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Brian Wolfe

June 22, 1957 - November 10, 2017

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With heartfelt sadness we announce the passing of Dr. Brian Wolfe on November 10th after an unexpected and brief battle with cancer. Brian passed peacefully in his home, surrounded by loved ones.  He received excellent care from the medical community, from the initial diagnosis to his final days at home.

Brian will be desperately missed by his family who adored him, by those who valued his friendship and by the medical community who respected and relied on his guidance.

Brian was born in Regina, Saskatchewan. He spent his childhood in Regina, Moose Jaw, Winnipeg, Port Colborne and St. Catharines, Ontario.  Brian enjoyed playing sports of all kinds.   He was involved in organized baseball and hockey, would bike miles every day before a summer job to play golf. In high school he was on the varsity basketball and volleyball teams. At Queen’s University he managed to obtain two athletic letters simply participating in a myriad of intramural sports. Brian had a gift for music, was active in The Queens band playing coronet and later in life he mastered the classical guitar.

Brian excelled in school throughout all his years of education. After 2 years at Queen’s University he received accelerated entrance into Medical School also at Queens. Brian interned in Toronto and then headed to Saskatoon for Residency in Diagnostic Radiology. He moved to the Cowichan Valley in 1987 and spent his entire professional career at Cowichan District Hospital. Half of his years there were as Department Head and he had a term as President of the Medical Staff. He loved the climate and scenery but the comradery and good times with the Cowichan Valley Medical Society kept him anchored to the community.

Brian was married to the love of his life and best friend Sandee for 34 years.  They shared a passion for gardening. Many an hour were spent landscaping and maintaining their large terraced yard. They also shared a love of travel and every year explored places near and far. Sandee and Brian are both long term parishioners of St. Peters Anglican Church.  Brian did everything to the best of his ability, whether it was in his professional life or his hobbies.  He would discover a new passion, skillfully master it and then move on to a new challenge.  Brian enjoyed cornet playing, classical guitar, skiing at Whistler, soap stone carving and pottery classes, windsurfing, kite boarding and regular winter curling. In the last 10 years Brian rose to his athletic peak, not only competing in numerous triathlons but frequently placing at the top.

Brian felt a special bond with Sandee’s two sons Shawn (Esther) and Chad (Julie) and cherished three grandchildren Stephen, Nicole and Ethan.  The family shared and enjoyed many memorable trips together.

Brian expressed gratitude for the all the family members who have touched his life in a positive way including his parents Alvin and Erna, siblings Don (Val), Cheryl (Rod) and Sandra, nieces and nephews Brendan (Judith), Caitlin (Ben), Jonathan, Raven, Tristan, Cassidy and Soleil and extended family. Brian was predeceased by his brother Kevin. Brian will be remembered by his family as someone who consistently role modeled his enthusiasm and positive outlook on life, sense of humor and strong values.

A celebration of life will be held at H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial, 5285 Polkey Road on Saturday, November 18th at 2:30 PM.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cowichan District Hospital Foundation to help fund the new hospital.

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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: Ev Pollock ( formerly Pearce)
Relation: Professionally

I am very saddened to hear of Brian’s passing. As a former long time member of the Cowichan District Hospital staff, I will always remember Brian for his consistent caring professionalism. He will be missed.

From: Kamla Gage
Relation: Professional

I’m saddened that Brian is no longer with us. In the 14 years I’ve worked with him, he was professional, helpful and always willing to work with me. I will never forget my last conversation with him regarding his trip to India.
Brian, you will be missed.

From: Aman Dusanj
Relation: Professional

Dr. Wolfe was one of the most knowledgeable, kind, caring and generous individuals that I have ever encountered . It was an honour to have worked alongside him. He was someone whom I dearly respected and turned to often for guidance. He is and will continue to be painfully missed by the medical imaging department at CDH.

From: Carol Petrie
Relation: Coworker and friend

It’s with a very heavy heart I leave this condolence. I worked with Brian for almost 28 years. Brian was one of the most compitent Radiologist I had the honor to work with. He always did everything with precision and 100 percent effort.
Brian was instrumental in the process to obtain the first CT and Bone Densitometer for CDH. He was a such a strong advocate for the Cowichan Valley.
On a personal level, Brian had such a good sense of humor. Many imaging parties spent enjoying his special video presentations.
Brian, you were our rock and will be missed more than I can ever express. My sincere condolences to Sandy and entire family. You all meant so much to him.

From: Robin Duke
Relation: Friend

Sandee I’m am shocked and saddened to hear of Brians passing. I know the bond that you both had and how you treasured each other. Much love to you and your families. Robin.

From: Gail Murphy
Relation: Professional

What a sad time for Brian’s Family & for his entire CDH Family. I will miss seeing his wonderful smile & his always “good morning” when we met in the Admin hallway. Condolences to Sandee & The Family. RIP Brian. You will be missed by all.

From: Moe and Eleanor jamieson
Relation: Friend and colleague

To Sandee and family,
We are deeply grieved at the news of Brian’s passing and send you our heartfelt sympathy.
Moe and Eleanor Jamieson

From: Vicky Gilks
Relation: I am an x-ray tech at CDH since 2003.

My condolences to Brian’s family in this impossible time of loss. Brian was much loved and admired by all he touched.

From: Sidney Easterbrook
Relation: I worked in the xray department at CDH

I had the pleasure of working with Dr.Wolfe from 1998 to 2011. In 2009 my husband had an acute aortic dissection. Dr. Wolfe sat with us in Emergency until 9:00pm when my husband could then be transported to Victoria for emergency surgery. I am forever thankful for his kindness in our time of need.

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Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
November 18, 2017
Beginning at 2:30pm

Location:
H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre
5285 Polkey Road
Duncan, BC V9L 6W3

5285 Polkey Road
Duncan, BC V9L 6W3

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Cowichan District Hospital Foundation

www.cdhfoundation.ca

#101, 5822 Garden Street,

Duncan, BC

V9L 3V9

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