William (Bill) James Brinnen
1942 – 2009
Bill passed away on Oct. 10 in Nanaimo Hospital. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Glenna; his sons, Mike (Therese) of Smithers, and Christopher (Karri) of Kelowna; his daughter, Whitney Christie (Tony) of Quesnel; his step-daughter, Kelly of Parksville; and his step-son, Lee Perkins (Koko) of Coquitlam; 11 grandchildren; his sisters Marianne Hall (John) of Comox and Pat Stafford (Jeff Christianson) of Vanderhoof. Bill also leaves behind nieces, nephews and many very close friends. He is predeceased by his first wife, Jo-ann (Blackbeard) and mourned by his second wife/friend, Barb (nee Rankin). Also Predeceased by his parents, Cecil and Mary Brinnen.
Bill grew up in Prince George and began working for the Ministry of Forests when he was in his early twenties until his retirement in 1997. His career had him moving throughout North Central B.C. ending in Burns Lake. After retirement he moved to the Comox Valley, where he met and married Glenna, eventually settling in Parksville. A Celebration of Life will take place at the Knox United Church in Parksville at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Hemochromatosis Society or the BC Cancer Agency.
First Memorial Funeral Services, Nanaimo, B.C.