Malcolm BRIAN Fletcher


Malcolm BRIAN Fletcher

Malcolm BRIAN Fletcher was born December 15, 1933 to his mother, Doris Mary, and his father, Charles Harold Isaac in Scunthorpe, England. Brian was one of four siblings; Alan being the eldest; Brian next in line; sister, Barbara Ann, and young brother David. Alan, who resides in Scunthorpe, England, is the only surviving sibling.

Brian attended the local junior school in Scunthorpe then entered Technical School at the young age of eleven. At the age of sixteen he apprenticed in the steel industry as a roll turner, a profession he carried on when he immigrated to Canada in 1966 with his first wife, Shirley, and his young son, Richard. Brian worked for Algoma Steel in Sault Ste Marie as a roll turner for twenty-five years, retiring in 1991.

In England Brian served in the Royal Air Force for two years and during that time he was a radio operator on a remote Scottish island. As a young man he loved cycling and he participated in local time trials.

Brian was widowed in 2003. He then lived in his home with his son, Richard, born July 16, 1963. Richard currently lives and works in Sault Ste Marie.

Brian met Audrey Austin in 2004 and that September he made the move to Elliot Lake. He was an artist whose media preference was acrylic painting. He sold his paintings and his wood creations in the Sault Ste Marie, Michigan, Art Gallery. Brian also enjoyed working with stained glass and made some beautiful artistic creations. He was very good with home renovation projects and enjoyed making many improvements to their home on Central Avenue in Elliot Lake.

On June 30th, 2017 Brian and Audrey moved into a new bungalow. Arthritis dictated it was time to get away from the stairs on Central Avenue. Sadly, Brian lived only a very few days in the new home before being ambulanced to St. Joseph’s Hospital where he stayed until the time of passing.

Brian’s grave-side funeral service will be officiated by Jim Graham at 11 a.m. on the morning of Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 at the Woodlands Cemetery on Ottawa Avenue in Elliot Lake, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Society for Animals in Distress would be appreciated by the family.

Brian is survived by his brother Alan, Scunthorpe, England; by his son Richard, Sault Ste Marie, Ontario; and by his best friend, Audrey, Elliot Lake. He is sadly missed by Audrey’s daughters, Susan and Christine; son-in-law, Robert; Grandsons, David, Matthew, and Joseph, and by many friends and relatives both in Canada and in the U.K.

God bless you, dear Brian. Well done, faithful servant.

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