July 20, 1950 – July 20, 2015
Sadly we announce the passing of a beloved husband, loving father and very proud Grandpa. Husband and best friend for 42 years of Annette (O’Donnell). Loving father of Andrea Thibault (Christian) and Sean (Monique Gilby). Adoring and devoted Grandpa of Henry, Hannah and Duke. Brian is survived by his mother, Amelia Sabourin. Predeceased by his father, Hubert. Cherished brother of Bert (Rhonda), Carol Conroy (Wayne), Rick (Chris) and Judy Heacock (Michael). Dear brother-in-law of Maureen O’Donnell (Al Lenis), Kathleen, Kevin, Terry, Brian and Eamon (Elaine) O’Donnell. Uncle Brian, ‘Sabi’, will be dearly missed by many nieces, nephews and their children. Brian retired from Ford Oakville after 30 years. Following that, he enjoyed marshalling at Copetown Woods Golf Course, golfing with the Dundas Valley Retirees Golf Association in Cambridge, curling at the Dundas Granite Club and learning to dance with the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society. A heartfelt thank you to the JCC staff especially Dr. Dhesy-Thind, the nurses on the Chemo Unit and all the wonderful support staff who Brian considered part of his family over the past 7 years. A special thank you to Dr. Beverly Hattersley, the nurses and staff at St. Peter’s Hospital, and to Dr. Angelo Zizzo for his ongoing support. In lieu of flowers, donations to Juravinski Cancer Centre in memory of Brian would be appreciated. Friends will be received by the family on Wednesday afternoon and evening from 2-4 & 6-9 p.m. at the Cattel, Eaton & Chambers Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas. A Funeral Mass will be held at ST. AUGUSTINE’S PARISH, 58 Sydenham Street, Dundas on Thursday at 11 a.m. A private interment will take place at St. Augustine Cemetery in Dundas, following cremation at a later date.
A silent thought
A quiet prayer
For a special person
In God’s care
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this sad time. He was a wonderful man that so many including us will remember fondly. Taken too early.
Seanna and family
It is with great sadness that we extend our deepest sympathy to Annette, Andrea and Sean and the Sabourin family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
To the Sabourin family, may God comfort your hearts, uplift your spirits, and carry you through this time of sadness to a place of peace.
Svend and I are so very sorry for your loss. A wonderful person. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
I was deeply saddened to see Brian’s obit in the paper this morning. I have not been in contact with Brian for some 38 years now. But I have fond memories of him.
Brian coached me in hockey at Rosedale for 2 years, we were the “Habs” . This was about 74/75.
He was fair, likeable, no yelling or such as other coaches did. He left a very positive impression on me, I thought he was a really fine man. I coached hockey for 10 years myself in Stoney Creek as I raised my children, both boys hockey, then 2 years of girls hockey. And I modelled my coaching on the way Brian coached us. Keep it fun, teach all you can without pushing too hard, teach the values of team work, working hard, and enjoying the game.
He holds a very special spot in my heart and my memories of childhood and sports.
God bless his family, may you make it through this very difficult time knowing you were blessed by having such a fine man in your lives every day for many years. He was a special individual.
Amelia and Judy….. so sorry
We are deeply saddened by the news of Brians passing. My heart felt condolences
to you and your family. Barb Sagodi (Holly)
Good Morning Annette:
I was saddened by the passing of Brian. I know he will be missed by many, especially his Scottish Country Dancing
family. My thoughts and prayers are with you and family at this difficult time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Sabourin family at this very sad time. Brian was so fun to curl with. Our sincerest condolences. Larry and Lorna Howarth
My heart goes out to all the Sabourins, such sad news, what a wonderful man Brian was. Father, Grandfather, husband and my special and most trusted friend and co-worker at Ford Motor Company. Simple words cannot express how deeply sorry the Inglis’ all are as we all knew Brian. To Annette, Sean, Andrea and family please accept our sincerest condolences on such a profound loss. Brian will be missed,
Love you brother,
Please accept my sincere wish for happiness through these terrible times – my sincere condolences. A cousin whom I wish I had spent more time knowing.
Dear Annette,sorry to read of Brian’s death.I remember him as a fine person of great moral character.I will say a quiet prayer for you and your family at this most difficult time.God bless.
Such sad news. , I have not seen Brian since our high school days, but have only fond memories of his friendship back then. We had many long talks sitting in the cafeteria during our ‘spares’ , including his best efforts to teach me how to play Euchre (to no avail). My heart goes out to you Annette and to your family at this very sad time.
Gloria Velenosi, classmate from Bishop Ryan High School
To the Sabourin family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Brian was a good man and a great competitor on the ice.
Ed & Hedi Maciulis
My deepest condolences to you Annette and your family. Brian was a very kind man and I always enjoyed his company. May he rest in peace knowing he had a loving family.
