Glenn "Sonny" Brandt

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BRANDT, Glenn ""Sonny"" After a short battle with cancer Glenn passed away Saturday, May 15th surrounded by the love of his family. Predeceased by father Arnold, mother Eileen and nephew Clinton, he is survived by his wife Joan, sons Jason, Conor and Eliot (Emily); brothers Don (Rickie), Stan (Jeanette); sisters Shirley (Frank) and Elaine (Steve) as well as many nieces and nephews. Glenn was born on June 11th 1943 and grew up in east Vancouver, attending King Edward Secondary and graduating from the UBC. Sport, with its challenges, competition, and the camaraderie of teammates was a large part of his life. He approached his sports with a passion and made many friends along the way. He was an alumnus of Trojans Rugby Team, Jr. Blue Bombers and U.B.C. Thunderbirds Football Given the nickname ""Sonny"" from UBC head coach Frank Gnup, Glenn was a multi-positional player who gained many accolades and for 30 years held the UBC record for the longest interception touchdown run. Skiing, tennis, cycling, and golf were some of the other sports he enjoyed. Glenn was a successful entrepreneur who worked for a variety of major companies including Xerox, Laing Properties and most recently as Vice President of Progressive Properties. He was a dedicated and loving husband, a great father, and a consummate family man. Some of his favorite times included summer holidays at Naramata, winter trips to Whistler and Hawaii as well as coaching his boys in soccer and baseball. The last few months of Glenn's life were especially good. He frequently reminded those around him to seize the day and that is the message he would want to pass on to those who shared experiences in his life. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Please join us at a celebration of life in his honor to be held at the Point Grey Golf and Country Club 3350 S.W. Marine Drive on Thursday, May 27th at 1pm. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Gosselin, Dr. McLaughlin, and to the staff of the palliative care units at the Cancer Clinic and VGH. Donations to the Vancouver Cancer Clinic would be very much appreciated.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from May 21 to May 22, 2010
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