November 18, 1960 – Edmonton, Alberta
March 12, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta
Brian was one of those great people that everyone loved. Brian had autism but he made the most of life. He was the glue in the family that we all rallied around. Brian passed away due to complications from a car accident on Wednesday, February 22.
He was fun to be with and was interested in everything. His great love was sports of all kinds. He skied, played golf, basketball and soccer in the past and was currently playing slo-pitch, bowling and floor hockey all in the great Special Olympics programs. We would like to thank all the people who spend so much time coaching the Olympians. Somehow his favourite hockey team was the Maple Leafs. His family loved Brian deeply and tried to give him every chance for success. He was fortunate to go through Special Education classes in public, junior high and high school in Edmonton. Brian lived in Edmonton, Benghazi Libya, Regina and Calgary. He loved vacationing in Maui and was there often. Brian loved his job taking tickets at Westhills Cinema. As a result he was always seeing people he knew.
Brian leaves his mom and dad, Diana and Bill; his brother, Steven and wife Michele, Jeff and wife Rhonda and their sons, Mike, Scott and Brad (Jessica) as well as many other relatives.
A Gathering will be held at the Canyon Meadows Golf Club (12501 – 14 Street S.W., Calgary, AB) on Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. We would like to thank the nurses at Rockyview General Hospital for their care. Brian lived in his own condo for years and had some great caregivers, the latest being Alison Burk. They were all part of Vecova and we thank them. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Special Olympics Alberta (11759 Groat Road Edmonton, Alberta T5M 3K6, 1-800-444-2883, www.specialolympics.ca/alberta or Vecova (3304 – 33 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2L 2A6), 403-284-1121, www.vecova.ca.
In living memory of Brian Wilson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences