Brian Michael Chuey (nickname Normy) of Ethelbert, MB passed away at the Dauphin General Hospital on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at the age of 63, after a short battle with cancer.
Brian was born on September 11, 1957 in Ethelbert to parents Hillary and Olha (nee Merko) Chuey. He had one sibling, his brother Boris. Brian attended school in Ethelbert for 9 years then went to St. Vladimirs college in Roblin, MB for 3 years.
Brian had many jobs over the years. He helped on the family farm, worked at Podolski's Honey Farm, Manitoba Pool Elevator (Scafold Crew), Original Log Cabins at Pine River, MB, building and renovations with Harvey Komarnicky, Elite Swine Co. at Mink Creek, Fort McMurray Tar Sands(led core), and the Municipality of Ethelbert. Brian did a lot of handy work, carpentry and was always willing to help, and took joy and comfort knowing he helped someone out.
Brian loved hunting, fishing, boating, his motorcycle and his pontoon boat he named Gracie. Out of all the critters he hunted, he loved hunting and eating the ruffed grouse, especially the soup made with them, and he would say it was like Baba made it long ago. We had many memorable fishing excursions, especially our annual spring fishing trips to Lake Dauphin and the Valley River and Duck Mountains. Our cousins would come out every May from Michigan and we would get together with local friends and have our fill of fresh fish and good memories. Brian loved to spend time on his pontoon boat, because you could walk around on it and it made him feel at peace, and the scenery around you was fantastic. He spent many good times on it with his friends. He was also an avid biker. He bought his first bike in the early eighties which was a 650 Kawasaki.He drove it for a few years then went to work to the Alberta tar sands, and bought himself a 1300 Honda Tour bike for cash. He took Mom for a ride on his motorcycle and asker her how fast do you think we were going Mom? She replied - oh it felt like about 60 mph, Brian said how about 92 mph, Mom replied, I would have never known. That was a wonderful experience. He would always remark when someone would brag up their Harley, do any repairs on it lately? He also enjoyed going to the Minnedosa Rock Fest on his motorcycle, where he and his group of 9 or 10 buddies would get together annually for many summers. Brian loved to live life to the fullest and was the type of fellow that I can't imagine anyone disliking.
Brian is survived by his brother Boris. He was predeceased by his father Hillary on December 14, 2005 and his mother Olha on January 10, 2008
There will be no service at this time. All of his friends can consider themselves as honourary pallbearers. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Brian may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Manitoba Branch.
Many thanks to all the people who offered their support and condolences in these times. Love you all and may God be your guiding light. Boris Chuey
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