of Barb Ammeter ) on: Jan 12, 2018

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