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SAARI, Brianna

After a long struggle with mental health challenges, Brianna succumbed to her illness and passed away on her own terms on June 3, 2023, at the age of 17.

A private family service will be held.

An opportunity to meet and be with the family will be offered at an informal open house on Friday, June 16, 2023, from 4:00 – 8:00 pm, at Warren’s residence, 1528 Fawn Run Drive, Kelowna, BC.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Foundry.

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  • Joanne Jay says:

    Kathy, Warren, Quinten and family, my sincere condolences. I cannot imagine your pain, but hope you all will find comfort in your grief. Love you all and know I am here if you need anything.
    It was around this time that I met Brianna (4 months old) and started babysitting her and her older brother. She was a very creative soul.

  • Helen Bosch says:

    I cannot fathom the loss of a child. My most heartfelt and sincere sympathies to Brianna’s family, especially Kathy and Aunt Jeanette. 🥀

  • Suzanne Summers-Gill says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family every day. One of my favorite memories is having sushi and ice cream in Vancover before the Billie Eilish concert. I will also treasure the items made by Brianna. Such a special girl. 💖

  • Heather Rawson Sandager says:

    Dear Kathy, Quinten, Warren, and families. My heart is with you as you mourn the loss of Brianna. We have so many fond memories of backyard and park playdates with all of our kiddos together. Jordan and Brianna’s friendship will always be cherished and remembered with love.

    With our deepest sympathies,
    Heather, Jordan, and the Sandager crew.

  • Pam Craig says:

    I am so sorry Kathy. Much love and healing for you and you and your family.

  • Don & Val Bosch says:

    Uncle Don & myself, Aunt Val send our heart felt condolences. Kathy,Quintenn,Warren,Jeanette,Eleanor

  • Colleen Scott says:

    My deepest heartfelt condolences to all the family. I’m so sorry Kathy , Warren, Quinten, Aunt Jeannete and everyone else that loved Brianna , 💔 Brianna sounds like a beautiful soul , love to everyone

  • Leanne Honce says:

    Warren, Kathy, Quinten, and family. Words cannot express how sorry I am that you are going through this painful time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Vicky bosch says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts, sending the family a big hug

  • Jana Abetkoff says:

    Kathy, Warren and Quinten, we are saddened to hear of Brianna’s passing. Our hearts go out to you and you are all on our minds constantly. I remember the night Brianna was born and have such fond memories of the kids growing up together in the “sac”. Sending you love and prayers for any peace and comfort you can find in this time.
    Jana, Terry, Matthew and Jillian Abetkoff

  • Mitzi Jo Perritt says:

    I am sending much love and warm thoughts and condolences to you all. My heart is breaking for you all as I remember Brianna coming into the classroom so many years ago I found a little picture it’s not perfect but I thought it might make you maybe smile, a little at her four year old , a little face, while she is smiling and sending a heart big love to you all in your healing. Love Teacher Mitzi.

  • Laren and Della Giacomuzzi says:

    Warren, our heart felt condolences on your tragic family loss. We cannot image what it would be like to lose a child.

  • Lynn McDonald says:

    Ruth’s Sister here. I have witnessed this family grow and create and make a life in Kelowna. Brianna was well-loved. Her sweetness, her intense intelligence, her productivity, her deep contemplation of spiritual questions. She was fragile and is now at peace. Love you dear one. I hold you in my heart. Auntie Lynn

  • Emma Kusiak says:

    Kathy and Warren,
    I am deeply saddened to read of the passing of Brianna. She was creative, sarcastic and a pleasure to know. I hope Brianna has found the peace she was always seeking. Sending you all condolences and healing during this time of grief.

