Gonyer, Brian Samuel

November 19, 1950 ~ March 27, 2014

Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother and Best Friend; Sadly missed and lovingly remembered.

Born November 19, 1950 in Comox, BC, Brian passed away peacefully after a short battle with pneumonia, surrounded by his family at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

Predeceased by his mother, Josephine Kleven (Vandale); father, Samuel Gonyer; brother, Glen Gonyer; and good friend, Larry Knudson.

He is survived by his wife, Terry Gonyer; children, Theresa (Paul) Furlonge, Phil (Suzie) Gonyer; step-daughter, Alicia Atwood; grandchildren: Grace, Max, Izabella, Eli, Austin, Nikalous, and Brendan; step-father, Ronald Kleven; brothers: Wayne (Pat), Gary, Kevin, Ricky; and good friend, Scrubby (Cathy) Rossiter. Brian also leaves behind in-laws: Elsie Kells (Ken), Rose (Dick) Gillies, Billie (Kerry) Kneen, Georgina Murray (Melvin) and Art Still (Giz) as well as countless nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Brian’s bright smile, gentle, loving manner and warmth will forever be felt even though he is no longer with us. He has left us with a light that will be lit forever in our souls. Husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend, we will love you forever.

“Those we love don’t go away,

They walk beside us everyday,

Unseen, unheard but always near,

Still loved, still missed and very dear.”


Celebration of Life to be held at the Nanaimo Golf and Country Club, April 2, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers please make donations to KidSport Nanaimo

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