It is with sadness and much love that we say goodbye to James ‘Brian’ Woodside, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who passed away February 16, 2016 at the age of 88 years.
Brian was born in Ottawa, Ontario on January 14, 1928, completed his early education there and then attended Queen’s University, graduating with a degree in electrical engineering. Brian’s career was primarily with Imperial Oil Limited as a rotating equipment specialist, first in Sarnia, Ontario and later in Edmonton, Alberta. He was a lifetime member of APEGGA.
As a young engineer, Brian met a nursing student named Norma Workman and they married in June 1953, beginning a love story that continued for 62 years.
Brian was happiest with tools in hand and a repair project underway, spending time at the Gatineau River cottage, skiing in the mountains, or golfing, curling or playing cards with good friends and considered himself a fortunate man.
Brian is lovingly remembered by his wife Norma; children Cathy, Pam (Harley), Robert, and Mary (Alan); grandchildren Trystan, Lorraine (Michael), Bethany (Chris), Trevor, Graeme, Heather, Conor, Caitlin, Natalie, Emily and Sam; and great-grandchildren Lincoln, Wynn, and Henry.
Cremation has taken place and internment will follow in Cantley, Quebec.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 2:00 pm in the Great Room of Lifestyle Options Riverbend, 200 Falconer Court, Edmonton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Brian’s name may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.