Brian Tapp passed away peacefully at Heritage Village on September 18, 2004.
He is survived by his loving wife Margaret; daughters, Jean (Glen); Elizabeth, Margaret (Bill); and one son, Bob (Marcia); several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and his cousin Bob in England.
Brian was born in Sussex, England on September 24, 1930. At the age of 14, he was severely burned when a bomb exploded in a playing field behind his home. He spent many months having reconstructive surgery in a military hospital. In spite of this tragic accident, he went on to achieve the highest award in Scouting which was presented to him by the Queen.
Brian immigrated to Canada in 1953. He settled in Prince George where he became a successful businessman. He later resided in Victoria, White Rock and Coquitlam before making his retirement home in Chilliwack.
He made many life long friends. Brian was always involved with charitable organizations, most notably the Kiwanis, Rotary Club and the Masonic Lodge.
Still a bachelor at 52, he met Margaret and they married in 1984. Brian acquired an instant family. He treated his step-children as they were his own and they in return regarded him as their father. Brian will be very sadly missed by his loving family and many friends.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Gordon Enns, the nurses at Chilliwack Hospital and Heritage Village for their excellent care and compassion through his illness.
A Memorial Service was on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004 from the Chapel of Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to do so may make donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association.