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Memorable Manitobans: Stuart Gordon “Stu” Briese (1946-2019)

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Stuart Gordon Briese
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Farmer, municipal official, MLA (2007-2011), MLA (2011-2016).

Born at Neepawa on 6 May 1946, son of Lloyd Gordon Briese (1917-2009) and Gertrude Emily “Trudy” Harrison (1917-2017), he attended Dumfries School and Neepawa Area Collegiate. A fourth-generation grain and cattle farmer, he served 20 years on the council for the Rural Municipality of Langford, including eight years as Deputy Reeve. He spent six years on the board of the Union of Manitoba Municipalities, then six years with the Association of Manitoba Municipalities, three years as Vice-President, and three years as President (2001 to 2004). In 2007, he was elected to the Manitoba Legislature representing the Ste. Rose and Agassiz constituencies, and was re-elected at the 2011 general election. In 2013, his community service was recognized with a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. He died at his home in the Municipality of North Cypress-Langford on 12 March 2019.


Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary [Lloyd Gordon Briese], Winnipeg Free Press, 28 April 2009.

AMM News Release: Municipal Leaders to Receive Diamond Jubilee Medals, 15 January 2013.

Obituary [Gertrude Emily Briese], Winnipeg Free Press, 4 February 2017.

Obituary, White’s Funeral Home.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 April 2020

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