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Born: Aug 29, 1944

Date of Passing: Dec 07, 2019

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A celebration of Brian's life was held on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at The Bridge Church, 620 Oxbow Bend Road.

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Publish Date: Dec 21, 2019

August 29, 1944 – December 7, 2019

Brian, aged 75, passed peacefully into the arms of his Savior, shortly after midnight on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Riverview Palliative Care after his 11 year battle with Multiple Myeloma.
Left to remember is his loving wife of 52 years, Janice; children, Dana and Michael (Forster), Kristopher and Heather; grandchildren, Bailey, Garrett, Ethan and Mackenzie; brothers, Robert, David and Joanne; brother-in-law Ken Dalshaug, as well as many nieces, nephews and close family friends. He was predeceased by his father Edward; mother Florence and sister Vicki. Brian was born in Portage La Prairie, MB and often recalled spending memorable summers with his grandparents there. His family moved to Winnipeg and settled into the St. James area, unknowing at the time that only one street away would live the love of his life. Brian and Janice started dating while attending St. James Collegiate in Grade nine. They were married in Winnipeg on April 1, 1967. Brian graduated from Manitoba Technical Institute as a Red Seal Heavy Duty Mechanic and spent his career within the construction industry.
Brian loved sports. He coached hockey and baseball in St. James, played hockey for a Winnipeg Old Timers hockey league and refereed for community club hockey. When the Jets came back to Winnipeg, he shared hockey nights with his grandsons. Golf was something he really enjoyed and was fortunate to try several courses on his travels.
Family vacations were always a highlight and many happy memories were made on road trips, camping and later in sunny destinations and on cruises.
Brian loved belonging to The Bridge Church and sharing his faith with others. He treasured worshipping with his church family and so many special friendships were formed there.
We'd like to thank Dr. Rami Kotb, Jayne Kasian, Alexis, Dyani, Dr. Joel Gingerich, the staff of CancerCare MB treatment rooms, the staff at Concordia Hospital and the staff of Riverview Palliative Care for all of their support.
A celebration of Brian's life will be held on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at The Bridge Church, 620 Oxbow Bend Road. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations are made in Brian's honour to CancerCare Manitoba.

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Publish Date: Dec 14, 2019

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As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 14, 2019, Dec 21, 2019

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • We were sorry to hear about Brian. We have very fond memories of our camping trips together & many card games. Take care - Posted by: Bill & Edith Snyder (Friends) on: Dec 30, 2019

  • Thanks to Brian & Jan for being such a significant part of our faith journey, and for loving us when we were just new in our faith. We have so many fond memories of trips together, and dreaming together. Although it’s wonderful to think of Brian as finally “home” where there are no more struggles, it’s still hard to be left behind (for a time). Blessings on the family as you face your first Christmas here without him. Hugs from us. Glen & Jeannie. (Until we meet again!) - Posted by: Glen & Jeannie Handford (Friend) on: Dec 23, 2019

  • Dear Jan So sorry to hear this very sad news. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. May your memories, your faith and love of your family give you peace. God Bless. - Posted by: Gayle Hallock (Acquaintance ) on: Dec 14, 2019

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