Brian will always be in the hearts of: Colleen, his lifelong friend & partner, father Yuki Yamamoto & mother Beatrice Merrick, children: Shane (Dasha), Luke, Kilani (Brian), brothers and sisters: Rod (Georgina), Brenda (Kevin), Kim, Trudy, Shane (Gena).
Brian passed away from cancer at the age of 62. Brian was a fierce warrior who fought every battle placed before him with honour and courage; loved by many people, most of all by his friend and partner Colleen and his children of whom he was especially proud of. Brian’s passions included riding his motorcycle “Ruby” to feel the wind in his face and going fishing with his kids, where usually he did more reading then reeling in any catches. His laughter and good sense of humour warmed everyone he met. Brian’s charm, genuineness and ability to disarm made him a friend to so many.
Heartfelt thanks to the doctors and nurses who assisted us on this journey, there are too many to name, but you know who you are. We could not have done this without the spectacular support you provided.
Brian, you’re the man I adore,
the partner I can share everything with, the friend who understands me so well, the lover who captures my heart. I will love you for always, for always I will love you. ~ Colleen.
“When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. Some of you say, “Joy is greater than sorrow,” and others say, “Nay, sorrow is the greater.” But I say unto you, they are inseparable.” – Kahlil Gibran
No funeral by request. Donations in Brian’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society of British Columbia, Summerland Unit, 202-1835 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC.,V1Y3H5 if friends so desire.Condolences may be directed to the
family through providencefuneralhomes.com