It is my sad duty to report that one of the finest news readers I have known and a good friend, Brian Brenn has passed away.
He died peacefully this morning in the Peace Arch Hospice in White Rock. Brian had been fighting cancer for about a year, but didn’t want a big fuss made about it, so those of us close to him were asked to keep it to ourselves.
Garry Raible was able to make a trip to the coast on the weekend to have a few final words with our friend.
Cancer didn’t stop Brian from having fun in his remaining months. He made one last trip to the Okanagan to play golf this summer and went back on the air at News1130 to do weekends with his buddy Andy Walsh.
My best memories of Brian are the times we had both at work and on the golf course including one special trip to the Kona Coast on the Big Island.
As long as I knew Brian, he lived his life to the fullest and I think that’s about all any of us can hope for.
It is not known at this time whether there will be a service, but it will be posted here when I find out.
Rest In Peace my friend. Birdies instead of bogies!