It is with great sadness that the family of the late Brian Richard Battram announce his passing on Jan. 24, 2013.
On Jan. 29, 2013 a small service was held at Clayton’s Funeral Home and a tea was held at the Royal Canadian Legion.
Born in Brantford, Ontario April 16, 1948 and raised in Scotland, Ontario.
Moving to BC in the early 70’s and settling in Quesnel in 1974.
He was employed for 13 years by Clare Stewart.
In September 1975 Brian and former wife Karen, were blessed with daughter Lisa Battram whom he bragged, cherished and highly spoke of. The two managed to take in many fishing trips together, leaving Lisa with many great memories of her father.
1987 was the year that Brian opened his own shop, “Brian’s Radiator Shop” which he operated until 2007 when he was forced to close the doors due to poor health reasons.
2001, Brian met his love, Deanna (Holmberg) and her two grown children, Trent and Aimee. He soon married his love in their back yard sharing their vows with close friends and family. There twelve years together, not including the 6 month courtship were wonderful times of laughter, love, and yes, a few challenges while renovating and remodeling their home.
Brian’s favorite pastime was spent with his wife Deanna, camping, fishing, traveling the world and hunting with good friends. Always seen with his dogs Happy or Oscar by his side. The past two years you could find Brian either with the boys at Tim’s on the hill having coffee, or with the boy’s and their trains in Maple Park Mall.
Brian is lovingly remembered by his wife; Deanna Battram, Daughter: Lisa Battram, Stepchildren: Aimee Heppner (Brian), Trent Boyer (Nicole), Grandchildren: Jaden & Alyssa, Brother: Gary Battram (Sue), Nieces and Nephews and Cousins, Mother and Father in-law: Arne and Irene Holmberg, Sister and Brother in-law: Karen and Bruce Booth.
Brian was predeceased by Parents, Bertha and Ken Battram.
Forever in our hearts
The family would like to thank everyone for your support, kind words, cards, beautiful flowers, phone calls and messages.
A special thank you to Lisa and Aimee for the wonderful job they did on the video that Brian requested them to make for his service. He would have been very proud of you ladies!!
So many to thank for all their help, Neil Wells for being M.C. at the service, Tom Grunett and Jim Gilbert for their combined reading of the eulogy and letters from loved one’s. A special thanks to Jim for everything you are and did for Brian in his weakened state.
Brian and Deanna would never have gotten through this long journey without daughter Aimee’s loving support and driving us from City to City for Brian’s surgeries. Daughter Lisa, Aimee, Arne and Irene for being by Brian’s side holding his hands to the end. Sister Karen for your generous support and brother in-law Bruce for your compassionate gift. To all the lovely ladies that brought meals to be sure we all ate during this tough time.
Brian would be very honoured, as I am. Thank you!
We would all like to thank the compassionate caring staff at the Quesnel Hospice Palliative Care Association.
In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to:
Quesnel Hospice Palliative Care Assoc.,
Box 4537, Quesnel, BC V2J 3J8
or a charity of your choice.
Come Sail with Me
Lift your soul and sail with me,
to see what life has meant to me.
Come dance with me through wondering eyes, Through the clouds and through the skies.
Count the times of yester-year,
through our minds we hold so dear.
Hear the sounds of little feet,
Pitter patter soft and sweet.
Running through our little home,
with only memories now children grown.
Hearts are pounding as we begin, to feel,
The warmth of love within.
See the pain the love I’ve fought,
made me care to love a lot.
Happy times hard to find,
Captured only in our mind.
Caring hearts of those you share,
will bring you joy to those who dare.
Whisper softly in my ear,
words of love we hold so dear.
Passion flows on sacred ground,
how sweet the memories, so rare are found.
Please remember if you will,
times and beauty standing still.
Lift your soul and sail with,
to see what life has meant to me.
Forever my love…. Deanna