Nokleby, Brian Orland. April 18, 1943 – August 1, 2012. Brian passed away peacefully on August 1, 2012 at Vancouver General Hospital, surrounded by his family. Brian was a devoted husband, father, brother and uncle. He is survived by his loving wife Joanne; sons, Stan (Lavonne), Scott (Tessa); daughters, Andrea, Katrina (Trevor); step daughters, Meagan, Kim (Jack), Amy (Dale), Sara (Robb); grandchildren, Jamie, Aaron, Hughie, Cecelia, Esteban, Mateo, Chantal, Natasha, Frances, Riley, Janek, Kaman and Roenik. He is also survived by his brother Cliff (Kathy); nephew Cliff and niece, Kalea; as well as his step mom Lee Nokleby, mother-in-law, Violet Pinning, Heather Grant (mother of his children) and other cherished family including his aunts, Marcella and Lois. Brian was born in Hardisty, Alberta and as a young boy moved to Smithers, BC. His post secondary education took him to the University of Victoria where he received a degree in Education. Later he received a Masters of Education from the University of Washington. Brian was an Educator and retired from the Abbotsford School District in 2001. His life was of service. He was a former Rotarian, minor hockey coach, he served on the boards at Cultus Lake Memorial Church, Sunshine Valley Executive and was elected Cultus Lake Commissioner from 2008-2001 where he served as Chairman. Brian had many hobbies but fishing was his passion. Two of his favourite destinations were Puerto Vallarta, Mexico where he and Joanne vacationed each winter, as well as their cabin by the river in Sunshine Valley, Hope. Brian also enjoyed cooking and entertaining. He loved life and was a very generous person. Even in death his generosity continued. Brian donated his eyes and eight recipients will benefit from them, two of which will receive the gift of sight.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Brian’s honor to either Salvation Army Church, Chilliwack or The Heart and Stroke Foundation.
A funeral service was held August 8th at 2:00pm at the Salvation Army Church, Chilliwack. A reception followed at Evergreen hall.