Brian Hass

We are devastated to announce the unexpected loss of Brian Hass on June 6, 2021 at the age of 59. His life was cut short by a sudden cardiac event.

Mourning his loss are wife Jo-Anne, mom Cecilia, siblings Fred (Judi), Carol (Peter), Terry (Orville), sister-in-law Sabina (Nathan), nephews and nieces Nick, Ian (Melanie), Lexie, Neil, Anthony, Stephanie and great-nephew Everett. He will also be lovingly remembered by close family out east and in Germany. He was predeceased by his dad Sandy.

Brian was Jo-Anne’s rock and soulmate. Whether taking the wheel on epic distance road trips, coaxing her gently up precarious mountain trails or creating a beautiful home he was her protector and perfect companion. She is heartbroken to have him taken away so soon.

Brian was the epitome of patience and calm kindness. He took pleasure in supporting his mom and parents-in-law and troubleshooting problems. He fearlessly conquered numerous marathons and even longer trail races, extensive house and yard renovations, complicated financial spreadsheets and culinary projects. He loved visits with nieces and nephews and observing their special talents. He deeply appreciated nature as an avid hiker of mountain trails in the Rockies and Alps, the Sonoran Desert and in the woodlands of Manitoba.

As per Brian’s wishes, tissue donation and cremation has taken place and private tributes will be held in the future.

Memorial donations if desired could be made to Manitoba Association of Trail Runners (

Condolences may be left on Brian’s memorial page at

Arrangements entrusted to:  Interlake Cremation & Memorial Services

11 thoughts on “Brian Hass

  1. Brenda Speirs-Fryatt

    Deepest sympathy. Such a loss for the family. He will be deeply missed.
    Sincerely, Brenda, Jack and the Speirs family. ♥️

  2. Diane Pawulski

    Joanne, I am so sorry for your devastating loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. Rick and Geraldine Gergatz

    Condolences to the entire Hass family. So sorry to hear about Brian’s passing.

  4. Rosemarie Fraser

    My heartfelt condolences to you Cecelia, for the loss of your son Brian. I can’t even imagine having to say goodbye to your child. I haven’t seen Brian for many years but remember Tante Mia talking about him. I know the loss of a brother is also difficult for Fred, Carol and Terry. My heart also goes out to his wife Jo Anne and his nieces and nephews. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Love and hugs Rosemarie

  5. Gabrielle Bartsch

    My heartfelt condolences Jo (and to the rest of the family), I was so very saddened to hear of your loss. Please know that you have been in my thoughts often since Martina first told me.
    Sending you prayers, hugs and love,

  6. Monika Geglawa

    My sincere condolences to anyone in Brian’s life who has been touched by his presence and will miss him and especially his close family. So so sorry for your loss.

    Monika G – ATD, City of Winnipeg

  7. Amanda Ferbrache

    Jo-Anne, I was saddened to hear that your husband passed away; so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Kathy Ateah

    Jo-Anne, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.

  9. Brenda (co-worker)

    I was so saddened by the sudden loss of Brian. We worked together for years and he was always so kind and patient. He spoke often and with love of Jo-Anne, their home and their many travels. Please keep all the best moments in your thoughts during this most difficult time.. Cherish the memories.

  10. Brenda (co-worker)

    I am so saddened by the sudden loss of Brian. We worked together for years and he was always so kind and patient. He spoke often and with love of Jo-Anne, their home and their many travels. Please remember all the lovely moments as you go through this difficult time. Cherish all the memories.

  11. Patty Donselaar (Schnerch)

    I am really so sorry to come across and see Brian’s passing. I remember him (so quiet and sweet) and your whole family fondly in my memories our families enjoyed together 53 or so years ago. I hope you are all doing well. Been thinking about you.

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