Brian Hinton passed away April 10, 2015 at the Williams Lake Seniors Village. Born in England on January 26, 1934, Brian is survived by his loving wife of 28 years Beverly; his three sons Jeff (Wendy), Cal (Nicki), Jay (Leanne). He was blessed with five beautiful grandaughters Nevada, Payden, Kallie, Taylor and Jayme. Brian was predeceased by his parents Charles and Barbara Hinton as well as his younger sister Angela and his grandaughter Kallie. He was a special person who we will remember and love.
Brian grew up in England where he started his apprenticeship in carpentry and then went to serve two years in the army as a paratrooper where he acquired the desire to travel. Since Brian’s friend, Terry Banks, had a sister in Montreal, the two set off to Canada. While travelling across Canada and the United States Brian came across the beautiful “Lake of the Woods” in Kenora, Ontario. With Brian’s hard work and attention to detail he thrived at carpentry and eventually started is own company “Hinton Construction”. In 1963, shortly after the arrival of a new baby boy and a new opportunity in Prince George, he relocated the family up north where they stayed to raise a family. In 1987 Brian married Beverly Higgins who was also from Kenora. This enlarged his family with Bev’s adult children: Tim (Heather), David, Marijse and Wesly along with five more grandchildren: Matthew, Reid, Alexs, Brittany and Nathaniel.
Brian wanted to travel out of the north hoping for better weather to garden and enjoy the ocean. With a big boat and the ocean calling, the two headed off to Campbell River and semi-retired. It was not paradise as expected being so far from the family, so the two headed back to 150 Mile House in 2003. Over the years Brian enjoyed fishing, wood carving and most importantly gardening. He used his skills in carpentry for both work and pleasure as he made many cherished gifts for his loved ones. Brian always had a beloved and devoted dog by his side for his daily walks.
Special thanks to Debbie, Mable, Dawn and the rest of the team at WL Seniors Village where Brian spent his last year. He was treated with such kindness, compassion and dignity.
Those wishing to honour Brian’s memory by way of donation may do so to the WL Search and Rescue for the great help last year or the SPCA in Brian’s name. Brian was a special person who we will remember and love. What a wonderful life we had together. Brian was remembered at a Community Celebration of Life Service at the Williams Lake Seniors Village on April 24, 2015.
Compassionate Care Funerals entrusted with all arrangements. 250-392-3336