Gordon Lewis Brain

Gordon Lewis Brain

Gordon Lewis Brain

April 23, 1936 –

February 14, 2008

Born in Prince Rupert on April

23, 1936 passed away suddenly

on February 14, 2008. Gordie

lived most of his life in Prince

Rupert, except for the war

years when his father was stationed

in Victoria, and several

years afterward in Vanderhoof.

Gordie is survived by Paulette

his wife of 48 years, their

sons Stewart (Teri), Sheldon

(Barbara), and their daughter

Janelle (Ray), Grandchildren

Justine (Charlotte), Miranda,

Katie, Holliday, Marshall, Zachary,

Hannah, Nathan. Great

Grandson Mason. His sister

Margie (Otto) brother Victor

(Jeannine), brothers and sisters

in law Art & Judy Turcotte,

Louis and Rolande Matte, Cliff

and Yvette Silversides and Vern

and Carol Ciccone. Aunts Mary

Harrison and Anne Braithwaite,

Uncle John Braithwaite,

cousins Heather MacDonald,

Len and Marilyn Knutson

and many nieces, nephews

and good friends. Gordie was

predeceased by his parents Les

and Margaret Brain.

In his youth Gordie worked

summer vacations as a helper

on a survey team in Northern

B.C. In 1955 he started

working for Columbia Cel.

and remained with the mill for

40 years, retiring as Assistant

Superintendant in production.

Gordie loved birds and

wildlife and fi shing and was

the happiest when he was


Gordie loved travelling to

Mexico in the winter and

gathering with his family and

friends at “the farm” in Vanderhoof

during the summer


He died in Mexico, his place in

the sun, celebrating Valentine’s

Day with his family and

friends. He will be lovingly

remembered by us all.

A memorial service was held

in Gordie’s honour in Prince

Rupert on February 25th.

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