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MCAULEY, Brian

MCAULEY, Brian

October 30, 1953 - July 17, 2019

The family of Brian McAuley are heartbroken to announce his passing on July 17th, 2019.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, July 26th at 4:00 p.m. at the Springfield Funeral Home in Kelowna.
Born October 30, 1953 in Lennox Castle, Scotland to George and Jean McAuley, Brian was the first-born child and was soon joined by a brother and six sisters. The McAuley's were an extremely close family and continue to be to this day. After leaving school, Brian began a five-year apprenticeship to become a Fitter. This accomplishment allowed him to travel all over Britain where he worked on nuclear submarines, power plants and distilleries.
The spring of 1970 would forever change the course of Brian's life when he met the love of his life, Liz, at a Scout Dance in Glasgow, Scotland. Four years later they married and soon set off for Australia.
Brian worked as a maintenance engineer at Charlie Gardiner Hospital in Perth, the largest hospital in the southern hemisphere.
It was soon time for Brian to enter the most rewarding part of his life - parenthood. Their first child, Kristine, was born in 1977 in Australia. A few months later they continued their journey and immigrated to Kelowna, BC where their second daughter, Robyn, joined their wee family in 1978 and was followed by their son, Brian Graham, in 1983.
Brian worked at Brenda Mine in Peachland, BC for six years as a Millwright. He then began his 35-year career at the City of Kelowna as the foreman at the Wastewater Treatment Facility. While working for the city, Brian was also an instructor at UBC Kelowna for 13 years, where he taught in the Water Quality Program.
Brian was an active and influential member of the communities where he lived. He was an amateur football player in Scotland, semi-professional footballer in Australia, dabbled in ice hockey and was a current member of the Brandt's Creek Old Boys Soccer club. He coached youth sports in Kelowna since 1978, including his children and grandchildren's teams.
With interests wide and varied, Brian's favorite endeavors including supporting Celtic Football Club, Kelowna Rockets, and travel. He explored many regions of the world, but three places were 'home' to him - Scotland, Kelowna and Southern California.
The births of Brian's two amazing grandchildren, Camden and Tiernan Cassan were the brightest lights in his life. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and friend to countless people.
Brian is survived by his wife Liz McAuley; daughters Kristine McAuley and Robyn Cassan; son Graham McAuley; son-in-law Brooke Cassan; grandchildren Camden and Tiernan Cassan; brother Gerry McAuley and his daughters Lorraine and Lindsay; 6 sisters Margaret McAuley and her partner Michael, Marie (David) Wylie and their children David & Steven, Alison (Titch) Douglas and their daughter Gail, Jean (Joe) Meiklejohn and their children Michelle, Joseph, & Gerry, Christine (Kenneth) Gillon and their children Megan, and Fiona (Robert) McMaster and their son Scott; and countless friends.
The family wants to extend its deepest gratitude to all the family, friends, coworkers and community of Kelowna for their sympathies, love and support.


Link: www.springfieldfuneralhome.com/obituaries/mcauley-brian/
Condolence Messages
  • Jul 30, 2019
    Anyone who knew Brian is feeling a loss as if he were a family member. The shock and pain are real, but the shared memories are a tribute to this one of a kind friend. Our story began with our daughters (Kristine and Andrea) together in Grade 1 at Glenmore Elementary, and for 35 years our families have been intertwined. Pictures of birthday parties, sleepovers, and summer holidays show Scott and Graham growing up. Years ago, always up for a challenge, Brian tried out our new treadmill on high speed and was then nicknamed Flyn Brian when he was ejected. And last year when Brian and Liz visited us in Arizona, we showed them Tortilla Flat, the last surviving stagecoach stop along the Apache Trail. Couldn't find Brian, and there he was on tiptoe peering between old wooden boards trying to take pictures of their Waste Water Management site! His devotion to his family was filled with love, and after the pain subsides, that love will always be there. He is missed. Hugs to Liz, Kristine, Robyn, and Graham from Penny and Greg and family.
  • Jul 29, 2019
    Liz and family,
    We are very sorry for your loss. We think of you often and send our love to you.
    Les and Leslie Janot
  • Jul 29, 2019
    Dear Liz and Family, we were very saddened to hear of Brian's passing. We have many fond memories and can still hear his laughter. Lots of love to you.
