Brian Francis Strowbridge

August 9, 1967 to August 6, 2023


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Brian Strowbridge, aged 55, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on August 6, 2023, at the Dr. L. A. Miller Centre in St. John’s. He was born August 9, 1967, in Happy Valley-Goose Bay to Teresa (nee Jackman) Strowbridge and Gordon Strowbridge. Brian wore many hats throughout his life, both within his career and his personal life and to try to list them all would be near impossible – there are simply not enough words to describe the positive impact and influence he has had throughout his life. Remaining to mourn are his daughter Brianna Strowbridge, siblings Charles, Jo-Ann, Gordon, and Thomas, numerous family members both blood and chosen (you all know who you are), and many, many friends. Brian lived authentically; he wasn’t afraid of being his unique self, was an optimist, always saw the bright side of things, and could manage a smile, a laugh, or a joke on even the hardest days. His resilience, fight, and strength were evident through to his last breath. He passed the same way he lived, with honour and dignity. The family would like to thank all who have provided support over these last few difficult months, especially from his workplaces Brenntag Canada and Irving Circle K. We are forever grateful for all they have offered and provided to honour Brian’s time with them. To celebrate Brian’s life, there will be a service held at a later date with both an in-person and virtual option of attendance for those near and far. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Ronald McDonald house in Brian’s memory. As a last note, Topsail Beach was always a special spot for him, so if you are looking for somewhere to go and reminisce on all the fond memories you have with him, please consider doing so while listening to the waves like he did. 

The family will be accepting visitors at Carnell’s Funeral Home at 329 Freshwater Road, on March 2nd, 2024 from 2-5 p.m. for a celebration of Brian’s life.




2-5p.m. on March 2, 2024

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My Sincere Condolences to Brian’s Family
Rest in Peace Brian

My deepest condolences to Brian’s family & friends.
Rest in peace Brian.

Deepest condolences to family and friends,
May you happy memories give you peace and comfort during this challenging time.
Lise Groleau – Brenntag Canada

Our most heartfelt condolences. It is very tough losing a parent, a sibling and a friend. Rest in Peace.

Sorry to hear of Brian’s passing.. Although I never met Brian in person, my weekly calls, texts and emails from him through his work with Brenntag certainly made the impression that he was a great guy. Very personable to work with and very friendly. I am certain he will be missed. Cherish the memories.

Condolences to all …he will be missed..thoughts & prayers from Sandy & Betty in Miramichi NB

Sending blessing to Brianna, Charles, Joanne, Gordon and Thomas. This next year will bring alot of firsts. Brian will be with each of you as you find your own way through the pain. He was gentle, strong, kind funny and accenting of everyone. There are so many fun loving “Brian” stories, I know we all have our own. For each time you find him in your thoughts raise a glass and tell one of you favorite stories, his memory will live forever. Brian you are loved and missed, rest easy friend!

Sincere condolences to Brian’s family & to the Strowbridge family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

I met Brain few years ago when I was working as a security guard. What a pleasant fella he was always read and willing to help or provide any ideas. We chat about everything during my shift. I am gonna miss you buddy and I m glad you are resting peacefully with the Almighty. Love you buddy..

So very sorry to hear of Brian’s illness and passing. He was a great guy, so easy to get along with and you couldn’t ask for a better dance partner if the music was right! My sincere condolences to Brianna and his family.

On August 1, I sent Brian a text msg asking how he was doing. His reply “She’s rough buddy. Moved me to paliative care unit, called Miller Center. She’s the last stop before the end buddy lol” – Not only was Brain (I called him Brain) an optimist, but he also didn’t want people to feel bad for him. That dude was a good dude! RIP cocky.

Never met Brian, but sounds like a wonderful man. My sincere condolences to Brianna and family. May happy memories bring a smile to your face during these difficult days. Blessings

Ruby Barbour (Justin’s grandmother)

Sending condolences to his family and friends. So many wonderful memories over the years. Rest easy and happy heavenly birthday.

