Brian Stirton, aged 69 years of the Petrolia District, SK passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019.
Brian was born in Moose Jaw, SK on January 18th, 1950 and spent his early years on the farm. The family later moved to Moose Jaw in the fall of 1957. He completed his elementary school at Bushell Park, while spending his summers helping on the Stirton homestead. Brian was always a farmer at heart. He graduated from Central Collegiate in 1968 and began farming full time. In 1971, he married the love of his life, Elaine. They built a life together raising five daughters, while building a successful farming operation. Brian took pride in being a Seed Grower and appreciated the challenges and rewards this brought. He enjoyed slo-pitch, camping, skiing, water sports, hockey and fishing with friends and family. He volunteered his time with the Lindale Local School Board, the Wheat Pool Committee, and the Old Guard Drainage Project. In more recent years, he had enjoyed cheering on his eleven grandchildren at sporting events and recitals, and spending quality time with his family. Brian looked forward to travelling to warmer climates during the winter, and spending time at the cabin during the summer, but his favorite spot to be was home and he continued to farm until his passing. Brian could fix anything and everything, his many skills and talents will be missed. He was kind, generous, reliable and always made time for others. Brian loved working, loved farming and loved his family.
He was predeceased by his parents, Jim and Irene; in-laws, “Buck” and Doris Rogers; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Stirton and Joan Keller; and brother-in-law, Gary Keller. Brian will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 47 years, Elaine; daughters: Tamra (Shae) Nichols, Joanne (Jeff) Calvert, Holly Stirton (Kyle Alexander), Katie (Warren) Sira, and Sara Stirton (Logan Maltais); grandchildren: Olivia, Kael and Ava Nichols, Atley, Rowan and Lilah Calvert, Rose and Clark Alexander, Savannah and Jacob Sira, and Hazel Maltais; brothers, Barry and Scott Stirton; sister-in-law, Bev (Glen) Rousell; brother-in-law, Tom (Sandra) Rogers; as well as numerous other family members and friends.
A Celebration of Brian’s Life will be held on Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 at 1:30 pm in Moose Jaw Funeral Home. Adam Driscoll will officiate and a private family interment will take place at Sunset Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Brian’s name may be made to the Moose Jaw Health Foundation, 55 Diefenbaker Drive, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan S6H 0C2. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Todd Sjoberg, Funeral Director 306-693-4550 www.moosejawfuneralhome.com