Obituary of BRIAN MOIR





Photo of Brian Moir (l.), mother Edna Mae (Erin) and brother Andy, 2014, on the wharf at Digby, Nova Scotia, during Brian’s only trip to the Maritimes .



“I didn’t ask for it to be over, but then again, I never asked for it to begin. For that is the way it is with life, as some of the most beautiful days come completely by chance. But even the most beautiful days eventually have their sunsets.”

                                                                                                Javan, Something to Someone



Brian Ross Moir. March 10, 1947 - June 4, 2022.

Born in Winnipeg, first son of David Ross and Edna Mae/Erin (Hallatt) Moir. His passing will be mourned not just by his family, but by his many friends and neighbours who had a deep affection for him.

Brian worked most of his career for the Manitoba Department of Justice in Brandon and Winnipeg. He helped countless clients in those years and made an important contribution in creating Manitoba’s mental health court system.

In retirement Brian became a fixture in his neighbourhood with lavish (some would say gaudy) Christmas and Hallowe’en displays and beautiful flower baskets in his front yard in the summer. He was also the first out with his snowblower in a winter storm, often clearing a dozen neighbours’ homes of snow. Many of his good deeds were rarely noticed. But they will be missed with his passing.


Brian had many accomplishments. The one of which he was most quietly proud was his 45 years of sobriety marked just shortly before his death.


Brian was pre-deceased by his parents, his older sister Judy McLaughlin and nephew William. He and his wonderful sense of humour will be missed by brother Andy (Christine Callaghan) in Nova Scotia; sister Rita (Dan Armstrong) in B.C, and sister Donna, nephew David McLaughlin (Amber, and children William and Avery), nieces Erin and Maggie (daughter Georgina), and extended family in Minnesota, Moir and Hallatt cousins in Winnipeg, and his cat, Amara. The family wishes especially to thank Brian’s friend Linda Kalturnyk for her help and hospitality.


Brian supported many charities, including Harvest Manitoba and D'Arcy's A.R.C. (Animal Rescue Centre), should you wish to make a donation in his name.


There will be a memorial service at a later date.



A Memorial Tree was planted for BRIAN
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at 1442 Main Street
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