Brian Mandeno

Obituary of Brian Mandeno

Mandeno: Brian Edward -

A resident of Chatham and formerly of Blenheim, Brian Mandeno passed away at the Copper Terrace Long Term Care Home with his loving family at his side on January 7, 2023 at the age of 77.

Born in Owen Sound, Brian Edward Mandeno was the son of the late Robert and Alma (nee McMullen) Mandeno.

Beloved husband of 17 years to Valarie Lather-Mandeno (nee VanLeatham) .

Dear father to Nicole Segeren, Matthew Mandeno, Kim Heyninck (Jason) and Lee Lather (Danielle). Proud grandfather to Abby and Dylan Segeren, Emily Heyninck, Ryan Heyninck, Liam Lather and Mya Lather.

Dear brother to Violet Rutherford and the late Tim, the late Margaret and Murray White, Ken and Bonnie Mandeno, Maurice and Hedy Mandeno, Ron and Vickie Mandeno, Carol and Dennis Munn, Cathy Rivest, Joan and Roy Pickering, Deb and John Shewburg.

Brian was a retired employee of the Southwest Regional Centre. He was volunteer Firefighter in Blenheim serving as Chief and District Chief at Station 18. He retired from service in 2002.

Brian enjoyed fishing, camping and canoeing. He loved to bird watch and listen to music. He enjoyed a game of Euchre but loved his Poker with Kings and Little Ones being his game. He loved his fur babies dearly, Stella and Lady Grey will also miss him dearly.

In keeping with Brian's wishes, cremation has taken place. A family interment will take place at Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg.

A Celebration of Brian's life will be held at the McKinlay Reception Centre Friday May 5th, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The family invites you to share some food, drinks, and laughs as we honour Brian's life and memory.

Donations made in memory of Brian to Copper Terrace Long Term Care Home- Behavioral Support Team and would be appreciated.

Online condolences may be left at


McKinlay Funeral Home

459 St. Clair Street, Chatham




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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday, May 5, 2023
McKinlay Reception Centre
459 St. Clair Street
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
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