Brian William Stares

Passed away at his home on June 1, 2010, at the age of 66, after fighting a battle with cancer. Brian is survived by his loving wife, Dona-Mae; two sons: Martin and Sean; stepson, Eric; stepdaughter, Jennifer, and three grandsons: Adam, Gavin and Ryan, as well as a brother and sister.

Brian was born in Hamilton, Ontario; he moved to British Columbia and spent most of his life in Port Alberni, where he operated Sproat Lake Marina and later Brian’s Restaurant. He moved to Nanaimo where he lived with Dona-Mae and enjoyed his retirement.

Brian was a hard working and loving man who enjoyed keeping himself busy by fixing things around the house. He was passionate about cooking and made meals as one way of expressing his love for the people in his life. He also volunteered for the Cancer Society for many years as a way of giving back to the community. He enjoyed many hobbies including painting, computers, traveling and gardening.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 394 Shepherd Ave., Nanaimo, B.C. In lieu of flowers, at the family’s request, please donate to the Nanaimo Community Hospice Society.

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