Brian McManus

Obituary of Brian James McManus

Brian James McManus, beloved father, grandfather, uncle, and brother died unexpectedly in his home earlier this month from long-term health complications related to diabetes and leukemia.


Brian was born in Montreal on October 17th, 1949. He was raised in Sudbury, ON and spent wonderful years at the family cottage on Lake Panache. Brian spent a career servicing household and commercial electronics before he went back to teacher’s college at the University of Western Ontario and became an educator, ending his working career at Cambrian College in Sudbury. 


Brian had a wonderful sense of humour, a sharp wit, and never missed an opportunity to make family, friends, and strangers alike laugh out loud.


Brian was a Christian. He was a devoted and faithful follower of Jesus and leaves a legacy of faith in the wake of his death for his family. He believed with St. Paul that, “whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord” (Rom. 14:8). Brian belongs to the Lord and is finally at rest in him. 


He is survived by his twin sons, Patrick (Renée) and Sean (Lori), and his grandchildren William, Carson, Felix, Jacob, and Mollie to whom he was kindly known as Papa. He is survived as well by his three siblings, Miki, Andrea, and Jeff (Anna) and his nieces Kelly, Michelle, Renée, and Jenny and his nephews Brian, Karl, Michael and Benjamin.


A Funeral Service will be held at All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church in Toronto on Saturday, June 29 at 4pm with the Rev'd Dr. Patrick McManus officiating. Brian will be inurned in the columbarium there. The service can be livestreamed at


Brian was a decades-long donor to Effect Hope (formerly, Leprosy Mission Canada). It was a foundation and mission he cared deeply about. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations made in his name and memory. Donations may be made through or by visiting




Funeral Service

4:00 pm
Saturday, June 29, 2024
All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church
2850 Bloor St W.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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