Eric Stanzeleit

Obituary of Eric Stanzeleit

On Monday, February 26, 2024 Eric Stanzeleit passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre at the age of 83.


Eric was perhaps best known as the radio voice that interpreted and reported the weather forecasts from Brandon’s Weather Office for over two decades starting in 1970.  During that time, Eric also proudly provided weather briefings to the pilots flying into and out of the Brandon Municipal Airport as well as teaching the weather component at Brandon’s flight school.


But to those who survive Eric, he was best known as a husband, dad, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.  His surviving immediate family include his children and their spouses; Bill (Melissa), Cheri (Adam), Wendi (Komnino), John (Molisa), his second wife, Bernice Bertram, two stepchildren, Ken and Christie (Gary), ten grandchildren,   one step grandchild and nine great-grandchildren. Eric was predeceased by his first wife, Doris in 2008 and his grandson, Mark in 2018.


In his younger years, Eric and Doris were busy parents and active members at the Westridge Community Centre and the UCT.  Eric managed multiple sports teams, umpired endless baseball games and generously offered his numerous practical skills to his community.  He loved to curl and garden and was a steely eyed card player.


In his later years, Eric and Bernice spent many happy years “knocking about” (their words!).  Together, they wintered in Palm Springs and enjoyed an Alaskan cruise.


Eric was an exceptional self-taught handyman.  His carpentry skills were often retained by friends and neighbours and family members to install, fix or create furniture.  Most notably, Eric independently designed and built the family cottage on the outskirts of Riding Mountain National Park.


Thanks to compassionate care provided by Drs. Sykes, Fourie, Klippenstein, Christianson and Barron and the nursing staff and caregivers at Brandon General Hospital and the Assiniboine Centre.  And, thanks to Wendi and Christie who were lovingly present over the more difficult months.


At Eric’s request, no funeral service will be held.  Rest peacefully Eric, you served your family and community well.



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