    David and Patrice Atkinson
  • Jul 29, 2019
    We are all saddened to hear of Brian's death. I was member of the Brandt's Creek Old Boys and Brian was a great teammate and just an all round great guy. He will be missed by myself and the girls who were at most of the games. Brian always had something to say to them and they both shed a tear when I told them what happened.
    Truly sorry for your loss,
    Mark, Nicole, Sam and Hannah Brown
  • Jul 29, 2019
    Liz and family...truly sad to hear of this tragic news!
    Please know that you and your family are in our hearts. You are such a special family and it is always a joy to see you whenever we met....for us it was Highland dance
    competitions with the kids and other Kelowna events.
    Much love, Beth and Jerry Scherle
  • Jul 29, 2019
    I am very sorry to hear that Brian passed away and had his retirement cut short. Add my name to the list of co-workers that knew there I would enjoy a few laughs when we crossed paths at the office.
    Ed Kinnear
  • Jul 28, 2019
    World has lost a great soul full of wit and humour. Always knew when Brian came by the works yard you would hear laughter and just have to hear what he had to say. Great role model for all .
    Stephen Bryans
  • Jul 27, 2019
    Shocked and saddened about Brian's passing. Such a great guy. Every time you talked with him he made you laugh. My own kids have taken tours of the WWTP and Brian certainly made the tour memorable. My wife who is a school teacher would bring her classes there and always said how much fun Brian made the tour for the kids!!
    We will all miss you Brian!!!
    Darin, Kim Connor and Rylen Thompson
  • Jul 27, 2019
    My Heart is Broken. Brian made our workplace such a pleasure to come to every day. His comradery,passion and friendship will be truly missed but his spirit will live on.
    Deepest condolences to the McAuley family. Sending our Love to you.
    -Dennis and Sarah Dexel
  • Jul 26, 2019
    I strive to be the man Brian was. Full of life, laughter and family first philosophy. You will be missed. My thoughts are with all friends and family. Brian McDonald
  • Jul 26, 2019
    I had the privilege of working with Brian for 9 years, he made work a fun place to be. It was bittersweet to see Brian retire, I was happy for him but sad to see him go at the same time. I was devastated to hear of his passing , I can only imagine the grief your family if feeling at this time, my deepest condolences.......Shawn Barrow
  • Jul 25, 2019
    So sad at the news of Brian's passing. He really lived life and made an impact. I knew Brian from working at the City for 19 years but the thing I remember most was how fun he made it spending 10 months on the picket line in 1986, with his banter and jokes, and letting us girls lounge while he did all the work! Condolences to all the family.
    Diana Blake
  • Jul 25, 2019
    Brian was one of the best story tellers and had such a joy for life and of course fitba'. A smile crossed my face every time I would happen to cross paths with him. We would talk as if time that had passed was wee. Now let us take a kind farewell...Good night, an' joy be wi' ye a' Brian !
    Bill Mahoney
  • Jul 25, 2019
    Brian McAuley, what can you say other than he was a fantastic Husband, father, grandfather and friend to us all. I met Brian almost 29 years ago when I started with the City at the WWTP. He was my first boss and we had our first disagreement the first day him being Celtic and me being Rangers. We had fun about that for many years. Brian made me feel comfortable from the first day in the City. If I didn't know how to do something he patiently showed me how. Through the years my wife Lorna (who worked with Liz) became friends with the McAuley family. Their kids babysat ours we went on trips together parties etc. So with this in mind I know we all lost a GREAT man last week. Brian came and seen me in stores regularly and we had so much fun. Whenever he left we all had smiles on faces thanks to Brian. When I got word of his passing last week I felt then and still do gut punched and that we all just lost a brother. Heartfelt condolences to the family, love you guys.
    Gord Phillips
  • Jul 25, 2019
    So sad to hear of the loss of this wonderful man. He made learning easy and was a great soul to have as an instructor and friend.
