Roland (Rolly) Joseph Brick, at age 85, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 15, 2019 in the Langenburg Centennial Special Care Facility with Dorothy, his loving wife of 62 years by his side. Rolly was born on June 16, 1933 to Ralphael and Madeline Brick in Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba. He lived his early life on the family farm near Fort Whyte. At a young age he started his career as a grain buyer with the McCabe Elevator Company. At the start of his adult life he met, courted and married the love of his life, Dorothy Stodgell, whom he affectionately referred to as his Baby Doll. They quickly started on their family and soon had their hands full with three energetic boys.
Rolly took advantage of a career opportunity and moved with his young family to Melville. After a successful career as a grain buyer, he took on the role of Manager with Co-op farm supply. He soon moved up again with the Co-op and took on the General Manager’s role in Churchbridge. He finished up his career life staying in Churchbridge and working as a carpenter in the Esterhazy potash mines.
Rolly was a very social man, and the greatest joys in his life revolved around his family, his faith and his community. He was an active Knights of Columbus member and a member of the Catholic Parish Council for Churchbridge. He truly enjoyed helping people and through his life worked to ensure health, safety and counselling were available for members of the mining community. He was proud of being a long-time volunteer with the Sunrise Health District and made himself available to those who were in need or just in need of someone to talk to. If you ever needed a hand with anything he would be there to help.
Roland is pre-deceased by his Mother and Father, his sister Cecil, and brothers Roger and Maurice, brother-in-law Hermus and sister-in-law Joan. He leaves to mourn his passing and cherish his memory his beloved wife Dorothy, three sons and their wives; Gary and Connie, Lawrence and Wilma and Donald and Sharon; his brothers, Raymond and Marcel; grandchildren, Stephen, Cailey, Terra-Lynn, Rylan, Jouelle, Chantal, and Austin; Great-Grandchildren, Sophie, Hudson, Layla, Hazel and Sydney; along with his many brothers and sisters-in-law; nieces and nephews and friends, all whose lives he touched with his joy and his booming laugh.
Good-bye Rolly, your joy and your zest for life are going to be greatly missed by those you leave behind.
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Knights of Columbus Charitable Foundation
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Parkinson's Foundation of Canada
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St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church Building Fund
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