WESTERMAN, Bryan Warner

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With broken hearts our family announces that Bryan passed away in Edmonton after a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Heartfelt thanks to all the staff at the Edmonton General Continuing Care Centre, especially Bedrija and Stalin, who provided him with the special care and attention he deserved. He was born in Ottawa, ON, raised in Regina, SK and then lived in Edmonton. Bryan is survived by his loving wife, Bonnie, and his sons, Sean (Michelle) and Colin (Tracy), stepdaughters Dawn, Carrie and Lindsay (Jack), brother Robert (Julia) and sister, Marni (Paul), grandchildren Samantha, Griffin, Talyn, Cole and Ty. He was predeceased by his son, Ryan (Tasha) and his parents, Cliff and Roberta Westerman.

He studied and practiced law in Edmonton until 2009; however, Bryan’s true passion was being an artist. He spent many evening and weekend hours at his easel painting his favorite subjects using acrylics. He loved to challenge himself painting difficult subjects. In 2003, he had the opportunity to share his creations at his own art exhibit at the U of A Extension Art Gallery. In later years when the disease robbed him of his ability to paint, he spent many hours working with adult coloring books to express his artistic abilities. Bryan loved sports, especially football and remained a Roughriders fan all of his life. Bryan was also a fitness buff; he loved to golf and was an avid runner who completed many marathons and other road races over the years. One of his favorite places to run was on the Whitemud Creek Ravine trails with Bonnie. He loved their little dogs, Zoey and Gracie, and would take the family cat, Benson, out for walks. Bryan was a huge rock and roll fan, especially enjoying the Rolling Stones and The Tragically Hip!

Bryan was that rare individual who was comfortable in any social setting and could set anyone at ease with his kind nature and sense of humor. He was well loved by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. A good friend/former colleague, Glenn Godfrey, recently told Bonnie how he remembered Bryan (“Westy”). Glenn captured Bryan’s character perfectly:

·       Impeccably dressed ·       Hard working
·       Always had time for me ·       Fit
·       Longest signature ever ·       Problem solver
·       Great sense of humor ·       Not a blamer
·       Fun to have a beer with ·       Westy was a fan favorite

No formal service is currently scheduled. Memorial donations may be made to the Edmonton General Continuing Care Centre online at www.covenanthealth.ca/donate or by mail at Covenant Foundation, Room 3C60, 11111 Jasper Ave., Edmonton, AB, T5K 0L4.

 

Serenity Funeral Service – South Edmonton, (780)450-0101

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Dorothy Sunde

Bonnie, My heartfelt thoughts are with you in this time of Loss. May you always feel Bryan near in every treasured memory.

Carol Kotylak-Hapke

Oh Bonnie, I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family.

Norma Bernas

Bonnie, so sorry for your loss. Have so many wonderful memories of Friday nights at the Inn, or at Boston. He was such a kind and thoughtful guy. Always smiling. Always calm.
Gary also asked me to send his sympathy.

Leslie Knight

My sincere condolences to you Bonnie, and your family on your loss. My thoughts are with you.

Duane Ritter

I had the pleasure of both working with Bryan for many years and calling him a friend .I traesue a painting that he did that hangs in our cabin .A true gentleman and artist .
Duane

Vilma Katsantonis

My sincerest condolences Bonnie and Family. I will always remember his kindness, sense of humor, and the conversations Keith and Bryan had. He will be missed! RIP Bryan! May his memory be forever eternal.

Jamie White

Bonnie, Joan and I are both very sorry to hear of Bryan’s passing. He was a fine gentleman and we will always have fond memories of him. Our condolences.

Dave Faulkner

Hi Bonnie, I was deeply saddened to hear of Brian’s passing. It caused me to recall many of the great memories we had at the K-100, the many laughs we shared in those events. Brian had a wonderful sense of humour and will be missed,.My condolences to you and your family

Michael Dickinson

To Bonnie and family, please accept my sincere condolences. I was very sad to learn of Bryan’s passing. I and many others had the pleasure of knowing Bryan as a runner and good friend. Some of my best running memories were of doing the Kananaskis 100 Relay for many years on a team with Bryan and Bonnie. He had a great sense of humour and was a fine athlete, contributing to a great experience for everyone. I am sorry for your loss and hope you take comfort in knowing he made the world better for us while he was here.

Al Black

Bonnie I’m so sorry to hear that Bryan has passed away. Please accept my sincerest condolences to you and your family .

John Kilduff

I’m very saddened to hear of Bryan’s passing. I always enjoyed bumping into Bryan at the Kinsmen sports Center and also using his professional services . My condolences to you Bonnie and your family.

Deborah Parr

I have no words, they’ve all been said …
Quietly standing beside you all, lifting you up.

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