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1955 - 2014
It is with deep sadness that the family announces that Brian Jonsson, age 58, lost his battle with cancer on February 20, 2014. Brian will be lovingly remembered by his wife Lori and his daughter Erika. He is survived by his sister Ann (Rob) Clark of Riverview, New Brunswick. He was predeceased by his parents Audrey and Douglas, and brother Peter. He will be dearly be missed by his nieces and nephews Jennifer, Andrew, Lisa, Amy, and Jerad as well as his aunts and many cousins.
He and Lori moved to North Battleford from Fredericton, New Brunswick in 1981 where Brian began his work as a Child Psychologist. He was a dedicated professional who worked for the Prairie North Regional Health Authority for over thirty years becoming a Manager for Battlefords Children's Mental Health and Addictions Services.
Brian loved nature and his time spent in the outdoors. He treasured the summers spent at the family cottage at Chitek Lake, fishing, boating, golfing, and sitting around the campfire with friends. He was a member of several community organizations. He was an active member of the Rotary Club. He belonged to the Scuba Club. Brian was an avid skier and a board member of Table Mountain. He worked hard to achieve his Black Belt through the Battlefords Karate-Do GenbuKai Club.
Brian was a man of generosity, pride, and honour who valued family, friends and community. Please remember him through a donation to the Battlefords Branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association (1011-103rd Street, North Battleford, SK S9A 1K3) or the Battlefords Boys and Girls Club (1602-103rd Street, North Battleford, SK S9A 1L7).
A Memorial Service to honour Brian's life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 29th, 2014 at Sallows and McDonald – Wilson and Zehner Funeral Home, 1271 103 Street, North Battleford. Condolences for the family may be left at www.sallowsandmcdonald.com. The family has placed their trust with Sallows and McDonald – Wilson and Zehner Funeral Home, North Battleford, SK (306) 445-2418.
Published in The Saskatoon StarPhoenix on Mar. 1, 2014