Brian William McCoy

March 21, 1950 - February 29, 2024
March 4, 2024 11 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

Brian William McCoy, 73, of Edmonton, Alberta passed away peacefully on February 29, 2024, knowing the love of all his family and friends surrounded him. He was survived by his high school sweetheart, Angela, whom he was married to for 49 years and his loving daughters Kate Davis (grandson Ethan Davis) and Coralee Gingras (married to David Gingras; grandchildren Abigail, Malachi, Micah and Hannah).

Brian was born to Harold and Maimie on March 21, 1950, in Swan River, Manitoba, and loved being a brother to Gladys, Cliff, Gordon, Virgil, Clint, Carol and Doug. He was such a hard worker and good provider, and we are so proud of the strength, kindness, compassion and sense of humour that he exhibited. On October 8, 2014, he was in an accident that paralyzed him from the neck down. What could have knocked him down permanently just revealed even more the fighter spirit that he epitomized. Despite all the new obstacles he faced, his favourite thing was to make others smile and laugh with his crazy seasonal costumes and handing out candy for every occasion. His family and friends will greatly miss his joyful spirit.

A celebration of his life will be held in Edmonton in July so that all of his many family and friends can have an opportunity to attend.

  1. Dearest Angela, and family:
    I’m praying that God Will grant you every comfort.
    Thinking of you every day. Much Love Lisa

    • Thank you, Lisa! We miss you, Dear Friend!

  2. Brian was an amazing man. His tenacity and love of life was incredible. I will miss you Brian. I love you Angela.

    • Thank you for your kind words! Daddy loved you too.

  3. I worked with Brian for several years. He was forever cheerful and good to be around him.

    • Thank you for reaching out! It is wonderful to hear from Dad’s co-workers. He loved his job & those he worked with.

  4. I was so shocked and sorry to hear od Brian’s passng. I visited him about a month ago and had no idea it might be or last. We worked together for many years. He was a hard , honest worker with a positive attitude. I enjoyed his company very much. Rest in piece Brian.

    • Thank you so much for your condolences, Doug! My dad spoke highly of you as well. He had such incredible co-workers, and really enjoyed working alongside you all.

  5. I just found out that Brian had passed away. I wondered why I didn’t see downstairs especially when the weather was so nice. I always asked how his family was. Louie was in the next bed to Brian 8 1/2 years ago in the U of A hospital. I drove you home Angela, a few times. I visit Louie every day in Eaux Claires. For the last two weeks we were asking where Brian was but of course they wouldn’t tell us anything. I will miss him so much. Condolences to you and your whole family. Please let us know when you are having a special remembrance ceremony for him a 😢😢😢

    • Linda, thank you for reaching out and for sharing. There were so many people from the home that meant so much to Daddy. Thank you for showing love to him & my mum.

  6. Louie and I are so shocked at Brian’s passing. He will be missed. We loved his spunk and enthusiasm. He loved his family so much. We talked to him often. 😢

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