BRAUNBERGER

BRAUNBERGER It is with very sad hearts that we announce the passing of Warren Lee Braunberger of Tagish, YT at the age of 44 years. He is survived by his loving parents, Roy and Carol Braunberger, sister Sheryl Berry, brother-in-law Cal and a very special niece Jesse. He is also survived by twenty-eight cousins, several aunts and uncles and many long time friends who touched his life in so many ways. Warren was predeceased by his very best canine friend "Princess". Warren was born in Drumheller, Alberta on October 5, 1963. Through a series of family moves Warren attended Elementary School in Prince Rupert and finished Junior High School in Golden, B.C. He attended Innisfail Jr./Sr. High School graduating in 1981. He furthered his education at SAIT where he obtained his Power Engineering certificate as well as his 2nd class steam ticket and part of his first. He then went to work for Shell Canada in Bowden and spent a short time in their Calgary office working on the Caroline project. Warren, in growing up was an avid competitor in basketball, badminton, hockey, baseball, golf, track and field and loved to fish and water ski for fun. He even endured a short history of piano lessons and played the trombone as his compromise to piano lessons. He later took up car racing, hunting and mud bogging. His passion for animals and the outdoors began with his involvement in Boy Scouts as a youngster. As an adult he developed a keen interest in wildlife photography of which many of his most treasured photos will be cherished by his family forever. In the early 1990's he moved to the Yukon and purchased an acreage later known as "Lucky Acres" and lived the life he had dreamed of as a young boy. Some of his northern adventures included photographing the Yukon Quest dogsled races and later raised his own dogsled team. His acreage became home to small hobby farm projects such as chickens, pigs and crops of which he handled entirely on his own making it known that his disabilities would never hold him back. He was an active member of the Tagish community being on the community board, was a member of the volunteer fire department and as a patriotic Canadian he felt compelled to run for a seat as an independent for the Yukon Territory federal campaign. In all of Warren's travels and adventures he met many new wonderful friends. He had a special gift of being able to communicate with the very young to the elderly. He had great determination, a sense of humour and an overwhelming kindness towards other people. If friends, desire memorial contributions may be made to The Canadian Marfan Association, Centre Plaza Postal Outlet, 128 Queen St. South, P.O. Box 42257, Mississauga, ON. L5M 4Z0 or a charity of the donors choice. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to (subject Braunberger). A "Celebration of Warren's Life" will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, July 7th, 2008 at St. Cyprian's Anglican Church, 5005-50th Ave, Lacombe, AB. WILSON'S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM serving central Alberta with locations in Lacombe & Rimbey in charge of the arrangements 403-782-3366 or 403-843-3388 "A Caring Family, Caring For Families"