August 14, 1934 – August 22, 2019
ARTHUR "ART" THOMAS BRYANT
The world lost a great man on August 22, 2019. It is with profound sadness and very heavy hearts that we announce the sudden but peaceful passing of our dear husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather at the age of 85.
Art is survived by the love of his life of 61 years Bev and five children, Lori (Stuart), Susan, Carol (Don), Ross and Paul (Sherri). His grandchildren and great grandchildren brought him tremendous joy. Art and Bev didn’t miss any of their sporting events, recitals, plays or concerts. Kyle (Kaleigh, Emerson, Nash, Calder and Cassidy), Matt (Jordan), Kirstie (Jonathan), Josh (Alex), Kaden and Ty all have very fond memories of their Grandpa. Art is also survived by his sister Gwen Oliver and many nieces and nephews. Art was predeceased by his parents Barbara and Ernie, sisters Doris and Margaret and his grandson Chad.
Art was born August 14, 1934 in Russell, Manitoba to Barbara and Ernie Bryant. His three older sisters welcomed him with open arms. He was raised on a farm near Inglis, Manitoba. Dad was extremely proud of his Inglis roots and loved to tell stories of growing up on the family farm. Dad truly believed that “You can take the boy out of the farm but you can’t take the farm out of the boy”.
Art was a devoted and highly respected teacher in the Winnipeg School Division for over 45 years. Most of his career was spent at Churchill and Kelvin High Schools. Art also taught evening and summer school for over 40 years. Art developed strong bonds with many of his students that continued throughout his life.
A celebration of Dad’s life will be held on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Westwood Community Church, 401 Westwood Drive. In lieu of flowers, Dad’s wish was to make a donation to Canadian Centre for Child Protection (Family Fund), 615 Academy Rd, Winnipeg R3N OE7.
Although we are heartbroken, the many memories that we have of our Dad will be cherished forever.
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