It is with great sadness that the family of Irvin Sayese announces his passing after a brief battle with cancer on July 6, 2016 at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg, MB at the age of 44 years.
Irvin was born Friday, March 3, 1972 at St. Anthony's General Hospital in The Pas, MB. He was the youngest child of Elise and Simeon Sayese.
He spent his childhood at our house in Young's Point, a place that he always considered his home. At the time of his passing, he resided in Winnipeg, Manitoba so he could be close to his baby girl, Lily.
Pip left school at an early age and ended up going trapping and commercial fishing with our dad Simeon. During the summer he went fire fighting. Soon after he started his career in the construction trade. He spent about 4 years working as a roofer in Winnipeg. Pip worked all over Manitoba and different parts of Canada. Pip followed in his fathers footsteps working on both the Wuskawatim and Keyask Generating Stations in Northern Manitoba. He also worked at the Smokey Falls Generating Station near Kapuskasing, Ontario. Somewhere in between working on the dams he went out west to work in Vancouver, BC as well. Irvin's infectious personality and his kind heart has made lasting friendships with many coworkers from across the country.
Pip is survived by his companion Tanya Hunter and his beloved daughter Lilenia "Lily" as well as Christopher Jebb his adopted son. Mother Elise Sayese,siblings Loretta Smith (Garry Dewar), Carolyn McKenzie (Norman), Edward, Mary, Teresa (Frank Sitas), Natalie Henderson (Rick), Simeon, Garth "Skip" (Dawn). He will be sadly missed by all his nieces and nephews that had a special bond with him. His Auntie Marie Louise McKenzie. There are so many relatives especailly his cousins that will miss him dearly. Pip is predeceased by his father Simeon John Sayese and his grand parents Lionel and Agnes Carriere, Edward and Mary Sayese, and his special cousin James "Jim" Carriere.
Randy Lambert, Gilles R. J. Levert, Patrick McKenzie, Bert Chaboyer, Brian Bercier, Dave Campbell, Christopher Olson and Norm McKenzie Jr. Honourary Pallbearers are his god children Angela Young and Jace Dorion, and all of Irvin's friends and co-workers.
Chapel of Hemauer Funeral Home
Monday, July 11, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Cathedral on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 1:00 pm.
Fr. Vijay Deivanayagam OMI
Lakeside Cementary. A luncheon will be provided by the Legion Ladies Auxiliary Royal Canadian Legion Branch No 19.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to a trust fund for Lily and Christopher through the Royal Bank account #06247-003-5082235 or e-transfers sent to Natalie Henderson at firstname.lastname@example.org
When God saw you getting tired
And a cure was not to be
He put his arms around you
And whispered come to me
He didn’t like what you went through
And he gave you rest
His garden must be beautiful
He only takes the best
And when we saw you sleeping
So peaceful and free from pain
We wouldn’t wish you back
To suffer that again
Today we say goodbye
And as you take your final rest
That garden must be beautiful
Because you are one of the best.
Our baby brother we love you and see you when we see you! Forever in our hearts!
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