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Born: Dec 19, 1955

Date of Passing: Jan 22, 2023

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William Brent Irwin, age 67 years, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre surrounded by his family on Sunday, January 22, 2023.
Brent was born on December 19, 1955, in Birtle, Manitoba to Joseph and Fern (nee Smith) Irwin. At age five, Brent moved to Minnedosa, where he attended school until grade nine. He then moved to Wellwood at age 15, and went to school in Carberry from grades 10 to 12. Brent moved to Carberry in 1975 and lived there for 43 years.
On November 25, 1978, Brent married the love of his life, Margie Van Kommer. Together they had two beautiful children, Steven and Stacey.
Brent began his career as a farm labourer, and later a parts manager and part owner of Mid-Plains Implements, where he dedicated much of his time. He retired in the spring of 2018, and moved to Brandon to be closer to his children and grandchildren that summer.
Brent enjoyed travelling, with a trip to Europe being a highlight for him. He was an avid curler and golfer and loved sports of all kinds. Brent competed in five men’s provincial curling championships (1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2002) and two mixed curling championships (1977, 1979). In 1995, Brent’s team won their first four games, making the A event semi-final and causing a great deal of excitement for the town of Carberry. His competitive nature and love for the game was passed down to his two children, and Brent ended his own curling career to become a professional curling spectator. He spent many years cheering on both Steven and Stacey at the provincial and national levels and enjoyed trips to various places in Canada with family and friends.
Brent took great pride in watching his children and grandchildren compete in everything from curling to hockey, baseball, golf, soccer and swimming. Brent loved nothing more than being a grandpa to Jadyn, Ethan, Knox and Zerna. They were the light in his life through the many struggles Brent endured with his health in his last few years.
Brent is survived by his beloved wife of 44 years, Margie; children and grandchildren, Steven (Stacey), Jadyn and Ethan, Stacey (Matt), Knox and Zerna.; sisters Joanne and Cheryl; siblings-in-law Neil (Esther), Bya, Bert (Debbie); and many nieces and nephews.
In keeping with Brent’s wishes, a private graveside service will take place at the Carberry Plains Cemetery at a later date.
Donations in memory of Brent may be made to a charity of your choice.

“In the hearts of those who loved you, you will always be there”

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As published in Brandon Sun on Jan 28, 2023

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • So sorry to here about the passing of Brent. He was a great person and a wonderful husband to Margie. Margie thinking of you and your family. Sending the biggest hugs. - Posted by: Deb Chambers (Friend of Margie & Brent) on: Jan 29, 2023

  • Our sincere condolences to Margie, Steven, Stacey, Cheryl and Joanne on Brent's passing. RIP Cuz Garnet & Wendy Boyd - Posted by: Garnet and Wendy BOYD (Cousin) on: Jan 29, 2023

  • So sorry to hear of Brent’s passing. He was a great man with a smile and a “hello” for everyone. Hold your memories close Margie and family. “To live in hearts we leave behind, is not to die “. - Posted by: Arlene & Joe Nicholson (Friend) on: Jan 28, 2023

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