Brian passed away quietly after six long years of failing health. He was born to Edith (Longley) & Harold McKinlay in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He was predeceased by his brother Bob and sister Jean Valleau as well as his son in law Merle Rasmussen. He is survived by his wife of 60 years Denise (Brown), his children Theresa Rasmussen & Bruce, Barbara Lewis & Rick, Brent McKinlay & Camille and son in law Jim Reed. Grandchildren Matthew Rasmussen, Lisa Moilanen & Darren, Bryce Reed, Scott Reed & Amy, Ashley and Alyssa McKinlay. Great Grandchildren Lauren Moilanen, Aliyah, Addysen & Carter Reed and Logan & Marshall Reed. Also survived by his brother Doug McKinlay & Janice, sister in law Bev McKinlay and cousin Bud Hurrell.
Brian was an honourable man, trustworthy and honest until the end of his days. He enjoyed time with his family and friends. He loved all sports from playing to coaching. He was a good athlete at hockey, bowling, softball, curling, and golf. He coached soccer and baseball.
He lived the past thirteen months at Cairnsmore Place. He very much enjoyed his new friends and the staff, especially Liz. He was most appreciative of his regular weekly visit from his family and old friends. A Celebration of Life will take place on November 4, 2016 at 2:00 at the Ramada Inn (formerly Travelodge Silver Bridge Inn), 140 Trans Canada Highway, Duncan, BC.
Flowers are gratefully declined, if so desired donation may be made to the Cowichan District Hospital Foundation at #4 466 Trans Canada Highway, Duncan, V9L 3R6.
Online condolences may be made at www.hwwallacecbc.com