Brian deVRIES

January 1, 1939 – November 10, 2013

After a lengthy illness Brian passed away peacefully with his family by his side. He is predeceased by his son,his parents Jan & Anne and brother Harry.

He leaves to mourn his loving wife Lynn, daughters Betty (Chris), Sue (Donny), Lora (Norm) and son Bob (Leesha), grandchildren Donald, Daniel, Melissa, Logan, Cassidy, Shelby & Jasmine and great grandson Skylar. He also leaves to mourn his brothers Leonard & Morris and sisters Viola, Winnie & Freda.

Brian was raised in Yorkton, Saskatchewan and worked several different factory & construction jobs in his early years before finally getting a job at CFB Whitespruce. In 1986 Brian moved to CFB Comox where he worked as the roads and grounds supervisor until he retired in 2006. He loved his job and his people and received many awards for his accomplishments, most importantly he was awarded the “19 Wing Citizen of the Year” in 2002. Brian loved horses, fishing, spending time in the yard feeding his wild birds and tinkering in his shop. His greatest enjoyments came from watching his children and grandchildren grow from little rambunctious ones into the fine young adults they are today.

After retirement, Brian found enjoyment & many good friends at the Senior’s Centre playing darts & poker. He greatly enjoyed visiting with his good neighbours & friends sharing lengthy, humorous stories. He was a “Jack of all trades” who could fix anything, was great at woodwork & even invented his own tools for some jobs.

Brian will be greatly missed.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on November 24th, at 2:00 P.M. at the Courtenay Legion.

In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations in Memory of Brian may be made to the BC Cancer Agency.


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