I am very sorry to hear of Brian’s passing.Great man, great loss.
Always had a smile on his face, the Dundas Granite Curling Club members and staff will miss you dearly.
I will have a Orange Crush in your honor.
Our hearts go out to you and your families Annette, you have given so much and it just isn’t fair. You are always in our prayers for what you did for Quenten, and our family, but know we pray even more for you now. With our love, Annette, may Peace be with you always. If ever you need to talk please don’t hesitate to call or email me!
With saddened hearts,
Alan and Quenten Wyatt
Brian always had a smile for everyone. He was always positive and upbeat no matter what he was being handed. A lesson to be learned from Brian. He will be missed by many. Condolences to all. Liz & Paul Bee
I am very sad to read about Brian, he put up a good and long fight. I enjoyed Brian he was one of my best Students will miss him. my prayers are with you Annette and your Family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of such great loss.
My deepest condolences to the Sabourin family. Brian was my old Hamilton Wildcats ball coach back in the day. He and Christian taught me the basics of the game, a sport that I still love to this day and will always love. God Bless, my prayers are with the family.
My deepest condolences to the Sabourin family, Brian was my foreman at Ford and was the fairest and finest man I ever worked for. RIP Brian.
What a shock to hear of your fathers passing Sean, treasure your memories, it is the gift your Dad has left you.
Sending my sincere sympathy to you and your family,I feel your pain. Margaret
A great guy that will be missed
Sincere sympathies/condolences to Annette and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
It was a pleasure knowing and curling with Brian.
His positive outlook left a lasting impression.
We will miss him.
i am very sorry to hear of brian passing,brian was one of the best and knowing brian for many years at ford motor co brian ran his business ‘cool & calm”. my heart and prayers goes out to you Annette and your family.
Dear Annette,Andrea and Sean,
I am so sorry about Brian’s passing. I remember you Annette talking about him and how much he was loved.I hope you have wonderful memories because they will comfort you.
My thoughts are with you in these difficult times.
Take care of each other
Words can’t express the profound sadness we feel for your loss of Brian. I know from our conversations how much he meant and did for all of you. I know his light will shine through the eyes of his children and grandchildren and that you will always feel him close to you. A big hug to you all. Love Aurora& Carmine
I have always held fond memories of Brian from our high school years
his warm and caring attitude toward others
his strength when times got tough
his great basketball skills
and most especially his smile!
God speed Brian! Rest in peace.
Dear Annette, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Brian always had a smile and a friendly hello when we cared for him in the chemo suite. It was a pleasure to know him and he was very proud of his family- especially his grandchildren! My sincere sympathy to you all.
Our sincere sympathies & condolences to your family
Louis & Sandra Ceroni
Our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. The Morgan family.
Dear Annette and family. We are so saddened to hear of Brian’s death. Our deepest sympathy to all of you.
He is in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Anne and Tom
I was shocked and sad to find out of your passing. You were the best supervisor I ever worked for and Frank agrees. You will be missed by so many who were lucky enough to have shared time with you. We will pray for your family, it was always what matter most to you. Love…Dyan and Frank. Heaven has another angel…..
I am so sorry to hear about Brian’s passing. He was always so bright and positive about everything! Never did I see him without the big beautiful smile..he was admired and respected by everyone who knew him…including colleagues and golfers alike. I would never see Brian smile more than when he was talking about his family. He deeply loved and was so proud of his family and often shared all the latest news about Annette, his children and grandchildren. May you find peace in loving memories of a devoted husband, father and grandfather. My thoughts and prayerms are with you all.
My thoughts and prayers are with you. So sad.
Thinking of you and your family Annette, with respect for your loss.
love, Sue S
So so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. You are in our thoughts.
BOB&JAN FRANCOEUR OUR CONDOLENCES TO THE ENTIRE FAMILY.. YOU WILL BE SADLY MISSED..GREAT MAN TO WORK WITH, LOSS OF A GOOD FRIEND.
My deepest regrets to Brian’s family. Working with Brian at Ford was a pleasure as he always ensured his employees were paid correctly.
To Annette and family. So sorry to read of your husbands death notice. We offer you our sincere sympathy and prayers. Out of town for funeral. Maureen, Maria and Noel
Deaar Annette and Family
In our limited times with seeing you and Brian , we were always impressed with his care he showed for others
.He left us too soon and will be missed
Annette and The Sabourin Family – Just a note to extend our family sympathies to you all. Though the years have faded away, the memories of Brian’s smiling face, kind nature and mischieviousness will always remain with us. We will keep you all in our prayers, Angie and The Donaghy Family.
Although this may be a belated message due to circumstances I must pay tribute to the most decent man that I had the privilege to know and work with. Fondly remembered always.