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ALEXANDER MICHAEL ERNEST BRAZEAU (AL)
Date of Passing: Sep 11, 2021Offer Condolences or Memory Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation
ALEXANDER MICHAEL ERNEST BRAZEAU
1944 - 2021
Al was born in Sudbury, Ontario in 1944 to Alexandre Brazeau and Alice Lauriault, where he spent his youthful years alongside his two sisters, Jacqueline (Kemp), Rochelle (Chartier) and brother Norman Brazeau (predeceased September 30, 2013).
Al began a Military career in the Air Force in 1964, and moved residence to Winnipeg, where he married and had his beloved and only son Paul (predeceased January 8, 2011).
Besides his son, Al's career in the military was his proudest accomplishment. Al served for 33 years in the Military and then served as a Civilian for the Military for the remaining 18 years. Throughout most of his career, he served as a Physical Education and Recreation Instructor. In 1997, he went on to serve as the Fitness and Sports Director for the Personnel Support Programs.
One of his greatest achievements in his career was being the first Canadian inducted into the SHAPE Belgium's International Basketball Hall of Fame.
Al always spoke fondly of his 386 international flights to destinations all over the world, of which two of his favourite places were Belgium for it's good times, and Scotland for it's beauty.
After his retirement at the age of 70, Al's favourite pastimes were spending time with his lifelong friends, cooking, sharing old stories, camping and fishing in the Whiteshell, going to the racetrack to bet on the ponies and watching all NBA and NFL games to track his progress on his pool picks.
He will be truly missed by his family and friends. His kindness and warmth will never be forgotten.
We would like to personally thank the staff at Health Sciences Centre SICU for their wonderful care of Al.
In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to CancerCare Manitoba.
A small service will be held with close friends and family in Sioux Lookout in summer of 2022. Make a donation to
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 15, 2021
Condolences & Memories (3 entries)
Sending our love to all that loved Al- who I knew as Uncle Skippy. With love, Steve and Dawn Chartier. - Posted by: Stephen Chartier (Nephew) on: Sep 20, 2021
It is a sad day that we are losing a great man. He was a great boss and a great friend. He brought a lot of joy to our life with his zest for life. He can be up with Paul now. We will miss him but we have a lot of special memories that we will carry with us. RIP Big Al and enjoy the Rumdogs! - Posted by: Chris (Staff) on: Sep 20, 2021
Rest in Peace Uncle Skippy... You will be missed by everyone who knew you... Love you forever Darcy - Posted by: Darcy Brazeau (Niece ) on: Sep 15, 2021
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