PHONE: 204.745.2045 | [email protected]
Phone:  204.745.2045 |  Fax: 204.745.2499 | Email: [email protected]

Hwy. 3&13 10-4th Avenue SE P.O. Box 491 Carman MB.  R0G 0J0   Canada


Frederick Leslie Brien

Feb. 2, 1945 – Oct. 22, 2019

(“Grampa Les” as he was known to all his Carman friends)

Les passed away peacefully at Boyne Lodge, Carman, MB, on October 22, at the age of 74.  Les was born in Ridgetown, Ontario, first child to Ralph and Frances Brien.  He grew up on the family farm with brother Bob (Donna) Calgary, AB; sister Jean (Shaughn) Rondeau Park, ON; and brother Ray (April), St. Jacobs, ON.

Les will be missed by nieces and nephews, Jason Brien (Sarah) Calgary, AB; Ainsley Brien, Edmonton AB; Becky Huhtala (Bren) Drayton, ON; Mark Brien (Danielle) Beamsville, ON; Julie DeMelo (Darren) Ladner, BC.  Also missing their great uncle are grandnieces and grandnephews Kaelan, Spencer, Avery, and Elijah Huhtala; Nora and Simon DeMelo; and Cameron and Hannah Brien.

Les spent the majority of his life travelling the roads of North America as a “long haul trucker.”  The many twists and turns of his travel led him to settle in Carman, MB.  Numerous strokes created many challenges for Les in recent years, but his determination (read “stubbornness”) kept him positive and smiling, always extending a “thumbs up” to all he met.  “Grampa Les” in his power wheelchair was a familiar sight on the roads, trails and walkways of Carman.

Very special thanks go to Les’s Carman “family” Joe and Linda Richardson and their extended family members, for all their amazing love, compassion, care and kindness over many, many years.  Also thanks to the staff at Boyne Lodge for the fantastic care and support Les received while living at the Lodge.

Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Doyle’s Funeral Home, Carman.

A memorial celebration will also be held in Ridgetown, ON, at a future date yet to be determined.

Donations in Les’s memory can be made to Boyne Lodge, Box 1644, Carman, MB, R0G 0J0 or Carman Dufferin Rec Commisson (Payable to Town of Carman), Box 160, Carman, MB, R0G 0J0.


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