COLLETT BrianPosted: March 9th, 2013
1940 – 2013 Brian Elford Collett, beloved husband of Adele Collett of Taber, passed away peacefully in Calgary on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at the age of 72 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, March 8, 2013 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. The Funeral Service will be held at the Knox United Church, 4929 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. with Reverend Bob Wallace officiating. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at www.southlandfuneral.com. Besides Adele, his loving wife of fifty two years, Brian is survived by his son Chris (Helen) Collett of Calgary; daughter-in-law Kathy Collett of Taber; granddaughters Tara Collett of Lethbridge, Tasha and Serena Collett of Taber. He was predeceased by his son Michael; parents Reuben and Myrtle (nee Elford) Collett; father and mother-in-law Bernard and Pat Kerkhoff and special sister-in-law Kathy Kerkhoff. Brian was born in Lethbridge on March 30, 1940. He spent the first six years of life in Foremost until the family moved to the farm south of Taber. Brian graduated for the University of British Columbia and then came back to Taber and took over the family farm. He was involved in 4-H and won many awards for his grains. Brian was active in many sports including tennis, golf, skiing and curling which he excelled at. There were many highlights in his career, one of the more significant was representing Alberta and British Columbia at the Massey Ferguson Curl-a-rama in 1974. He leaves behind many relatives and friends who will miss him dearly. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Brian’s name may be made directly to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 1W5 or to a charity of one’s peronal choosing. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.