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Brant Guido Holenstein

Oct. 29, 1992 to May 8, 2013

Brant was born in Smithers, BC on October 29, 1992. He was a chubby little toddler with his mom’s beautiful brown eyes; he brought spice and spunk into our family. Brant was an amazing young man with a big heart and big smile for whoever needed it. He was relentless and passionate in all he pursued, whether it was snowboarding, dirt biking, hunting, kickboxing, soccer, drawing or spending time with his friends. Well known for his BIG bear hug, his wisdom, his generosity, his quick wit or even his in-the-moment attitude. Brant was NEVER scared of anything; he lived with no fear; he loved life and was full of it.  He had life at his fingertips with so much to offer and was taken away way too soon.  Brant died doing what he loved; and was taken home in a tragic work accident on May 8, 2013.

Brant’s passion for snowboarding will be a long lasting legacy throughout the North. His abilities were well known by many. He won lots of rail jams, spent many winters up on the hill, and seized the opportunity to take in “Camp of Champions” in Whistler. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the “Boarding 4 Brant Fund” set up for kids in our community who would otherwise be unable to go boarding. For simplicity, please make cheques payable to Rayz Board Shop. (Charitable donation receipts will be available).

Brant leaves behind parents, Guido & Tanya Holenstein, brother Blake & Ashley & Titus Holenstein, sister Amanda & Ryan Recina, sister Brooke Holenstein & fiance Nick Bandstra, Krista Cline and countless family and friends. Brant gave a lot of love and received a lot of love. Our hearts are crushed, but our Anchor holds. Brant you will be greatly missed beyond words. We will hold you in our hearts forever. Until we meet again Bruizer... we love YOU!!

‘Every single second that you live you are never going to get take back. You are never going to get to change what you said, didn’t say, did, or didn’t do. Live how you want to live. Act how you want to be remembered, because you never know how long or short you are going to be here.’ A quote that Brant lived by, posted on his Facebook page on March 6, 2013.

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