Brian Sidney Arndt passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 23, 2021.
Brian is survived by his wife Janlyn, his children Dale (Anne), Kelly (Simon), Scott (Angela), Jocelyn (Darryl), Jay, and Jennifer (Matteo), his grandchildren Rylie, Rachel, Sarah, William, Margot, Aidan, Kyla and John and his siblings Dallas (Gladys), Gordon and Pat. Brian was predeceased by his father, Fred, mother Emmeline, his sister-in-law Florence and brother-in-law Harvey.
Brian was born on July 29, 1940 in Edmonton. He grew up on a farm east of Millet and lived there until 1975. While he lived within the same 40 kilometer area his entire life he traveled to five continents and spent many winters as a snowbird. In his younger years he played broomball, curling, and saxophone in the Leduc Community band. For over 30 years he was dedicated to the Lions Club, first as a charter member in Millet, and later in Wetaskiwin where he was awarded Lion of the Year. He also volunteered with the Wetaskiwin Air Cadets, chaperoned high school band trips and coached several of his kids’ sports teams. Even though he left the farm 45 years ago, he never lost his love of the land. After farming, he roamed central Alberta with Normart as a salesman/part owner and then with his gravel truck business. Brian loved walking, going for coffee, travelling, golfing, buying vehicles, playing cards, and being with his soul mate Jan. He cherished his family and could be found at his grandkids’ sports games or recitals. Over the last few years, he learned to Facetime to continue being connected to everyone. His loss will be felt deeply by all who knew him.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Baptist Church, Leduc, the Stollery Children’s Hospital or the Cross Cancer Institute.
Due to COVID restrictions a private family funeral will be held on March 30, 2021 at 1:30. p.m. A livestream will be available using the following link: https://youtu.be/EmWgaXDLKKc
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Christie and Regan
Our deepest sympathy to your family. Brian was a wonderful person and will be missed. May you find peace and comfort in one another in remembering Brian.
Dale & Sharon Palmer
So sorry to hear of Brians’s passing. Sincere condolences to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Kathy & Don Jacobi
So sorry for your loss. Hugs to you & all kids. Going to school. We have a long history. W/kids living together & sharing expenses. Working together. And yes allowing us to be a part of your life down south. Take care
Audrey and Lew Sedgwick
We were so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. We knew Brian through many avenues of life, both here and in Arizona. He was always a considerate, friendly gentleman. He will be fondly remembered by many.
Jan and family our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Hugs Marlyn.
Bill and Kathy Wilson
Our deepest Sympathy to Jan and the Arndt families
We met and enjoyed time spent with Brian in Palm Creek Arizona. He was a true gentleman and Bill enjoyed his conversations with Brian. He will be truly missed.
Peter and Bonnie Trommelen
Dear Jan and Family,
Peter and I are so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. You were both great neighbours out here in Peace Hills Heights. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and all your family.
Judy (Hegan) Lynn
Sorry to hear of your loss Janlyn. Cherish the memories!
Larry and Fran Throndson
What great memories of time spent in Arizona and here as well. Our condolences to you Jan and all your family.
Larry and Fran
Rick and Dianne VanDalfsen
Although we went in different directions from our farming days at Millet we always stayed in touch through shared experiences and friends in common.
He is greatly missed. Our sympathies to Jan and the whole family.
Howard & Brenda Melnikel
Jan and family, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Brian was a great guy . We had so many good times golfing with the two of you, both down south and here at home. We will miss our “golfing buddy”, but we have so many good memories of him in our hearts. We will keep you all in our thoughts and our prayers. Hugs to you , Jan.
Cec and Sharon Koethler
Dear Jan and family
Our deepest condolences to you and your families, Brian will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him , he was a fun guy with an ready smile , hugs to you
Cec and Sharon ❤️
Cec and sharon Koethler
Jan and family
Our sincere condolences to you and your families, Brian will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him .. we enjoyed our time spend together in Mesa golfing and visiting very much
Cec and sharon ❤️
Brian was one of those people that sincerely cared for others. When you talked with Brian he truly listened and cared about what you were saying, no matter your age. I always loved to watch him interact with kids. He will be truly missed.
Our condolences to Jan and families
Rick and Rose Jacobi
My deepest sympathy to you and your family Janlyn. What a wonderful man who walked the talk of being “Christian.” He will be deeply missed
Wendell & Adriana Forth
Very sad reading about Brian’s passing. Always enjoyed our conversations, whether it be family gatherings, or just in passing on the street, office or coffee shop…..he always made time. Our sincerest condolences for your loss.
Wendell & Adriana
Our deepest condolences for your loss. Brian was a true gentlemen and a wonderful friend. I was very grateful that he had called a few weeks ago to catch up on things. He will be truly missed.
May the love of your family and friends bring you comfort in your grief.
Gordon and Linda Holm
We met Brian many times over the years and found him to be a very nice man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Janlyn, and family.
Abe and Helen Dubland
Janlyn, we are so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing!
Our love and condolences to you and the family.
Helen and Abe Dubland
Larry and Fran Throndson
Our condolences to you Jan and your family. Larry and I enjoyed our time with the two of you both in Arizona and here.
I am so sad to hear of Brian’s passing. Having known him for more than 50 years, he was a kind gentle man, who loved life. My sincerest condolences to Jan and all of
Rachel &Richard Vandenhouten
To Jan and all Family
We are saddened with Brian’s passing. We conspired him a dear friend❤️ He will be in our minds and hearts
I feel very fortunate to have had the chance to get to know Brian over the years since my daughter married his son Scott. He was a wonderful, warm man and will be missed by so many.
I feel very lucky to have known Brian all these since my daughter married his son. He was a wonderful, warm man and will be missed by so many.
Barry and Dianne Mason
Dear Jan and family,
Our sincere condolences to you and your family.Brian was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed.Thinking of you and yours,Barry and Dianne
A huge loss to all, I had the privilege of working with Brian and calling him a friend, he will be missed. Condolences to all the family, thoughts and prayers with you!