    Marika Haspeck - WQT 2009-2012
  • Jul 25, 2019
    Liz, Kristine, Robyn and Graham, sending lots of love and condolences from the Cayman Islands. Like everyone, I was truly shocked and very sadden at the news of Brian's passing. The world has truly lost a beautiful soul. As with most of my deepest and longest friendships, my friendship with Brian was forged on the soccer pitch through hundreds of games and many tournaments as we battled, fought and supported one another as teammates. Beyond the soccer pitch, Brian always opened his home to all the players, and I was very fortunate to have gotten to know the family over the years. Brian could always light up a room with his quick wit, unique Scottish charm, and his overall love of life. Through his self deprecating humor, Brian never thought he was any better than the next person. However, I can tell you he was a better person, husband, father and friend than anyone. Last year I was able to catch up with Brian over lunch after many years, and it was as if time had never past. We laughed and joked (mostly at Kelly and Tony's expense) the whole time recounting our many soccer stories and all the shenanigans that happened over the years. And there were many. Such fond memories and true happiness we shared. I will miss you my friend, but you will never be forgotten in our hearts. Safe travels on your next journey. Hope we can share some more laughs, beers and a game the next time we meet. Lots of love Brian, to you and your family.
    Chris Limberger and Family
  • Jul 25, 2019
    We will all miss Brian's cheery "Hello Kids" greeting when he came into our shop. He lit up our office with his wit and humor, and always left everyone smiling, and his pockets full of candy.
    Our condolences, the staff at Allans Hose N'all
  • Jul 25, 2019
    We are very saddened to hear of Brian's passing and would like to pass on our deepest condolences to the McAuley family. We too just saw Brian in Costco a couple of weeks ago and as usual he left us laughing and smiling with his great sense of humour. He was a wonderful person, full of life and will be greatly missed.
    RIP Brian.
    Chris and Elinor Sobon
  • Jul 25, 2019
    What a tragic loss of such a great guy. I played soccer with Brian for years in Kelowna, and would see him regularly at the Rockets games. Our condolences go out to the family and all the people who were touched by Brian.
    Goodbye my friend.
    Greg Wagner
  • Jul 25, 2019
    My deepest condolences to Liz and the family. Brian was a man of great wit and character. He gave an annual tour of the wastewater treatment plant to my engineering students. They loved his playful banter and many described the tour as one of the highlights of their semester. He will be missed terribly.
    Rest in peace my old friend.
    John Kenny
  • Jul 24, 2019
    Liz, we were so saddened to read about Brian. Our thoughts and prayers are with at this time.
    Jean and Bill Lanoue
  • Jul 24, 2019
    Scottish by birth, Canadian by law, a highlander by the grace of god. Condolences to the entire McAuley family. Rest in peace Brian. Kevin McLuskey and family
  • Jul 24, 2019
    Brian was supportive, passionate,compassionate entertaining and a friend to so many people. Liz and family, I am so sorry for your sudden loss.
    Henry Kohout
  • Jul 24, 2019
    Very sad to hear of the passing of Brian, my husband and I knew him through Westside youth soccer, he always had a smile and a kind word, will be greatly missed.
    Bill and Lorraine Isaac
  • Jul 24, 2019
    I remember Robyn and I, kids in Westbank running a muck and Brian was always the cool fun dad. Camping at Whistler in the back of the truck, loll soccer games, trips to the palladium for roller skating ..is running all over town on our bikes from the tirestore to the water slides and back to your place he'd never say no to driving us where ever and picking us up lol. My heart goes out to all of you. My most sincere condolences.
    Sylvie Hughes
  • Jul 24, 2019
    Very sorry to hear of Mr.McAuley's passing. He will be missed.
    Sincerely,
    Jan and Roly Harvey
  • Jul 24, 2019
    My sincere and deepest condolences to the entire McAuley family during this difficult time. I knew Brian from working at the City of Kelowna. He will be remembered as always having a smile on his face and a kind word for everyone.
    Tannis Moody (Burns)
  • Jul 24, 2019
    Our sincerest condolences. You already knew what a great person he was and now it is evident a lot of people knew it as well. Always in our hearts.
    Aaron & Kathy Kunstar
  • Jul 24, 2019
    Liz, Kristine, Robyn, Graham and family,
    Brian was fun to be around. He was kind, intelligent and funny. He made you think and he made you laugh. We always looked forward to seeing him and his great family. He was a true friend and supporter of our family. He will really be missed.
    Daryle and Linda Edstrom
  • Jul 24, 2019
    We are saddened by the news of the passing of Brian. Our deepest condolences Liz and family. Brian left an impact on everyone's life from whom crossed his path. We feel very blessed to have been introduced years ago by our son-in-law and daughter and grew to know such a kind and loving man. Whenever we were in his company he spoke highly of you Liz and his family. Always were intrigued in his stories and his infectious smile will forever resonate with all of us and be forever missed. Heaven gained another Angel.
