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Brian Smith 1943 – 2019

Posted By Drake Smith On August 22, 2019 @ 8:27 pm In Obituaries | 3 Comments

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Brian Charles Smith November 8, 1943 – August 16, 2019

“How I wish, how I wish you were here”

After suffering a fall in May, Brian succumbed to a brain injury on the afternoon of August 16, 2019.

Surrounded by people he loved and who loved him, he slipped away while the wind blew, Pink Floyd played and an eagle was flying overhead.

Brian is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Lea.

His sons Jeff (Marnie), Mike (Sindy), and Ryan. Grandchildren Ally, Charlotte, Ethan, Gavin, Chace and Aiya. Sisters Arlene Franks, Karen (Gordy) Omeg. Sister in law Michelle (Terrance) Langwood, many nieces and nephews.

Also, his best buddy Floyd (Shelan) Verge.

Brian was a chef for nearly 50 years and his dream was to have his own café. The opportunity arose when he and Lea moved to Clearwater in 2000 to be close to family. He opened O’Bryans Café in 2003, he was always so grateful and proud of the success it became. He was thankful for the support of local customers over the years, many of whom became dear friends.

Brian loved his family, his friends, Clearwater and his beloved Canucks!

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Clearwater Food Bank. No service by request.

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Condolence from Hettie Buck on August 23rd, 2019 12:33 pm

Our family’s heartfelt love and prayers are with you, Lea and Family and Friends as you honour and remember Brian.

Brian has an unforgettable sense of humour, was so kind and generous! Such a great dedication to family and the community. He and his best friend /wife Lea ‘s dedication to making O’Bryan’s a warm, welcoming place to eat, visit and call upon for deliciously catered events year round for so many years will remain a cherished memory!

My thoughts and prayers are with you Lea… Much love, Hettie Buck and Family

Condolence from Ray & Laura MacKenzie on August 24th, 2019 8:59 pm

Our most sincere condolences to Lea & family on there tragic loss.
We will always remember Brian’s contribution to our Royal Canadian Legion special banquet nights when we lived in Clearwater.
His infectious smile & sense of humor at O’Bryan’s will be sorely missed when we return for our frequent visits.
RIP old friend….

Condolence from Carmie and Richard on August 28th, 2019 4:27 pm

Love you all. What more can I say

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