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William George Brunlees

April 23, 1940 - October 27, 2011


It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Bill. He is survived by his loving wife Barbara of 24 years; sons, Kieron (Tracy) and Kelly (Roberta); daughter, Laurel (Jason); step-sons, Brad and Randal (Michelle); 10 grandchildren and caregivers, Carolina and Ronnel. We would like to express our thanks to Dr. MacDonald for his care over the years and the many other caregivers that made a difference in his life. There will be no service by request. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Bill’s name to the Powell River Hospital Foundation. .


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From: Stubberfield Funeral Home Ltd. Staff

Stubberfield Funeral Home Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: norm lovitt
Relation: friend

So very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing.Like all of those old pilots ,he enjoyed life to the full. Our thoughts are with you ,Barb & family,

From: Jan & Matt Simpson
Relation: Friends of Kieron & Tracy

So sorry to hear about Bill. Our thoughts are with you and the kids. We didn`t know Bill in his younger years but I understand that he was a pretty fun-loving guy and lived large. He still had a good sense of humour late in life, when we met him. We thought quite highly of him. Take care of yourselves, time will heal. Big hugs!!

From: Fred & Mary D'Amico
Relation: Friend.

To the grand-kids that he was so proud of; to Kieron, Kelly & Laurel; Brad & Randy; and especially to Barb, our thoughts are with you all.

It was with great shock and sadness that we heard of Bill’s sudden passing. We have lost a special person and good friend but the memories of all the good times are ours forever. From sharing a cabin on Bonaventure to pushing Bill in his wheel chair through the streets of Mexico he had an indomitable spirit, sense of humour and unfailing optimism.

I will have a glass of single malt in his memory.

Fred & Mary

From: Chuck D'Amico
Relation: Friend

I will remember Bill’s joy of life, his proudness of his life and career. I am glad I knew him.

From: Bud Jardine
Relation: naval friend

It is sad to learn of the passing of a fellow Venture graduate and naval aviator confrere. Bill’s ready smile and sense of humour always gladdened the hearts of his ship and squadron mates.

From: Joe and Joan Paquette
Relation: Another Navy pilot

Barb, Kieron, Kelly, Laurel, and Kenny: We were sad to hear that Bill had made his last “cat shot”. I know that the last years have been tough and he is truly in a better place (for him).
Bill was big in my early years in the Navy and we had a chance to reconnect later then again in discussion the 2009 Reunion.
This picture better reflects the fun that was Bill (that is me laying on his back) and I will never forget sliding to a stop in the Dockyard -parking lot in his old JAG and leaving it where it stopped to run for the gate to beat “curfue”.
Your final grade is an “OK …3 Wire”.

From: Pete D'Amico
Relation: Friend

Barb and Family so sorry to hear about Bill. We will all miss him. The Billy Boat will never quite seem the same.

From: Brian Edward Roberts
Relation: Friend from the RCN and present

Dear Barb and family, we are sorry to hear of you loss, our prayers and thoughts are with you. Many happy memories of you and Bill will be with us. take care,all our Love, Brian and Sharon

From: Wilf Lund
Relation: Schoolmate and Venture Classmate

Barb and family,
I wish to convey the sincere condolences of the Venture graduating class of 1961. Bil and I were at University School together in Victoria then we ended up in the same term at Venture. We all played hard, worked hard, cruised and laughed together until we went on to the serious business of being naval professionals. We all remember Bill for his good humour, great smile and Tony Curtis good looks. His last years were challenging we know. He is at peace now.
Wilf Lund
Class Rep Venture 1961

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