Schoening Funeral Service

513 Seymour Street, Kamloops, BC


Brian Francis Hosek

September 19, 1949July 19, 2020

Brian Francis Hosek died on July 19th, 2020, after an epic eight year battle with cancer. Although his body was ravaged by the disease, his strength, courage and bravery shone through and was a wonder to all that knew and loved him.

Brian was born in Lethbridge, Alberta in 1949 and was raised in Kamloops BC. After getting his private pilots license in Kamloops, at age sixteen, he went on to be a bush pilot in northern Saskatchewan and then an airline pilot with Air BC. Brian forged many deep and long lasting friendships with his flying buddies and had an amazing group of life long friends that loved and cared for him right up to the end.

Brian is survived by his father, Frank Hosek, his brother Don Hosek, Don’s wife Carolyn and his sister Karen Jackson. He is also survived by his uncle, two aunts and many, many cousins in Alberta. Brian was predeceased by his mother, Patricia, who died in 2008.

Brian retired from flying and found a new passion of looking after the land on his hobby farm on the banks of the South Thompson river. Once again, he developed close friendships with his neighbours, who were always there to lend a helping hand and look out for Brian when his health and mobility began to fail. Three fur kids had the ideal home life on the farm, with Brian as their devoted and very indulgent caregiver.

Sadly, Brian had to give up his farm and move back into the city, as medical appointments increased in frequency. He resided in Berwick for the last two years of his life and we will be forever grateful for the loving care and attention he received while there.

For all of us who loved and cared for Brian, I believe we are united in our feelings of grief and sadness that he is no longer with us. However, we also know that he suffered more physical pain than any person should have to suffer in a lifetime and, because of this, there is solace to be had in the fact that his suffering is over. So, keep a look out everyone, I’m sure that Brian will take to the skies again and make a point of flying over your homes to dip his wing for a final farewell.


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Dale & Chris Braithwaite

August 3, 2020

We were sad to hear of Brian’s passing and we send our condolences to Mr. Hosek, Don and Karen.We have a lot of great memories of Brian...our most memorable was that Brian was the Best Man at our wedding 48 years ago!
Rest In Peace Brian - you deserve it!

Dr. Preety Desai & Staff

August 3, 2020

To Brian's family & friends, We will always remember Brian's quiet & smiling demeanour. Please know that our thoughts are with each of you and hope that knowing that others are touched by Brian's passing will help you all through this difficult time.
Dr. Preety Desai and her staff

Carole McLean (nee Long)

August 2, 2020

Mr. Hosek, Donnie and Karen, you may not remember me but I knew Brian from our Elementary School days and all through High School. In Grade 5 I thought how cute and neat and tidy he always was! I am so glad that we had a visit at our 50th reunion. He had a thoughtful little gift for me which I will always cherish.
I pass on my condolences for your loss of a son, a brother and such a nice guy!

Mary-Dale Alton

August 1, 2020

I'd like to send my condolences to Don ( Carolyn) and Karen for the loss of their brother Brian. Although I didn't know Brian well, whenever our path crossed, he always had a warm smile and a sincerely "hello" that you could feel coming from within his heart.
RIP Brian .... till we met again ...

Tom Cook

July 31, 2020

Our condolences to Don , Carolyn , Karen and Frank .
So many memories keep flowing back of the times we had together right from grade one . Love ya buddy ! See you Six , RIP.

Judi and Don Knapp

July 29, 2020

Karen, Don and Carolyn. Our sincere condolences in the loss of this amazing man and friend. He fought so hard and we admired him to the nth degree. Don especially has so many wonderful memories of holidays and time spent together.

Eleanor Spain

July 29, 2020

To Don and Family,

Sending our thoughts and prayers to the family. Don, we know you will miss your brother, you were a great support to him. Take care and keep safe.
Larry Webster
Eleanor Spain

Linda Favrholdt

July 29, 2020

To Frank and Don and Carolyn and Karen. I am sad to hear of the passing of Brian. My condolences to you at this sad time. God bless and comfort you.

It is with fond memories of Brian from my teenage years and over many years of time spent with his family I will hold dear. Brian I will think of you and watch for your fly over.

To Don, I am heartbroken, I thank you for time spent with Brian and your family that I will remember, hold tight, be strong and hugs. Thinking of you.

Love Linda

Marilynn Bowers Carpentier

July 29, 2020

Our sincere condolences to all of Brian's family, I remember Brian from school, always a pleasant person & happy looking.

Jerry Heathfield

July 28, 2020

Our condolences Karen,,Donald Frank. I’ve had some great times growing up with Brian. Many times we weren’t so grown up. Brian was a true friend and will be missed dearly. My heart is broken. Till we meet again six pack RIP. JERRY AND MAUREEN


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