March 11, 1956 - November 1, 2022
Silver linings are wonderful and I was given this one… If you are reading this, I guess I lost the battle and here’s my story:
I was born in Kipling, Saskatchewan March 11, 1956. I moved to Winnipeg at the age of three months. We lived in Westwood most of my young life. It was there that I became exposed to the three passions of my life teaching, basketball and golf.
Upon graduating from Westwood Collegiate in 1974, I became aware that my basketball career was coming to a quick end. To stay involved, I started to coach. I graduated with a Bachelor’s of Physical Education in 1978 and took a job in Swan River where I learned a great deal and met some exceptional people. In 1987, I was fortunate enough to land a position at River East Collegiate where I continued to enjoy teaching and coaching and once again met some exceptional people.
In 1991, Debbie made me the happiest man in the planet when she agreed to marry me. During my time with Deb we taught together, traveled together, entertained together, and we faced challenges together. Upon retirement we made our summer cottage our home where we continued to enjoy travelling and most recently landed part time in Arizona where once again I could explore my passion for golf and meet you guessed it, more exceptional people.
I was predeceased by my parents; and leave behind to tell my stories, sister Bev (Rob); nephew Ryan; niece Kyla; bothers-in-law, Chris and Ross (Betti); niece Brit; and other extended family members and friends.
My eternal thanks to the care givers at the Palliative Care Unit at St. Boniface Hospital, as well as other medical personnel who helped me fight this battle.
I (Deb) also want to thank the medical personnel at St. B for their compassion and kindness. I will be eternally grateful to the countless students, colleagues and friends who reached out in so many ways during our last two weeks. Your support meant the world to Brent, his family and to me. How lucky I was to have had the time I did with this wonderful man.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Cancer Care; we need to win this battle.
A Celebration of Brent's Life will be held at a later date.
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