In Celebration of

Brent Schwieg

April 4, 1961 -  November 17, 2020

Words cannot express our profound sadness in announcing the passing of Brent Schwieg at his home in Kinburn, Ontario under the gentle care of his wife Carrie and close watch of their five adult children and their families.

Brent was a young and energetic 59-year-old, born in Barry’s Bay. Loving husband to Carrie, an amazing dad to Dan, Mat, Luc, Tyler and Brittany. Cherished brother to Brenda Champagne and Leon Schwieg(Barb). Proud pappy to Freddie, Kiana and Ollie.

Brent was raised in Brockville, Ontario, and truly enjoyed spending summers there with Carrie in Butternut Bay. He cherished his memories of summers at the family cottage in Combermere spending time with his many cousins and family. Brent moved to Drumheller after high school and worked as a correctional officer and welfare officer in the federal medium institutions. He moved into a training position after his frontline work. The Correctional Service of Canada requested his service, in Ottawa, to lead the corporate design and implementation of an integrated competency-based human resource model across the organizations five regions. Following that employment experience, Brent proudly worked at the House of Commons as the Deputy Director of Security Services. Brent presently worked for Ottawa Community Housing as Director of Strategy and Governance, and as a critical member of the senior leadership team. He was described there as being an inspiring leader with a calming influence on the organization and was committed to forming solid working relationships with a true gift for bringing people together.

His passion was his family, his work, and his 1800’s Victorian country home and 3-acre property where he worked the soil like a pioneer farmer, planting English style gardens, building patios, bocce yards, and tending to his apple orchard. He and his wife hosted annual Christmas and summer parties. He was a welcoming and entertaining host. Brent would work hard on policy and strategic plans by day and on the home or garden by night. Brent relished staying home with his beautiful wife Carrie surrounded by their cats in the country. He loved restoring their home (by his hand only), having his kids and three grandchildren around him, playing board games, sipping Chardonnay, listening to his favourite music, swimming in the pool and restoring antique chairs (there are a few!) He was living his dream each day. Sitting with Brent at his dining room table was a memorable experience; a traditional grand dining room set with Victorian-era fine china, laden with Carrie’s delicious food, the room full of laughter initiated by his dry wit and endless jokes.

Brent will be remembered as passionate about family, always guiding his children with a strong moral compass, with a soft voice and kind words. He was respected and admired by his work colleagues, friends, and family for his honesty and extremely hardworking personality. His legacy will be one of offering us all (always with humour) guidance towards being true to oneself. Focusing on family first, his love for his wife and family was immeasurable and a love he shared unabashedly.

Brent loved and respected nature, and he would diligently ensure the bird feeders were full.

Fly safely with your beloved birds my love. Know I am always by your side.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Should friends desire please consider a donation to the Arnprior & District Humane Society or the West Carleton Food Bank


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Fred Schweig (Cousin)

Entered November 24, 2020 from Burnaby, BC

My sincere condolences to Carrie, Daniel, Matthew, Lucas, Tyler, and Brittany. Also to his dear grandchildren, Freddie, Kiana, and Ollie. My sympathies also go out to cousins Brenda and Leon, along with their families.
I will miss Brent, having had a nice dinner with him, Carrie, and Mat, when they came out west a few years ago. I only wish I had the chance to spend more time getting to know him better.

Sue &Fran Healy (Friend)

Entered November 24, 2020 from Ottawa

Carrie, what a beautiful picture of Brent. He was a really handsome and loving man. We are truly sorry for your loss. We know you both loved each other dearly. We hope you find the strength to carry on, you have a beautiful big family there to keep you busy and smiling, plus lots of friends. Hugs to you. May Brent RIP

Heather & Gary Lang (Friend)

Entered November 24, 2020 from Ottawa

Beautiful words that truly describes an amazing man. You will be missed and remembered by all who knew you.

Denise and Wes (Friends)

Entered November 24, 2020 from Richmond Ontario

We are at a loss for words. Brent will be forever in our hearts, he was a true gentleman. Always took the time to spend chatting and catching up with each and everyone one us at gatherings. BBQs and bocce tournaments at his home were always fun and loud at times. Brent was always a quiet and respectful winner. Wes and I will always remember him this way ❤️ RIP our dear friend.

Lynne and Gray (Colleague and friend.)

Entered November 24, 2020 from Nepean

Carrie, children and papas babies....there are no words to describe the tragic loss of your beloved husband (true love and life partner), dad and grandpa...

Brent was a gentle loving wise man....a guy we will never understand losing too soon. He has been an incredible part of the usual 12 suspects....he is missed and will forever be loved and a part of our hearts and soul.

In the words of the profound Winnie the Pooh, “ How lucky are Gray and I to have had someone in our lives that makes saying good bye so hard””

We love ya buddy...catch you on the flip side

Forever....Lynne and Gray


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