OBITUARY

Dr. Brian John Feaver

August 26, 1959February 6, 2021
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Writing an obituary for the love of your life is very difficult, as so many of you might know. It’s impossible to sum up a full, wonderful life in just a few lines. My husband had a heart for service and always made time for patients, family or friends, no matter the issue or time of day.

Dr. Brian John Feaver, 61, of Lake Jackson, Texas passed away on February 6, 2021. Dr. Feaver was born on August 26, 1959 in Grimsby, Ontario to Bob Feaver and Margaret Elizabeth Evans Feaver. After graduation from McMaster University Medical School in 1987, he served with the Canadian Airforce for 11 years. He participated as Senior Flight Surgeon in Operation Desert Storm. Dr. Feaver received the Top Knife Award, which is the Top Gun Award for flight doctors. He was the Squadron Surgeon at 410 Fighter Surgeon, the base surgeon at both CFB Cold Lake and CFB Moose Jaw. He served with and flew as the Team Doctor for the Canadian Forces Snowbirds demo team. He was the team doctor for the United States Air Force Heritage Flight. Dr. Feaver was a private pilot and owned various aircraft. Among his many accomplishments, Brian was a singer in the Moose Jaw base band, “The Flatland Blues Band.” He was especially known for his version of Mustang Sally.

He served as President of the American Academy of Family Practice. He was awarded a degree of Fellow in 2009 by the American Association of Physician’s Specialists. Dr. Feaver received the American Medical Associations Physician Recognition Award every year since 2004.

Brian and I met in 1993 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. After a whirlwind courtship, we married on New Year’s Eve in 1994. We moved to Texas in 1995 to begin his medical career. Brian opened Feaver Family Practice in Lake Jackson in 1998.

Our love for music and travel has taken us around the world over the years. Brian lived a full life with loving friends and close family. He loved spending time at our cottage at Six Mile Lake. If you have ever ridden in a car, plane or on a motorcycle with him, you know he had a need for speed.

Dr. Feaver was preceded in death by his mother Margaret, his daughter Madeline Noel, and their pet, Duke. He is survived in life by his loving wife of 26 years Michelle, their pets Walter and Clark, his dad Bob and his wife Judy, his brothers Glenn and his wife Lynn, Jim and Doug Feaver and numerous nieces and nephews.

Brian Feaver lived and loved life to the fullest. He was the life of the party, and a life-line to his patients. He will always be remembered and never forgotten for his dedication and selfless service to our community and his love for his friends and family. In honor of Brian’s love of life, and in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Oral Cancer Foundation. I’d like to thank the doctors and nurses of M.D. Anderson Cancer Team, Dr. Manjit Randhawa, Dr. Jasmine Randhawa, Dr. Reddy, Dr. Pant, and Dr. Shohr.

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    Saturday, February 13, 2021

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Mindy Oakes

May 20, 2021

Dr Feaver and Michelle made a lasting impression on me. We met in a professional capacity and I was always happy to hear from them.
Dr Feaver was very kind. During breaks he showed me videos from the concerts he and Michelle recently attended.
He was passionate about his practice and community. It was an honor to have met him.
My condolences to you, Michelle.

Mindy Oakes-Miller

Bones Ledsham

May 16, 2021

We always knew Doc wanted to be a fighter pilot. He would have been “Top Gun” as he could do anything he wanted, and do it to the highest caliber. This poem is normally dedicated to fighter pilots, but I think it is totally appropriate:

High Flight, by
John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air . .

Up, up the long, delirious burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or ever eagle flew —
And, while with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.
(this poem is in the public domain)

John Gillespie Magee, Jr. (1922 - 1941) was born in Shanghai, China, to an English mother and an American father. At the age of eighteen, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force, trained as a pilot, and was sent to England to fly a Supermarine Spitfire with the 412 Fighter Squadron. After a high altitude test flight one day, John wrote his parents a letter and enclosed a poem--this one--that test flight inspired. He was killed a few months later, when his plane collided with that of another British military pilot.

