Brian Cyril Daniels, recent resident of Smithers B.C., died on March 25, 2013 after a brief illness. Brian was born on January 19, 1928 in Birmingham, England. He was educated at King Charles School in Kidderminster. He served in both the British and Canadian Armies and retired as a Lieutenant.
After emigrating to Canada in 1948 Brian worked at the Hudson’s Bay Company in Edmonton. In 1960 he joined the Government of the Yukon Territory in Whitehorse, where he also served as an alderman for two years. In 1961 Brian began a 28-year career with the Government of Canada in the Department of Employment and Immigration. A transfer to Penticton took place in 1967 and he became an active member of the community there. He served as Chairman of both the Penticton Airport Committee and Penticton Public Library and sat for nine years as a School District #15 trustee. He belonged to several service clubs including Rotary, Kiwanis, and Probus.
After retiring in 1988 he moved to Brentwood Bay on Vancouver Island where he was a member of the Glen Meadows Curling Club, the Sidney Stonewaller’s Cricket Club and the Central Saanich Lawn Bowling Club. In 2011 Brian moved to Smithers, where his daughter Kate and family reside.
Brian is survived by his brother Michael Daniels, son Andrew Daniels (Joy), daughters Wendy Shaw (Bill) and Kathleen (Kate) Daniels-Howard (John) and grandchildren Julie, Sylvan, Carolyn, Matthew and Genevieve. Brian requested that no service be held rather, if people so wish donations to the BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver would be appreciated.
True to his love of the game and the great memories he made there, Brian’s ashes will be scattered on his favourite cricket pitch in Warwickshire, England. Many thanks to the caregivers at both the Lodge at Broadmead (Saanich) and the Bulkley Valley Lodge (Smithers), Dr. Marius Scholtz and the staff at the Bulkley Valley District Hospital (Smithers).
A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out. George Bernard Shaw.