Gilbert Brassard

Gilbert Etienne Brassard

February 11, 1935 to December 22, 2014


With deep sadness, we make it known that Gilbert Brassard (Gil) died suddenly and painlessly at his home in Parksville, BC on the morning of December 22, 2014.

Gilbert is survived by his dear wife, Dorothy (Lavoie) whom he deeply loved and cared for during their 57 years of marriage. Together they embarked on a great adventure leaving their small Saskatchewan farming community of Albertville to help pioneer the west coast town of Kitimat.

They eventually settled in Parksville for an eventful retirement.

Family was most important to Gil and he committed his life to their happiness and well-being. He will be lovingly remembered by his son, Garry (Elaine); daughter, Julie-An (John); treasured grandchildren, Calem Brassard, and Daymon Krotez; brothers, Alfred (Gladys), and Maurice (Therese); sisters, Therese Pellerin, Lorrette Carrier, and Jose Leduc; many nieces and nephews throughout Canada and the US. He was predeceased by his sister, Marie-Jean Morin and his brother, Aime. Ever strong, brave, adventurous, gentle, and generous, Gil made friends wherever he went. He greatly contributed to his community through his volunteer service and was always available for friends and neighbours in need. People will remember his easy laughter, his joy in living, and his BIG, kind heart.

Gil left us too soon, and now he becomes part of an everlasting story, part of the many tales he told to all of those he loved.

A Funeral Mass was held at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 10th, 2015 at the Church of the Ascension, 887 Wembley Road in Parksville with a reception to follow.

Please email condolences to gdbrassard@shaw.ca.

YATES FUNERAL SERVICE

& CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859)

in care of arrangements.