Brian K. O'Sullivan
February 24, 1970 - September 23, 2014
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Brian, age 44, died of natural causes on September 22 in Osaka, Japan. He was born in Ottawa, Ontario and raised in British Columbia's Lower Mainland. Brian attained a B.Arts in Political Science from Simon Fraser University, earned a M.A. in Interdisciplinary Humanities from Trinity Western University in 2006, and a Masters of Education and PGCE in TESOL Education from the University of Tasmania.

Brian was dedicated to lifelong learning and to teaching: his career took him to Japan, South Korea, and United Arab Emirates. He is missed by colleagues, associates and friends worldwide. Brian's passions also included gourmet cooking, and sports: both playing and spectating. He played with the Vancouver Meraloma Club, and remained committed to physical exercise and activity, be it bicycling with his wife, lifting weights with his friends or running with his father-in-law.

He is survived by his loving wife Ayako (nee Fujimoto), son Michael Kai, and his sister Christina (Tobin). He is also survived by loving aunts, uncles and cousins. He is predeceased by his mother Eleanor Oxton in 1999, and his father Peter De Coster in 2002.

Services have been held in Japan. Interment in B.C.

was private. A dinner celebrating Brian's life is scheduled for 5 pm November 1 at Leela Thai, White Rock. In lieu of flowers or donations, please consider the needs of Brian's family.

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Published in North Shore News from Oct. 22 to Oct. 24, 2014.
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October 29, 2014
R.I.P Brian ~ I'll miss our FB chats about life & our Canucks. Keep shining a bright light for your family and they'll know you're always near...
Ramona Vorberg Ambrozuk
October 27, 2014
Rest in Peace, dear Brian. You and your infectious laugh are greatly missed.. I can clearly hear your response: "Thank you, Elena!" That is what you always said to me...
Elena Roberts
October 26, 2014
Rest in Peace Brian.
Samira Boukadi
October 26, 2014
It was very nice working with you in the UAE Brian. Your are definitely missed. Rest in Peace my friend. God bless Mikey and Aya.
Samira Boukadi
October 25, 2014
Bicycling with the family
Christina O'Sullivan
October 25, 2014
Brian with two loves: food and Canucks
Christina O'Sullivan
October 25, 2014
O'Sullivans in Bed
Christina O'Sullivan
October 24, 2014
A great man! Always one to give sound advice and help a friend. May you be at peace. Know that your family and friends love you and feel your passing greatly. Truly another light has gown out in this world. Goodbye Brian my friend. Until we meet in the hereafter.
Terry Finnigan
October 23, 2014
You were a great friend to all who knew you. I'm sure Mikey will grow up to be the same. My condolences to Ayako and your family and friends. Kono tabi wa goshuushousama de gozaimasu. You are missed, but what a tribute to a life well lived.
Pamela Service
October 23, 2014
Surprised and thinking of you in our High School Days.....lovely to read you have a wife and sone who will carry on your life with love .
Camilla Brown
October 22, 2014
Thinking of Aya and Mikey a month later. It was a beautiful service in Kadoma, see you on the other side buddy. Also, thinking of the Fujimoto family and Brian's, Osaka friends.
Scott Steel
October 22, 2014
Grandpa Forrest with Brian
Christina O'Sullivan
October 22, 2014
Brian's Confirmation, North Vancouver, 1983
Christina O'Sullivan
October 22, 2014
Brian, Ottawa, 1972
Christina O'Sullivan
October 22, 2014
Brian's First Communion, Richmond, 1978
Christina O'Sullivan
October 22, 2014
Michael Kai, Ayako and Brian, 2012
Christina O'Sullivan
October 22, 2014
Brother of the Bride, 1994
Christina O'Sullivan
October 22, 2014
I have cried many tears for Brian but know that he is safe and loved in heaven with all the other great people before him.

Kevin Bileski
Kevin Bileski
October 22, 2014
I will miss our daily chats. Prayers for all who love and miss you Brian.
Theres York
October 22, 2014
Fly high, Brian!
Thinking of and praying for you and your beautiful family. Your spirit was everywhere I went in Kadoma and Osaka. We, especially your nephew, miss you!
Christina O'Sullivan
October 22, 2014
Prayers and warm thoughts going out to you, Ayako and Mikey worldwide, Brian. We miss you!
Christina O'Sullivan
October 22, 2014
Good men often leave us too soon, and such was Brian's case. We miss him greatly here in Asia, as I know he is missed in the other places he has called home.
Joseph DeChicchis
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