Marvin John Giesbrecht September 25, 1964- August 21, 2021. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our husband, father, and grandfather. Marv Giesbrecht, passed away peacefully with his family surrounding him after a hard, but short battle with cancer. His departure has left us deeply saddened, but his memory will continue through his beloved wife, Trudy, and his sons Travis (Alicia), Jared (Jane), and Bradley, along with his grandchildren, Luke (Travis & Alicia) and Baby G (Jared & Jane). He will also be missed by his siblings, Clarence, Edward (Betty), Gladys (Len), Joyce (Larry), Larry (Phyllis), Dennis (Sherry), Beverly (Henry), and Connie (Richard). Also left to mourn are his mother-in-law Mary Friesen, sisters-in-law Kathy (Mike), Christina (Wayne), brother-in-law Mike (Susie), and the numerous nieces and nephews who were all so special to Dad. There are many friends, neighbours, colleagues, and community members who will also mourn his loss. He was predeceased by his parents, Peter & Tina Giesbrecht, father-in-law Cornelius Friesen, and sister, Valerie May.
Marv was born and raised on his family farm outside of Macgregor. He enjoyed working alongside his father and in his early adulthood began working in carpentry. In the summer of 1984, Marv met the love of his life, Trudy. In 1988, Marv was baptised at the Austin Evangelical Fellowship. They married in 1989 and shared 32 beautiful years of marriage together. After one year of marriage spent living at Rivers, they returned to Austin and welcomed the arrival of two of their three children, Travis (1990) and Jared (1993). They remained in Austin until 1996, when they bought property outside of town. They moved their family to this land and through the years, together with their boys, they built their dream family farm. Here they welcomed their third son, Bradley (1997).
Dad was a hard working man and a jack of all trades. He worked as a carpenter, worked side by side with his father-in-law at the family dairy, drove school bus for Pine Creek School Division and charter bus for Brandon Bus Line, and in 2001 started his own spray foam insulation business, Pine Creek Super Seal. Dad was a hard working man who did everything to ensure his wife, children, and grandchild always felt loved and supported.
Marv was an outstanding community member, he served as the President of the Community Center board for many years where he planned and ran many community events. With his warm and welcoming heart Dad enjoyed his role as a greeter at the Sommerfeld church. He also coached baseball and hockey, devoted countless hours at the Thresherman’s Reunion, was a member of the Austin & District Fire Department, and enjoyed helping his boys in 4-H. Marv was passionate about people and enjoyed spending his time with family and friends, touring on his motorcycle, playing card games, especially crib, running pig butcher days, camping, and watching his boys play hockey and baseball.
Marv was more than a friend to many and was loved like a father by many of his children’s friends. Marv was quiet in his faith, big in personality and willing to lend a hand to anyone in need. As a family, we would like to thank everyone for their texts and prayers from coast to coast. We didn’t realize how much Dad was loved and though everyone couldn’t be around us, we felt your love, support, and prayers.
We would like to thank the nurses and doctors at both Neepawa and Brandon hospital for their compassionate care of Dad and the kindness they showed our family. A special thank you to Dr. Cram at Neepawa for caring as a friend, above and beyond the care of a doctor. As a family we are thankful for the time we had with him and rejoice in his salvation.
A come and go viewing will be held at the Austin Evangelical Fellowship, August 25 from 5:00-7:00 pm. A funeral service will be held on August 26 at the Zacharias Park at 2:00pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Austin Community Center (Box 105, Austin, MB, R0H0C0) in Marv’s honour.
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Austin Community Centre
60 - 1 Avenue, Austin MB R0H 0C0