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Captain George Disbrowe

September 10, 2020


Captain (Stanley) George Disbrowe

Peacefully on September 10, 2020, after a courageous battle with cancer and surrounded by family, George Disbrowe left us to join his beloved wife Freda.


George is survived by his children Pam (Jerry), George (Kerry), Cheryl, Charles (Maizelle) and Ryan; grandchildren Chelsea, Jeramy, Isabel and Lucas; sister Rosa (Bill) Bowers and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.


Dad was born in Berens River Manitoba on March 9, 1941. He left Berens River at a young age to begin his lifelong career on the water. While working as a deckhand on the M.S. Keenora Dad met the love of his life Freda. They married in 1965 and spent 2 years living in Warrens Landing before moving to Selkirk where they settled and raised their 5 children.


In March of 1971 Dad received his Captain’s ticket and worked as master of the Joe Simpson. Dad worked for several years at Marine Transport before taking a position with Public Works Canada which took him to Hay River N.W.T and Fort MacMurry, AB. Dad transferred back to Selkirk MB in 1985 to Captain the Grand Marais on Lake Winnipeg. Due to injury Dad retired early in 1995.


Dad spent his retirement days in the winter wood working, bowling and painting ceramics. In the summer Dad and Mom found a love for camping. Taking them all through the Whiteshell, but their favorite camping spot was always Hecla Island. Dad spent countless hours fishing and playing crib with his kids, grandkids, and friends. Dad’s love for the lake never left him. He found his passion again working alongside his nephew Mike on the Rapids for a few summers recently. Dad enjoyed camping at Hecla right up to the early August of this year.


Cremation has already taken place and a private celebration of life was held with Pastor Barton Coleman officiating. The service can be viewed at


The family would like to thank the palliative care coordinator, Melanie Bernas for her guidance; Dr. Donna Clark for always finding the time to see him at home and the staff at the Oncology unit at Selkirk General Hospital for helping him through his courageous battle.


In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Never Alone Foundation.

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Celebration of Life
September 17, 2020

11:00 AM
Gilbart Funeral Home
309 Eveline Street
Selkirk, MB R1A 1M8

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