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James "Brian" Swan

James "Brian" Swan

SWAN, James “Brian” - 64, Truro. Loving son, brother, uncle and friend passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, after suffering complications due to intestinal surgery. Born in Windsor, Ontario, Brian was the eldest son of the late Basil and Delena (Geldart) Swan. He will be forever missed by his entire family and is survived by his brothers, David (Cathy), Robert (Kathleen), Gordon (Cathy); sister, Cindy (Eugene MacDonald); aunt, Joan Geldart; uncles, Paul Swan, Vaughn Geldart; nieces and nephews, Shawn, Amie, Jessica, Gavin, David, Christopher, Emily, Aaron, Kayla; ten great nieces and nephews and a wide circle of friends and colleagues. Although born in Windsor, Ontario, Brian grew up in Chateauguay, Quebec, graduated from Dawson CEGEP and attended Concordia University (Commerce Faculty), before moving to Calgary in 1976 where he worked for the next 22 years as a Landman for Norcen Energy Resources, until taking early retirement in 1998. Upon retirement, Brian moved to Nova Scotia to be near his parents in Truro, brother (Halifax), sister (Westville) and extended family in Colchester County. He spent the balance of his retirement living in Truro. Brian was an enthusiastic athlete, being a top track and field athlete in high school (Howard S Billings - Chateauguay) and an avid cyclist and hiker while living in Alberta. He was also a keen artist (water colours and ink) and prolific reader. On Brian’s behalf, his family would like to thank all of those who provided comfort and support during his last weeks at Colchester East Hants Health Centre for their care and attention to him during his final days. A special thank you to Dr. Selehi for your professionalism and compassion and nurses on 2nd floor (E-Wing and Palliative Care Unit). Private interment will be held at a later date. If so desired, donations in Brian’s memory to Palliative Care Unit (Colchester East Hants Health Centre) are welcomed. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Private messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family at: cindy.r.swan@gmail.com


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