Nature 11


Brian Melvin Brass

February 27, 1981 ~ December 2, 2018 (age 37)

Brian Melvin Brass Jr. passed away on December 2nd, 2018 at the age of 37 years.

Brian was born on February 27th, 1981 in Swan River, Manitoba to Brian Sr. and Doreen Brass.

During his live, Brian lived in Wuskwi Sipihk First Nation until his passing, however before then he resided in Winnipeg as a young man with his mother and then moved to The Pas, Manitoba for a few years before returning home.

Brian loved spending time with family and friends, fishing, visiting, hunting, driving places and picking wild berries.

Brian leaves behind he two beautiful baby girls Ariah Brass and Mya Moore; brothers Byron Paul (Eileen Cook) and Gilbert Paul (Keshia Genaille); Sisters Brianna Paul, Eliza Brass, Amanda Gornick, Shirley Brass, Christy Brass, Ashley Paul, Miranda Paul (Robert McNabb); step mother Mary Paul-Brass; aunts Florence Kematch, who Brian was raised by during his childhood, aunt Thelma Brass and Evelyn Buffy Brass; uncles Lester Brass and Pierre Brass; Brian also had other aunts and uncles on his mother’s side; he is survived by his best bro Adrian Kematch and other too numerous to mention as well as his partner/friend Doreen Steven.

Brian is predeceased by his father Brian Brass Sr.; mother Doreen Brass; grandparents Roland and Eva Brass; aunts Marian Gosselin, Beverly Brass and Shirley Brass; uncles Kalvin Brass and George Brass and his brother Avery Quill.

Family of Brian Melvin Brass want to share some of what he enjoyed during his life here. Brian has always had a smile on his face, he was willing to help out in the community and he          volunteered his time in all events and took pride in doing it. Brian was always visiting outside the gas bar, where he loved chatting with everyone. He is sure going to be missed by those that enjoyed his company.

He also loved spending quality time with his siblings, step mom Mary and other family. We will miss him popping by for a visit, even if it was just “What you doing” quick cup of coffee or pepsi and a smoke.

Brian worked in many different areas during his life, he was proud he helped build our community hall, one of his great accomplishment with Gary Torfeson and the boys.

We all have fond memoirs of little Brian, so much to share, we could go on and on. But now we can share all those memories together, because that is what he would want.

So, lets all remember our brother, cousin, uncle, son, nephew, father, friend and god father. Brian was well known by those who knew him, they will miss and they loved him dearly.

*if anything/anyone is missed apology to the family*



Don’t cry for me, I will be okay.

Heaven is my home now, and this is where I’ll stay.


Don’t cry for me. I’m where I belong.

I want you to be happy and try to stay strong.


Don’t cry for me. It was just my time,

But I will see you someday on the other side.


Don’t cry for me. I am not alone.

The angels are with me to welcome me home.


Don’t cry for me, for I have no fear.

All my pain is gone, and Jesus took my tears.


Don't Cry for me. This is not the end.

I’ll be waiting here for you when we meet again.



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