Inglis, Brian Elliott

INGLIS, BRIAN wAugust 7, 1944 – October 17, 2015
at the age of 71 years

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.

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.


  1. Sincere condolences to the entire Inglis Clan for the passage of Brian at this early stage in his retirement years. Our thoughts are with you.

  2. Sue, Erin, and Kelly and families. So sorry to hear the news! Lots of special memories! Our thoughts are with you. Love Rob and Alison

  3. Sue and girls. Yes I will miss him very much through John I had the opportunity to meet you all. I’m so greatful. Brian was a gently intelligent man. I know he cared for me very much for me , as he did John , his long time friend .
    My heart goes out to you and your family . Joyce , Josephine 🙂

  4. would like to send condolences to the family .Brian and his family had the farm around the corner from our place ,so the back pastures met.having four girls in our family we couldn’t wait to see Brian or Sherwood out working in the field . Or at the swimming hole at the river . Great family life , Brian will be sadly missed by all .condolances from the Heise family .

  5. Dear Sue, Erin & Kelly, Sherwood & Family,

    We were all very saddened to hear Brian had passed away. He was such a great guy with a ready smile, knowledgeable and a great listener.

    Ingie (our nickname for Brian) he seemed like so much a part of our family. Myself, Brenda being the youngest of the 7 Inouye children growing up in Salmon Arm I remember him being at our home on a regular basis. He ate, slept, studied, partied and always seemed to be a part of our family. Brian and my brothers loved the outdoors and would go hunting for game every fall. When 4 of my siblings, Derek, Glen, Clyde, Audrey and I went to UBC Ingie was there with us. Later when I married and moved to live in Osoyoos, Ingie was still going to UBC, boarding at my older sister’s Rona’s house.

    We received one of Brian’s beautiful Golden retriever’s who we named “Miss Molly”, she was such a great pet to us while growing up.

    We met with him a few years back in Salmon Arm, my brothers Derek and Clyde and sisters Rona and Audrey. We got to reminisce about old times and it felt like we had never left our home in Salmon Arm.

    He will be missed and our heart goes out to the family. If my mom Susie Inouye was still alive she would have said that Brian was truly a kind gentleman.

    May God give Brian and the family the peace of God, which passes all understanding, and shall keep your hearts and minds through faith in Christ Jesus

    With deepest Sympathy and Love,
    Brenda (nee Inouye) Gaertner

  6. Brian’s passing bring much sadness to all of us.
    Brian was a great friend for many years.
    Together we shared the love of the outdoors and the wilderness.
    Brian we will miss you dearly.
    You will always remain with us in our memories and our hearts.

  7. I am so shocked to hear of Brian’s passing. I just found out this evening Oct 22/2015.
    I have worked with this man for several years and respected him totally. We worked together in the Silviculture industry back in the 1990’s and spent some time in Haida Gwaii. I loved Brian’s sense of humour and his knowledge. I would run into him in town so every once in awhile and talk about our hard working days pruning trees and weed wacking brush in the forest.
    My deepest condolences to the Inglis family. Brian, you were an awesome guy !!!

  8. Brian had looked after my lawn the past 10 years, he always did a great job and was a fine gentleman to deal with. I will miss having Brian coming by to look after the lawn each week.

  9. Sorry to hear about his sudden passing. He was like a father I never had I’ll miss all are get toghers. Me and Joyce will be there Sunday she loved him like everyone did. He will be deeply missed by the community.

  10. Our deepest condolences to the family. Brian will be deeply missed, always enjoyed some laughs at the Legion. Sorry we won’t be in town for the celebration.
    Bill and Connie

  11. Susan I was deeply saddened to learn of Brian’s passing. The “Red Wings” lost one of their loyal fans. Every time he and I met, the Boys were always part of our conversation. Our friendship lasted over 50 years and I will miss his wit. I wish I could attend his celebration. Wayne

  12. Our deepest condolences to the entire Inglis Family for your great loss.
    Brian was a fine man …. His knowledge of trivia on so many topics was always a source of many a conversation. I will miss our winter ‘Good Morning’ in front of Askews as he shovelled & I walked to work.
    Sorry we will not be able to attend his celebration – may he rest in peace.
    Doug & Michelle

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