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Born: Sep 23, 1949

Date of Passing: Aug 03, 2019

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September 23, 1949 - August 3, 2019

On August 3, 2019, with his family by his side and broken hearts, we announce the sudden passing of Brian, an exceptional husband, dad, Opa and brother.
Left to cherish his memory, his loving wife Polly, of 47 years, his loving children, Tyson, Brandy (Scott) and Lindsay (Matt), his precious grandkids, Finley, Miller, Fletcher and Violet, his brother Bruce (Laura), and many extended family and friends. Brian was predeceased by his parents, Eric and Elsie, his brother Barry and sister Cathy.
Brian grew up in West Kildonan and in 1967 went to work for CP Rail where he remained until his retirement in 2003. He was involved in the CP family picnics and the Union's kids Christmas parties. His most rewarding accomplishment was chairing the United Way for 10 years. In 1996 he founded an exclusive transportation company for the railroad where he remained until 2011. The most important part of his life was his family, especially his grandkids. He loved to travel: his yearly trips to Mexico with the family, his bike trips to Sturgis, Moosomin or just riding. He enjoyed tinkering on cars and bikes and was always there to lend a helping hand, no matter the task. He was an amazing man and will be missed dearly.
A Celebration of Life will be held on September 23, 2019, which would have been his 70th Birthday, at St. Alphonsus Hall, 341 Munroe Ave. at 1:00 p.m.


As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 14, 2019

Condolences & Memories (10 entries)

  • Dear Polly and family: Wayne and I are very saddened by your loss. We only found out a few days ago. Wayne has many fond memories of Brian, and we wish to extend our sympathies. Wayne & Karen Whalen - Posted by: Wayne & Karen Whalen (Co-worker CP rail) on: Sep 21, 2019

  • I was a co worker of Brian's for many years at CP Rail,Brian always greeted you with a smile and something positive to say ,everyone who came in contact with him that I know ,felt the same way.I send my heartfelt condolences from myself and my family ,Rest in Peace brother Brian !💐❤ - Posted by: Michael Boux (Co worker and friend) on: Sep 21, 2019

  • My deepest condolences to Polly and family. So terribly sad to hear of Brian's passing. I have many fond memories of bike rides and our trip to Sturgis. God bless... Regards, David Cancilla - Posted by: David R Cancilla (Friend ) on: Sep 18, 2019

  • Dear cousin , it was only a few months ago when you were consoling me on my loss . And now I find myself consoling your loved ones, you were taken way too soon and will be dearly missed. Rest In Peace Brian. My deepest sympathies to his wife Polly and his children and grandchildren. - Posted by: Susan Liebrecht Kehler (Cousin) on: Sep 18, 2019

  • I first met Brian when in the 70's when he was a Conductor and I was a Car Forman in the CP Rail traffic yard...I left the railway and joined the Winnipeg Police Service and in 2001 was seconded to the United Way as an account rep working with unionized labour for the fund raising campaign and reconnected with Brian...he had everything organized for me so that when we had meetings with CP employees all I had to do was give my speech and boy did we have a good time raising the Traffic Yard, Brandon, Diesel Shop and best of all a couple of fast trips to Kenora ! Brian was the most down to earth, fun loving and accommodating guy I dealt with and he worked hard to make sure that CP Pail was at the top fund raising entities .....he always talked about his Family and how much they meant to him and I saw this when Polly came to Kenora for an event...worked hand in hand to make it a success....too early to go bud but like they say only the good die easy Brian - Posted by: Mike Ewatski (Friend ) on: Sep 16, 2019

  • Dear Polly My condolences to you and your family. I was sorry to see the passing of Brian. I have such good memories of Brian and you, many years ago. Fondly, Geri Worb - Posted by: Geri Worb (Friend) on: Sep 15, 2019

  • So many people will wonder why? Rest in peace my cousin. - Posted by: Michael (cousin) on: Sep 15, 2019

  • My Uncle Brian was such a giving man with a generous heart. Always helping others, especially his family and friends, he touched many lives with his kindness, laughter and generosity. He was often the life of the party and he knew how to throw a good party! A man of his word and a heart made of gold, I will forever miss his company ❤️🥰 - Posted by: Jennifer Beitz (Niece) on: Sep 15, 2019

  • Condolences to the entire Liebrecht family. I worked with Brian at CP and for Urban Ventures. He was a great mentor at work. I still use a saying he told me when I first hired on..... "Kid, we all hired on once, we were all nervous and scared, if you take your time, do it safe, you'll never fail" I still, after 25 years, pass that saying on to young railroaders I mentor now. Rest in Peace Brain and thanks for the guidance and advice! - Posted by: Chris and Kerrie Light (friends) on: Sep 14, 2019

  • Words cannot express how I feel. One of the most loving, caring people I know. Always put others needs before himself. My heart truly aches for our loss. My condolences to his wife Polly & his children Lindsay, Brandy & Tyson, and his grandchildren. He will forever be in all of our hearts. ♥️ - Posted by: Kathryn Liebrecht-Baker (Cousin) on: Sep 14, 2019

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