    RIP Brian, we love you.
    Lorraine and Orest Zaryski
  • Jul 24, 2019
    Dear Liz,
    I am shocked and saddened to hear this news! Brian would always bring a smile to my face whenever I would run into him - he was so proud of his family and wanted to share his thoughts and love of them with everyone. He will be terribly missed but left so many wonderful memories.
    Our thoughts go out to you and your family at this difficult time.
    The Chapman/Weisbeck Family
  • Jul 24, 2019
    Liz, Kristine, Robyn, Graham and Family;
    Our deepest condolences to you all. We were shocked and very saddened to hear about Brian. He was one of the good guys. Further, we are very grateful to have known him, and to have had the opportunity to spend as much time with him when we were back in Kelowna. He will be greatly missed.
    Love, Traci and Sean Thompson
  • Jul 24, 2019
    My sincerest condolences to you and your family Liz. Worked with Brian over the years with the City and he was always full of life, always had a smile and always kept you on your toes. I can still picture him and his buddies on stage singing with Rod Stewart, what a fun time that was seeing them on stage having so much fun. He will certainly be missed.
    Take care,
    Terry Dunham
  • Jul 24, 2019
    So sorry to hear of Brian's passing.
    Robert Stewart
  • Jul 24, 2019
    My deepest sympathies to the family. Your loss is felt by many.
    Sincerely, Louise Ferland
  • Jul 24, 2019
    Brian was always up for a discussion on any subject and he was passionate of Kelowna. His outlook on life was amazing. Kelowna is going to miss him.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you,
    Domenic and Lina Rampone
  • Jul 23, 2019
    My deepest condolences to all of Brian's family. I only had met Brian a half a dozen times over the past year and I will never forget him and the impact he made on me. I am part of the SEKID transition group into the City of Kelowna and we had a few social events over lunch hours bringing everyone together over last summer and this past Christmas. Brian welcomed us with open arms, lots of great humour and made us feel welcome. I too recently ran in to him at Wal Mart and he greeted me like an old friend and we chatted about the Disneyland trip and the "recent" earthquake in California and those concerns.
    He was a blessing no doubt to all those who knew him....I know he was to me. Thank you Brian...you will be missed. My prayers are with the entire family.
    Sincerely,
    Jo-Ann Redlich
  • Jul 23, 2019
    Like everyone, Sharon and I were stunned to here of Brian's sudden departure. Our thoughts and condolences go out to all of the Mcauley family, Liz, Kristine, Robyn and Graham and the extended family. We will always cherish our memory of Brian with his zest for life and his always pleasing personality and infectious smile. As you pass through this difficult time may the wonderful memories of the great times spent together help.
  • Jul 23, 2019
    I was so sorry to hear about Brian's passing. I worked with him for 5 years and we had some laughs together. He only met our daughter once but left a lasting impression on her. What does that say about his personality! Sorry he never got to enjoy his retirement.
    Barb Willis
  • Jul 23, 2019
    My condolences to the entire McAuley family. Mr. Mcauley was always so kind.
    Justine Hughes
  • Jul 23, 2019
    Liz, Kristine, Robyn, and Graham,
    I am absolutely shocked and saddened at the news of Brian's passing. I knew him as a man of unassailable good humour, a competitive athlete, an educator, and a community member with a tremendous sense of civic responsibility. Most of all, I knew him as a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, and I am terribly sorry for your loss.
    With kindest regards,
    Jannik Eikenaar
  • Jul 23, 2019
    Liz and family. So very sorry to hear the sad news of Brian passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Deb Sapriken
  • Jul 23, 2019
    So sorry for your loss of such an amazing man. I was a student of Brian's at Okanagan College in the Water Quality Program. He was my favourite instructor! I loved going to his classes because he taught with humour and got his students to do everything hands on so they really learned what they needed to learn. He never missed an opportunity to jab at the engineers, he was hilarious and I just loved going to his classes. I imagine he has touched so many lives in his years, my sincere condolences to his family and friends. Pamela Madsen Grad Class of 2012.
  • Jul 23, 2019
    Dear Liz, Christine, Robyn, Graham and families. Our sincere condolences on the shock passing of Brian. We have many happy memories of such a generous and warm man. His patience in teaching us to ski will never be forgotten.
