of Sparwood, BC (formerly Logan Lake, BC) 

With his family by his side and heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Brian at the age
of 73 after his courageous battle with cancer.

He was a very loved dad, grandfather & brother.

Brian is survived by his daughters Tammy (Billy) & Tracy (Larry) and their mother Brenda, as well as his sister Glady (Stan) and grandchildren Cody, Blake, Kyla, Anna, Cinder (great grandson Jaxton) & Kyndra, as well as nephews Steven, Mike (Sarah) & niece Laura. He is predeceased by his parents Loyal &
Marjorie and brothers Wayne & Doug.

Brian retired from Highland Valley Copper in 2013 where he enjoyed being a millwright. He was a kind man, well known for his sense of humour, who enjoyed golfing, darts and spending time with his family and friends. He will be extremely missed.

A special thank you to the caring nurses, doctors and staff at the
Royal Inland Hospital.

In memory of dad, donations gratefully accepted to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

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6 Tributes

  1. Tina Reimer
    Posted May 11, 2022 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    Daddy B you will missed by everyone. You were the best second daddy a girl could ever have. You were your daughter Tracy’s BIGGEST hero. I promise to take care of that brat for you. You and my daddy talk nice about us perfect princesses up there. RIP Brian love you with all my heart.

  2. Karen Anderson
    Posted May 12, 2022 at 9:03 am | Permalink

    So sad a loved old neighbour has passed, family and friends are in my heart

  3. Warren and Heather J
    Posted May 12, 2022 at 9:50 am | Permalink

    Our heartfelt condolences go out to you Tammy and Tracy and to all of Brian’s family on the loss of your beloved father, brother, uncle, brother-in-law .. We have known Brian a very long time. We always admired Brian’s easy going, fun loving attitude about life. At the same time we always saw that Brian was also a dependable, stand up guy always there for his family and friends. You will be missed Brian.. RIP old friend

  4. Darlene Johnston
    Posted May 12, 2022 at 11:26 am | Permalink

    I am so sorry to hear of Brian’s, passing I knew the family when they lived in Sunningdale, we also went to Kimberly to visit them ,so many great memories. My heart goes out to all of the family .Prayers going out to all of you at this time .

  5. Leonard and Andrea
    Posted May 13, 2022 at 12:20 am | Permalink

    Rest in eternal peace, Brian. You’re no longer in pain. The only pain that remains is the pain in the heart’s of all who knew you.
    Our hearts hurt for you all.

  6. Curtis Reiter
    Posted May 22, 2022 at 11:59 am | Permalink

    I have a heavy heart saying good bye to my friend and work mate Brian (or Rock as we new him back in Selkirk College).
    I first met Brian and his family in Nelson BC while attending the Millwright Apprenticeship course in 1975. We hit off right from the start and became life long friends.
    We were both hired by Gibraltar Mine in Mcleese Lake after graduation and we started our Millwright Apprenticeship journey together.
    After a couple years living in Williams Lake I eventually moved in with Brian, Brenda Tammy and newborn Tracy and they were family.
    What a beautiful time in my life this was, living with the Ericksons. Our card games were legendary, 500, 9-5-2, Crib, Rummy,  Hearts and more… so many laughs, always.
      I visited Brian a couple of months ago in Sparwood and it was like old times, even though it had been a few years since we last seen each other in Logan Lake. True friendship endures distance, I was so glad I got to see my good buddy once again.
    Even though Brian was having health issues the last while he had a still upper lip and positive outlook and told me life was still “gooder”!
    I miss you my friend, till we meet again over a Kokanne.

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