September 28, 2021
It is with profound sadness that we announce Robert (Rob) Stanley Brand passed away suddenly in a logging accident on September 28, 2021. He was the beloved father of Shawn, Greg and Bryan and Grandpa to Dylan, Colten, Grace and Madix. Rob was a loving and attentive partner to Bonnie. He is survived by his Mom Karen, his sisters Sam and Kathy, his nephews James and Zack and his niece Carter along with numerous Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.
Rob spent his life in Port Hardy,
raising his family, hunting,
fishing and logging the North Island. He was an avid outdoorsman with a quick smile and terrible jokes. Being a leap year baby, he had fun with his age; he enjoyed the fact he was only ’14’ and used the date as an excuse for outrageously fun parties.
As a child growing up in the trailer park, Rob delivered the newspaper, collected snakes and built forts. He received his first rifle at age eight and his first power saw at 10. He graduated from PHSS with friends and teachers who he kept in touch with throughout the years.
Rob spent his career in the logging industry but his heart was at home with his boys. He was a family man through and through. No matter what he had going on, he was not one to miss a family reunion or the birth of a grandchild – he was there for all of them.
He loved poker nights, skiing and even bowling. Rob was a traveler and anyone who has ever had the experience of traveling with him can tell you there was never a dull moment. He was the life of the party and a fun, happy and enjoyable person to be around. He loved music and he loved to dance.
We all loved his generous and adventurous spirit; he will be fondly remembered, sorely missed and forever loved.
A memorial service will be held on 23 October, 2021 at the Port Hardy Civic Centre at 1 pm. The event will be live streamed to outside seating and viewable online at https://virtualmemorialgatherings. com/memorial-services/robert-brand