Posted: September 19th, 2016


It is with great sadness and heavy hearts we announce the passing of MR. BRIAN FREDERICK QUITTENBAUM, beloved husband of Karren (Willoughby) Quittenbaum, of Lethbridge, at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at the age of 74 years.

Brian is survived by his wife, Karren; his son, Bruce Quittenbaum; and his daughter, Raegan (Ned) Grizelj; his granddaughters, Jacqueline Quittenbaum (Charles Scott) of Edmonton, Nicole Quittenbaum and Kiana Grizelj of Lethbridge; his great-granddaughters, Eloise Scott and Isabelle Scott of Edmonton; his sister, Pat (Dan) Peters of Lethbridge; Karren’s brother Jim (Bunny) Willoughby of Oliver, BC; as well as many nieces and nephews and cousins, and their beloved mini dachshund, Laci.

Brian was predeceased by his father, Fred Quittenbaum (1998); his mother, Mary (Storey) Quittenbaum (2004); his sister, Gael (Quittenbaum) Lepp (2016); and brother-in-law, Don Lepp (2008).

Brian was born in Taber, AB on May 25, 1942 to Fred and Mary Quittenbaum. The family moved to Lethbridge in 1948 when his father, Fred, went into business in 4 Square Lumber Co., and later Crestline Builders Market Ltd.

Brian graduated from the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute (LCI) in 1961 and then went on to Montana State University in Missoula, MT. He graduated from MSU with a BSC in Business Administration in 1965.

He and Karren were married in Missoula, MT in 1962. Upon Brian’s graduation in 1965, he and Karren returned to Lethbridge and Brian entered into the family business at Crestline Builders Market Ltd. In 1977, Brian purchased the business from his father. Brian retired from the business in 2002. In 2016, their son Bruce and daughter Raegan purchased the business from Brian.

Brian had several hobbies he was interested in. He had a machine shop and a wood working shop. He enjoyed having his cars; a 1928 Model A Ford Tudor and a 1934 Chevrolet 2-door sedan. He also enjoyed photography. His greatest pride and joy was his family.

Brian was involved with the Alberta Construction Association, the Lethbridge Construction Association, chairman of the Lethbridge Construction Development Council, a member of the LeBaron’s Car Club and the Lethbridge Curling Club. He was also a 50 year member of the Independent Order of Oddfellows #2 of Lethbridge.

A Come-and-Go Reception will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. Please dress casual as Brian wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.

A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery at a later date.

The family wishes to thank all of Brian’s doctors for the care and compassion given to him and the family; it will never be forgotten.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Brian’s memory may be made to the Lethbridge Humane Society – 2920 16 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 5E9.

To send a condolence, please visit www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com

2 Condolences for “QUITTENBAUM, Brian”

  1. Brad Noble says:

    Brain was great guy and friend, you will be missed, My condolence to Karren and your family

  2. Glenna Varhegi says:

    I’m sorry to hear of your father’s death but since losing my dad Glenn I don’t hear from my family or I’d have sent this sooner my prayers are with your family at this time.

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