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Ken Giesbrecht

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March 6, 1962 – May 27, 2021

Ken passed away peacefully with family on May 27, 2021 at the age of 59 after a short battle with cancer. Left to cherish his memory is his dedicated and loving wife Kelly Giesbrecht (nee Berg and Hawrylyshen); daughters Megan Giesbrecht and Brooke Giesbrecht (Jasper Arthur), with Frances Giesbrecht; stepsons Derek Berg (Tara Lagimodiere), and Brandyn (Julie) Berg and their children Liam and Caleb; mother Mary Giesbrecht (predeceased by his father Ben Giesbrecht, 2011); sisters Joan (Rick) Watkins and Melody (Greg) Renton; nieces and nephews Michael, Tianna, Dylan, Taylor, Cassandra, Alexandra, and Breanna. Ken will also be missed by many dear longtime friends.


The song “I can only imagine” was Ken’s favorite and he no longer has to imagine heaven. He was a devout Christian who lived to serve God and others until his final days on earth. Ken was a devoted husband, a loving father, and a compassionate friend. He had a special way of making everyone feel loved and important. This amazing man will be remembered for so many things, such as his ability to bring laughter into any difficult situation and spending a lot of his free time helping others. 


Ken attended Grant Memorial Church and had a joy for serving through mission trips and sharing his faith with others. He enjoyed the beauty of nature and loved to travel to places such Europe, Israel, Ecuador, Guatemala, Cuba, the Caribbean, Mexico, and many places across North America. Over the last year Ken took pleasure in walking along the Bois-des-Esprits and Seine River Greenway trails with family and friends. Ken worked passionately as a FedEx courier for over 30 years until his illness. Even when unable to work, he kept in touch with his coworkers, whom he considered as a second family.


A special thank you to the St. Boniface Hospital (Palliative Care Ward) for their great care and compassion in his final days.


In accordance with Ken’s wishes, cremation has taken place (arrangements entrusted to Ethical Death Care) and a celebration of life will follow at a later date.  In the meantime, the family kindly requests that all of his friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour Ken's memory by sharing photos, memories, and stories, using the comment section on this page.


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530 St, Mary Avenue - Winnipeg

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