OBITUARY

Brian George Kergan

Passed away on November 24, 2019

Brian George Kergan, P. Eng., passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the Foothills Medical Centre on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at the age of 65 years.

Brian was a dedicated husband, father, brother, son and friend. Brian leaves behind loving memories with his wife Rosemary, and children Erin (Joel Blain) & Kristen (Josh Davis). He is fondly remembered by his sister Lynn and brother Robert, along with many nieces and nephews. He joins the loving arms of his parents, George and Katie, along with his Aunt Mary and Uncle Tom.

Brian was born in Hamilton, Ontario. He graduated as a Chemical Engineer from the University of Waterloo, and soon moved to Calgary, Alberta with Rosemary. Recognized as a highly respected member of APEGA, he spent over 40 years contributing to one of his greatest passions in life; Alberta’s oil and gas industry.

From a young age, Brian had an insatiable appetite for knowledge and continuous learning that was matched only by his genuine curiosity. His intellect was far reaching, and he frequently shared his wisdom over a glass of wine at the dinner table. His family fondly remembers the ‘homework’, or required readings he would give as a new project for Sunday dinner conversations. Brian was a tangible version of Duck-Duck-Go.

Brian had many passions and interests. Among them, he loved photography, travelling, the outdoors and hiking; being a trailblazer as family and friends struggled to keep his pace.

Brian will be fondly remembered by his family, friends and colleagues for his sense of humour and antics. He always lit up a room.

His family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the wonderful Doctors, Nurses and Staff at the Foothills Medical Centre, Unit 47.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Brian’s name online to The Calgary Health Trust in support of the Foothills Medical Centre.

A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at St. Luke's Parish, 1566 Northmount Dr. NW, Calgary, Alberta on Friday, November 29, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

Services

  • Funeral Mass Friday, November 29, 2019

Memories

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Wendy Kurchak

December 5, 2019

Dear Rosemary,
I hope that precious memories of Brian and your life together bring comfort, peace, and gentle healing to your heart.
With my deepest condolences,
Wendy Kurchak (-Wolter)

Janice Klein

December 2, 2019

Rosemary,
Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I’m so sorry for your loss.
Jan (from ACE & functional yoga)

Ken McCagherty

November 29, 2019

Please accept our deepest condolences. Brian will be missed by the so many people his life touched. Myself and other former colleagues are thinking about Brian and all his family and friends loss today.
Regards,
Ken McCagherty and all of us at Westbrick Energy

Tim Watters

November 29, 2019

Brian was an engineer that I met many years ago at Anderson Exploration where we formed a strong working relationship and a vibrant friendship. We shared a keen interest in the interplay of geology and engineering. He was a patient teacher and great listener. Over the years I continued to look forward to our ‘reconnect’ lunches where we would share stories of the development of our marriages and our kids. He adored his family. I will certainly miss those lunches and I know he will be missed by many. He was a wonderful man.

Irene Sifrer

November 29, 2019

Rosemary and Family.
I am so sorry for your lose. My thoughts are with you at this time.
Irene Sifrer

Gill Basford

November 28, 2019

Brian will be missed, at Todd Energy as well as with family and friends. I worked part time in the next office to Brian and he never failed to offer a warm greeting and an invitation to “make some noise” to liven up our quiet hallway. We often met coming or going to Freshi for a Cobb salad, a favourite that will always remind me of his warm smile. A lovely man, my sincere condolences to family.

April and Danny Smirl

November 26, 2019

Extending you all a warm hug when there are no words of comfort. Embrace the strength of those that love you ,as you all try to navigate your heartbreaking loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
"Auntie April" and Danny

Ken. Craig

November 26, 2019

Dear Rosemary, Erin (Joel Blain) & Kristen (Josh Davis)
I’m so sorry to hear the news of Brian’s passing. I like remembering back to the good times we had in Kananaskis, camping with our families when the ‘kids’ were young and staff get-togethers during the early days of Jack James. It’s frightening how fast time passes by, but it sure is nice to remember all those enjoyable times together.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Ken. Craig

Lawanda Neilsen

November 26, 2019

Dear Rosemary
Thinking of you at this incredibly sad time. May your memories of Brian bring you comfort. Take care.
Lawanda

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY