Brian Paul Gavin

November 11, 1965 to April 15, 2017

Obituary

Passed suddenly and peacefully on Saturday, April 15, 2017, Brian P. Gavin surrounded by his loving family.

Predeceased by his mother Shirley (Pardy), brother Earl.

Leaving to always love and remember him, his wife Collette. Sons Paul (Kayla), Chad (Taylor), (their mother Barb); and two beautiful grand-daughters Aleira and Brealynn, whom he adored; and his two fur babies Nokita and Sheba. His father Claude Gavin; his only sister Geraldine (Jeff); brothers Morris (Eunice), Ron and Doug; Aunt Millicent (George); sister-in-law Elaine (Vern); brothers-in-law Randy (Janet), Jim, David (Kim), Brian (Darlene) and Doug (Sherry); nieces and nephews, relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

Heartfelt thanks to first responders; Emergency Department Staff; Dr. Manning; and staff of Intensive Care Unit, St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital for making such a tragic time in our lives bearable. Thank you also to Pastor Shawn Bowers for his prayers in our time of sorrow. We especially want to acknowledge our dear friends and family for all their support and comfort when we needed it most. Brian will always be remembered for sharing his time, talents and tender heart with us all.

Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Tuesday, April 18 from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. with cremation to follow. Visitation will continue on Wednesday, April 19 from 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Funeral service will be held from the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, April 19 at 2 p.m. with interment to follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Flowers gratefully accepted or memorial donations may be made to the Children’s Wish Foundation.

Schedule

Visitations

10 a.m. - 9 p.m. on April 18, 2017

10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on April 19, 2017

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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funeral

2:00pm, Wednesday April 19th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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We love you Poppy Brian

Molly our deepest sympathies to you and the family. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Marie Hall and Michelle Hall Joyce

molly and family, we’re so sorry for your loss, god bless

Molly, I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you.

Molly and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Another taken, way to early in life. May God give you strength to get thru this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Molly and family so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Molly and family, so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. Thinking of you at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Molly so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Molly, so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. We are thinking of you during this difficult time.

Myself and Paul are very saddened to hear the news of Brian’s passing. We both knew him from the CEI Club, and Paul played darts with him. He was a very nice man, and we always had a few laughs when we were together. Our deepest condolences go out to his entire family at this very sad time.

Molly, so sorry to hear of your loss. Hugs to you and your family.

Molly and Family, there are no words that can be said to ease the heart wrenching pain that you are all going through with this tragic loss in your lives. Brian loved you all with all of his heart, take comfort from all the wonderful memories you shared with him, they will help you through this very difficult time! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Always remember that he is in God’s arms now, and he will be in your hearts forever! We are so blessed to be considered his friends, he will remain in our hearts forever. Love Bonnie & Cec

Molly so very sorry to hear of your loss. May God hold you in His arms and help you get through this trying time.

Jim and Vivian Gulliver

Molly we are so sad to hear that you have lost Brian. We love you and our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Molly,
So sorry to hear of your loss ….thinking of you at this time….with our deepest sympathy …..

Condolences to the Gavin Family….

Neighbours to Brian for years, we found he had a very likeable personality. Always cheerful, even at times when he was in a great deal of pain and discomfort through his neck & back issues.

Early-on: I learned that Brian was a very accommodating and industrious fellow. Often, while doing projects around my own house, I’d find Brian coming over to lend a hand, and be of some moral support. (More often than not: He’d pop over after having spent the day at his ‘regular job’.) He gave freely of his time; effort; and advice – Never accepting anything in return, as payment for his assistance.

Brian was a consummate family man. Doing whatever it took to provide for his family. Striving to be a ‘real father’ to his sons. Brian also had a great passion for his ‘fur babies’.

As neighbours, we will sorely miss Brian’s presence: His quick wit; his charming ways; and his constant smile.

….The old adage that: ‘Only the good die young’ definitely applies here.

Molly….I am oh so very sad to hear of Brian’s passing. I met him only briefly , but liked him sraight away. I was very sure of his love for you, and yours for him. Know that we’re thinking of you. Love from us to you.

Molly , I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

To the Gavin family. So sorry to hear of Brian passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Collette, So sorry about the passing of Brian. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

To the Gavin family. Thinking about you all at this sad time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

So sorry to hear of your loss Molly. Hugs to the family

Molly and family, So sorry for your loss. Thoughts & Prayers are with you at this most difficult time. HUGS

Molly, I was shocked and so saddened to hear about Brian. He was so funny, nice, and good-hearted. I know how great your love was for each other. I am thinking about you and the family. XO

Hi Collette and entire Gavin crew.
My name is Maria aka Jackie.
I’m Douglas Gavin’s girlfriend and I wanted to offer my condolence , respect and prayers to each of you that are dealing with this loss and sad news.

