It is with great sadness and much love that we announce the sudden passing of Brian William Gessell on February 17, 2016.
Brian will be forever loved and remembered by his wife of 43 years and best friend, Carol; their daughter, Sandra; and their granddaughter CJ. Also left to mourn him are his twin brother Barry (Mary Lee), brother Gordon (Edna); sister-in-law Esther Gessell, sister-in-law Nancy Jaenen (Leonard); brother-in-law Peter Christie (Nining); sister-in-law Diane Christie; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
Brian was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandpa and known to many as a great friend. He will be remembered as a fun-loving guy with a great sense of humor. Golfing with Carol and their friends, ice fishing with Sandra and his buddies, skating and being with CJ were his passions.
Brian was predeceased by his parents, Bill and Frieda Gessell;,brothers Melvin and Aldon; and sister Violet.
The family wishes to thank the Callingwood E.M.S. as well as Dr. Nielsen, the nurses and staff at the Misericordia Emergency for trying so hard to save his life, while showing us great care and compassion.
A Service honouring Brian’s life will be held at the Devon Community Centre, 20 Haven Avenue, Devon, AB on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 10985 – 124 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 0H9, or the Edmonton Humane Society (SPCA), 13620 – 163 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5V 0B2.