May 29, 1954 – October 9, 2015
With heavy hearts, full of love, the family of Brent Laidlaw announces his passing.
Brent was a beloved husband, father, grand-father, brother, and coach. Brent leaves behind: Marlene his wife of 35 years, son Aaron (Karling), daughter Allie (Ryan), and four grandchildren; Ayla, Kadence and Penelope Laidlaw, and Dax Borgstrom. He will also be missed by his brothers John, Elliot and Barry.
Born and raised in Nelson BC, Brent was the youngest son of Bob and Mona Laidlaw. He later moved to Cranbrook where he met his wife Marlene and they married in 1980. He studied at the University of Victoria before beginning his career in the lumber industry.
Brent was loving, wise, and generous. He valued his family. A devoted father, he took great joy in coaching his children’s sports teams, and he helped foster many children’s love of sports through decades of coaching, and mentorship. Although he and his brothers were separated by distance they always remained close, exemplified by the adventures on their annual fishing trip. His other passions included reading, puzzles, camping, and exploring new places.
Brent was loved by many and will be sadly missed. A memorial service will be held 1:00 pm, Saturday, October 24th at McPhersons in Cranbrook.