Brian Rui


RUI: Brian Marshall was born on November 18, 1943, in Swift Current to Gladys Rui, a single mother at the time.  A few years later Gladys married Olaf Hogan and she and Brian and Olaf lived in Swift Current where Brian attended school at Central and Oman schools.  Brian had epilepsy and this posed a burden on him while going to school.  He had trouble trying to learn his lessons and he said that he was in a lot of fights with other children over his health problems.  Finally his grandfather, and his uncle Arnold told him to leave school and move out with them on the family homestead farm 7 miles west of Neidpath.  There he and his uncle grew gardens, and milked cows like most farmers did in the 1950's and 60's.  Brian went on farming and raised a small herd of cattle with his uncle Arnold after his grandfather Olaf passed away in 1979, who was a couple of months short of his 100th birthday.  While farming with his uncle Arnold over the years, he met and got to know many friends and neigbors.  Some were Cecil and Shirley Schwartz, Stanley and Leanne Anderson, Clearance and Isabelle Targerson, Greg Targerson, Ted and Dorothy Berg, Conrad Berg and Darlene, Ron and Yvonne Hahn, Bert Darling, Charles Donnelly, Brian Busse, Kelly Nelsen, and Dave Bulbeck.  Brian loved hockey and baseball.  His favorite NHL team was the Montreal Canadians.  He also had a season ticket for many years with the Swift Current Broncos.  He and his good friend Ted Berg went to many home games in the old Swift Current Civic Center, together.  Brian also had a love for animals, especially dogs.  Brian farmed until 2009 when he sold the family farm, and moved to Cabri where he lived until three years ago, when he moved to Abbey to be close to his good friend Elsie Lyne.  He resided there until the end of last May when he moved into the Cabri Care Home due to his failing health.  Brian passed away peacefully on the evening of Monday, February 24, 2020, in Cabri.  He was predeceased by his mother Gladys Hogan in 1997, his step-father Olaf Hogan in 1976, grandfather Olaf Rui in 1979, his uncle Arnold in 2004, and his uncle Glenn Rui in 2014.  He leaves to mourn numerous relatives in Norway, and the U.S.A.  He will be sadly missed by his close friend Charles Donnelly of Herbert, and Elsie Lyne of Abbey.  Burial of Brian's cremated remains will be held later in the spring or early summer.

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