July 19, 1976 – July 9, 2018
With extreme sorrow, his family shares the news of Brian’s sudden death in Fort Saint James, BC.
Brian was born on July 19, 1976 in Richmond BC, and was raised on a small farm outside of Fort Langley, BC. Brian’s childhood was spent surrounded by animals and the freedom of spending his days outdoors. As he got older he became a member of the Langley 4H Beef Club and spent many hours working with his fellow club members on his project animals.
Brian had a love for cars and from 16 years old he kept his cars immaculate and spent many hours washing and polishing his hot-rods. Brian worked at the Chevron stations in Fort Langley and Walnut Grove through his adolescence. In school, Brian was known for his infectious smile and his teachers would admit that it was hard to not give-in to the sparkle in his eye when he smiled.
Brian was a long time employee of Canadian Helicopters at Vancouver Airport where he left a lasting impression on his peers with his work-ethic and his perfectionism. He travelled the world with this job and will be missed by the abundance of friends he made everywhere he went. Brian also worked for Alpine Helicopters in West Kelowna as well as the Site C Dam in Fort Saint John, BC.
Brian’s legacy will live on through his love for the outdoors, fast cars, tattoos, days at the shooting range and his adoring loyalty to his loved ones.
Brian leaves behind his Mother (Louise Thompson); siblings (brother David and wife Etsuko, and sister Caroline Woods); nephews and niece (Cameron, Riley, Kai and Maria). He was predeceased by his Father (John Woods). Brian will be deeply missed by his partner and her children (Jolene, Vance and Kendall). Brian was married twice previously and his wives (Nicole and Jenny) also grieve his passing.
All are welcome to celebrate Brian’s life on Sunday, August 19th at 1:00 pm at the Fort Langley Community Hall.
In Lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to a suicide awareness or mental health campaign of choice.