May 2, 1957 – Oct. 28, 2014
Born and raised in Calgary, Bryan always had a dog by his side. Growing up in Canyon Meadows, he found his other best friend, Jay Westman. From their early start together with paper routes, cutting grass, gas jockey at the neighbourhood Shell station, Bryan and Jay were a team that was never broken. Bryan was the very proud first employee of Jayman Homes, working by his dear friend’s side for 30 years. All of Bryan’s friends and family knew that if you had a project to build, a car to fix, or a new deck to build, Bryan was the, “I’ll show you how guy”, working by your side teaching what he knew. Clara, his wife of 10 years, recently commented that they would give each other new decks or a new project to build for their anniversary gifts. Even in his last months, Bryan made sure that Clara had all the womanly tools and equipment to maintain their happy place, their home, (recently referred to as a “Disney Frontier Land”), in the Garrington area west of Bowden. In the winter, Bryan and Clara travelled south in their motorhome, with their dogs by their side to Pine, Arizona, where they spent time with his Arizona family, Kathy and Roy. Of course, there were more projects there too, and a new deck to build! In the past two years, Bryan achieved all his wishes. He had all his children on an unforgettable family legacy cruise. he completed his dream cabins at his home for his and Clara’s children, with the help of family and some very kind neighbours. He travelled to places he wanted to see and he leaves us a content and happy man. Bryan was a loyal friend, a helpful neighbour, a loving and giving husband, father, stepfather, brother, and uncle. He leaves behind his wife, Clara; his sons, Ryan and Devan; Clara’s children, Colin and Adelle; and his daughter-in-law, Jami. He also leaves behind his niece, Tiffany, whom he always considered one of his own.
Bryan will be missed and
loved from here to the moon!
Donations can be made in Bryan’s honour to the Kids Cancer Care – Camp Kindle.