Posted: May 29th, 2019

1939 ~ 2019
It is with profound sadness that the family of Brian Critchley announce his passing while at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary, AB., on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at the age of 79 years. Brian is survived by his loving wife, Eleanor; children, Douglas (Christina), Kristine (Steven Noordhof) and Kevin (Susan); grandchildren, Konnor (Trista), Hannah, Danielle and Samantha as well as Steven’s children, Ella and Brady and one great-granddaughter, Lexi. He is also survived by a brother, Richard (Maggie); brother-in-law, Gordon (Marion) Bateman; sister-in-law, Barbara (Dennis) Beifus as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Brian was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on September 10, 1939. He married Eleanor Bateman on July 8, 1961, and together they were blessed with three children. Brian was a wonderful husband and the best father to his children and grandchildren.
“Rest In Peace Dad”
A Celebration of Brian’s life will be held at Victory Lutheran Church, 2793 Southview Drive S.E., Medicine Hat on Friday, May 31, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. A time of fellowship will follow in the church hall with a private family interment thereafter. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at If friends so desire, donations in memory of Brian may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 340A, Maple Avenue S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 7L5. Honoured to serve the family is


  1. Crystal Graham says:

    So many condolences to Elenor and the Critchley family.
    Brian was my very first boss and he was an amazing employer many years ago!!!
    He was not only my boss but also a great friend to myself and my family.
    Brian had a great sense of humour and always turned hard days into laughter!!!
    Brian , you will be missed!!!!
    Thank You for being the light in our lives and for being a great inspiration in my life!
    Elenor’s, May you be surrounded by love and Gods grace during this very difficult time!!!!
    Love Crystal and Jim and family!!

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