    Sending our love across the miles, your Australian family - Scott, Nat &
    Rohan Baillie
  • Jul 23, 2019
    We are so very sad to hear of Brian's passing. Sunday mornings at Mini-Rugby will not be the same without Brian being there, for your Grandkids and so many more. His spirit, laughter and smile was so inspiring and encompassed what community is all about. He was such a special gentleman and a joy to be around, he will be so missed.
    Our deepest condolence's to Liz, Robyn, Brooke and your family.
    An Irish Blessing
    "He is not lost our dearest love,
    Nor has he traveled far,
    Just stepped inside home's loveliest room
    And left the door ajar"
    Love, Hugs and Prayers,
    George, Sandra, Sully and Grady Curran
  • Jul 23, 2019
    Liz, the news of Brian's passing just reached me in Saskatchewan. I am blown away. I enjoyed working with Brian at the City and can only echo the positive comments of others. Brian was always happy and loved life. Unfortunately I will not get back in time to join in on the celebration of life, but my thoughts will be with you and your family. Dale Beaudry
  • Jul 23, 2019
    I so much enjoyed talking with Brian, particularly when he would come to Yards where I worked. He was always a mood lifter if you needed it, and an old-fashioned jokester. He will be missed a great deal. My condolences to the entire family, of whom he spoke of often.
    Brenda Larson
  • Jul 23, 2019
    So sorry for your loss, Brian always had a smile and a joke, we all will miss him dearly, our sincere condolences to the family.
    Rick Yakiwchuk
  • Jul 23, 2019
    Liz, I was so shocked and saddened when Grant shared your devastating news. Brian was such a great neighbour and an asset to our neighbourhood with his 'always willing to lend a hand' attitude. He always looked out for his fellow neighbours. Grant and I will forever miss the familiar ring of his friendly Scottish brogue and banter coming from across the road. Our thoughts and love are with you and your family at this extremely difficult time. Please don't hesitate to ask for our help with anything you need. That's what neighbours are for, and what was demonstrated by your kind and caring husband.
    Laura Easton and Grant Stovel
  • Jul 23, 2019
    Stunned, stuck and shocked beyond what I had imagined....
    Being the 'guy across the street' I often laughed with Brian about all the things along our journey on this planet. As I approach my driveway several times a day I still look over to wave at Brian, see him petting his dogs, playing with his grandchildren and supporting his best friend, Liz. I am frozen in disbelief.
    My warmest feelings to the family.
  • Jul 23, 2019
    Im so sorry to hear such sad news. My deepest condolences to you and your family.
    Eric Cullen (Murphy)
  • Jul 23, 2019
    We were shocked to hear of the passing of Brian. One of the really good guys, taken way too soon. We send our prayers and deepest condolences to you Liz and the rest of your family.
    RIP Brian.
    Tom and Wilma McLuskey
  • Jul 23, 2019
    Dear Liz and family,
    Brian was a great guy! There is not enough of his kind in this world and he will be missed. Cherish the memories and the great times you had. We are all blessed that he touched our lives.
    Gregg and Wanda Turkington
  • Jul 23, 2019
    Liz & family,
    Both of us have worked with Brian for years. He was always quick to tease us or joke with us. After a conversation with Brian, you always had a good laugh or felt better about whatever you discussed. Some of my fondest City memories are working at the Wastewater facility and taking Brian's tour of the plant. We were happy to congratulate him on his retirement. He will be sadly missed. Our condolences to the family.
    Colin Brophy & Patty Holloway
  • Jul 23, 2019
    Dear Liz & family,
    Randy & I were so shocked to hear of Brian's passing. It was only last week that we saw you both at Costco and everyone was so excited about your trip to Disneyland with your grandkids. Brian was always such a joy to run into at the store or wherever! I will miss his BIG smile, his jokes & his wonderful Scottish bear hug. He was definitely "one of a kind"! Let the wonderful memories you have of Brian give you some comfort during the next days, weeks & years.
    You are in our thoughts Liz at this very sad and difficult time.
    Sandra & Randy Zahara
  • Jul 23, 2019
    Liz and family, so sorry to hear about Brian. Our hearts ache for you at this time. Such a happy guy all the time. Cherish your memoirs.
