March 14, 1984 – January 10, 2015

We are saddened by the sudden loss of Brian Anthony Burkmar at the young age of 30 years old. Brian passed away of a heart attack in his home with his wife Candice at his side. “The good die young” is a true understatement. Brian, aka Burky, Big Red, Breezy or just Burkmar had a heart of gold and a love for cars, dealerships and Fords specifically. He enjoyed and loved his career of Manager of Budget Car & Truck Rental. It was the perfect job for him, cars and people. Brian loved all of his friends dearly and always lit up the room when he walked in. Brian was often described as a big teddy bear or the friendly giant, but most of all; he was a dedicated and loving husband. Survived by his loving wife, Candice Burkmar and his parents, Catherine (Cathy) Burkmar and Ronald (Ron) Burkmar. The service will be held at Trinity United Church (3300 Alexis Park Drive) on Saturday, January 24, 2105 at 2:00pm. Reception to follow. Donations can be made to the Brian Burkmar Memorial Fund at The family would like to sincerely thank everyone for their amazing support for Candice and his extended family in this difficult time. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at

“Those we love don’t go away,

They walk beside us everyday…

Unseen, unheard but always near.

Still loved, still missed, and very dear.”

Cremation arrangements entrusted to


Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237

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