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He is survived by his loving wife Marion; three charming sons, Keith (Natasha), Glen and Alan (Amanda); five wonderful grandchildren, Katrina, Nick, Allaura, Arthur and Emma; hilarious twin sisters, Lynne Scott and Lorna Preston; and many other wonderful people fortunate enough to be part of his extended family or circle of friends.
Brian was born and raised in Portage La Prairie. After moving to Winnipeg, Brian met his beautiful wife and devoted his life to looking after and helping people, especially those he loved (friends and family). He worked for many years and then retired from Riverview Health Center as a Lab Technologist and 'Senior Smarty Pants'.
Brian enjoyed the simple things in life: reading, his favourite lava lamp, relaxing at his cottage, movies and game shows, and most importantly being around friends and family. He especially enjoyed the games of bowling and curling which he did for many years. He also loved watching sports and was a diehard supporter of both his beloved Bombers and Jets. His ultimate passion was hosting friends and family every November for a day of food and football on US Thanksgiving.
According to Brian's wishes we are having a simple gravesite service at Brookside Cemetery, 3001 Notre Dame Ave. at 1:00 p.m., Friday, September 25, 2020 (Sorry Dad, we were not allowed to do your cardboard box burial in the backyard request).
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favourite charity in Brian's name.
Bardal Funeral Home
843 Sherbrook Street, 204-774-7474
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 19, 2020
Condolences & Memories (2 entries)
I have very fond memories of watching US Thanksgiving Football with the Sanburn family. Brian would share witty jokes and keep us younger boys laughing. Deepest condolences to my friends Keith and Glen, and to Marion and Alan. You are a caring and very loving family and will lean on and support each other at this time. - Posted by: Luigi Carvelli (Family Friend) on: Sep 25, 2020
I owe a great debt to both Uncle Brian and Auntie Marian for many great memories at the cottage in the summer. Games of yahtzee and cards, great food and a chance for me to get to know my cousins. You will be missed Uncle Brian. I hope Venus the cat met you at Heaven's gate. - Posted by: Gaylene de Gans (neice) on: Sep 19, 2020
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