Cutting, Brian Gordon

CUTTING, Brian wNovember 15, 1942 – February 23, 2015
at the age of 72 years

Celebration of LIfe:  Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 2:00 p.m., Fischer’s Funeral Services

Brian was born November 15, 1942 and ended his journey in Kelowna Hospital surrounded by his special family on February 23, 2015. Much loved husband, father and Papa.
Predeceased by parents Gordon and Helen Cutting and brother David.
Brian was a 27 year Veteran of the RCMP, retiring from the force and moving to the Shuswap in 1991 and enjoying life on the lake, spending time with his grandchildren. He then worked with School District 83, enjoying 10 years of driving his school bus with his “Shuswap kids”. Upon full retirement, he kept busy while enjoying his winter home in Arizona.
He will be sadly missed by his wife Kathy, children Tracy (Paul), Darin, Krista (Bob) and grandchildren Jason, Shannon, Aidan, Josh, Stephanie, countless extended family and friends and of course his grand dog, Baxter.
A remembrance will be held in his honor on Tuesday March 10, 2015 at 2pm at Fischer’s Funeral Home in Salmon Arm.
The family expresses their thanks to Dr. Breugem. Memorial donations can be made to the Shuswap Lake Hospital, c/o Shuswap Lake Health Foundation, Box 265 Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N3.

16 Comments

  1. I am so sorry for your loss he was a wonderful man.

  2. Heaven has received a very special man ♡ lots of love and strength to all of you during this time of loss and always xox.

  3. I am so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. He will be sorely missed by family and friends alike. Brian was my most favourite boss ever in the RCMP (29yrs now!) and I have fond memories of our time worked together in Chilliwack! Thinking about you all and my thoughts will be with you especially on Tuesday. Wishing I could make it to Salmon Arm!

  4. Dear Kathy and Family, I will miss Brian very much and I am sorry to hear of his passing. Brian was an excellent bus driver for School District 83. As the principal of North Shuswap Elementary, I had the privilege of working with Brian and even got to ride on his bus a dozen times or so as he showed me his tricky route and where all of the students (and sometimes bears and cougars) resided. Brian was a firm yet fair school bus driver who always kept the safety of his students as the number one priority. Brian was a wonderful addition to our staff and he was respected by all of the students, parents and staff. Rest peacefully, Brian.

  5. Dear Kathy and Family,
    We are saddened to hear of Brian’s passing and extend our sincere sympathy. Al will miss his educational chats with Brian and his firm “MESA Hello” handshake. We are sorry we can’t be with you at this time. Our thoughts are with you.
    Lovey and Al Schick

  6. Dear Kathy and family,

    Though Brian & you, Sheila, Janet, Karen and I rarely got together, we
    always enjoyed your and Brian’s company. We respect him very much.

    We feel for you. And we are sad that you and your family cannot share
    another 20+++ years with him.

    Sincerely,
    Lane and Sheila Brownell.

  7. Kathy & Family

    There are no words to help ease the pain you are feeling today, but we hope your memories will help to get you through this sad time.

    Diane & Kelly

  8. Kathy, Tracy, Krista, Darin I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts have been with all of you over the past couple of weeks.

    I will always remember our family vacations spent together as kids we always had so much fun and great adventures. My kids (and myself) enjoyed his crazy Donald Duck voice.

    So glad that my dad got to spend some time with him this past fall, such old friendships are priceless and will be missed.

    The spirits of our loved ones never leave us, so continue to talk and watch for the signs from them, they are always around.

    Laurie

  9. Dear Kathy and family,

    Though Brian & you, Sheila, Janet, Karen and I rarely got together, we
    always enjoyed your and Brian’s company. We respect him very much.

    We feel for you. And we are sad that you and your family cannot share
    another 20+++ years with him.

    Sincerely,
    Lane and Sheila Brownell.

  10. DEEPEST CONDOLENCES FROM DOUG & ELAINE HARKIN. BRIAN WAS MY PARTNER IN THE RCMP FOR CLOSE TO FOUR YEARS AT KAMLOOPS. WE HAD A LOT OF GREAT PATROLS TOGETHER TO THE CARIBOO AND CHILCOOTIN BOTH IN OUR 4X4 POLICE VEHICLE AND THE RCMP BEAVER AIRCRAFT. HE LOVED TO DRIVE AND I HATED TO DRIVE, WHAT A GREAT TEAM, HE DID IT ALL. HE WAS EASY GOING AND HIS 6FT PLUS STATURE WAS COMFORTING ON MORE THAN ONE OCCASION, A BETTER PARTNER I COULD NOT HAVE FOUND.
    GOD BLESS BRIAN YOU WILL BE MISSED

    DOUG & ELAINE HARKIN

  11. I first met Brian when Sue & Bill moved in next door to Brian and Kathy in Blind Bay. We were making a valiant effort to dig out the back yard to add a deck when Brian rolled over uninvited with his little John Deere tractor to help us dig. That was ten or so years ago and we would likely still be digging without Brian’s help!

    A couple of years ago Sue and Bill wanted a large deck on the front of their house to enjoy the lake view and Bill, me and Brian completed the whole deck in a measly 5 1/2 days. Again Brian was there helping all those days, even though he had relatively recently recovered from a serious illness. He never slowed down and was a tireless worker and just a great guy to be around.

    Brian had that gift of somehow making others around him feel pretty darn good, no matter what was happening. If you were feeling a little down or blue it seemed you could have a chat with Brian for even a few minutes and your cares were forgotten. I can’t fathom the loss you must all feel but you should be comforted in the fact that Brian had a very positive effect on the people he came into contact with and I’m sure you could look far and wide and never find someone with a bad thing to say about him. That’s quite a legacy!

    Steve & Jen Mackisoc

  12. Sorry we cannot be there for the celebration of life, but our thoughts are with you and your family as everyone remembers such a very, very, nice man.

    Ken & Cean

  13. Kathy
    We are so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing and want you to know that you and your family are in our thoughts as you journey through this difficult time.
    Terri and Terry

  14. We have just been to Brian’s remembrance service. I’m sorry we didn’t get a chance to talk to you Kathy (so many people) but I just wanted to tell you that we were so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. He was such a great guy and the service was lovely ~ a wonderful tribute. You have a lovely family Kathy and I hope you can all take comfort in your very special memories. Our deepest sympathies go out to you and yours at this time.

  15. Dear Kathy, It was so good to be able to view Brian’s memorial service as it happened and join in the moment, with and the family, as they shared their memories of their father as they grew together. We could feel the love there, and in the Lounge here in Arizona. We miss you very much and look forward to seeing you again in the Fall. Please extend our deepest sympathy to your family for us. (I will a share a precious moment with you,Kathy, when I see yo in the Fall. Bill)

  16. Dear Kathy and family, so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. After the family left MB never heared much news. My Mum Anne Cutting use to keep in touch with Helen in earlier years.
    He sounds like a wonderful person, some lovely tributes to him. He will be missed
    by your family and the friends.
    Our Carman neighbour Blake Fox was RCMP in BC for many years. Wondered if you ever meet him and Linda in your postings? They live in Ashcroft,retired now.
    BC Cutting’s in Vernon area, my uncle Harv and Gloria told me re the death.Take care,Gwenda

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