Brian Inglis

Brian Inglis

Thursday, September 2nd, 1948 - Friday, May 10th, 2019
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Obituary

Please remember Brian Inglis born Thursday, September 2nd 1948 and died Friday, May 10th 2019.

Brian was born in Wingham, Ontario and moved throughout many small southern Ontario communities growing up. He attended elementary school in Warwick Village and Watford and, for a short time, Watford District High School.

As a teenager, he worked for the Basket Factory in Forest and the Holmes Foundry in Sarnia but was keen to follow in his fathers footsteps, creating prosperous land by putting in tile drainage systems.

He moved north and built a life for his family out of hard work, dedication and careful planning. Brian, along with his brother Doug adopted their fathers tile drainage business in 1970. Together, they operated the family business, along with Brian’s youngest son Mike, and have drained over 120,000 acres in the Temiskaming District. In the off-season, starting in 1972, Brian traded in his rubber boots for a lined pair as he worked many pipeline jobs in the winter months as a ditching machine operator in Western Canada and into the United States. There, he made many lifelong friendships.

Brian enjoyed nature, a crackling campfire, the sounds of a gas engine firing, historical research, antique collectables, sitting in his shop listening to Willies Roadhouse and of course, Bird.

He was known for his sharp one liners, sarcasm, stubbornness, strong leadership, unprecedented work ethic, his participation in the Rod Inglis Memorial Steam Show and big heart. A gentler more loyal soul would be hard to find.

Brian was the devoted husband of Karen for just shy of 52 years. He was a loving father to Teresea (George), John (Nikki), Kevin (Tanya) and Mike (Maija).
He took extreme pride in his grandchildren; Jesse, Chloe, Josh, Hunter, Brady, Benjamin, Brealey and Nora.

Also left to mourn are his siblings Doug (Pat), Heather (Stuart), Laurie (Maurice), Chrissy (Wayne) and sisters-in-law Marilyn, Shirley and Bonnie and brother-in-law, Ron. He will be missed by many nieces, nephews, friends, employees, neighbours, and the farming and pipeline communities.

He will be fondly remembered by his longtime friend, Leo Denomme.

Gone before him was his treasured son Jamie, his father Rod, mother Lillian, sister Lisa, brother Eric, parents-in-law John and Ruby, sister-in-law Phyllis and brother-in-law Keith.

The family will receive friends at the McDonald Funeral Home in Englehart on Friday, May 17th, from 2:00pm-4:00pm and 7:00pm-9:00pm.

Brian’s life will be celebrated at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Englehart on Saturday, May 18th at 11:00am.

We wish to thank his caregivers throughout his battle against cancer, and a special thanks to his daughter and personal nurse, Teresea.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Temiskaming Hospital Foundation Care Close to Home would be gratefully acknowledged. Condolences, contributions and memorial candles may be left at www.mcdonaldfuneralhome.ca.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, May 17th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Friday, May 17th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    McDonald Funeral Home
    Address
    46 4th Ave.
    ENGLEHART, ON P0J 1H0
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  • Second Visitation

    Friday, May 17th, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Friday, May 17th, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    McDonald Funeral Home
    Address
    46 4th Ave.
    ENGLEHART, ON P0J 1H0
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Third Visitation

    Saturday, May 18th, 2019 | 9:45am - 10:45am
    When
    Saturday, May 18th, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
    Location
    McDonald Funeral Home
    Address
    46 4th Ave.
    ENGLEHART, ON P0J 1H0
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  • Service

    Saturday, May 18th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, May 18th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Holy Trinity Catholic Church
    Address
    Corner 6th Ave. & 3rd St.
    ENGLEHART, ON P0J 1H0
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  • Interment

    Location
    Englehart Cemetery
    Address
    First Street N
    ENGLEHART, ON P0J1H0
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  • Reception

    Location
    Holy Trinity Catholic Church
    Address
    Corner 6th Ave. & 3rd St.
    ENGLEHART, ON P0J 1H0
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Monique Maurice

Posted at 10:33am
To Karen and family , sorry for your loss. Monique Maurice
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Bonnie & Rory MacDiarmid

Posted at 09:21pm
Dear Doug & Pat: Rory & I are very sorry to learn of your loved ones passing. Brian was so young. You are going to miss him so much. May he rest in peace free from his earthly suffering.
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Rick Willett

Posted at 08:12pm
In our thoughts and prayers. - Rick and Louise Willett
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Georgia Pacific Staff and Local Union

Posted at 11:27am
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Louis Shirvell

Posted at 04:02pm
We are deeply saddened to hear about Brian's passing. With deepest sympathy to Karen and family. May your good memories be a source of comfort at this time. Nothing prepares us for the loss of a good friend like Brian. We had many experiences together, a good working relationship and good buddies as we worked together in California, Thunder Bay, and through out Canada. Our friendship spanned many years and we kept in touch by phone. In the early nineties, we visited each other's homes and always shared some good stories about our work. I will truly miss Brian's intellect, humour, and storytelling. Farewell my friend and buddy. Sincerely, Louis and Shirley Shirvell
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