Brian passed away in Hospice on Oct.23/23 surrounded by family. He had many health issues over the past 11 months, but succumbed to pneumonia.
He is survived by his wife Sandi, daughter Deb (Jeff), son Mike (Melinda), step-daughter Brenda (Andrew), step-son Bob. Grandson Zach, step-grandsons Nathan, Stephen and Col. And the love of his life, granddaughter Tian. Also survived by brother Bob (Pat), nieces; special extended family Ken&Irene and families, as well as many friends.
Brian worked in mining in many locations in Ontario and BC. His last job was as Shipping Manager at Weyerhaeuser Sawmill, where he made many good friends. Several of his employees said Brian was the best boss ever. They had mutual trust and respect for each other. He also said Jim was the best boss he ever had!
Brian was a huge sports enthusiast whether playing or as a fan. He loved hockey, golf, curling and made many friends playing each sport. He also coached Minor Hockey for several years. He and Sandi travelled to many hockey games to watch Zach, Tian and Col play. To soccer to watch Tian & great nieces Scotia and Piper.
Brian’s greatest passion was his motorcycle. He made two solo trips to Timmins, Ontario to visit his elderly aunt Mickey and Uncle Cliffy. It was a very sad day when he couldn’t ride anymore due to health issues.
Brian was happiest when with family and friends, even though he’d ask “when are you leaving?” just after family arrived! Or “you should get going now” shortly after a visit. It became a standard joke.
Next to family and friends, he loved hiking with Sandi with either of their two beautiful Springer Spaniels, Sally and Sage. They will be reunited now.
Brian’s request was for no public service. A family get together in the Spring /24 to disperses ashes in his chosen spot.
In Brian’s memory, donations to Hospice @ 72 Whiteshield Crescent South, Kamloops would be gratefully accepted.
Brian was a good man. He will be missed by all who knew him.
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