Brian John Groves
November 8, 1954-October 24, 2022
Brian passed away peacefully with his family by his side, after a 3-year battle with melanoma. The world will never be the same without his kindness, caring, knowledge and humour.
Brian was born in Australia, graduated from the University of Sydney and began his career in exploration as a geophysicist in Australia before moving to Canada to continue his mining career. He moved from exploration into management with AMAX Minerals, Noranda, Placer Dome, Temex Resources Corp, Spanish Mountain Gold Ltd and Genesis Metals. Brian also held positions as an officer for Claude Resources Inc., a director for Christopher James Gold Corp., a Director of the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada, Independent Director of Kootenay Silver and Riverside Resources Inc. Brian had a close working relationship with the Williams Lake First Nation Band and Chief Ann Louie.
Brian enjoyed spending time with his family, “watching the wind”, listening to good music and observing the world around him. He was a wealth of information and shared it with those around him. He was the most loving, caring husband and father.
Brian will be missed by his wife of 39 years, Biruta; his sons Nicholas (Kate) and Evan, his Aussie family -brother Bruce (Karen) and many aunts, uncles, nephew and cousins and his brother-in -law Alex and mother-in-law Waltraute.
A special thank you goes out to Lesley, Brian’s palliative care nurse; Dr. Kip; Pastor Jane Gingrich and all our friends who have been so supportive throughout Brian’s illness. We would like to express our gratitude to the amazing staff at Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice. You made Brian’s transition to heaven a peaceful and comforting one. You are amazing.
Brian was never one to like a fuss. His wish therefore was for a small private dinner with family and a few friends only.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice (Kamloops).Print This Obituary & Condolences