Brian Keith Hoskins
February 8, 1950 – August 14, 2020
It is with deep sorrow and much love that the family of Brian Keith Hoskins announce his passing on August 14th, 2020, at the age of 70 years.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 48 years, Lorna; children Dayna (Darrell English) and Krista (Sean Thomas); grandchildren Lucas, Blake and Ryan English, Brooke and Mason Thomas; brother in law, Grant Campbell (Mariette) and family; sister in law, Margaret Hoskins and family; the families of his brothers, Birnie and Lorne; as well as cherished friends Roy and Carol Bibeau and families. He was predeceased by his three brothers Birnie, Blaine and Lorne Hoskins and his parents William and Irene Hoskins.
Born in Dauphin, Manitoba, Brian moved to Thompson in 1969, where he met and married the love of his life Lorna in 1972. They relocated to Fort McMurray in 1977 where they raised their two daughters, who were his pride and joy. Brian and Lorna then chose to retire to Fort Saskatchewan where they have made numerous great friends.
Brian enjoyed golf, the Oilers, sports cars, camping with his family and his trips to Arizona in the winters. He also held a special place in his heart for his Manitoba cousins and of course we cannot forget his special bond with his best friend and companion, his dog Gibson.
Memorial donations may be made in Brian’s name to the Cross Cancer Institute, the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute or the charity of your choice.
Our family wishes to send a special thank you to the staff at the Cross Cancer Institute and the Grey Nun’s Community Hospital CCU and Medicine units for their care and compassion.
In consideration of the current Covid-19 circumstance, Brian's Celebration of Life will be streamed live via the link https://www.facebook.com/Riverview-Funeral-Services-132242367451720/ on Saturday, August 20, 2020 starting at 1:25 p.m.
Brian Keith Hoskins
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August 22, 2020
Lorna and family, I can't express enough how much we will miss Bryan and how much we are saddened for your loss. When we moved to the Fort in 2009 we couldn't have asked for more amazing neighbors. Bryan always was such a gentleman, offering to lend a tool when I needed something, provide advice or just chat on the driveways (there were many of those). I will never forget when we just moved in and Bryan let Tawnie and I take the Corvette out on our anniversary (we were over the moon). He was so proud of that car but he was the most proud of his family as he spoke of them often in our conversations. It was an honor to know Bryan and he will be dearly missed. There will be a big piece of our Woodbend Way family that can't be replaced but we are here for you.
Lots of love
August 22, 2020
Our deepest sympathy Lorna, to you and your family. We always enjoyed catching up with you when you came to visit Uncle Roy & AuntieCarol at Marie Lake. I’m sorry we never got that opportunity this summer. He will be missed by so many.
Shannon & Steve
August 20, 2020
Lorna my heart is with you. Brian was a wonderful man and I have many memories of happy times with you guys. Peace to all XoX Carla
August 18, 2020
From the 30 years of knowing a very well respected lady (Lorna Hoskins), I was always admired by the love that both Brian & Lorna shared for each other & their 2 wonderful daughters. Over the years of travelling & trips they both took together, it was always with joy & laughter. It was a bond that the more they were together - the more love they had, not just for each other, but to all those around them and who got to know them.
It is with much sadness to hear of Brian’s passing. Lorna & family - know that you are well loved by all your family & friends. Lean on them for their support. You are in my prayers that you find the strength to get through this time in your lives.