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Born: Dec 26, 1938

Date of Passing: Nov 04, 2021

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December 26, 1938 - November 4, 2021

It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved Dad, Grandpa and Great-Grandpa, Brian on November 4, 2021 at the age of 82.
He is predeceased by his beloved wife Irene; mother and father Ruth and Roy Bacon; sisters, Beatrice Wakeman and Jane Bacon.
Brian is survived by his children, Colleen (Don), Laurie (Randy), and Shannon (Mark); grandchildren, Tamara (Richard), Jeff (Lynnsay), Courtney (Brandon), Amanda (Luke), Jesse (Alyssa), and Emma (Joe); great-grandchildren, Jacob, Bailey, Scarlett and Colton; brother John Bacon and wife Linda Bacon.
Brian was born on December 26, 1938 in Winnipeg. He grew up in St. Vital and attended Windsor School and Glenlawn Collegiate. He worked at the CNR where he met his wife Irene. He joined the City of St. Boniface Fire Department at the age of 21. Brian married Irene in 1962 and together they raised their three daughters. Many summers were spent at their cottage in Grand Marais where the door was always open to family and friends. Brian was the life of the party and loved telling a joke or two.
Brian was a great cook, an avid reader, played various instruments and had a true passion for music. Brian was also an amazing artist, many family and friends enjoyed receiving hand drawn Christmas cards each year. His talent was also noted when his drawing was chosen by The Royal Canadian Mint to be one of the twenty-five cent coins that celebrated the millennium.
Brian was a wonderful Grandpa and loved to spoil his grandkids with chocolate bars and treats. Even though he was sometimes known as "Grumpy" Grandpa, he thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
Brian was very proud to be a firefighter and served The Winnipeg Fire Department for 34 years. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1986 and then to Captain in 1990. He was a drummer in the firefighters marching band where they participated in many parades around Manitoba. Dad was courageous and brave and a hero to many.

As Dad always said "We don't have a
lot of riches and sometimes the going's
tough, but while we have family to
love us, we think we're rich enough".

Love you Dad

A celebration of Brian's life will be held on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Green Acres Funeral Home. Masks are mandatory and guests will be required to provide proof of ID and double vaccination.
The service may be joined virtually by accessing the website www.greenacres, search for Brian's obituary under "RECENT OBITUARIES," click on his name and then scroll down to the "SERVICES" section under the obituary, then click on the "JOIN LIVESTREAM" link.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Salvation Army or the FireFighters Burn Fund.

Funeral Home and Cemetery
(204) 222-3241
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 10, 2021

Condolences & Memories (13 entries)

  • I just wanted say how our family will miss Brian. Its been 35 years of exchanging life stories and having a good talk which always was fun with Brian. We watched his kids grow up and all the wonderful times they had together. He will be missed because he was one of the good ones. To his children, we give our condolences and we will all remember the laughter we heard from your household over all those years. - Posted by: Valerie Curtis (neighbor) on: Nov 14, 2021

  • Brian and I are old friends. We chummed around for several years with guys like Garth Harvey, Dale Smith, and Barry Derby, until he met Irene. Brian And I took Typing in Grade 10. - he for the gaIs, ladies' man that he was, and I for computers (I had a girlfriend). I seem to recall we drank my mother's homemade wine on occasion, listening to music. Brian really liked a record I had, the Bandit of Brazil, which we sang at the top of our lungs much to my neighbor's annoyance. I swear he used to come over just to hear it. He asked me to give it to him once, but I liked it too, but I didn't. I wish now I had've. Brian was a great friend and a great person, may he rest in peace. - Posted by: Lloyel (Friend) on: Nov 13, 2021

  • Brian was my Captain in the Fire Dept. He was well respected and always gave his crew a positive perspective on how we can better serve the public. He was a pleasure to work with and for and his stories and humour never got old. RIP Capt. Bacon!! - Posted by: Ted McDougall (Firefighter) on: Nov 12, 2021

  • Deepest condolences to Brian’s family. He & Irene were wonderful neighbours to our family across the street. Brian was especially kind & caring to our mother, delivering his homemade soup & visiting after our father passed. He was a gifted artist & the drawing of our house was so appreciated. Rest In Peace. - Posted by: Tannis Johnston (Old neighbors) on: Nov 12, 2021

  • Sorry to hear about the passing of Brian. I had the pleasure of growing up in St. Vital and attending Windsor School & Glenlawn with Brian. I remember Brian pulling me from the Red River while playing behind the Canoe Club. Great Guy and a tribute to the Winnipeg Fire Department. - Posted by: Gerry Ducharme (Old Friend.) on: Nov 12, 2021

  • My condolences to Brian's family. I have lots of memories from the early years and still tell the jokes and stories he used to tell. I still can remember him sitting behind his Bacon drumset and pounding out "Wipe Out" with me. He always made me feel like a member of his family. He will be missed by his many friends and family especially his girls Colleen, Laurie, and Shannon. (Uncle) Johnny - Posted by: John. Linklater (Friend) on: Nov 12, 2021

  • I have many happy memories of the Bacon family at their house while growing up. One of my faves is Mr. Bacon coming downstairs where we girls were having a sleep over and passing around a pan with the best homemade fudge he just made for us… cozy 🥰 - Posted by: Judy Allen Stearns (Friend of family) on: Nov 12, 2021

  • Murray & Brian were both with St. Boniface Fire Dept when we moved directly behind the Bacons. They ended up on the same shift so used to take turns driving to work together. Have many memories of Colleen, Laurie & Shannon when they were young. Brian & Irene were a great couple & we send our deepest sympathy to their family. Murray & Adele Wooden - Posted by: Murray & Adele Wooden (Old neighbours from the early 70’s) on: Nov 12, 2021

  • Many memories with Brian and Irene and the girls. They will both be missed My sincere condolences to the family. - Posted by: Russell Thompson (Old Friend) on: Nov 11, 2021

  • Deepest Sympathy. We miss Brian and Irene. Thanks for being fantastic neighbours. - Posted by: Steve and Penny Stewart (Neighbor) on: Nov 11, 2021

  • My condolences to the family. I have many fond memories of the family from my youth. I actually remember watching The Sound of Music at their place for the first time. May he rest in peace! - Posted by: Christy Statton (Hudson) (God daughter) on: Nov 10, 2021

  • I remember the Bacon family who lived across the street from us in Old St Vital; my thoughts go out to the girls whom I have fond memories playing with. Anni - Posted by: Anni Markmann (old nieghbour) on: Nov 10, 2021

  • To a lovely man. Uncle Brian whom we have known for many decades. We will miss your cheeky smile and humour. So glad we got to speak to you back in the arms of our Aunty Izey. Love and hugs to our lovely friends (FAMILY). Brenda Donna and family xxxxxx - Posted by: Donna Jones (Friends) on: Nov 10, 2021

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