tHe rode into town in a box car with a load of sheep on November 23, 1943, and Greenwood became his home, no matter where the work took him. Brian was born September 5, 1928 in Rosetown, Saskatchewan to Albert and Mary Radford, and passed peacefully to rest November 19, 2010 at Moog & Friends Hospice House in Penticton, BC, with his family beside him.
Brian married Franky Bryan on August 29, 1958 and is survived by her and their children, Morley (Kellee) of Langley, Tracy (Dave) Goodman of Penticton, Mary (Gordon) Brosseuk of Langley and Jaime (Barb) of Grand Forks. He is also survived by his grandchildren Steven (Alanna) Susan, Ryan, Bryanne-Leigh, Sarah, Quinn, Tazia, Wylder, Draven and Fae Dri, as well as his brother “Buster” of Penticton, sisters “Toots” of Portland,Ore, Oma (Lowell) of Grant’s Pass, Ore, and Billie (Geri) of Loma Linda, Calif. Brian was pre-deceased by his parents and sisters Ruby, Iva, Dolly and Pearl.
Brian loved his family, friends, gardening and music, playing rhythm guitar with the “Swingers” at local and district dances in his twenties. Work-wise, he wore many hats – in mining, logging, farming the herbal tea business and janitorial work.
Special thoughts go to his doctor, Leona Harries who walked the proverbial extra mile in her care of Brian during the last three months of his life, also to the staff at Moog & Friends Hospice House. Thanks too for all the visits and phone calls from friends “back home” in Greenwood. Donations in his name can be made to Moog & Friend’s Hospice House @ 1701 Government Street, Penticton, BC, or any charity of your choice.
Cremation has taken place and there are no services at Brian’s request. In the spring we will bring him home to Greenwood, where there will be a celebration of remembrance.