We Remember

MOIR, Brian Michael

May 29, 1940 — December 19, 2016

Born May 29, 1940 Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Died December 19, 2016 Kelowna, British Columbia.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Brian Michael Moir.

Brian passed away peacefully on Monday December 19th in Kelowna with his wife Patricia by his side. Brian is survived by his wife Patricia, sons Stuart, Michael and Gordon McGarva of Kelowna, step mother Bernice Moir of Sechelt, sisters Sharon Roberts (Michael) of Victoria, Susan Brayton of Langley, step brother Bill Rawlings (Carmene) of Sechelt and granddaughters Hannah of Kelowna and Beth of West Kelowna. Brian also is survived by his many nieces, nephews and cousins. Brian was predeceased by father Dr. James Hector Moir in 2006 and his mother Sally Moir (Laidlaw) in 1963.

Brian served with the British Columbia Regiment from 1961 to 1963, following which he graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor’s of Commerce and then a Master’s in Business Administration. During his career as a Financial Planner Brian continued his education and received the following accreditation: Certified Financial Planner, Chartered Life Underwriter and a Chartered Financial Consultant.

Brian’s career at Scott Paper required him to live in London, Ontario, Regina Saskatchewan, Calgary Alberta and Vancouver, British Columbia. Brian would finally settle in Kelowna, British Columbia and began his career as a financial adviser.

Brian was a regular blood donor for many years sacrificing his time as many as three or four times per year. Brian enjoyed giving back to the community and this could be seen by his involvement in many organizations such as the Kelowna Gyro Club, Hospice, Food Bank, Scouts and various other worthwhile causes. Brian enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and stamp collecting.

Brian will be greatly missed by his friends and family. A special thank you to the staff and volunteers at the Good Samaritan Mountainview Village Care Facility: Neil, Leanne, Lynn, all the Nurses and Care Aids, Renee, Sue, Annette, Denise, Don, Tina, Peggy, Rhonda and the chefs. A special thank you to Merv for all his support and visitations. All these people and many others were a large part of Brian’s life for over 7 years while he was a resident at Mountainview Village.

There will be no service by request, but a celebration will be held at a later date.

Donations in Brian’s memory can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation http://www.heartandstroke.com/ or the charity of your choice.

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  • Bernie & Ev Monteleone says:

    Our thoughts & prayers, Gord, are with you and your mom as you mourn the loss of Brian. Cherish your memories and all those special times you shared.

  • Cynthia Hunter (Ellis) says:

    Dear Pat, my dear friend Annie Heinrichs, told me about Brian’s leaving us.
    I say “us” because my friendship with Brian and you, started many years ago, concerning cup hooks……..
    Please call when you have a chance 250-764-8048 and come by for a cup of tea.
    Hugs. Cynthia.

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