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COOLEN, Brian Christopher

April 27, 1959 – Enfield, Nova Scotia
January 24, 2019 – Sundre, Alberta

Brian Coolen, of Sundre and surrounding area, passed away on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at the age of 59

Family and friends will remember him for his love of the outdoors, his entrepreneurial spirit, and for his creativity; which he demonstrated in wood carving, sketches, poetry and music.

Brian is survived by his three children, Christopher (Michelle) Coolen, Leslie (Thomas) Robinson, and Michelle (Andrew) Suess; his brothers Paul (Karen) Coolen, Gary (Lynne) Coolen, Kevin (Audrey) Coolen, Sean (Linda) Coolen; his sister, Sheila Coolen; and sister in law, Sue (nee Horne) Coolen; grandchildren, Gauge and Avery Coolen, Lanae, Rosalie and Miranda Robinson, and Marlee Suess; as well as Aunts, Uncles, and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents Paul and Peggy (nee Doyle) Coolen; and by his brother, Keith Coolen.

Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Brian Coolen, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W. CALGARY, AB, T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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  1. You will be sadly missed , love you a bunch

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  2. Nicole Schiavetta, Joshua Conrad

    Michelle and Family, very saddened to hear of your fathers passing. I’m glad to have met him and work with him for awhile down in prospect. He was a very caring and knowledgeable man with lots of great ideas and stories to tell. My hope is he is at peace now. Thinking of you guys and sending lots of love from home ❤

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  3. My thoughts are with you all.
    Hugs

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  4. I wanted to express my deep sadness at the passing of Brian.
    We were elementary school chums as well as distant cousins.

    The news broke my heart.
    We will see him again!

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  5. I would like to send my prayers and condolences to Brian’s family , saddened by such news

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  6. To all the Coolen family, I was so saddened to hear of Brian’s passing. I have such great memories of all your family, especially while you were all growing up in our neighbohood. Condolences and prayers to you all!
    Hugs, Deanna Smith

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  7. Dawn (Wardrope) Proctor

    Coolen Family
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. May your many wonderful memories of Brian help you through this time of grief.

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  8. Dear Sheila and Family: I am so sorry to hear that your brother has passed away. I will be thinking of you and your family and praying for strength to you all through this difficult time. ❤️

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  9. Sending my condolences to you all at this difficult time. Such sad news,

    RIP Brian

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  10. I’m so so sorry! I just saw you lost Brian. My heart is with you all. ❤

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  11. Brenda (Taylor) Gamble

    My deepest sympathy on learning Brian has passed away. We went to Hants East Rural High School and became friends, he lived in Enfield and I lived in Milford. I now live nearby in in Oakfield. Visited his family’s home often in the late ‘70’s – large family then and even larger now.

    Thinking of all Brian’s family during this difficult time, he will certainly be missed – May he Rest In Peace xo

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  12. Sheila and family, I am so very sorry to hear of your brother’s passing. May God comfort you during this difficult time. Hugs and prayers. Ellen Stevens

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  13. So sorry for your loss!

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  14. Chris,Leslie, Michelle & Family,
    Thinking of you all in your loss & wishing there were words that could take away your sadness. Always be comforted by all the precious memories you have.
    Sincerely,
    Eldon & Wendy Hebb

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  15. You will be missed, my friend.

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  16. So sorry to hear of your dads passing Michelle…hugs to you all during this difficult time.

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  17. Bruce Mac Donnell

    So sorry for your loss, Brian will be missed, he was a friend!

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  18. Sorry to hear of your brother’s passing. Take care Sheila

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  19. I am so sorry to hear passing of Brian. He was such a nice person. My thought are with all of you. Hugs Shelly Carroll

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  20. Sheila and family, So sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. I remember him from Hants East such a handsome man. May your wonderful memories help you all through this difficult time.

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  21. Very sorry for your loss.

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  22. My sincere sympathy to the family.

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  23. John, Carole Feetham and family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family. So many wonderful memories of Brian, especially growing up with our boys in Enfield. We loved having his visits and very interesting talks in later years. So sad.

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  24. So sorry to hear of Brians’ passing. He was a great friend for many years throughout High School. Hugs to the family. RIP Brian

    Cheryl Isenor

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  25. Eunice and Ross Horne

    Thoughts and prayers to the Coolen family. Thinking of you all during this sad time.

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  26. Michelle MacDonnell

    My sincerest condolences to all of Brian’s family. May he rest in peace

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  27. So sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. Sincere condolences to all the Coolen family!

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  28. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all….Norm and Gwen Shannon

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  29. Rose Mary Fancy(White)

    So sorry for you all. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all….Rose Mary, Wayne & family

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  30. I remember Brian from school and was saddened to hear of his passing.
    With Deepest Sympathy
    Anitra (Bay) Whidden
    Brookfield, NS

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  31. Jacquelyn Garden-Jayasinghe

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Gary and Jackie (Garden) Jayasinghe

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  32. Jr & Terrie MacDonnell

    Sincere condolences to all.
    Rest easy

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  33. So saddened to hear of Brians passing. My deepest condolences to the Coolen family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers…. Karen Ellingwood

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  34. Wilfred and Brenda Jordan

    Thoughts and prayers to the Coolen family. Thinking of you all during this sad time.

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  35. Sheila, Sean, Linda and family. I’m so sorry to hear of your terrible loss. My sincere condolences to you all at this very difficult time.

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  36. Mona and Jack Hawkins

    Such devastating news …..please know that many friends and neighbours from Enfield are thinking of the family at this most difficult time….RIP Brian.

