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Brendan Gaunt

July 29, 1965 - August 1, 2020


Brendan passed away after an illness in the Edmonton University Hospital, Alberta, where he had resided for the last 10 years. Born in the Cowichan Valley, Brendan was predeceased by his parents Dennis and Moira Gaunt, brothers Sean and Paul, and survived by his daughter Shauna, her mother Julie, and brother Eamon.

Brendan was educated at Queen of Angels, Quamichan Junior Secondary and Cowichan Senior Secondary where he graduated in 1983. Well known amongst his peers for his generosity and humour, Brendan excelled in speech arts under the supervision of Mrs. Duckworth and obtained the Silver Medal Award (Royal Conservatory Music, University of Toronto) in 1979. He was also an avid sports enthusiast, particularly basketball under coach Keith Robertson of the Quamichan Totems, and selected for the Vancouver Island All-Star team. After graduation Brendan held a variety of jobs while attending night school before attending the University of Victoria where he obtained his law degree in 2001.

After being called to the bar, Brendan practiced criminal law in Iqaluit and Yellow Knife before transferring to the Department of Justice of Canada and subsequently the Alberta Department of Justice in Edmonton, Alberta.


There will be a Memorial Service for Brendan on Tuesday at 11 am, 25 August 2020, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church followed by an internment ceremony at the church grounds. For those wishing to attend this service it is noted that Covid-19 protocols will be followed and we kindly ask that those who wish to join confirm at 250-746-7335.


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Lisa Read
Relation: School mate

Very sorry to hear of Brendans passing. I remember him fondly from highschool

From: Lisa Read
Relation: School mate

Very sorry to hear of Brendans passing. I remember him fondly from highschool

From: Eileen Dirom
Relation: school friend

I was very saddened to hear of Brendon passing. Sending condolences to his family.

From: roger bruce
Relation: school

He was a great teammate on and off the basketball court. I am sad to hear the news.

From: Ellen McMillan
Relation: Taught Brendan in Grade 4.

So sorry to hear of Brendan’s passing. He was such a character in elementary school

From: Keith Robertson
Relation: Teacher and School Basketball Coach

My condolences to Brendan’s family. He was always a very cheerful and talented player who I enjoyed coaching over the years.

From: Tony & Fiona Flanagan
Relation: First cousin

We enjoyed some wonderful times with Brendan. Full of life and fun Brendan had a big heart. We will miss Brendan, May he rest in peace.

From: Ross Janes
Relation: school friend

So sorry to hear of Brendan’s passing. I have fond memories of him at Queen of Angels and Cow High.

From: Mike Dickie
Relation: Friend

So Sad, to hear of the passing of Brendan.
We shared some fabulous “good-times”growing up in Cowichan. Truly one of a kind !

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