Obituary of Brian Wrightman
Wrightman, Brian- Passed away peacefully at Greater Niagara General Hospital on August 25, 2019. Forever loved by his wife of 38 years, Cathie. Loving and devoted father of Lindsay Switzer (Dustin), and Kyle (Jessica Meindersma). Adoring papa to his precious granddaughter, Elise Switzer. Dear brother of Carole Lunn, uncle Brian of Craig Lunn, Ryan Lunn, and great-uncle to Jack and Carter Lunn. Brian will also be remembered by his sister-in-law, Laurie Le Jeune, brothers-in-Law, John Lunn, Christopher Le Jeune, and Dennis Hilliker. Brian was predeceased by his parents: Harry Wrightman and Jayne (Johnston) Wrightman and by his parents-in-law, James and Marlene Le Jeune. Born and raised in Fort Erie, Brian began a graphic arts career in the printing industry, apprenticing and earning his Journeyman Printer’s certificate while employed with local printers, G.Lyon’s Litho. While raising his family he took positions with the St. Catharines Standard and Renown Printing in Niagara Falls, until joining Insight Instrument Corporation in Fort Erie, where he coordinated sales and marketing for the past 22 years. Brian was a dedicated cyclist and a lifelong musician, playing drums for several local bands including Deadwate, Isherwood, and Rock ‘n Country, as well as a sound and lighting technician for the band Ruckus. Brian’s heart was devoted to his family, as well as coaching and assisting ball teams at all levels, while cheering on soccer and basketball teams. His special girl, Zoey, left us only weeks before her daddy, and she has no doubt welcomed him with squeals of joy and a wildly wagging tail. Most of all, we will remember his famous sense of humour - the corny jokes, practical gags, pratfalls, silly faces and that generous laugh; he wanted everyone to laugh with him! Special thanks to the Cardiac Care Unit at Hamilton General Hospital, Dr. Doyle and the wonderful ICU team at Greater Niagara General Hospital. As per Brian’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date (to be announced). To honour Brian’s memory, please make charitable donations to the McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation, Ronald McDonald House Charities, or your local SPCA. Online condolences may shared on Brian's tribute page found at EssentialsNiagara.com.
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