It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of L. Brian Fjeseth, a big man with an even bigger heart! Brian was born November 21, 1940 and passed away after a lengthy illness on December 10, 2019, at the age of 79, with Pat by his side.
Brian received his schooling at Kingman and Round Hill schools in central Alberta. He graduated from the U of A with an education degree and taught at Round Hill, Hay Lakes, Rycroft and Savanna schools, his students remembering a kind man with much respect. At Savanna, Brian met his future wife, Lana Minue. They left teaching to pursue their dream of farming in God’s Country with their animals, nature and a close knit community of friends. Brian built all three of their homes at Meadow Grove Farm and enthusiastically played fastball with the Fourth Creek Flyers and hockey with both the Savanna Sabres and the Savanna Oldtimers. He avidly supported the Horseshoe of the Peace Historical Society and happily pitched in for any neighbours needing a helping hand. Brian was well known for his practical jokes and was just a big kid at heart. He was a kind, gentle and philosophical soul who had a friendly smile for everyone. The coffee was always on!
Brian is survived by his loving partner Patricia Vail and family, his sister Yvonne Nelson, his nephew Barry (Donna) Nelson and family, his niece Cheryl (Randy) Nelson, and a host of in-laws, great and great-great nephews and nieces, friends, and his dog, Rollo.
Brian was pre-deceased by his loving wife of 34 years, Lana, parents Peter and Agnes Fjeseth, brothers Douglas and Donald Fjeseth, and brother-in-law Clarence Nelson.
A Celebration of Life and gathering of friends will be held on June 13, 2020 at Fourth Creek Hall with details to be announce later in May.
Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke, Central Peace Health Complex, or to a charity of your choice.