I had the privilege of meeting Brian in January when he came to Ontario for a visit.
It was such a pleasure. I found him very happy, he had a great sense of humor and the love he had for his brothers and sister Geraldine did not go unnoticed. He spoke highly about his family back home in NFLD and loved you all very much!

There’s never a good time to see a loved one leave his time here on earth, however we have the surety of where we will meet again.
Praise God for this.
May each of you draw on God for strength and peace during this time.

I will be praying for each of you.

GOD bless you all!

Love Maria
April 17th 2017

Deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family, Molly , on behalf of my mom and myself.
Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Molly & Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Molly, so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Molly, so sorry for your loss.

To Molly and the family, so heart broken to hear that my loving cousin Brian passed away. Brian will forever live in my heart and memories. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time

Molly So So Sorry For Your Loss

So sorry for your loss Molly our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless

Molly and family,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. May your cherished memories help you through this most difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
xo
Bill and Anna

Molly and Family,
So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Molly so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you

To the family of the late Brian Gavin.. So sorry for your loss. Hold on to the memories of your loved one and draw strength from them. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Clifford & Karen Pinksen

Molly and family we are so very saddened to hear of Brian’s passing. Please accept our sincerest condolences. He will forever be in your heart, hold on to all the loving happy memories.

Our sincere condolences to the Gavin family at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Brian and Brenda (Gavin) Harding

Molly I just saw the news on Brian’s passing. I am so very sorry for your, and your families devastating loss. I was so glad that you had found someone to share your life with and were so happy together. Words cannot express my sorrow for him being taken from you after such a short time. Thinking of you with love. Floss

Dearest aunt Colette. Words cannot describe how saddened we all are by Brian’s passing. He was such a loveing person. I will always remember his ready smile and warm presence. Forever in our hearts and prayers. May he rest in peace. Sending much love.

Sending our condolences. I knew Brian years ago playing ball hockey and darts. We had a few good laughs. Great memories. RIP Brian.

My friend Molly and family , condolences on the loss of your husband and father , May he Rest in Peace …..

Molly, Paul, Chad and family i cannot tell you how sorry I am for one of the greatest losses in your life. Brian was one of the most sincere and kindest people I know! He was a big part of my family along with molly of course. He was there for my children and grandchildren when our lives were shattered. Now we have to get through for him! Love you Brian, halfpoint!

Molly, please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of Brian. I know you will never forget the incredible love you two shared for each other.

Molly, Paul and Chad,

Brian was an exceptional man he was more than just a friend he was family to us he was always there to lend a hand no matter how big or small the job Brian helped us especially mom in one of the hardest times of our lives. The kids adored him so much he always gave them his time. Brian was such a kind hearted person inside and out he will be missed our deepest sympathies to all the family.
Love Nicki, Billy, Saoirse, Caden and Isabel

So sorry to hear of Brian’s passing.
Deepest condolences
from a fellow coworker @ Country Ribbon

Molly, keep remembering all the happy times. Brian will live in your heart forever.

Molly. So very sorry to hear of Brian’s padding. I will keep you in my prayers. Words cannot express how truly Sorry I am. I know how difficult this time is for you.

Maureen and Tony

Rest in peace Buck.. lots of nice memories of us playing hockey.. Keep yur stick on the ice,

Sorry to hear about brains passing we grew up together and I still remember the good times we had

To the Gavin family, so sorry for your loss..Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.Boyd & Peggy Chaulk

Molly and Family we are so saddened to hear this devastating news of Brian’s passing….we have only known Brian for a short time he was a very kind, gentle heart warming man, whom was very easy to make a friend… we have some great memories playing darts with Brian and might I had he was a great dart player… Our condolences to you Molly and families may you find comfort within each other to help you all during this difficult time. R.I.P Brian

To the Gavin Family, so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this sad time. God has called another angel home.

To the Gavin family….So sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. Sorry we cannot be there at this time but rest assured that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Melvin and Angela Rice

We love you Molly. Our thoughts are with all of the family. Uncle Brian will be missed so much. xoxoxo.
Doug, Sherry and Liam

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you .

Molly, Paul & Chad,

So shocked and saddened to hear of Brian’s passing. I will always remember Brian fondly for the kindness and support he showed me when illness rocked my world. A humble man with a big heart. Rest easy Brian.

Molly and family; We extend our most sincere condolences to you. We were saddened by hearing of Brian’s passing. Please accept our condolences during this difficult time.

Molly and family so sorry for your loss.My prayers and thoughts are with you at this sad time