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Born: Jan 12, 1958
Date of Passing: Aug 21, 2023Offer Condolences or Memory
January 12, 1958 - August 21, 2023
Brent was predeceased by his mom and dad, Gayle and Ed. Leaves to mourn his loving daughter Rachelle Saurette; siblings, Dan, Darrell, Mark, and Karen Smilinski and their spouses and families; along with aunts, uncles, and cousins in Thunder Bay, Ontario, and many good friends.
Brent enjoyed sailing, motorcycling, bicycling with family, and long walks; especially slow strolls on the beaches during warm summer days. He enjoyed the sounds of the waves and the gulls. The splendors of nature touched his soul.
As per his wishes, cremation has taken place and no service will be held.
He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 26, 2023
Condolences & Memories (5 entries)
To all of Brent's loved ones, I'm so very sorry for your loss. I had the good fortune of meeting Brent over 40 years ago, and I'm grateful to have known him all these years. He was a wonderful friend in so many ways. I will always remember Brent for his kindness, his love of nature and adventure, and his unfailing sense of humour. I know he will always be in your hearts and in your memories, as he will be in mine. I wish you peace, and love🌷. Ruth - Posted by: Ruth Schultheis (Friend) on: Sep 04, 2023
I was very sorry to hear of the loss of your brother Brent. Janice Lavallee New Westminster B.C. - Posted by: Janice Lavallee (Childhood Friend) on: Aug 31, 2023
I don't think I ever heard Brent utter an unkind word about anyone. He was a true friend and loyal supporter of everyone he ever met. I had the good fortune to meeting Brent almost 50 years ago and together we went through some good times and bad times, but Brent was always there, sharing it all. Sharon and I visited Brent in May and discovered yet another glimpse of Brent's artistic vision. On his beach walks Brent had been collecting stones and transforming them into magical miniture sculptures. What a talent he possessed to find beauty in the smallest peble and to be able to transform it into a joyful piece of art. He never boasted or tried to sell his art. It was only created for the pleasure of seeing something beautiful. When I last spoke to him, shortly before his passing, he expressed how grateful he was for experiencing such a complete life. The rest of us live our lives in scarcity, never having enough. Brent lived a life in abundance, loving every person, every experience, and every day to the fullest. I taught Brent how to sail but Brent taught me how to ride the waves and just appreciate the sun on your face. - Posted by: Chris and Sharon Dunmall (Friend) on: Aug 29, 2023
My condolences for his loss. I remember Brent as my parents' family friend I saw every time we returned to Winnipeg to see family and friends. He was always fun around my brother and I, a warm smile for each of us any time we ran by. Our mother has sadly passed as well so I hope they are reunited in a better place. Sincerely from the children of Chris and Barb Dunmall, Adrian and Travis. - Posted by: Adrian Dunmall (Family Friend) on: Aug 26, 2023
So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing, Rachelle! Although he has left this world, he will be in your heart leading you along the right path for the rest of your life. I will always remember his kind manner and pleasurable manner whenever I met him. He will be missed. May he rest in peace! 🙏 - Posted by: Lise Ruest (Great-aunt of Rachelle) on: Aug 26, 2023
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