As to Rheal’s wishes, a private interment will take place.

Rheal (Nick) Gerald Joseph Messner
1962 ~ 2022


Rheal passed on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at his residence surrounded by his family.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Adele, his children, Jaclyn (Brady) and Breanne (Chris).

Rheal was born July 2, 1962 in Swan Lake, Manitoba to Gerald and Leda Messner. He was the eldest of seven siblings. Nick spent his childhood in Somerset, Manitoba. After he married Adele Cassels in 1987 they moved to Winnipeg where he received his Autobody repair diploma. They later moved to Manitou and he purchased his own bodyshop. After selling his shop he was employed at his dream job of running a grader. He loved building roads across Ontario and Manitoba. He started his last job at the RM of Thompson in 2018. He was finally able to have a job he loved, work with great people and be at home. Nick still enjoyed working on cars. He rebuilt many cars for his girls, and he finally rebuilt one of his own. He made himself a 1967 rat rod that he was so happy to complete and ride in.

We want to thank his brothers, Alain and Serge for always being there when Nick needed them, Flo for being his breakfast partner, Brenda and Lyndon for being such great friends, our camping friends for always being there for laughter and fun and to all friends and family for your calls and visits. Thanks also to cancer care and especially to the palliative team who treated us with so much respect. Jackie and Breanne, you meant the world to your dad. He loved you and was so proud of you. We could not have made it through this difficult time without you. Rest easy Nick, Titan was waiting for you.

As to Rheal’s wishes, a private interment will take place.

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