    Dave and Gwen Weslak
  • Jul 23, 2019
    We are devastated at the loss of our brother/brother-in-law Brian. He was a brilliant guy, full of fun, and that crazy laugh. We will miss all his attempts at silly jokes and funny innuendos. We spoke regularly on the phone about his team
    Celtic and my team Rangers. He even encouraged me to go to Parkhead on one occasion to watch his beloved Celtic. We will miss him dearly as he was one of life's good guys. Goodnight brother, sleep tight 'til we meet again.
  • Jul 23, 2019
    Liz, you and your family will be in our prayers. I will so miss seeing Brian on the soccer field; just such a wonderful fun guy. I can hardly believe it's almost 40 years ago we met at the Simpsons in Westbank. He has had a huge impact on many people and the stories will be told over a pint for years to come. God bless you all.
    Lots of love, Bob and Ruth Young
  • Jul 23, 2019
    Sincerest condolences to the McAuley family. Brian will be sadly missed.
    John & Joyce Gerk
  • Jul 23, 2019
    Liz, Kristine, Robyn & Graham,
    We are shocked and saddened to hear of Brian's passing. He loved you all so much and was so devoted to his family.
    Sending our love and condolences,
    Cindy & Brian Schellenberg
  • Jul 23, 2019
    Sincerest condolences to the McAuley family. Brian had a way of making the workday better with his humour and wit. He was a friend to many and he will be sorely missed.
    The Mossman family
  • Jul 23, 2019
    Liz and family,
    I'm so sorry for your loss. Brian had so much more life to live but we can only be thankful for the time we had with him. I will miss running into the two of you out in the world with a wee cuddle and a kiss on the cheek. There are many broken hearts out there and we all grieve with you. I hope the many memories of your beautiful life together will ease your pain in time. xoxoxo
    Joyce Bryson
  • Jul 23, 2019
    Dear Family,
    We are so very sad to learn of Brian's passing. We had some very happy times when Robyn and Crissie came for Polynesian dance lessons with me.
    We send our sincerest sympathies to you all.
    Lita Prince and her family
  • Jul 23, 2019
    I was shocked and saddened to hear the news about Brian. He was one of a kind, I will miss our conversations solving the worlds problems. My deepest condolences goes out to the McAuley family.
    Joe Fisher
  • Jul 23, 2019
    I worked with Brian at the City. I don't think I ever had a conversation with him without coming away from it laughing. What a wonderful person. He will be greatly missed. I am so sorry for your loss.
    Michele Blinn
  • Jul 23, 2019
    Liz, Kristine, Robyn and Graham,
    I was so saddened to see this news. We often talk about Brian, his wild passion for soccer and the accent that you sometimes couldn't understand when he was coaching. I hope that the sharing of everyone's memories of him and being together will give you some comfort. I'll be wearing my jersey thinking of him on Friday.
    Tracy Hansford
  • Jul 23, 2019
    Our deepest condolences to you Liz and to the family. We have enjoyed Brian's wit and sense of humour over the years sitting in front of him at the Kelowna Rockets games. He will be sorely missed!
    Mark and Mary Smith
  • Jul 23, 2019
    I am so sorry for your loss. Brian used to come through my till at Extra Foods. He was always fun and I enjoyed waiting on him. I will miss his spirit and sass.
    Cheryl Sallows
  • Jul 23, 2019
    Shocked and saddened at the loss of such a wonderful man. Uncle Brian you will forever be missed. Auntie Liz, my thoughts are with you and my cousins at this sad time. Sending my love to you all.
    Megan x
  • Jul 23, 2019
    Liz and family, we are shocked and saddened to hear of Brian's passing. He was one of the good ones, a great husband, father and grandfather, he loved all of you so much. There are no words. May your memories bring you comfort, he lived life well.
    Cindy & Brian Schellenberg
  • Jul 23, 2019
    Liz, Kristine, Robyn, and Graham;
    I have words to make your loss easier to bear. Know that all of us weep with you today and in the future. Memories of Brian will brighten many hearts for years to come.
    All our love, Lorraine and Dave
  • Jul 22, 2019
    My dear Liz. I am so shocked to read of Brian's death. He and I solved all the world's problems on more than one occasion and definitely shared a lot of laughter. He was a straight shooter. No beating about the bush from Brian. I enjoyed him SO VERY much!!! And I also enjoyed your company at the CUPE Christmas dinners.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. I wish I was able to attend on Friday but I have another obligation.
