Branden David Bannerman

8 July, 199025 April, 2021

Our beloved Branden Bannerman left us too early for a better place on the weekend of April 23, 2021.

He joins his late father, Brian Bannerman and is survived by his parents, Sandy and Mo, his brothers, Shane (Janet, Alexis and Reid), and Brian (Ciaran, Elise and Michaela) and his friends, who were considered part of his family.

He was born in Toronto and represented the East End from day one to his last day.

Branden's ability to make anyone smile at anytime is what made him truly one of a kind. He will be remembered for his legendary hugs, as the man who ran Yuk Yuks, and overall, as the one person you always wanted around.

Please join us for his virtual send off via the live stream posted below. The stream will commence on Tuesday May 4th at 11:00am.

In lieu of flowers or donations, we ask that you send your prayers and positivity. Also, be ready for the real send off when we can meet safely and celebrate together the amazingness that was Branden Bannerman.



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Hugh Fay

9 May 2021

I tried to find the picture of us sitting on your moms couch on Blantyre when we were kids but I couldn't find it.

You were one of my best buddies, especially when I was younger. We spent a lot of our youth together and I wish we hadn't grown apart. I'm going to miss you buddy, I think about you every day.

Jennifer Bradbury

5 May 2021

Rest In Peace Branden and Sandi 🙏

About a year and a half ago, my sister and her husband had a very rare date night. As parents, they weren’t even sure what to do. We are stand up comedy fans. I told them to look up YukYuk’s. Was only a few hours before the doors opened and it was sold out. I messaged Shane and asked him if there was anyway possible. He messaged you and without even meeting myself or my sister, not only did you get them in, you arranged VIP seating. We were so grateful. The funny part of all of this is, as they were seated watching the show, my sister was sitting on end seat and had her foot out and you walked by and she totally tripped you 😂.

Branden, I had the pleasure to meet you after this and gosh, did we have a fun time together. We will always be Walking in Memphis and if anyone tells you Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad, you tell them, it certainly isn't.


Chrissy Paton

4 May 2021

I met Branden when my life was changing rapidly. He was my go to-for advice, for hugs, for laughs. If I didn't think I could do something, Branden would give me 99 reasons I couldn't be stopped. I knew I was always safe when he was around. His ability to bring laughter to an intense situation was like no other, even if he created the tension.
His wit, charm, and devilish good looks helped him into and out of so much his mischievous sense of adventure would lead him to.
I'm sorry doesn't even begin to express my condolences to his family.

So many of us really needed you B.
The world needed your influence.
I am so grateful for the time I got to know you, teach you, love you, learn from you, laugh, stress, dream and conquer with you.
We were undefeated.
Your spirit lives by the great impact you made on everyone you encountered.
I'll see you soon B.
I love you.

Edna Larochelle

4 May 2021

My heart goes out to Moe, Sandy, Brian, and Shane. Brandon was a great guy, and I'll surely miss him. I remember the day my dad died and he came to me and gave me a big hug. Any time I saw him, I got a hug. He will be so missed. You will always be in my heart. He will be waiting for us at heavens gate. Waiting to give us a big hug.
Edna Larochelle

Blair Jacobs

4 May 2021

My most heart felt condolences to Branden's family and close friends.
I had the pleasure of being introduced and becoming friends with Branden thru a very close and mutual friend in CT, a handful or so years ago. Several times, we had a blast rapping, playing dominoes, shooting 3's on a mini net, and talking comedy because we had that specific interest in common. It's nothing short of heartbreaking that he's gone far too soon. RIP homie

Martha Chaves

4 May 2021

I don't have words to fully express just how deeply sorry I am that Branden is gone. Still, my heart goes out to all who knew and loved Branden, especially his immediate family.

I hope you find some consolation when you hear that we all thought the world of him and hear about the positive effect he had on whoever had the luck to meet him, work with him or become his close friend. May his memory be a blessing.

JC Ash

4 May 2021

I’m one of those people watching that only knew Branden as a kid.
He was just the little brother trying to fit in with his big bro.
After that service, I feel like I know him a lot better.
It’s no surprise that a Bannerman boy went on to be a hell of a man.
I know he’s at peace now. Rest.

Sarah Buist

4 May 2021

I met Branden at SMC when I worked there (camp name Trolley). I remember his enthusiasm for fun and being silly. Shane you were a role model to him and I remember how he looked up to you. I'm so sorry for your loss and you and your family are in my heart.

Josh Elijah

4 May 2021


Thanks for always being a bright spot for any comics that walk through the club doors. Thanks for making anyone feel like they were welcomed and that they belonged. Thanks for the words of encouragement. Thanks for being there for all the good shows and the bad. Thanks for all the alley hangs after the shows. Thanks for all the incredible hugs. Thanks for sharing that same passion for our Raptors. Thanks for all the nights out we had and all the great memories.

Most of all, thank you for being you.

I'm going to miss you buddy. Till we meet again.

Jessica Weatherbee

4 May 2021

I first met Branden in 2008, we spent 5 days a week working side by side for years and years. In those years and the ones that followed, we gathered for showers, births, birthdays, housewarming parties, random Monday BBQS.. we spent our lives together. Branden made you feel like he would show up for you. He made you feel seen, heard and cared for. I know he’s going to continue to be at those family gatherings and big life events, because he wouldn’t miss those for anything. Branden shared his love so freely. I will cherish that love and all our amazing memories.