A Vernon family is raising money to fund funeral costs after their 24-year old family member, Brandon Isaac, passed away suddenly

Young man passes suddenly

Members of the Vernon community are grieving the sudden loss of 24-year old Brandon Caine Isaac and the family is turning to the community for help to fund his funeral costs.

“Brandon passed away suddenly Friday, October 15, at 24 years old. Our family is shocked and saddened by this enormous loss and, unfortunately, are not financially prepared as this was completely unexpected,” the organizers of the GoFundMe campaign wrote.

Isaac was an all-star academically and on the basketball court who strived to achieve high grades and received many scholarships because of his work ethic.

“He cared deeply about his teammates and took the time to tutor and mentor them as he was the kind of person who wanted to help others reach success,” reads the GoFundMe page.

Isaac was invited to play for Team Canada in Europe and received full scholarship offers from universities all over Canada and America.

“Family and friends were incredibly important to Brandon. Everyone wanted to be around him and was drawn in by his magnetic, charming nature. Family functions, time with nieces and nephews, and nights out with the boys were always more fun when Brandon was around.” wrote the organizers.

“He was taken from us far too early and his amazing presence will be forever missed.”

In August 2020, Isaac's mother Shelley had passed away.

The GoFundMe campaign titled, ‘Tribute to Brandon Isaac’ has raised $8,170 out of a $15,000 goal as of Monday afternoon.

For those who would like to contribute, the campaign page can be found here.

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