    Sue Cmolik
  • Jul 22, 2019
    I knew as 'the other Brian', or it was me who was the 'other' one, through the Kelowna soccer circles and, in fact, saw him 2 weeks go at Starbucks, where he told me he was just retired. Well, Brian was taken way too soon. My condolences to his family - was truly one of the good guys. Sincerely... Brian Harms
  • Jul 22, 2019
    Liz and family.....we were saddened to hear of Brian's sudden passing. We have known you many years and even though we didn't see each other often...there was a special connection....the twinkle in Brian's eye when he talked to you....his mischievous grin.......always made you feel so special....we will treasure the last "hug and conversation" we had in Costco a couple weeks ago.....may God be your peace and strength...praying for you all...with love...Bob & Irene Balehowsky
  • Jul 22, 2019
    Our deepest condolences to you for your great loss, a real shock at Brian's passing.
    Mike and Audrey.
  • Jul 22, 2019
    Liz and family, I am so shocked hearing about Brian. We have lost one of the great ones. I am going to miss his big smile and our little visits between periods at the hockey games.
    Barry Spring
  • Jul 22, 2019
    Liz I'm at a loss for words, we are very sad to hear of Brian's passing, I am going to miss his sense of humour.
    Brad and Elaine Anderson
  • Jul 22, 2019
    Brian and Liz were great neighbors on Evelyn Rd.for 10-12 yrs. So sad to hear of his demise. Our hearts go out to Liz, Christine, Robin and Graham and all the rest of his family.
    Dan Louise and family
  • Jul 22, 2019
    Dear Liz and family. What can we say?? Such a shock to read about Brian, a lovely man and friend.
    Judith and Margaret the two English girls from hockey and everywhere else.
    Sending love to you all. xxx
  • Jul 22, 2019
    So sorry for your loss,
    a good friend, a good man.
    Allen Duck and Family.
  • Jul 22, 2019
    Liz and family,
    We are so saddened by your loss. Our thoughts are with your family. We will miss Brian's wit and his great sense of humor.
    Rick and Brenda Langhorn, Darin, Darcy and families
  • Jul 22, 2019
    Had a connection with Brian through his Celtic soccer friends and loved his personality, smile and he always would take the time to come over and catch up on what was happening in my life. He was a prince of a man in my eyes and I'm sure he touched many people with his love of life. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.
    Doug Watson
  • Jul 22, 2019
    We are deeply sadden with Brian's passing. A work partner for many years and a good friend to me. Our heartfelt condolences to the McAuley family.
    Frank and Coreen Valentim
  • Jul 22, 2019
    I'm shocked and heartbroken to hear of your loss. Brian was not only a coworker of 31 years but a good friend as well. I can only hope that the good memories you have of Brian will bring you up through this painful time. I'm sorry I am unable to attend his memorial as I'm out of the country but I send my condolences to all his family, friends and coworkers at this time.
    Sincerely Mike Murrell and family.
  • Jul 22, 2019
    Liz, Robyn, Kristine, Graham and Family. We cannot begin to express our heartbreak for you all. Brian was definitely one of the BEST. He is going to be missed by so many who's lives he made brighter by being the loving, goofy guy he was. We know you will all be sad for a very long time but take all the memories and remember what a fantastic person he was. We grieve with you at this very sad time. Love and hugs to you all. Julie, Russell and Emily.
  • Jul 22, 2019
    Liz, I am so saddened to hear of this horrible news. Brian was always such a fun loving comical guy. So friendly every time he came into the store and always upbeat and positive. I am so sorry for your loss. Cling to the memories you have made together and praying you will experience some comfort and peace!
    Wendy Wahler
  • Jul 22, 2019
    We were shocked and saddened when we heard about Brian's passing. Couldn't have met a nicer guy. Brian will be sadly missed.
    Condolences from the Heagle family
  • Jul 22, 2019
    Deep sympathy to the McAuley family, Brian will be missed. Tony and Darlene Folk family.
  • Jul 22, 2019
    My deepest condolences to you Liz and your entire family. Brian was a great guy and will be sorely missed. Darren McClelland
  • Jul 22, 2019
    My heart breaks for all of you! I am here it you need anything.
    Love, Natalie Dray
  • Jul 22, 2019
    I am very sad to hear of Brian's death. I knew him at Okanagan College, meeting in the coffee room, and always liked his cheerfulness and enthusiasm.
    Gary Schwartz
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