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Brian L. Peart

October 30, 1942 - February 16, 2018

Brian Peart: October 30, 1942 - February 16, 2018

Service Date: February 24, 2018

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Posted by:
Cathy Crilly

Posted on:
March 5, 2018

To the Peart family. Just wanted to give my condolences on Brian's passing. I met Brian many years ago when he was in Agriculture Canada, whenever he came to the Deputy Minister's office for meetings, and he was waiting we would chat and we got to know one another. He was full of knowledge and he had such a sense of humour. He was such a nice man, pleasant, easy to talk to. I haven't seen him for many years since he retired and I have been retired myself. Stay strong, support one another, Brian will always be with you, you have all of your memories that stay with you. He will be watching you as your guardian angel. RIP Brian. Cathy Crilly (retired AAFC)

Posted by:
Bruce Williams

Posted on:
February 26, 2018

Marilyn: I was sorry to learn of Brian’s passing. I met you and Brian at Joan Foote/Jim Wilson wedding back in 1968. We were all married that summer. Just short of 50 years! I lost Christine in 2011 after 43 years. Best wishes for you and your extended family. Bruce

Posted by:
Orlan & Faye Dowdeswell

Posted on:
February 25, 2018

Marilyn - So sorry to hear of Brian's passing. Many years have passed but we often think of you. It has been 50 years since those days in Guelph. Our warmest thoughts are with you & your family now at this time.

Posted by:
Christine DeClerq

Posted on:
February 25, 2018

My heartfelt condolences on the loss of your father, and husband. Having visited Jennifer in your home when I was younger I remember Mr. Peart as a calm and gentle presence in the house. Take care of yourselves.

Posted by:
maureen harper

Posted on:
February 24, 2018

My sincere condolences to all of Brian's family and friends. I worked with Brian for many years and I always appreciated his wonderful sense of humour and quick wit. He was the "genuine article", caring for all those with whom he worked and of course, speaking often and lovingly about his beloved family members. He will be missed by many. Rest in peace dear friend and esteemed colleague.

Posted by:
Mary Power

Posted on:
February 24, 2018

Marilyn - Bernie and I offer our sincere condolences on your loss. We square danced with Brian for a number of years before you joined our group - he was such a gentleman, and a gentle man, always laughing, always having a great time - we were sad to see him leave us. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time .....

Posted by:
Joseph J. Philip

Posted on:
February 23, 2018

Our condolences to the Peart family. May God strengthen your bond and provide solace in dealing with your loss. Brian has left a legacy for himself and the family. Your friends, The Philip family from Mississauga.

Posted by:
Brenda Pilon

Posted on:
February 22, 2018

Dear Marilyn I am so very sorry to hear of Brian's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this extremely difficult time. God Bless!

Posted by:
Jane Bradley

Posted on:
February 22, 2018

My deepest sympathy to Marilyn and to all of Brian's dear family. I am sorry for your loss. I had the privilege of working with Brian for many years in the Animal Health Division of the CFIA. While he was always soft spoken and kind, he liberally shared his knowledge and expertise and always made time for colleagues and staff alike. Many will remember him.

Posted by:
Christine Quinlan

Posted on:
February 22, 2018

Marilyn and Family I am very sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. I was very fortunate to have worked with Brian for many years in Animal Health at Agriculture Canada. He was a very nice man and wonderful colleague. We had many great chats over the years, lots of laughs. We did not see him much since his retirement but he has always been in our thoughts and remembered with great fondness. My sincere condolences on your loss.

Posted by:
Mark and Cathy Arruda and family

Posted on:
February 21, 2018

Our deepest condolences to the Peart family. We will always remember the first time we met Brian, as he came to introduce himself to us when Patrick and Sarah moved next door. We felt like part of the family and were honoUred to have known him and his kind smile.

Posted by:
Bill and Joan Bulmer

Posted on:
February 20, 2018

Marilyn and Family, We are so sad for the loss of our dear friend Brian. I remember in Sept. 1978 when Joan and I arrived at 54 Marina Drive, receiving a call from Brian welcoming us to the Carlton Golf and Yacht Club and his kind offer of a ride to my new place of work in the Logan Building. This type of thoughtful kindness was so typical of my good friend, Brian Peart. Brian and I worked together for 15 years and there isn't enough time to record all of the very distinctive "Brian Peart" memories that I reflect on. However, I will record a couple. First one was, one day, when I(as his Director) was consulting him in his office, seeking his advice on a regulatory issue,his 'phone rang. He couldn't find the 'phone so he patted all of the pile of papers on his desk and finally found it (after 10 rings)and impressed the hell out of me on how smoothly he handled the call! The other memory involved Brian and I going to Parliament daily for a week when we (90% Brian)had to guide the Members of Parliament through the interpretation and meaning of the Health of Animals Act before it was passed into law in Parliament. Canada is indebted to Dr.Brian Peart for designing one of the world's best regulatory instruments in National Animal Health. Canada's loss of his contributions to animal health and animal welfare over his career cannot be fairly measured against your loss of his contributions to you and your family. Love' Bil and Joan.

