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Brian Thomas Carlson

August 3, 1968 - February 20, 2019


Brian Thomas Carlson passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Brian was born in Kimberley on August 3, 1968 where he lived for most of his life.  Brian’s family and friends are mourning his sudden death in a motor vehicle accident at the age of 50.

Brian was a gentle, wise man with the capacity for unconditional acceptance of those he knew. He is survived by his partner, Yuko, his sons Drake and Silas, their mother Yuiko as well as stepson Tsuyoshi; his brothers Brad (Grisy), David (Erin), mother Ruth Carlson, father Dave Carlson (Carol); nephew Jakob and niece Taylor.  He is lovingly remembered by his aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends.

Brian’s Celebration of Life will be held at the Kimberley United Church on Friday, March 1, 2019 at 4:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Brian’s memory to the Kimberley Food Bank or the BC Children’s Hospital.  Condolences may be left for the family at


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From: Tracey Mecham
Relation: friends since high-school

our deepest condolences to all of Brian’s family at this time. Please know that we share in your sadness in having lost a great man who’s friendship we cherished. We hope that you find some comfort in know how well respected he was and that as long as we remember the times we shared with him and how we felt when in his presence that he will live on in each of us. You will be in our thoughts on Friday as we sadly are not able to make the journey to Kimberley this week. May he watch over you and continue to have great pride in his beautiful family.

From: Jennifer Barnes
Relation: Friends since high school

So very sorry to hear of Brain’s passing. Thoughts are with the entire family. I’ll always remember Brian as a kind soul.

From: John & Val Migneault

We are so very sorry for your sudden loss.
Thinking of you.

From: Thera Sandstrom
Relation: Brian is my cousin

Many of my fondest memories, from when I was growing up, are the ones where I had traveled to BC, with my family, to visit with my extended family. Whether it be going down the Alpine Slide and picking huckleberries in Kimberley, exploring the beach, going salmon fishing, and heading to a blackberry bramble for a snack when the parents said they wouldn’t give us one when we gathered at the campsite in Qualicum, these are all memories that I have of spending time with my cousins. As we grew older and life’s responsibilities meant that we got to see less of each other, it made me cherish our sporadic family visits all the more.
It pains me that I am unable to attend my cousin (Brian’s) memorial but please know that he holds predominant spot in my thoughts and I want to send out all my love to my family and friends.
Brian, you will forever be with us in our fond memories of you.
“I’ll find you in the morning sun
And when the night is new
I’ll be looking at the moon
But I’ll be seeing you “
-Billie Holiday

From: Barclay Ross
Relation: Old time friend

My deepest condolences to all of the family and friends affected by this tragic loss. I know this pain of losing someone so close and the sorrow can be overwhelming. Please know that Brian is safe, happy and loved on the other side and will be watching over his family. I know that there are few words that can ease the hurt but please know that Brian is surrounded by Angels. I unfortunately won’t be able to make it to the service however I will be sending prayers and much love to Brian’s family. Contact me anytime at 403-852-7118 if anyone needs someone to talk with. Be strong and know that many are here for the family. ❤️

From: Pam (Lyon)Purdy
Relation: Know Ruth (mother ) from RMR club

So sorry to hear about your loss hugs and prayers to you and family. Pam (Lyon) Purdy

From: Tara Sykes
Relation: We worked together many years ago.

I am very sorry for your loss. Brian was such a kind and caring man. My heart goes out to you all.

From: Kimberley Alpine Team Family
Relation: KAT family

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with the whole family. Please take care.

From: Gordon and Cheryl Olsen

We were very sorry to hear about Brian, and would like to extend our sincere condolences to all. Our thoughts are with you.

From: Sam Nakahara
Relation: Family Friend

Deepest most sincere condolences to all of Brian’s Family and Friends after this catastrophic tragedy. We all loved Brian and will continue to for eternity, as he will to, as he watches over us and protects us forever.

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Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
March 1, 2019
Beginning at 4:00pm

Kimberley United Church
10 Boundary Street
Kimberley, BC Canada

10 Boundary Street
Kimberley, BC Canada

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

BC Children’s Hospital


Kimberly Food Bank

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