Brian came in to this world on November 9th, 1958. He grew up in Ottawa, Ontario where he was popular both as a teenager and adult. Brian was known for his generous nature, bright spirit and a keen eye for taking photos. He traveled across Canada with family and friends before returning to settle down in Ottawa where he honed his craft while working in the service industry. Eventually Brian landed at the National Art Centre where he would work for the duration of his remaining career. Brian was known for his excellent service skills and quickly developed a rapport with several customers who came to see him on a regular basis. Brian also committed himself to helping raise four young children as a result of being in a serious relationship with a single mother of four. Undaunted, he soon became an integral part of all of their lives and feelings of respect and deep love grew over the years.
Brian loved to garden, and was proud of his harvest at each end of the summer. Brian also loved to golf and would play several rounds while in Myrtle Beach during the winter weeks of visiting South Carolina.
He was a morning person and would leave the house at the crack of dawn to head down to the Bay of Quinte to take photos of the day rising over the water. He said it was always about the light....and he chased that light in many places and for many years.
Brian was diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus and began a journey of chemo treatments and surgeries. Through it all he remained positive and was determined to get better and return to a normal life. It was not meant to be-- his body finally giving out after years of struggling with the disease along with experiencing tremendous bouts of pain.
He left this world on November 24th with family and friends' energies swirling around rendering him well wishes as he traveled on his way into what one can only surmise is the final perfect light.
Brian leaves behind Holly his spouse, and three step children, Ramone, Rudie and Jovani ...we will always be grateful for our Brian and feel fortunate to have had him in our lives.