The family of Roy Brazeau sadly announces his passing on Tuesday June 23, 2020. Visitation for Roy Brazeau will be offered on Sunday June 28, 2020, at 3:00 pm-7:00 pm from the chapel at Christie's Funeral Home and Crematorium, followed by Prayers at 7 pm.
A Memorial Service for Roy Brazeau, age 77 of Yorkton , will be held for Roy on Monday June 29, 2020 at 1:00 pm from the St Gerard's Roman Catholic in Yorkton with Fr. Louis Kim Nguyen officiating. A live stream of Roy's service will be available by visiting the Christie's Funeral Home Facebook page.
Interment will follow in the Yorkton City Cemetery. Should friends so desire, donations in memory of Roy may be made to a charity of ones choice. For more information or to send a condolence to the family of Roy Brazeau, please visit www.ChristiesFuneralHome.com.
It is with great sorrow that the family of Roy Louis Brazeau announce his passing on June 23, 2020. Roy was born to Stanley and Mary Brazeau short distance from where he peacefully took his last breath which was at home on “The Panderosee”, surrounded by his loved ones.
Roy was united in marriage to his soulmate of 42 years, Alerena (nee Gordon) on December 1st, 1984.
Roy was blessed with four beautiful, loving daughters from his first marriage; Belinda Brazeau (Chris), Charlene Harasyn (Clint), Arlene Adam and Melissa Brazeau. Roy was also blessed with three loving step-children, Caroline Swiftwolfe (Dwayne) (deceased daughter), Cynthia Gordon and Langford Gordon (Laure). Roy raised his step-children like one of his own.
Roy worked and held many different positions in his life, one being his biggest and favourite accomplishment was being the founder of Yorkton Parkland Housing with the help of Rosanne Siedler. He saw the need for his fellow men, to have proper and safe housing as a way to show his love for his fellow men. He fought long and hard with CMHC to make it a huge success.
When Roy became the Executive Director of the Yorkton Friendship Centre, he quickly revitalized the centre and ensured it became operational and provided several well-needed programs such as alcohol prevention, family counselling and all kinds of sports for the children. Another one of Roy’s accomplishments was the development of The Fine Option Program, which allowed young people to stay off the streets and be welcomed into the centre with dances, games and fundraising to name a few.
During his working years, Roy also spent time as the business owner/ operator of the Yorkton radiator shop/repair, Royal Towing and Boosting, and Parkland Taxi. In his younger years of working, Roy spent time at the mine in Viscount, and also worked for a telephone company (He could never climb a telephone pole straight, if you were to put red and white paint on his feet he would have made a candy cane), while also working for a cattle feed lot in Alberta. Roy’s last place of employment was with the Calgary Metis Urban Housing in the maintenance department which he truly loved until he was put on long-term disability, but that didn’t stop him and he kept working alongside his wife Alerena, renovating and landscaping houses.
Roy had a strong love and passion for animals and spoiled them very much. “I would feed my animals before my wife, because they can’t feed themselves and my wife can Lol.” Roy leaves behind his dog Charlie, and cat Poozie, he loved them so much.
Roy was the kind of person that if you were meeting him for the first time, it felt like you already knew him forever.
Roy also had a great sense of humour, but when it came to passing on valuable knowledge to his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, you would know it.
Roy leaves behind his loving wife Alerena Brazeau; his Mother Mary J. Brazeau; Sisters Lyn Fast, Bev Engle, Debbie Brazeau, and Sandra (Gary) Brazeau; Brothers Lloyd (Terry) Brazeau, Lyle (Regina) Brazeau, and Robert Brazeau; Children Belinda (Chris) Brazeau, Charlene (Clint) Harasyn, Arlene Adam, Melissa Brazeau, Carolyn (Dwayne) Swiftwolfe, and Langford (Laurie) Gordon. Roy also leaves behind his Grandchildren Kendra, Blaine, Wade, Kayla, Kyle, Brooke, Tori, Zachary, Jada, Alexis, Dovey, Dakota, Avery, Rosie, DJ, Tonya, Evan, Jade, Louis, Hannah, and Jody; Great-grandchildren Jessa, Anthony, Emily, Keenan, Jaxon, Kayson, Owen, Brock, Blake, Nevaeha, Naveh, Kassie, Jessa, Ryder, Mia, Dallas, Lydaya,; Special Daughter Leticia Oystrick, Special Niece Devonna Venne, and godchildren Lance, Chris and Brad, and his fur babies Charlie and Poog.
Roy was predeceased by his father Stanley Brazeau, his wife Mary Margaret Brazeau, sister Joyce Wells, Brother Lorne Brazeau, Daughter Cynthia Gordon, granddaughter Emily, and Son-in-Law’s Anthony Flamont and Todd Harasyn.
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