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Brian William Crilley


Brian William Crilley

It is profound sadness and with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Brian William Crilley, husband of Brenda Allison-Crilley of St. George NB, at the Saint John Regional Hospital, Saint John NB on June 9, 2024 at 1:40 am with Brenda by his side. Brian was born in Saint John NB on July 3, 1948, to the late Raymond and Gladys (Nason) Crilley. He grew up in Saint john and spent his adult years in both Saint John and Charlotte County.

Brian’s memory will be cherished by his wife, Brenda, his son, Scott (Heather) Crilley of Kingston NB and by his grandson, Asher, who was his pride and joy. He is also survived by his brothers Paul of Baywater NB, Peter (Lorene) of Damascus NB and Bruce (Roberta) of Quispamsis NB, lots of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousin Andy Fox and family. His dear friend and buddy, Brian Holmes will always remember their shared adventures. Brian’s life and legacy has left an indelible mark on all who knew him.

Before his retirement, Brian dedicated over 30 years of his life to Irving Pulp and Paper as Head Control Panel Operator, a role he took great pride in. In his leisure time, he was a devoted member of the St. George Curling Club. He received the 2024 Leo Harrison Volunteer of the Year Award on Saturday, June 8, 2024.

His greatest joy was spending time at McDougall Lake with family and showing Asher how to fish. He loved to share his love for the outdoors and taught and instilled the love of nature in Scott. In Brian’s early years, he played baseball and spent time with his cousins Andy, Steve and Bergen Fox at their camp on Little Kedron Lake where they played cards. In the years that followed, he also had camps on Oromocto Lake and Seely Lake.

Brian was truly a family man and loved getting everyone together for family gatherings. He loved listening to music, watching sports and getting into different sport pools with his brother and nephews.

Brian’s departure comes as a deep wound, gravely felt by his wife Brenda, son Scott, Heather, Asher and entire family and countless others who loved him deeply. Brian will be missed by all who knew him, especially his curling family. A fighter until the end, Brian held his own and battled the disease of Cancer until his last moments. Knowing he is in peace and without pain is a blessing felt by everyone.

Brenda, Scott, Heather and Asher would like to say "Thank You" to Dr. Sean Keyes, Dr. Brian Johnson, Dr. Chris Mackin, and the Oncology and Palliative Care Departments of the Saint John Regional Hospital for all their support and dedicated care of Brian.

Arrangements in the care of the St. George Funeral Home (506-755-3533) 26 Portage Street, St. George NB. Brian will be resting at the funeral home on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. The service will be held from the funeral home chapel on Saturday at 11:00 am with Pastor Dennis Seely officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Brian’s memory to Charlotte County Cancer or to the St. George Curling Club would be appreciated by the family.

A limb has fallen from the family tree that says grieve not for me.
Remember the best times, the laughter, the song, the good life I lived while I was strong.
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Service Date
Saturday, June 15, 2024
Service Time
11:00 am
Service Location
St. George Funeral Home Chapel, St. George NB

June 14, 2024
Visitation Time
2-4 and 6-8 pm
Visitation Location
St. George Funeral Home, St. George

Requested Charity
Charlotte County Cancer or St. George Curling Club