  • Anne Barnes says:

    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter. There is no greater loss than that of a child. A piece of our hearts is broken forever. I am sending you a heap of hugs. 🤗 Anne

  • Michelle d. says:

    Dear Warren, Kathy & family. I am so very sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of having Brianna in our Claro pod (The Llama Pod). She was incredibly intelligent and talented. Brianna will be deeply missed. Michelle

  • Michelle Warren says:

    Kathy I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your daughter
    I am so sad for you and your family
    I am here if you ever need an ear, I am devastated for you
    My love and prayers
    Michelle from Arion Therapeutic farm

  • eleanor bosch says:

    Words can not even express this tragic loss of Brianna. She has touched so may lives in so many ways and the memory of her will live on in all of our hearts. She was driven, talented, smart, creative and sensitive caring young lady with a layer of sassy. Her entrepreneurial keen sense to make a quick dollar started at young age of painting rocks and selling them when camping. Brianna was so very wise beyond her years. You are etched in my heart forever. Love Auntie El

  • Wendy Delcourt says:

    Kathy, it is with heavy spirit and heart I reach out to you and your family. The torment of mental health is such a mystery to so many. Peace and strength as you grieve and transition through this. I have 2 daughters so I stand with you in that heart of a mom. Bless you all with abundant love and care during this time. I will always appreciate the many artistic gifts that Brianna shared with us all!

  • Michelle Warren says:

    So sorry to hear this
    My love to u Kathy and family
    All my thoughts and prayers 🙏

  • Donna & Warren Stafford and family says:

    Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. We hope the sorrow of today is gradually replaced with the happy memories of the times you had.

  • Karine Veldhoen says:

    Dear Kathy, Quentin, and Warren,
    I have so many memories of your family and the journeys we shared. I remember the small and sweet Brianna for being inquisitive and caring. Our hearts go out to you amidst this loss.
    Praying for comfort,
    Karine Veldhoen & Family

  • Doug Thomson says:

    Dear Warren, Kathy & Quinten,
    I am so very sorry to hear of Brianna’s passing. Please accept my sincere condolences.
    Doug Thomson

  • Mike and Ursula Szell says:

    We cannot know the pain you and your family is going through. Please accept our sincere condolences.

  • Rick Reece says:

    My deepest condolences to you and your family. A terrible tragedy

  • Cyril Augustin says:

    I am so deeply saddened by your loss. I hope that you can find some comfort during this incredibly difficult time.

  • Jody and Troy Wielgosz says:

    Dear Kathy, Warren and Quinton.
    I am deeply sorry for your loss.

  • Rick & Karen Hoeschle says:

    Warren , Kathy and family,
    So very saddened to hear of the loss of your daughter, our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time .

  • Ronnie McDonald says:

    We were saddened by the news of Brianna. Words fail me during your difficult time, but you are in our thoughts. Ron McD and family.

    So sorry to hear about this.

  • Kristen Mackenzie says:

    Dearest Kathy and family, I am so deeply sorry for your loss

  • Peggy Williams says:

    Dear Kathy, Warren, Quinten and families. I am so sorry for your loss. Condolences. Love Steve, Peggy Koch Williams

  • Jody Cronquist says:

    Our family sends our deepest sympathies to you all. Cherish the memories as you carry Brianna in your heart from this day on.
    We are so sorry for your loss. May she rest in eternal peace.
    Jody and Scott Cronquist

  • Kim Issel says:

    Warren, Kathy and Families I am so sorry to hear this. I pray that Gods Grace covers and comforts you as you work through this grief and know that Brianna in his care and she is where she is meant to be.

  • Linda Austin says:

    Oh, Kathy! I just heard about this and I’m so deeply sorry for your loss.

  • Ze ogilvie says:

    My thoughts go out to Brianna’s family as I can’t even imagine what this is like for them. I completed the Dala program with Brianna and she was a beautiful and bright soul who had so much love and passion to share with the world. Me and Brianna made some amazing memories during our time together at Maples and I’m so grateful I got to meet her and get to know this wonderful girl, I considered Brianna a really good friend of mine and I will always hold out memories in my heart. The loss of such a wonderful soul is truly heartbreaking. Sending my condolences to her family and friends during their grieving process

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