Brendan Peter Gaunt

July 29, 1965 – August 1, 2020
Brendan passed away after an illness in the Edmonton University Hospital, Alberta, where he had resided for the last 10 years. Born in the Cowichan Valley, Brendan was predeceased by his parents Dennis and Moira Gaunt, brothers Sean and Paul, and survived by his daughter Shauna, her mother Julie, brother Eamon, and numerous family in Ireland.
Brendan was educated at Queen of Angels, Quamichan Junior Secondary and Cowichan Senior Secondary where he graduated in 1983.
Well known amongst his peers for his generosity and humour, Brendan excelled in speech arts under the supervision of Mrs. Duckworth and obtained the Silver Medal Award (Royal Conservatory Music, University of Toronto) in 1979.
He was also an avid sports enthusiast, particularly basketball under coach Keith Robertson of the Quamichan Totems, and selected for the Vancouver Island All-Star team.
After graduation Brendan held a variety of jobs while attending night school before attending the University of Victoria where he obtained his law degree in 2001.
After being called to the bar, Brendan practiced criminal law in Iqaluit and Yellowknife before transferring to the Department of Justice of Canada and subsequently the Alberta Department of Justice in Edmonton, Alberta.
There will be a Memorial Service for Brendan on Tuesday at 11 am, 25 August 2020, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church followed by an interment ceremony at the church grounds. For those wishing to attend this service it is noted that Covid-19 protocols will be followed and we kindly ask that those who wish to join confirm at 250-746-7335.
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