We Remember


July 25, 1948 — April 28, 2021

A gathering, to share memories and celebrate the life that Brian lived, will be held on SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2022, from 1:00 – 3:00 PM, at Okanagan Mission Community Hall, 4409 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna, BC. V1W 1W7. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please, RSVP to Sharon Moss at shazzymodo@telus.net by March 12, 2022. This is an open invitation, so share with those that knew and loved Brian – all are welcome.

We are aligning with the province wide restrictions as expressed by the Provincial Health Officer. This is ever-changing, but currently requires any attendees to be vaccinated. The most up-to-date recommendations can be found HERE.

Brian Moss (“Mossy Man”) passed away on April 28, 2021, peacefully and surrounded by his family. He was born to Clifford and Irene Moss in Ashton, England on July 25, 1948. Sometime later, Brian met the love of his life and best friend Laraine Nowell whom he married in 1969. Together they had two daughters. In 1976, Brian and his small family made a big move, immigrating to Canada where they settled in the Okanagan Valley. Here they joined extended family that had also made the area their home. In 1980, Brian and his family became Canadian citizens, something which he was extremely proud to be.

Brian made his career with McGregor and Thompson Hardware for over 30 years. He began in his trade of welding, eventually transitioning across to the office side where he excelled in management and sales. He had many loyal clients throughout the years and enjoyed the company of his coworkers.

Brian had many friends who knew him for his sense of humour, easy going nature and generosity. He and Laraine hosted many Canada Day parties where all were welcome to attend. He could be found at the grill making his famous roast beast. Brian enjoyed meeting new people and could make anyone laugh.

In his younger years Brian was very active, he enjoyed numerous activities making fond memories along the way. He played baseball for the Moosehead Musketeers, a team made up of friends and family. During summer time, he spent lots of time camping and water skiing along Okanagan Lake at Caesars Landing. He was the president of the Black Powder Rifle Association for a time; this was a sport in which the whole family participated in. He was even known to ride one of his daughters horses with Laraine every once in a while. During the winter months, weekends were spent skiing the fresh powder of Last and Big White mountains. Brian eventually found the love of golf and played for many years at the Michealbrook Golf Club.

Brian and his wife enjoyed travelling and took numerous trips to Hawaii, Europe, Greece and Mexico often accompanied by family and close friends. Upon arrival, he was quick to befriend the locals and became a regular when he visited. In retirement, he set up a workshop and built many wood projects to keep himself occupied. He enjoyed learning how to cook and bake with lessons from his wife.

Brian was an incredible dad and doting papa. He was proud of all his girls and would do anything for them. Brian leaves behind his beautiful wife Laraine; daughters Sharon (Jay) and Andrea (Angus); granddaughters Taylor (Jordan) and Cassidy; and great-granddaughter Addison. He will also be missed by siblings Marilyn (Graham) and Les (Marie); and numerous nieces and nephews. Sadly, he was predeceased by his brother Ian.

Brian was a man of his word and someone you could always rely on. He loved life and did not let the little things bother him. Brian lived his life to the fullest and was never one to sit around. He was always on the go. He will be forever loved and always missed by his family.

Brian bravely fought a hard battle with the novel coronavirus & COVID-19 and the family would like to thank the ICU team at Kelowna General Hospital for the care and attention they provided.

If you wish to send a condolence, post photos, or share a memory please scroll down the page to the area called “Condolences”.

SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2022, from 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Okanagan Mission Community Hall

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