Brian Hall

Obituary of Brian Hall

April 24, 1940 – December 17, 2017 

One day while watching a biography on TV he said “When they make a movie about my life, who will play me? Paul Newman is dead and Brad Pitt is too ugly!”.  The search is on. 

He lived his awesome and fabulous life with the glass 120% full.  Completely and totally invested in the well-being and happiness of his family, friends, clients and colleagues.   Brian had more life-long relationships than you could count. He was a powerful force that influenced and changed the lives of those who listened.  Father, grandfather, husband, brother and one in a million.  Best tipper ever. Worst singer ever.

Brian started his own insurance business in Toronto with a partner at age 24 and kept building.  In 2013 he was recognized for his contributions to the industry by the Surety Association of Canada.  He was also a Board Member of the Ontario Sewer & Watermain Association.

His passion was skiing and he was awarded Canadian Ski Patrol Life Member No. 19 in 1985 after serving as President and Chairman.  He recently retired from the Board of Blue Mountain Golf & Country Club. Let’s not forget that sinking boats and disappearing golf balls never stopped him from enjoying either activity.

Brian died peacefully with his children Stephen (Ellie), Krystyna (Brent), Nicole (Paul), Dan (Alison) and his wife Debora at his side. 

Predeceased by his parents Basil and Rita. Much loved brother of the late Basil (Giselle), Tom (Marilyn), Peter (Linda) and Cathie Yarlett (Michael).  Cherished grandfather of Sadie, Camille, Sam, Tysen, Keigan, Alexander, Madeline, Jack, Charlotte, Ryder, Logan and Harlowe.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Brian’s memory could be made to the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital, Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, or Princess Margaret Hospital Prostate Program Fund.

Our sincere thanks to the ICU staff at Collingwood General & Marine Hospital and Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie. Special thanks to Dr. Mark Quigg, the most amazing family doctor.

 Visitation will be held at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge St. (at Goulding, south of Steeles) on Thursday, December 21 from 2-4 and 6-9pm. A funeral mass will be held at Blessed Trinity Church, 3220 Bayview Ave. (just north of Finch) on Friday, December 22, 2017 at 11am followed by interment at Mount Hope Cemetery.