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WYKES – Brent Gordon Lee

September 23, 1970 – September 10, 2009

Brent Gordon Lee Wykes, beloved fiancé of Rhonda McAvoy of Star City, SK passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 10, 2009 at the age of 38 years.

He was born on September 23, 1970 in Prince Albert, SK., son of Carol and the late Gordon Wykes. He moved to Calgary at the age of eighteen and started working as a draftsman. Following this, Brent started working with Westfair Foods and soon his interest in importing and exporting produce began. Over several years Brent worked his way up to Inventory Manager and enjoyed his work with the Federated Co-op for the last fifteen years of his life. He was very dedicated to his job and didn’t hesitate to go above and beyond to make sure everything was done well. Community involvement was also important to Brent. He donated his time annually for many years to the Calgary Produce Marketing Association during their annual Harvest Sale in Heritage Park. However, it was Brent’s two sons, Jeremy (21) and Kristian (15) who were the pride of his life. He cherished and loved every moment he had with them striving to be the best dad he could be. Brent loved to travel and he was looking forward to going on a trip with Rhonda, Jeremy, and Kristian, to the Caribbean. Brent also developed a passion for working out and training several times a week. He had a desire to excel in everything he did. He lived everyday to the fullest, and enjoyed every free moment he had with his family and friends. Brent will be greatly missed by his family and all who had the joy of having him in their lives.

He is survived by his sons Jeremy and Kristian; fiancée Rhonda McAvoy; Sherry Dahl, the mother of his children; mom Carol Wykes (Gerald Holmgren) of Birch Hills; brother Brad Wykes (Judy Alexander) of Australia; sister Jodie Wykes (Kevin Tait) and their children, Geneva and Alea of Prince Albert; grandmother Mary Wykes; aunts, uncles and, cousins; also, Ramona and Murray Swenson and family; Kathy Holmgren and family of Birch Hills; Rhonda’s father Ron McAvoy (late Earla McAvoy); Rhonda’s brother Mike McAvoy (Gina McAvoy) and their children, Madison and Megan; and all friends who knew and loved him.

He was predeceased by his father Gordon Wykes; grandfather Jack Wykes; uncle Richard Wykes; and grandparents Marjorie and Jules Bourgeault.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W), on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. A public Graveside Service will be held at South Hill Cemetery in Prince Albert, SK, on Saturday, September 19, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. You may forward condolences through . If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549,

In living memory of Brent Wykes, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Victor & Maureen Marsollier :

    We wish to express our our deepest sympathies to Brent’s Family on his sudden passing.

    Knowing his life touched so many only speaks to his legacy.

    Take care,

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  2. Joe and Maria Wood :

    Dear Sherry, Jeremy, and Kristian:

    We are so sorry to hear about Brent’s passing. He was such a nice person.

    We will always remember how Brent made us feel welcome when we moved in next door to you guys in Valley Ridge. It made moving in so much easier for us. The community had a “Welcome Basket”, but the best Welcome was Brent.

    Jeremy and Kristian, your Dad loved you so much. You truly were the twinkle in his eyes. Always keep him in your hearts, and we know that he will always be watching over you.

    We wish that we could be at the service, but unfortunately it won’t be possible. We will keep you in our thoughts tomorrow.

    Your “Valley Ridge Neighbours”
    Joe and Maria

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  3. David and Thasanee Tam :

    We are so sorry to hear of the sudden death of Brent. Please accept our sincere condolences.

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  4. I am so glad that I have known Brent over the past 15 years that he has been with FCL. His passion for his work was one of his great qualities. I always looked forward to seeing Brent – firstly because of his smile and his sincere interest in helping our vendor community be the best we could be and his uncommon integrity in his job.

    Brent you will be greatly missed – I am a better person for knowing you and I know that the qualities you have will be a great legacy for your family – you will not be forgotten. God Bless, to your family and loved ones.
    Stewart Lang, L&M Companies and a Friend

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  5. I am deeply sorry to hear of Brent’s passing. He was a dear friend and very much like my Brother for so many early years of our lives. We shared a lot from Prince Albert to Calgary, and although we did not stay in touch I did still think of him and his Family and hoped he was living the life we had thought of so much when we were young- and it seems he did just that. The thoughts and Prayers of my Family and I are with you all in your time of pain. To Jeremy and Kristian, you came into his life as I left but I know he loved you dearly- he will be watching over you always. Carol, Brad, and Jodie- I know the pain that is in your hearts as well, but he will live on in all of our hearts and memories.
    Russ, Joanne, Stephanie and Kayley Austin.

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  6. David McNamara and Catharine Mastin :

    We were very saddened and shocked by Brent’s sudden passing. Brent was a loving father to his sons. He was a good friend and co-worker and he will be dearly missed by all of his family, his many friends and colleagues. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Wykes family at this difficult time.

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  7. The world is a poorer place today having lost Brent. He was a fine individual & one of those rare people who always seem to positively impact everyone he met. Please accept my deepest condolences electronically as travel plans have prevented my being present at the service today.

    Jim Deines

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  8. I was so saddened and shocked to read of Brent’s sudden passing. Please know that he and his family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  9. Hi Mary and Carol,

    So sorry about your loss of Brent.
    He was too young for this.. Condolences from myself, Ellen and Andrea.

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  10. Gordon and Maryannne King :

    Dear Carol and family,

    Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your son. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

    Gordon and Maryanne King

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  11. Carol, Jodie & Brad:

    I am truly devasted by the news. As you know Brent and I have kept in touch the last few years and it has been wonderful. I am without words to express my sadness. I was hoping to make the service in Price Albert but as I am on Vancouver Island and I just heard this morning I will be unable to make it. Please know that you are all in my thoughts. He was my first love and will be truly missed.

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  12. Scott & Brenda Olson :

    Dear Rhonda:

    We wish to send our deepest sympathies your way on the passing of your beloved fiancee Brent. We are thinking of you during this difficult time. Take Care.

    Scott & Brenda Olson

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  13. To the family of Brent – I couldn’t believe my ears when in Whitehorse with CPMA and Mike Furi broke the news. We knew Brent professionally for close to 9 years and he was always clear, honest and straight forward. Refreshing in our business. He has made a very long lasting impression on all of us here.
    Please accept our deepest and sincerest sympathies for your tragic loss.

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