Celebration of Life: Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 1:00 p.m., Carlin Hall, Tappen, BC
Born in Birtle, Manitoba and passed in Salmon Arm, BC. He was predeceased by his parents John and Kathleen, brothers Dennis and David, and sister Eileen; and survived by his brother Ed, his children Ruth (Carl), John (Helga), Harry (Josie), Marie (Ray) and grandchildren Steve, Scott, Kathryn, Megan, Harrison, Keani, Subrina and Arthur.
He served in WWII as a member of the RCAF in the 405 and 419 squadrons and flew on 21 Pathfinder missions over Germany. On May 7th, 1945 as a part of Operation Manna he flew over Holland dropping food to the Dutch. It was the end of the war and his 21st birthday. He said, “It was the best birthday party ever”. He also served 27 years as a member of the RCMP in Ontario and British Columbia. As an active member of the RCMP Veterans he was granted a lifetime membership which was an honor he was very proud to receive.
Brian had many interests throughout his life but he will probably be best remembered for his musical talents and wonderful booming voice. He was a gentle soul who had a strong passion for life, family, love and spirituality.
He was beloved by his family and was blessed to have so many friends whose lives he truly touched.
A celebration of his life is planned for 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 11th, 2013 at the Carlin Hall, 4051 Trans-Canada Hwy, Tappen, BC. It will be a potluck event with music and tributes in his memory.