Such sad news to see this obituary of Brian’s passing. I knew Brian from my young days in Goose Bay. Always kind to his friends and a great friend to be around. Lots of great memories.
Condolences to Brianna and family.

Worked with Brian years ago at Circle K. We didn’t really keep up all that much after I left, but I never forgot the good laughs we had working together, the jokes we would always tell each other, and all the days where I wasn’t quite feeling up to anything and he’d immediately turn me around with his jokes. Gone much too soon, but you will never be forgotten, Rest In Peace, my friend.

I am heartbroken to hear of Brian’s passing. I have so many memories of my teenage years where Brian was a big part of. Condolences go out to Brianna and all of his family. Rest easy my friend, I will think of you with fond memories ❤️

We were so saddened to hear of Brian’s passing, he will always hold a special place in our hearts,, such a kindhearted and dear family friend taken from us too soon. Condolences going out to our sweet goddaughter Brianna, and the rest of his family and friends. RIP dear friend, you will be greatly missed, but never forgitten❤️

Brianna there are no words to express my heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Though I never had the honour of meeting your Father in person over the years of working together I have to say he was such a nice man and he will truly be missed. R.I.P Brian

For those of us who had the privilege of knowing and spending time with Brian, I offer condolences. I hope memories of those times spent with him brings a smile to your lips, even if it also brings a tear to your eyes. Rest Easy Brian. Thanks for the memories. xo

Heartfelt condolences to the family.
Such a beautiful person and gone way too soon.
Rest peacefully Brian.

Rip my friend, will always remember you, & Thanks for all the cabs you got me at Tols. Condolences to all Family & Friends.

Rip my friend, will always remember you, & Thanks for all the cabs you got me at Tols.

We were so sad to hear of Brian’s passing. It has been many years since we have seen Brian but I remember how he was always happy ,never mad or angry. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

So sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. He was such a fabulous person and will be missed by all that knew him. My deepest condolences to his daughter and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

Please accept our sincere condolences on Brian’s passing.
Brian left a mark on everyone he met, I am sure with his infectious grin. A special hug for our friend Chuck. We are so happy you and your family made his Brian’s last days comforting. God Bless.

My condolences to breianna and her family. I have had the pleasure of working with Brian for the last 6 years. He wasn’t just a co worker he was a good friend. His passion for life, and his humor was what made him who he was .I have so many stories I have no idea were to start. I will miss him dearly and he will always hold a special place in my heart.

Condolences to the family and friends.RIP Brian

I’m so sorry for the loss of Brian. He was a beautiful soul and always a friend. A part of my life for as long as I can remember, as I grew up next door to him. My deepest condolences to his beautiful daughter and all the Strowbridges. Rest in peace my dear friend.

I remember well the Strowbridge family, especially Brian. Pretty sure I had a crush on him for years when I was a kid. He was only a few months older than me, but he seemed so “grownup”. Such a funny, handsome and kind person. Saddened to hear of his passing. My sincere condolences to the family.

So sorry to hear of Brian’ passing. Brian always met you with a huge smile on his face and his personality was just as big. We will miss him and think of him often.

Rhonda and Andre

So sorry to hear of Brian’ passing. Brian always met you with a huge smile on his face and his personality was just as huge. We will miss him and think of him often.

Rhonda and Andre

I’m so very sorry and sadden to see this, I cut Brian’s hair for many years every 5-6 weeks! Last time we talked was July 11th! My condolences to Brianna and family! My heart goes out to you!

So sad to hear this news. I lost touch with Brian over the years but I always remembered how funny he was. I worked with him back in the late 80’s.
When I was getting married I asked him when he was planning to get married.. his reply was , “Juvember 32nd!!”… in other words.. never!!! I still repeat that saying/story to this day and think of him whenever I say it. He was so fun!! Hold on to the fun memories he made with you all!!! I am sure over time you will be able to laugh again over something he may have said or done

My deepest condolences to Brianna and the rest of the family during this difficult time. I am so lucky to have had Brian in my life. I will forever cherish the memories made over the years. And I will always love him.