Michael David Dubreuil

December 17, 1976 - December 22, 2022
December 27, 2022 20 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

It is with disbelief and great sadness that we announce that Michael David Dubreuil, 46, of Sunrise Beach AB, unexpectedly passed away on December 22nd, 2022, surrounded by loved ones, after a brief battle with cancer.

Mike was born on December 17th, 1976, to Buzz (John Wayne) and Sheila Dubreuil (McQuaid) in Flin Flon MB. After Mike graduated from Hapnot Collegiate in Flin Flon MB, he attended both the University of Manitoba and Red River College in Winnipeg MB with a focus on Business.

After graduation, Mike explored different careers until finding his calling in Recreation and Community Services and Development. Mike started as a Recreation Director with the City of Flin Flon where he was excited to be a part of growing and developing recreation facilities for his hometown. For the past 7 years, Mike has worked for The Town of Gibbons as the Director of Recreation and most recently as the Assistant Chief Administrative Officer. Mike was passionate about the growth and success of the community who embraced him as family.

Mike was married to the love of his life, his soulmate, (his lobster) Carrie, in July 2005. They have one child, Austin (23), who is successfully navigating his way through life and love and who Mike was incredibly proud of. They also have two dogs, Mackenzie & Clyde. Mike was a lifelong dog lover who believed in fostering, adopting and supporting local rescue agencies resulting in several foster failures through the years. Mike was also an avid foodie and traveler who loved adventure, exploring new cultures and experiencing life to its fullest.

He is survived by his wife, Carrie Dubreuil (Atkinson), and his son Austin Dubreuil (Brieann Sylvester) as well as his mom Sheila, brothers Tim (Shawna) Dubreuil, Tom Dubreuil, and niece & nephew Kennedy & Eric Dubreuil. Mike was predeceased by his dad Buzz Dubreuil.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Sarcoma Cancer Foundation of Canada or donating blood to Canadian Blood Services.

  1. Carrie and Austin, I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of Mike. He was a wonderful man. Sincere condolences to you and your families. Thinking of you.

  2. I am very sorry Carrie, Austin, Sheila, Tim, Shawna and Tom, Kennedy and Eric to hear of Mike’s passing.My memories of working with Mike at Willowvale Grocery were always happy times.

  3. Thinking of you all during this tough time. ❤️Aimee & Jan Deans

  4. Carrie and Austin, I’m so sad to hear of Mike’s passing. I always enjoyed working with him and his funny witty banter. The laughs were always in abundance. I hope you’re able to take comfort in happy memories and never miss an opportunity to speak his name. Sending light and love to you both.

  5. Dear Carrie and Austin,
    All our love at this really sad time. We thought Mike was such a nice fellow with a wonderful smile. We will miss him at all family gatherings.
    Mary and Rick xo

  6. Can not believe it. So sorry. I will remember the time that we had. The Grays send out our thoughts, love and prayers.

  7. We are surprised and saddened to hear about Mike’s passing. Our thoughts are with you Carrie, Austin and the rest of Mike’s family. He was a great room mate. He will be missed.

  8. Dear Carrie and Austen,
    Mike was a wonderful man, husband and father. We have watched from a distance as you navigated through life, full of amazing and exciting, adventures. My fondest memory of Mike is at your wedding as he sang his love song to you, Carrie. I am so sorry for your loss. Remember that we are here for you should you decide to come to our part of the world. We love you both.

  9. Words can’t express the sadness we feel. Our love and and condolences to to you, Carrie, Austin and Mike’s family. Mike was a wonderful man and will be missed by all.
    Love Kerrie and Peter

  10. Mike’s smile, laugh, and energy will never be forgotten. My condolences to his family.

  11. Carrie and Austin I am so very sorry for your loss. Although we do not see each other very often I enjoyed seeing your pics and keeping up with your life. I am so happy your time together was filled with happiness and joy. I am not far away so anything you need, if only a quiet place let me know. Thinking of the two of you❤

  12. Dear Carrie, Austin and family…My thoughts have been with all of you since hearing of the sad loss of your beloved Mike. He and his amazing smile will be forever remembered. I always enjoyed our chats about the world of Recreation and the importance of community. Take care all.
    My sincere condolences…Brenda Russell

  13. Dear Carrie, Austin, and extended family,
    Our hearts go out to you. If only there were comforts we could give. All we can do is share the sadness at his loss. He was the world to you, we know. We will hold him in our hearts for ever.
    Love from your Auntie Laurie and Uncle Ulrich

  14. Our hearts and sincerest condolences go out to all of you as you grieve the sudden loss of Michael and celebrate the many blessings of being part of his all too short life.
    Love, Denise Filipchuck & Family

  15. Carrie, Austin,Sheila, Tom, Tim and family, I am so sorry for your loss. It comes as a shock that Mike is no longer with you. I will always remember his smile and his laugh. His joy was infectious. He was an amazing coach and a good friend. He will be dearly missed but never forgotten. May time heal your hearts and replace your sorrow with cherished memories. Hugs, Leigh Ann, Scott, Todd and Ryan

  16. Carrie and Austin,
    I am so, so sorry for your loss! There are no words adequate to say how much he will be missed by his Town of Gibbons family, which includes myself!
    I liked Mike from the moment we conducted an online interview for his role with Gibbons and couldn’t wait to have him join our team! I so appreciated his calm, accepting nature and that quick smile. Our community and I benefited from knowing Mike. Take care of one another.
    Sincere condolences!

  17. I am so sorry for your loss Carrie and Austin. I am saddened beyond words. Mike was an awesome guy to work with. He had a great sense of humor. He always stepped up when needed from being the H&S coordinator to bbqing at staff lunches. He was always willing to share his knowledge whether it was work related or advice on a reno project. He will be missed by many. 💕

  18. My sincerest condolences to the entire Dubreuil family. Mike and I spent countless hours together and I have such fun and find memories of our time together. Words cannot do justice to how great of a person Mike was.

  19. My sincere condolences to you and your family. Mike was such a memorable soul. His energy was infectious. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all. Here’s to fishbowl Friday Mike. Cheers. Deputy Mayor Amber Harris, Town of Gibbons.

  20. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Dubreuil family. I have fond memories of Mike from back in the days of Hapnot Collegiate. He was a great guy, always with a smile on his face that he was quick to share with others.

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