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  37. Such devastating news …..please know that many of your friends and neighbours are thinking of you all at this sad difficult time….RIP Brian
    Sincerely
    Jack and Mona Hawkins.

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  38. I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of Brian. May your many memories be a source of comfort for you today, tomorrow and always. Hugs

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  39. Angie & Ted Wellwood

    So sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  40. So sorry to hear about the passing of Brian. I have many fond memories of playing hockey together when we were kids. My sincere condolences to his family during this difficult time.

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  41. Jamie & Sheila (nee Gilby)

    Brian and I were classmates from primary through to high school graduation day. I’ll always remember Brian’s warm smile and great conversations whenever we bumped in to each other throughout the years. Our sincere condolences to the entire Coolen family.

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  42. So very sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. I hold dear the precious memories of growing up with Brian and the Coolen family. My heart and thoughts are with you all at this time of loss.

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  43. Chris and Kathleen Horne

    So sorry to here of Brians’ passing. Our condolences to all the Coolen family.A lot of fond memories, over more than half a century. He will be deeply missed and always remembered.

    Chris and Kathleen Horne

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  44. Paul and Heather McDonell

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Brian was a good person
    Paul and Heather McDonell

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  45. So sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. God just got a helluva hockey player for his team! he was one of the nicest guys you could ever meet at HERH.

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  46. Sheila, I am so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing, my thoughts are with you during this difficult time

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  47. Leslie and family, my deepest and heart felt sympathy to all. I heard someone say… we set ourselves up for great heartache in this life. Building relationships and having families, to have to say goodbye. I told this person to think about all the joy and love that these relationships and deep conection gave over time. It is very difficult when a love one leaves us, so hold on to the good memories, the joy, the love, the laughter and cherish these gifts. They are yours forever.

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  48. Kevin/Pegge Brett

    May happy memories comfort you at this sad time.

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  49. Heartbreaking news to hear of Brian’s passing. He has left many of his close friends with wonderful memories of great times and adventures we had together as teenagers. He was a wonderful guy who will be greatly missed. Brian’s passing leaves a huge hole in the heart of our HERH class of ‘77.
    Rest in peace, dear friend. ❤️
    Deepest condolences to Christopher, Leslie and Michelle and their families.

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  50. My heartfelt condolences to the Coolen family. Brian was a genuinely kind classmate; thinking of you all.

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  51. This is truly sad news. Deepest sympathies to his family at this time. Brian will be missed, yet the memories of the good times, laughter, sports and High School will live on with all of us. RIP my friend.

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  52. Karen (Patterson) Smith

    I was also an HERH classmate and am so sad to hear of Brian’s passing. My deepest condolences to his family.

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  53. Sandra and Bert Hart

    Our heartfelt condolences go out to all of Brian’s family at their time of loss, he will be fondly remembered.

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  54. My condolences to Brian’s family. He left us all far to soon, but with many good memories. RIP Brian.

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  55. My heart goes out to all of you. Brian was an exceptional person. I will always treasure his friendship. Take care Brian

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  56. Michelle (McKeen) White

    Sending sincere condolences to all the family in the passing of Brian. We have great memories of the Coolen family from growing up together in Enfield, and later our children being friends in this community as well. May the love and support of family and friends bring some comfort to you all.

    Michelle, Peter, Jodi, Trevor & Ian

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  57. Diane and Joe Beaton

    So sorry to hear of the passing of one of my oldest school friends. I will always remember Brian as a friendly, fun and thoughtful person. Our sympathy goes out to all of the Coolen family,

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  58. Scott & Holly Clarke

    Our condolences to the Coolen family.

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  59. My sincere condolences to the Coolen Family; Brian was a classmate from Grade Primary through High School; very sincere and gentle person. Will be missed by all.

    Sandra

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  60. David and Eileen Wilson

    Sending sincere condolences to all of the Coolen family.

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  61. Dale and Kathy MacDonnell

    Such sad news to hear of Brian’s passing. He was such a nice person with a gentle heart, who has left many great memories for all who knew him. Our condolences go out to all his family during this hard time and may all your great memories help you through the hard times ahead. Prayers, love and hugs from Dale and Kathy xoxo

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  62. Mary-Ellen (Horne) Smiley

    Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Coolen family. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. The Coolens were our neighbors when I was growing up on the Horne Settlement Road in Enfield. I have fond memories of the family from those years. May your cherished memories of Brian help you through this difficult time.

    Bruce and Mary-Ellen Smiley

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  63. RIP Brian, Heart felt condolences to the Coolen Family

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  64. We would both like to send our condolences and much love to the Coolen family at this difficult time. We both remember Brian in high school and he was such a handsome and great guy. May the family have many fond memories of him to help ease their pain.
    RIP Brian

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  65. Shocked and saddened to hear about Brian’s passing.

    I was a classmate of Brian for 6 Years at HERH and had the pleasure of playing Soccer with him at HERH and Hockey against him in Lantz thru our teen years. He was a great all-round athlete.

    I always enjoyed his sense of humour and his great smile that seemed to be permanent fixture on his face.

    Condolences to the Coolen family and close friends

    Steve Lumsden

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  66. To the Coolen Family
    Thinking of you all at this difficult time.
    Our heartfelt condolences from our family to yours.
    The Hilton’s

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  67. Chris, and family, Sorry to hear of your loss.

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  68. Brian was one of the smartest guys I have ever worked with So sorry for your loss.

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  69. To all Brian’s family.
    So sorry to receive word of Brian’s passing. I always enjoyed the chats and discussions we had while working at Texaco. He also was a great hockey player and will be missed by many.

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