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Ryan Kelly Sabiston

October 21, 1976 ~ October 12, 2021 (age 44)


Ryan Kelly Sabiston "Mouse", "Axle", "Red"  of Brandon passed away on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at the age of 44 years.  

"Mouse" "Red" "Axle" "My Boy" "Boo" 
October 21, 1976 - October 12, 2021 

It is with tremendous sadness that Ryan's family announces his passing on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 in Brandon, MB at the age of 44 years.  

Ryan was born in The Pas, MB and raised in Wanless, MB, attending school at Mary Duncan Elementary, Scott Bateman Jr High and MBCI.    He was sick as a child with asthma and allergies and was always in and out of hospital where he earned the nickname "Tom Sawyer" from the nurses.  As a teen, Ryan moved to The Pas where he met Penny Nabess and built a life with her for the next ten years.  He eventually relocated to Brandon where he worked for Maple Leaf.  Ryan lived in Winnipeg, Swan Lake and Crane River over the years, but always returned to Brandon.  

Ryan worked at Planet KIA detailing vehicles until he relocated to Wanless briefly.  Upon his return to Brandon, Ryan took a position with Action Power as a detailer.  

He loved Wanless.  All of the wonderful memories of growing up in the village with family and friends always made Wanless "Home".  Ryan maintained friendships with many from his early childhood and his Wanless crew was his jam! He loved everyone there! Ryan loved spending time at Rocky Lake.  

Ryan loved meeting people and made friends easily and was loved and cherished by those friends everywhere he went.  Ryan was often adopted by the communities that he lived in such as Swan Lake that he called home briefly, but he always made a lasting impression.  He loved dogs despite his allergies to them.  He loved his "Hootskies" (Weed, this was the real him!).  Ryan had a name for everything and everyone.  There was always a rhyme attached to everyone's name and he let you knew instantly what yours was and he always remembered them.  

Ryan loved playing guitar and singing.  He loved Guns N Roses and attending concerts.  Ryan has many tattoos and as a young adult, he began a little backyard tattoo business.  He tattooed many of his friends and family who will forever cherish the artwork he gave them.    He enjoyed collecting trinkets and had a large collection of skulls.  Ryan enjoyed cleaning, always keeping his home clean.  

Over the years, Ryan struggled with addictions and his mental health.  He was always loved and supported by family and friends during the difficult times he faced and he fought for as long as he could.   Although losing him is very hard, we take comfort that he is now free from the struggles and difficulties that he faced.  We love you, Ryan! May you rest in peace.  

Ryan was predeceased by his father Andy Sabiston, his sister Allana Maxine, his paternal grandparents Adeline and Harry Sabiston, his maternal grandparents John and Cecile Moar, his favorite cousin Marlin Gray along with numerous extended family members 

He leaves to mourn his passing and cherish many fond memories; his mother Mary Thrones, his sisters Lorette (Henry) and Cheryl along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  

You Will Be Remembered
by Judith Bulock Morse 

You will be remembered
when the flowers bloom in Spring 
In Summertime remembered 
in the fun that summer brings 

You will be remembered 
when Fall brings leaves of gold 
In the Wintertime, remembered, 
in the stories that are told. 

And you will be remembered 
each day right from the start 
for the memories that we once shared 
forever live within my heart.  


A celebration of Ryan's life was held on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 1:00 PM in the Sneath-Strilchuk - Ste. Rose Chapel, 604 1st Ave SW, Ste Rose du Lac, MB  

The service will conclude at the chapel with cremation to follow.  Interment will take place in Winnipegosis, MB at a future date.  

The service was livestreamed, click on the link below.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ryan Kelly Sabiston, please visit our floral store.


Celebration of Life
October 23, 2021

1:00 PM
Sneath Strilchuk Funeral Services - Ste. Rose Chapel

Ste. Rose du Lac, Manitoba R0L 1S0


Canadian Mental Health Association
930 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB MB R3G 0P8

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