Obituary of Brian Francis Slattery
Peacefully passed away on November 18, 2023, with his loved ones by his side.
Brian was born in 1948 in Woodstock NB where he spent his childhood. He attended UNB and studied engineering and later moved to Saint John to pursue a career in construction and after the birth of his son Jeremy he moved to Darlings Island. In 1990 he moved to Nova Scotia where he began working with Dexter Construction, a career he thoroughly enjoyed for over 30 years. His work took him on many travels and his caring personality touched many people who became lifelong friends! His friends and especially his son Jeremy always admired his dad’s love of adventure, the stories and of course his surprises.
Brian and “Tuddy”, (Linda MacDonnell) the love of his life, enjoyed spending their winters on Coral Beach Bahamas, a place that he called “His Paradise”. If there was music playing and a place to “shimmy” Brian would find it - as he certainly loved to dance, and we have the evidence to prove it.
Dogs! We can’t forget dogs! Brian would be so excited to see and pet any dog he came across, they seemed to know him and always wagged their tails!
Brian’s “sweet tooth” and his love of going for a drive took him to many bakeries across the Maritimes. There was never a shortage of sweets with Brian around.
He so loved floating around on their pontoon boat in beautiful lake William. Floating was great, docking the boat not so much!
Brian was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Charlene Slattery and is survived by his loving son, Jeremy; sister, Susan (Steve Dorey), nephews Kris and Todd; his soulmate, Linda MacDonnell, and her daughter, Raelyn (Scott Sprague) and two special grandchildren, Kaci and Kaden who Brian dearly loved. We are the fortunate ones as the memories of his time that he shared with us are etched in our minds and will be cherished forever!
The family will be having a “Toast to Brian” that will be held on Thursday November 30th, 2023 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm at Sakawa Canoe Club, 159 First Lake Drive, Lower Sackville, NS. In lieu of flowers, donations in Brian’s memory may be made to your local SPCA.