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~ August 5, 1938 - June 20, 2022 ~

Brian "Pa" Gainsford earned his wings on June 20, 2022 on the land that he loved, the Gainsford Farm. Beloved husband of the late Violet Anderson. Caring brother to Lola (the late Howard O. Brown). Brother in law to Lucette (Dennis Anderson).

Brian was born on August 5, 1938 in Low, Quebec. He was a force of nature, determined to provide for his family and proud of all their accomplishments. He was a man of the land, a mechanic, a business man, but most of all he was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Adventure was his middle name from working out west when he was young to meeting his beloved wife Vy in the mines at Rouyn Noranda, serving his community of Gracefield as a fire fighter for 45 years.

Life happens and he made it happen full filling everyday with some kind of achievement, He loved to laugh, had a great sense of humour and a never ending sense of curiosity. Bursting with pride of his most recent participation in a thrashing mill Guinness World Record event in 2019.

His beautiful life will always be cherished by his children, Cindy (the late Richard Rusenstrom), Lionel (Jeanne Chantigny), Susie (Glenn McDonald), and Michael (Joanne Froome). Fond memories are held by his grandchildren Kenn (Ayla). Karl, Sarah (Jean Francois), Ryan, and Kelsey (Christophe) and his great grandchildren Leah and Ludovyck Brian will be deeply missed by his family, friends and his Tuxedo cat Tuck. Uncle to Mark (Frantzie) and Robert.

Brian was a large part of the community and his presence will be missed. He was happiest when sharing a drink and a story with whomever stopped by.

Celebration of his life was with his family as per his wishes. His ashes will be interned at the Hillcrest Cemetery at a later date. If you would like to honor Brian's life please make a donation in his name to the charity of your choice.



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