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BRIAN DENNIS PATRICK

Born: Sep 17, 1953

Date of Passing: Dec 02, 2021

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BRIAN DENNIS PATRICK
September 17, 1953 – December 2, 2021

It is with immense and heartfelt sadness we announce the unexpected passing of Brian Patrick, our dear husband, dad, brother and friend, on Thursday, December 2, 2021, at his home, in Steinbach, Manitoba, age 68.
He will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by his wife Cindi, Braydyn and friend Kayla, Shayli and friend JM and Saige.
He leaves to mourn his beloved sisters, Janet Taylor, Elsie Stadnyk and sons, Larry (Jeannie) Stadnyk and family and Dale Stadnyk; sister Marion and Gene Marynowski, daughter Sheri and friend Gord; as well as mother-in-law Tina Rempel; sister-in-law Cora, brother-in-law Leonard and daughter Brooklyn Langlois, cousins and many, many friends.
Brian was predeceased by his parents, William and Annie Patrick, brother Raymond, brothers-in-law, Walter Stadynk, Glenn Taylor and nephew Nathan Taylor. His father-in-law, Jake H. Rempel, also passed away on December 2, 1983.
Brian was born and raised on a farm in Sarto, Manitoba and was the youngest of five siblings. On August 6, 1983 he married Cindi Rempel and has lived in Steinbach ever since. Proud of his 40 year lineman career with Manitoba Hydro, he retired in 2017; a volunteer for Southeast Helping Hands, a 100+ Canadian Blood Bank donor and a 14 year Steinbach Fire Department member.
Brian's passion was spending time at the Sarto homestead farm over the years. During retirement he spent much of his time buying, fixing and selling items - so many items!
He also enjoyed camping, snowmobiling, fishing and hunting adventures; the lake became another happy place to share his water toys and pontoon cruises with everyone who stopped by the cottage.
Brian was very proud of his Ukrainian heritage and that was always apparent in everything he did. The vibrant traditions, Ukrainian music, food, and holidays were commonly celebrated in the Patrick family. He loved his Ukrainian music, playing the drums in various bands across the southeast. There was seldom a Ukrainian polka that he missed!
One of Brian's biggest joys and accomplishments was being a father. His children, Brady, Shayli, and Saige each called their dad their best friend, as he was exactly that to them in different ways. He was always there for anything they needed, attending all their activities from dance recitals to hockey games, always the 'proud, cheering parent' in the stands!
Vacation times were special - whether trips to Australia or Disney World, tournaments to the US or Canada or at the cottage - many fun times were shared. One of the greatest gifts that Brian gave his children was finding joy, and his sense of humour. He had the best sense of humour and a quick wit that each of his children also share today.
Brian was a selfless and humble man who helped everyone around him and didn't expect anything in return. He was the go-to guy, the 'Brian of All Trades', and so proud of his extended learning skills thanks to 'the YouTube' he recently discovered.
Brian was simply 'too good'. He will be missed by so many people, sharing a unique and exclusive bond with each relationship. Priceless.
At the end of the day, people may not remember what you said, what you did or what you achieved. They will remember how you made them feel.

Thanks for the beautiful memories...
with a smile, forever in our hearts.

VICHNAYA PAM'YAT

Donations, in lieu of flowers, to: The Sarto Hall by etransfer: sartohall@gmail.com or cheques to Box 28, Sarto, Manitoba R0A 1X0; charitable donations to Southeast Helping Hands, 525 Main St., Steinbach, MB R5G 0L5.

Arrangements by Birchwood Funeral Chapel and Interlake Cremation and Memorial Services.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 11, 2021

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Cindi and Family: Just heard the sad news today. Our sincerest condolences to you and your the family. The bio says it all beautifully. You couldn't help but smile when thinking about Brian - because he always greeted you with one - it was infectious. As for the farm and his toys - I regret I never got to check them out - to see what being truly happy meant to Brian. And as for all those hockey and baseball games, we saw more of you and Brian during those years than our own family and always on more agreeable terms. Brian was a class act and we will all miss him. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help. Вічная Пам'ять Fred, Kathy and Sarah - Posted by: Fred Hnytka/Kathy Fisher/Sarah Hnytka (Friends) on: Dec 11, 2021

  • Dear Cindi and Family, We are saddened to hear of Brian's sudden passing. We got to know Brian through our connection with Manitoba Hydro when we first moved to Steinbach in 1986, and also as being next door neighbours. We remember how helpful he was. May you be comforted in knowing that you are in our thoughts and prayers in your time of sorrow. - Posted by: Ted and Lydia Boyachek (Friend and ex neighbour) on: Dec 11, 2021

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