OBITUARY

Brian Fredrick Nordal

November 19, 1961January 18, 2021

Brian Fredrick Nordal Born on Nov 19, 1961 in Selkirk, Manitoba and was taken from us on January 18, 2021 in Chilliwack, BC. It is with heavy heart we mourn the loss of our dear brother, friend and loved one.

Brian was pre deceased by his mother Sigurlaug in 1980, his brother Alfred in 1989 and his father Ingvar in 2006. Brian leaves to mourn his passing his older brother Allan and wife Debbie in Prince George, BC and his sister Marlene and her husband Faysal, in Edmonton, Alberta along with numerous neices, nephews, cousins throughout Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.

Also mourning his passing is his Care Givers Dan & Nancy Gauvin, who cared and nurtured him for more than 23 years and his best friend and roommate Mark Tunbridge. Brian was an active member in the Chilliwack Society of Community Living and had many friends and acquaintances there as well.

We love you buddy and miss you terribly, till we meet again. Celebration of Life will be held at a later date and it will be posted on his memorial page.

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Ger & Jim Kulik

February 24, 2021

As we reflect on our memories of Brian, we can’t help but smile. Brian was the same age as one of our three daughters. When they were babies our family often visited their family in Sellkirk. It was so cute to see the little ones play together. Brian was always happy to share his toys and the smiles were plentiful!
When Aunty Dilly phoned to tell us to come and get cucumbers from the 10 foot high pile in their yard, we gladly came to load our station wagon. Brian always wanted to be helpful and he was so excited to fill his little wagon and bring a load to the car .
As years went by and the family moved, we did not see each other for many years. When we did meet Brian again, he was as loving as ever – treating us like old friends (although I know he could not have remembered us). He was such a gentleman! Time with him really was a gift!
“Our “Dear, Sweet Brian” - you were a “special man” who touched so many lives.
You will always be remembered with love.
From your Cousins Ger and Jim and families in Winnipeg.❤️

Tamara Alkais

February 18, 2021

The last Christmas together, there was music playing. He asked me to dance. While we were dancing he smiled and told jokes. I was so happy to share that moment with him because he didn’t always remember faces. In that moment, he knew exactly who I was. When we were done he told me I was so beautiful.

I’ll never forget that day. Miss you very much uncle Brian. Your laugh most of all ❤️

Heather Bentley

February 12, 2021

Brian was such a sweetheart! He had such a cheery disposition and always seemed so upbeat and positive. I was always impressed with how thoughtful and polite Brian was. His sense of humour was a delight and he always made me smile. He was such a joy to know, he will be missed by all who knew him~ Rest in Peace dear heart!~

IMelita Ree

February 12, 2021

My last memory of Brian was in the summer of 2019.
Nancy Gauvin Brian’s caregiver brought Brian and his friend Mark
Up to The Okanagan for a vacation,and we spent a lovely afternoon with Brian and Mark at the park by the lake in Peachland eating ice cream and my husband Klaas took them to the Museum in Peachland and Brian just loved that.
Rest In Peace Brian you had a beautiful heart and spirit and will be well missed by many.

Janet Chambers

February 12, 2021

Brian was always happy every time I saw him. My favourite times with him was when I’d get invited by Nancy and Dan to go camping with them to Cultus Lake. They would take the whole group to Sunnyside Campground and stay a couple nights. Brian would always want me to play badminton with him and he always beat me. He thought this was so funny! I tried and tried and he was undefeated. He always remembered that between him and I he was the Champ. Such a sweetheart, RIP dear Brian. Love Janet Chambers

Jasmin Tanash

January 31, 2021

I have so many memories of Uncle Brian, I spent so so many days hanging out with grampa and Brian that I can't really pick just one.

Brian was part of the special olympics bowling team and I was so blessed to be able to attend the tournaments with him. He was always so happy and excited to bring me with him. One time I went with him I was 6 months pregnant and all the girls that were on my team wanted to rub my stomach for good luck. Uncle Brian thought that was the funniest thing.

Uncle Brian I love you and always will. I struggle with the fact that we won't ever hear your laugh, see your smiling face or even hear your grumbles when you are not impressed ever again. I will forever miss you. You are the special Angel watching over us. I pray you have all the red bricks your heart desires in your possession and all the WWF dvds you can wish for!!!

Linda Hinbest

January 30, 2021

Brian was such a sweet man, many years ago we played ball in the pool CSCL used to have with Brian and a friend. He used to attend Vicki Malloway's birthday parties and was always so helpful and fun to be around. We will miss seeing his smiling face.

Dianne Trudell-Guertin

January 30, 2021

I have never forgotten Brian’s gentle heart and hysterical sense of humour. I would bring Brandy to Dilly’s and Ingvar’s to visit her Amma & Avi and then Brian would push her stroller back home with me and he would chat my ears off all the way home. I would just laugh because his thought processes were amazing. He was so cheerful and he loved to spend time with his little niece. I was invited by his school Happy Thought to help them with a swimming day and Brian was so proud that I went he introduced me to all his friends. Those children exuded the true feeling of happiness and 48 years later I can’t forget that experience or forget the experience of having known Brian. Rest in our Maker’s gentle care Brian you were a gift in our lives. Bless your innocent heart

Marlene Obeidat

January 23, 2021

My memories of my brother Brian are many but the ones that sit in the back of my mind is when he was roughly 3 years old and we had a dog "Hobo" that did not let Brian get out of Moms sight. If he did Hobo would grab him by his waist and pull him back.

Another good memory of Brian was when he was a little older he would sit at the end of the driveway waiting for the school bus to come knowing that his siblings were back with him. and maybe take him n their bikes to town to buy an ice cream cone.

Laila (Obeidat)

January 22, 2021

Among the fondest memories with Uncle Brian I have, I’d have to say that our Saturday morning trips to town (Selkirk) with Grandpa Ingy in the truck would be at the top of the list. It was a weekly ritual that got us each a pop and bag of chips to enjoy while we watched WWF. And anyone who knew Brian, knows that wrestling was, hands down, Brian’s favourite thing to watch when we were kids.

FROM THE FAMILY