Griffin Veatch

March 30, 2021

Dr. Feaver was my doctor from 2003 to 2018. He was extremely nice, polite, and a good listening doctor. Most doctors will not even let you finish the sentence without interrupting you and telling you what they think...
Dr. Feaver would listen to anything, and everything, that you had to say or tell him & would never interrupt.
My heart and prayers go out to all of his family and his loved ones.

Sheree Walls

March 26, 2021

I typically interacted with one of the other physicians in his office but the one time I actually saw him, I’ll never forget how kind he was to me and my son. You could tell he had such a huge passion for what he did. My deepest condolences for the family both the home and work family!

Cheryl Lawson

March 21, 2021

Dr. Feaver had been my physician for around 20 years. From a medical standpoint he had become a trusted friend. It was a great shock to learn of his passing. His sudden death has left a hole in the community. He, his wife, and his staff will always have a fond place in my heart. God bless you, Dr. Feaver.

Mark DeSantis, DO

March 10, 2021

I am saddened by the passing of this great physician and veteran who received many awards in his career including Top Knife, one of the highest physician awards for military service to our country. He was a member of the American Board of Physician Specialties and was always a wonderful to speak with. We will surely miss you. Gods Speed.

Bruce Beswick

March 2, 2021

"Doc Feaver" took a lot of razzing over his name when he was my Flight Surgeon while I served on 441 Squadron.
He was a great person, a caring person and a favourite of the flight crew.
His professionalism and his sense of humour were well known. One of the "good guys".
I am truly sorry to hear of his passing.
As we always say to those who wore the uniform:

"It is time to stand down.
Your watch is over.
Others will take it from here.
May you be safe in God's Arms.
May His Angels watch over your family."

I want to pass my most sincere condolences to his family.

Bruce Beswick
Glen Robertson, Ont
F-18 Pilot (ret'd)

Donna Richards

February 23, 2021

Dr. Feaver was our family Primary Care Physician for 30 years. Every time we saw him he was smiling and laughing with his patients and staff. He always seemed to have a wonderful since of humor. My 18 year old son and I always enjoyed having Dr. Feaver as our PCP. As a matter of fact, my son Ashton decided to pursue a career in medicine. I truly believe that one of the reasons my son Ashton is pursuing a career in medicine is because he had a great example in Dr. Feaver as to how to care for patients. He had a kind and caring soul and he will truly be missed by our family.
Donna, Todd, and Ashton Richards

Amy Cloud

February 20, 2021

The photos to go with

The man that he was....

Amy Cloud

February 20, 2021

The man that he was....

It has taken me a bit to get myself in a place, mentally, to be able to write this. It is a great memory and a testimony to the kind of person Doc was, so I wanted to share it.

If I am not mistaken, this was early 2104. My youngest daughter, Chloe, was 3 and I had just returned to work at Changing Reflections. At this time Doc was not really seeing children anymore, but he did agree to see and care for Chloe when he could. "All except for vaccinations", he said. So on this day he agreed to treat Chloe and we were on our way to Feaver Family Practice.

Attached is a story that my oldest daughter, Kyleigh, wrote for us to put with a set of photos from the visit. Because what happened there that day touched my heart in such a big way and has made a lasting impression... showing the LOVE, SELFLESSNESS, KINDNESS, AND EXTREEMS that he would go to for his patients. Something that not only stole the heart of a 3 year old, but also has burned a vivid memory in the hearts of my entire family that lives in this area. All 32 of us!

Kyleigh's sweet story tells it best, so I will leave it to tell the tale. It, along with the photos, are such a sweet treasure that they still adorne the walls of my office to this day!

Thank you for everything, Doc. I learned a lot working with you over the years, and enjoyed the work we did together. You are a treasure...and will be missed by so many.

RIP, Doc Feaver.

With love and gratitude,

Amy Red Cloud

Attached is a photo of the story
By: Kyleigh Henry

This application is only allowing 1 attachment but I will try to attach a collage of the photos separately, so please look for them. ❤

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