Talmage Brewer

January 19th, 2021

Talmage Brewer

1942 – 2021

Talmage Wayne Brewer passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at the age of 78 years, in Calgary, Alberta. Talmage was born on Tuesday, October 20, 1942, in Westmount, Quebec. Left to mourn his passing is his family, Scott (Meghan), Lila and Laken Tal Piro; Lennox (Deborah) Curle, Rachel Curle, Sarah (Kelly) Andrews; Sherry Bentley, Tori Bentley; Darlene (Blair) Berube, Jolene (Jesse) O’Connor, Kayla Berube, Jordan (Chasidy) Berube; Dennis (Anne-Marie) Lasher; Richard Burtt; and Tony Turbitt. Talmage has many friends, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, Edwin and Olive Brewer; his sisters, Eleanor (Keith) Curle, and Carmelita Burtt. Tal grew up throughout Canada, travelling with his family. When they settled in Calgary, Alberta, he began his working career at CFAC (now known as Global TV). Tal worked his way up from pushing a broom to being Master Controller prior to his retirement. Tal loved the entertainment business; in his off hours he would do videotaping and DJ services for weddings and other gatherings. He would be found streaming music and enjoying time with his friends. In his retirement, he found another career in driving school bus and charters.  He really enjoyed taking the students and teachers from schools to various events and sights. Tal enjoyed being with others and helping where he could.  He was an uncle at Large for many years and enjoyed working as a camera operator for Center Street Church. Tal will be missed by many, he touched so many lives. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a Service will be held at a later date.  If you wish to donate in Talmage’s name, please donate to Diabetes Canada, https://www.diabetes.ca/ .  


My deepest sympathy to family and friends of Tal. He was a treasure to all who knew him. We met in 2007, shortly after I moved to Calgary, and formed an enduring friendship over the years. He was a wonderful man and I was blessed to have him in my life. I miss you very much, you will be in my heart forever. Thanks for all the great memories and fun times together!

Tal was a very close friend. We met as colleagues at CFAC and remained friends for over 45 years. He was a gentle soul who always shared a laugh with me. I am so gratefully that I was able to talk with him the day he passed. Just one of many conversations we had throughout the years regardless of where we were. As with all so sad with the sudden passing but blessed to have one last laugh with my good friend. My condolences to all his family an friends. Go with Buddha Tal.

Just a wonderful guy, a true gentleman by its definition. We had many great chats to which he always brought the chuckle. Greatly missed already, travel well Tal.

Our sincerest condolences to Tals' family on the passing of a very remarkable individual. Tal and my late husband Gary would meet regularly at "corporate headquarters" better known as the A&W across from Chinook Center. Their friendship and mutual respect began in the mid 60's and always remained strong. Over the years (decades) when an extra hand was needed Gary would assist Tal at one of his many DJ events. Tal valued his connection to family and his friends - Scott, Ty, Joey, Don and many others. Rest in peace my friend. You will be missed. Valerie Wray and Family

I was such a shock to hear of Tal's passing. I worked with Tal for the last 10 years. He would jokingly always say "how's it goin' old fella". He will be missed around Willco.

Tal was always an incredible host, pre Christmas get togethers; dressing up; Halloween or other gorgeousness ! Hosting fun gatherings with all of his wonderful friends & loved ones.. His kindness as a father and an uncle .... you will be missed ! Big XXX OOO

I have known Tal for more than 30 years. As a video producer, I met him when I rented out editing facilities at CFAC television. We gradually became close friends and would get together frequently, particularly during covid. We discussed all manner of subjects and had great laughs together. We formed a strong and deep bond and I will miss him terribly.

Blessings my dear friend Tal, will miss our visits, walks, happy hours & phone calls. Condolences to you Scott & family, Tal always spoke highly of you & so proud of you. Til we meet again!

On behalf of my mother Shirley Snell and myself, our heartfelt condolences go out to Tal's family at this sad time. Tal and I go back 40 years +. He was my closest and dearest friend. He was a one of a kind special guy. He will be greatly missed and will be in my heart forever. Marcia Snell , Calgary

So sad to hear of Tal’s passing. I would like to say his with Jesus now. I met Tal through my friend Gary Wray who met Tal through CFAC TV . Gary helped Tal with DJ gigs for many years . Always enjoyed visits with Tal. It was pretty cool when I found out Tal and I went to Centre Street Church where he served as a camera man. Sorry to say that the last time I was with Tal was at Gary’s funeral. Have a blessed eternity my brother. You will be missed.

So very sorry for your loss!! Happy memories of Tal, Aunt Olive and Uncle Ted visiting Lena (Olive’s sister) in Violet, On! We lived right next door ! He will be missed greatly!!

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