Posted by:
Anonymous

Posted on:
February 20, 2018

Laura, Thinking of you and your family at this time. Whenever you talked about your father it was with great love. Kirsten, Bill and Quinn

Posted by:
Faith and Philip Miller

Posted on:
February 20, 2018

Dear Marilyn and family, we wish you treasured memories of Brian, unclouded by regrets. It has been a pleasure to meet all your various family members at Powell Drive in Youngstown. We have enjoyed the stalwart day lilies that Brian planted near the lake bank - they arrive every summer with a flourish. You recognize a good man by the beauty he adds to the world. We are so sorry for your sorrow. Faith and Philip Miller

Posted by:
Debbie Barr

Posted on:
February 20, 2018

Brian was one of the first people I worked with when I moved into the Animal Health Division and he was an excellent mentor. His sense of humour and patience are what I remember most and he never failed to offer a helping hand when needed. He was a pleasure to work with and left a lasting legacy with his colleagues and friends. I love the picture of him you used here as it really captures his essence.

Posted by:
Bill and Linda

Posted on:
February 20, 2018

Brian was a friend, classmate, colleague and, as we later discovered, shirttail cousins. He was a humble, gentle, self effacing man often making himself the object of his lively sense of humour. But he was also an intelligent, determined and productive professional, taking on and succeeding with not only applying, but also guiding acts and regulations essential to regulatory veterinary medicine through the meticulous frustrating and unpredictable legislative processes. The exigencies of life dictated that we travel divergent paths in our later years but I know he dealt with his health challenges with the same determination, humility and courage that he displayed through all our years together. To Marilyn and family we regret we will be unable to attend the service as we are out of the country but please know we will be there in spirit to celebrate with you a life well lived. Love from Bill and Linda

Posted by:
meg smart neeGudgeon

Posted on:
February 20, 2018

I was so sorry to read about Brian. I was a classmate and clinic partner of Brians at OVC. Brian was quite and humerous, especially his stories about his summer job with Agriculture Canada working on cattle ships going to Cuba. We did not keep in touvh but I did not forget him.

Posted by:
Fran & Ralph Barton

Posted on:
February 19, 2018

There are too many wonderful memories over the last 50 years to name just one. We celebrate Brian’s life and relive many of those memories with much love. We will always remember one of the greatest brothers-in-law.

Posted by:
Al Ferreira

Posted on:
February 19, 2018

Deeply saddened to hear of your loss Jennifer and Mark. Even though I only met your father on a few occasions, he definitely left an impression on me as a genuinely kind and gentle man that I sincerely enjoyed speaking with. I hope that you find comfort in all the wonderful memories that you must have of him. Sincerely Al, Mathew and Julia.

Posted by:
Penny Greenwood

Posted on:
February 19, 2018

Marilyn, I had the great pleasure of working with Brian for many years and have special memories of Brian. He was always quick with the smile and the joke and helped me immensely learn the federal animal health program. I liked to make him blush - which was easy to do, in razzing him on what he was saying made me feel too young or too old - whatever was the opposite of his point that time. He was dedicated to his causes, including work when that was part of his life, along with skating and Alzheimer's. He was proud of all of his daughters and I would be regaled with stories of their lives quite regularly. Brian was over the moon when he became a grandfather for the first time, something I understand now, having just have my first grandchild. Pictures on Facebook continued to tell the story of a doting father and grandfather. Brian certainly fought the good fight with his health issues - outlasting the original prediction by a mile. I know you will all miss him dearly. I am sorry, but will be travelling at the time of the visitation and funeral, but my thoughts will be with you and your family. Penny

Posted by:
Caroline Dubé

Posted on:
February 19, 2018

My condolences to Brian's family, of whom I heard many stories... I met Brian at the start of my career at CFIA in 2002. He took me under his wing for a while, working on CWD with him. We laughed a lot and he taught me a lot of good lessons that I still apply today. I will always remember going to Parliament with him for an organized reception. He had told me that I had to come, it was a once-in-a-career opportunity! I joined him and indeed, it was worth it... He was so proud of his family and you could tell all the love he had for everyone dear to him. I am sure he will be greatly missed.

Posted by:
Dorothy Geale

Posted on:
February 19, 2018

Brian was a mentor and a friend at the CFIA. I admired him greatly and Canadians have him to thank for our Health of Animals Act which protects our domestic livestock. Brian had a unique relationship with Moyra Nicholson, the lawyer who he worked with collaboratively to create the Act. I currently do legislative assistance work in developing countries for the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). I attribute my knowledge in this area to Brian Peart. I work with lawyers who don't always see eye-to-eye with veterinarians and when frustrated, I think back to Brian and Moyra's exchanges. Brian's legacy is reaching the farthest corners of the world. He was a patient, sensitive man who shared is knowledge and insights. With gratitude, Dorothy. (I also posted a picture of a party Brian gave at his place in 2003).

Posted by:
Anonymous

Posted on:
February 19, 2018

Sincere condolences to you and your family on your loss. Maureen

Posted by:
Jane Teeter &Gord Pugh

Posted on:
February 19, 2018

Marilyn, We will always have the fondest of memories of Brian. We greatly admire the courage he displayed these last years. Gord & Jane

Posted by:
Judith and Derek Walton

Posted on:
February 19, 2018

Marilyn, it has been a long time. You were great neighbors, especially Brian fixing Petra for us, and the pair of you looking after 9 dogs instead of one. Our thoughts are with you and the girls at this time.

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