Brian left us suddenly, but peacefully on October 17th at Shuswap Lake General Hospital after a short battle with cancer.
He is survived by Susan, his wife of 41 years, daughters Erin and Kelly, brother Sherwood (Cindy), sister Heather Stewardson (Stan), nieces Shannon, Amber and April, nephews James, Kiki and Kevin as well as close family friends Krystal and Deakyn and Andrew. He was predeceased by his parents Florence and Walter.
In recent years Brian operated a small landscaping/snow removal business, spent several years working in silviculture around BC, including Haida Gwaii. He worked as Specialty Gas Supervisor at Medigas in Burnaby and as a student, worked summers around Terrace on fire suppression teams for Canadian Cellulose.
Brian travelled to the UK on three occasions: once with his parents and brother; twice with Sue’s family. He even considered flying as a career and trained in Nevada.
During the Sixties and Seventies, after graduation and grade 13 at Salmon Arm High School, Brian studied in the faculty of Education at UBC, majoring in biology and PE, and then switched to Science and Wildlife Management. Science was always a passion, along with politics and sports, where he participated in soccer, hockey, fastball and gymnastics. He also enjoyed outdoor activities including hunting, competitive shooting and photography.
We sincerely thank the attending paramedics, nurses and physicians at SLGH and especially Dr. Clay Welder for his support. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the charity of your choice.
Finally, we invite family, old friends from the Salmon Arm Legion and many others to a Celebration of Life to be held on Sunday, October 25th at 2:00 p.m., at Mt. Ida Hall (Harmonious Homestead), located at 5421 70th St. SW.
Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd. (250) 833-1129. Email condolences and share memories of Brian through his obituary at www.fischersfuneralservices.com.