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Brad Ostash

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March 3, 1958 - June 8, 2024

Bradley Trevarton Ostash, a man of unwavering determination and infectious humour passed away peacefully in his sleep on June 8, 2024 at the age of 66, after enduring for many years a painful and difficult spinal cord condition. 

Brad was a devoted husband to Jane and loving and supportive father to Cara (Andrew), Eric (Maria), Kelly (Eric) and Danny. His grandchildren, Ryder, Charlie and Oliver brought him great joy, and special grand-dog Sadie provided much comfort and companionship to Brad during his hardest days.

He will be greatly missed by his siblings Laurie (Mark), Jeff, Colleen (Harry) and Chris, his stepmother Betty, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family. He was predeceased by his parents Harvey Ostash and Judy Lynne Warnock and his stepfather Wayne Warnock.

Brad was born and raised in Winnipeg. In his early years he was a rink rat at Crescentwood Community Centre and later attended Grant Park High School. He formed many lifelong friendships through school, hockey and work. He met Jane, the love of his life soon after graduation, and they celebrated 41 years of marriage. Brad and Jane had many adventures and travels together and particularly enjoyed road trips and family holidays at Grand Beach when the kids were young.

Brad worked in Quality Control and Quality Assurance for most of his career. In his professional life, he was known for his tireless work ethic and his dedication to mentoring others. He first joined the Quality Assurance Department at Bristol Aerospace as a QA technician. He trained as an internal auditor and became a specialist in his field. After leaving Bristol he transitioned into the world of ISO Registration and became one of the most respected auditors in Western Canada with clients across Canada and the United States. In addition, Brad was an entertaining presenter, teaching classes in auditing and filling his classes with laughter.

Brad’s passion for his work and for his family was matched by his love for the outdoors, where he found solace in fishing and camping with family and friends. He was an avid photographer and was often seen with camera in hand, capturing moments now enjoyed by his family. If you were lucky enough to be at the table when Brad served his famous apple pancakes, then you know he was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for his family. He loved American racing series like NASCAR and Indy, and had strong opinions about their superiority over Formula 1. 

Brad’s greatest passion however was for the game of hockey, whether playing the game himself in his youth, cheering on the Winnipeg Jets or watching his kids and later his grandson, yelling “BURN IT” from the sidelines.

Tomorrow is not promised, live each day to the fullest.

Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held.


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Brian Bernstein

July 2, 2024 at 11:15 PM

In the video above, there are 5 guys standing in front of a Monte Carlo, with a sign saying Florida and/or Bust. Dave, Dan, Gerald, Brad and myself spent 17 days together driving down to Florida packed in that car, and then over to New Mexico, before heading back to Wpg. I'm pretty sure Brad's dad wasn't thrilled with the hijinks that we got into, but it was a very memorable trip, and total bonding experience. High school was great, due to people like Brad. Funny, enthusiastic, warm, and always opened his house to his crazy friends. Judy Lynne welcomed us with open arms into her home. I was honoured to be Brad's best man, in his wedding to Jane, and he couldn't have found a better bride, who we all loved. Many of his friends in Vancouver had a poker game last week in Brad's honour. We'll all miss him, and we send our condolences to Jane, and the family.




Brian Danyluk

July 1, 2024 at 9:26 PM

From School at Rockwood, to Hockey at Crescentwood, and High School at Grant Park , then Beyond Into this thing called Life ! It was always a pleasure catching up with Brad ! Gone way to early.... Our thoughts are with your entire Family, and all who had the pleasure of knowing you....

Susan, Tony & family

June 30, 2024 at 5:32 PM

Very lovely Tribute to a man who love his family. Love to all of you

Mike wiliams

June 30, 2024 at 4:51 PM

Shocked to hear the passing of Brad. Named my middle son after him. Had lots of good times with. BRAD SAD WE DRIFTED apart over the years. Was my best man when. I got married will be missed. Love you Brad and Janne.

Lisa Nolan and Family

June 30, 2024 at 4:36 PM

my deepest condolences Jane and family. So sad to hear this news 😞

Have lots of great memories of Brad during our time on Oakdale, thinking of you all and sending our love ❤️

Stephanie Cortilet

June 29, 2024 at 2:03 PM

"Burn it Kelly!" Oh I remember it well from summer hockey! I enjoyed time spent through the summer and then the winter with Brad & Jane. Brad was a generous, fun guy who made those times even more enjoyable. Ostash family, especially Jane and Kelly, I'm so sorry for your loss; he will be fondly remembered.


Wendy Robson

June 29, 2024 at 2:01 PM

Jane and family, so sorry for your loss. Brad was a wonderful man. Wendy and Bruce Robson

Brent Mackie

June 29, 2024 at 1:42 PM

My sincere sympathy and deepest condolences to Jane and the children on the loss of anabsolute great person. "Stash" was a great friend and soo many great times spent alongside him. Rest In Peace my friend and you are now pain free. Warm hugs to Jane and your family. You will be truly missed but never forgotten.

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