May 14, 1938 – February 26, 2014

Brian passed peacefully in the early morning of the 26th at Princeton General Hospital.

He retired to Princeton in 1993, first to his “Lazy Acher” hobby farm, then closer to town in recent years. He was very proud of Princeton, the Bridge of Dreams, the KVR Trail, and the new Cooper’s!

Brian was a ‘Grizzly Adams with a Teddy Bear heart’, a gentle giant who loved birds and animals, especially the lost, injured and vulnerable. He loved his garden and his orchids. His amazing carpentry skills continued in his creating of miniature houses, remarkable in their detail and craftsmanship.

Along with his many talents, Brian had a cheeky, sometimes outrageous, sense of humour. He loved to be a bit eccentric and give us all a little jolt now and again, then happily watch our reaction.

A gifted but humble man, fiercely independent and private, Brian was sincerely astonished to realize that he had somehow managed to touch so many people.

His strength and tenderness, listening ear and generous heart will be sorely missed.

Brian is survived by his loving family, special buddies from riding and childhood days, and his dear, loving friend of 14 years Debbie Lyon.

We are deeply thankful to all the staff at Ridgewood Lodge and PGH for their devoted care and support these past weeks, and to Dr. Ella Monro for her exceptional compassion and abilities.

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