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Date of Passing: Jun 06, 2021

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We are devastated to announce the
unexpected loss of Brian Hass on June 6, 2021 at the age of 59. His life was cut short by a sudden cardiac event.
Mourning his loss are wife Jo-Anne, mom Cecilia, siblings, Fred (Judi), Carol (Peter), Terry (Orville), sister-in-law Sabina (Nathan), nephews and nieces, Nick, Ian (Melanie), Lexie, Neil, Anthony, Stephanie and great-nephew Everett. He will also be lovingly
remembered by close family out east and in Germany. He was predeceased by his dad Sandy.
Brian was Jo-Anne's rock and soulmate. Whether taking the wheel on epic distance road trips, coaxing her gently up precarious mountain trails or creating a beautiful home he was her protector and perfect companion. She is heartbroken to have him taken away so soon.
Brian was the epitome of patience and calm kindness. He took pleasure in supporting his mom and parents-in-law and troubleshooting problems. He fearlessly conquered numerous marathons and even longer trail races,
extensive house and yard renovations,
complicated financial spreadsheets and
culinary projects. He loved visits with nieces and nephews and observing their special
talents. He deeply appreciated nature as an avid hiker of mountain trails in the Rockies and Alps, the Sonoran Desert and in the
woodlands of Manitoba.
As per Brian's wishes, tissue donation and cremation has taken place and private
tributes will be held in the future.
Memorial donations, if desired could be made to Manitoba Association of Trail
Runners (
Condolences may be left on Brian's
memorial page at
Arrangements entrusted to: Interlake
Cremation & Memorial Services

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 12, 2021

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • I am so sorry to hear of your loss, Jo-Anne, and family. Brian was the definition of gentleman and he will be missed. 'Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold'. -Zelda Fitzgerald - Posted by: Katie (Former co-worker) on: Jul 28, 2021

  • I was shocked and saddened to read about Brian's passing. Brian was a great co-worker. Professional and friendly. Always able to talk to him about work or running (I never was able to run as far as he did!) Sincere condolences to Jo-Anne and all his family. - Posted by: Gerald Kornelsen (former co-worker) on: Jun 30, 2021

  • Joanne, I am so sorry for very sorry for your loss. I can’t even imagine it. My husband [Richard] and I spent many summers at Grand Beach with Brian. Take care - Posted by: Joan Stolar (Friend) on: Jun 13, 2021

  • On a personal level I always enjoyed sharing travel stories with Brian. As a co - worker I always appreciated his readiness to answer this rookie's questions relating to Commercial or Business Tax assessments in a non - judgemental way. Condolences to family on your loss . - Posted by: Allan Hutchings (Co - worker) on: Jun 13, 2021

  • Wow very sad news. We grew up across the street from each other. Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends. Brian was always active in sports. I remember he used to love going tubing and scuba diving and listening to Bruce Springsteen. Brian was a great guy. Great siblings I remember them all. Victor Young and family - Posted by: Victor (Friend ) on: Jun 13, 2021

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