Friday, November 10, 2017

Lest We Forget

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Joan Gearey said...

Hi Les,
I just left a message and am not sure where it ends up, so I am tagging on here to let you know that Brian Gearey passed away May 18, 2015. He enjoyed visiting Verdun Connections as it brought up many great memories from his youth.Sharing those memories and reconnecting with you all gave him a great deal of comfort somehow when he was struggling. To all of you, I thank you.
Joan Gearey

Les_F said...

Sad to hear this news but Thank you for updating us. I am glad he enjoyed the old site, I still keep it flickering in the background just so people can surf by and reminisce ,Allow me on behalf of all of Verdun Connections to offer our condolences to you. I will find his obit and post it on our "In Memoriam" page ,Thanks again . Les

Les_F said...

here is Brian Gearey's obituary as found in the Winnipeg Free Press May 22nd 2015

BRIAN THOMAS GEAREY It is with heavy hearts that we sadly announce the passing of Brian at St. Boniface Hospital on May 18, 2015 at the age of 67 years. Brian will be lovingly remembered and cherished by his wife Joan, son Kevin, daughter Laurie (Garrett) Nash, grandchildren Brooke (Tyler), Matthew, Nicholas, sister Debbie Gearey, brothers-in law Preston (Sandie) Taylor, Graham (Helen) Taylor and their respective families. Brian will be remembered for his great loyalty and devotion to his family and friends. Throughout his adult life he gave generously of himself to various community organizations, clubs, and charitable causes. In recent years Brian was fortunate to experience the joy of several travelling adventures, such as cruising throughout the Caribbean, exploring the vast beauty of Hawaii, and feeling the thrills of Las Vegas. Close to home, he enjoyed the fellowship of the Walleye Angler's Association of Manitoba (WAAM) Club which enabled him to revel in his love of sport fishing and boating. It was Brian's wish to return to Hawaii one day, as this was his newly discovered happy place. Therefore we will make this dream a reality and bring his cremains along with us when we also make our way back. We wish to express our sincere gratitude for the care and devotion provided by the various medical professionals throughout Brian's immense health challenges over the years. A celebration of Brian's life will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 2:00 p.m., Glen Lawn Funeral Home, 455 Lagimodiere Boulevard. In lieu of flowers, the family graciously requests that donations be directed to either The Canadian Diabetes Association of Manitoba or The Manitoba Heart and Stroke Foundation. Family and friends wishing to do so may sign a Book of Condolence at Dad, you will forever be our hero. You fought the good fight for so long, now you must rest. Glen Lawn Funeral Home 204-982-7550
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on May 22, 2015