In memory of
Bryan Fraser Denham
DENHAM, Bryan Fraser 20 June 1932 - 11 April 2017 With deep sadness, we announce the passing of Bryan Denham. He was predeceased by his sister Ruth McLeod, his adopted sister Bunty Dawson and parents Donald and Helen Denham. Bryan is survived by his wife Patricia, his adopted brother Tom Butters, his four children-Cathy, Elizabeth, Peter, and Geoffrey, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Born in Vancouver, Bryan attended school locally where he met his life-long friends Ashley Lorne and Alex Hankin. He served in the Royal Canadian Airforce and trained in Montreal, where he met Valerie Mockford. Bryan married Valerie in 1954 in Vancouver and, over the next twenty-six years, raised their children in Richmond, Gold River, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver. Bryan worked as an accountant for various commercial firms and served as Chief Executive Officer for non-profit and professional associations, including the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada and the Better Business Bureau. Bryan married Patricia in 1985. The couple relocated first to Toronto, where Bryan served as CEO for the Ontario Humane Society, and then to Calgary for the first few years of his retirement. Bryan and Pat moved to Ladysmith in 2009 to live more closely to their family and friends. In his retirement years, Bryan took comfort in family gatherings, the company of his golden retriever Max, trips and cruises with Pat, as well as his passion for Canadian and British military history and contemporary politics. He kept his family on their toes with his sharp wit, encyclopaedic knowledge, and unforgettable baritone. Bryan spent his final years in poor health but strong spirits, always buoyed and brightened by Pat's loving care. He passed away at the Cowichan Lodge with her by his side. A celebration of Bryan's life will take place on Thursday May 4th, 13:00, at St. Faith's Anglican Church: 7284 Cypress Street, Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association: http://www.diabetes.ca/how-you-can-help/donate-now
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