Saturday March 16, 2019
1:00 PM
The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend.
In memory of
Bryan Edward Fandrich
May 30, 1945 - March 07, 2019 - Age 73

Bryan Edward Fandrich passed away at River Ridge Seniors Village in Medicine Hat on March 7, 2019, at the age of 73 years. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Bonny in 2013, and by his parents Ed and Iris Fandrich. He is survived by three daughters: Leslie Fandrich (Chris Janata) of Warwick, New York, Jill (Mark) Braithwaite of Trail, British Columbia, Tracy (Allen) Woloshyniuk of Coalhurst, Alberta; and six grandchildren: Milo and Quinn Janata, Annaka and Bram Braithwaite, William and Nicole Woloshyniuk. Bryan is also survived by four siblings: Bruce Fandrich, Denyse (Bob) Yeast, Beverly (Christoph) Eversmann and Grant (Linda) Fandrich; and numerous in-laws, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Bryan was born May 30, 1945 in Medicine Hat, Alberta. He started working at his dad’s business, Fandrich Refrigeration, as a teenager and spent summers farming on his family’s farm at Hilda. He met Bonny Bouchard, the love of his life, in 1968 and they had a wonderful life together. At age 23, he bought a vacant lot on the Flats and designed and built his own house. He loved to travel with his family in the van, camping all over western Canada and the US. He dreamt about flying fighter jets but had to settle for watching the movie Top Gun at least fifty times.

When his dad slowed down, focusing on the domestic calls, Bryan started his own successful refrigeration and air conditioning business, Commercial Refrigeration. He was an active member of the Optimist Club in the 80s and 90s, working on their newsletter and special events. Bryan loved to tinker, could fix anything and always had a project on the go, including a number of DIY home renos. He owned an abundance of tools and flashlights – his packed garage was a sight to behold. His avid interest in computers came alive when he retired in 2000 – he even built his own computer. For many years he sent out weekly “webbies” to everyone he knew, links to interesting things he found on the internet, and he created and shared PowerPoint slide shows on his favourite subjects, which were many and varied! His creativity also took the form of looking for good deals at second-hand stores for project materials. He made beautiful knives by hand, sewed his own moccasins and patched together many decorative lamps into what could, loosely, be described as art. Bryan laughed easily, loved a good joke, was a great storyteller and was always the life of the party. He was a hard worker and a good husband, son, father, brother and friend. He will be deeply missed. Bryan’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff at The Good Samaritan Society South Ridge Village and River Ridge Seniors Village and give special heartfelt thanks to Kreste Sadler for the support and devoted care she provided during the last few years.

The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: [email protected] subject heading: Bryan Fandrich

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Message from Patrick Feeney March 12, 2019

Sorry to hear about Brians passing.

Patrick Feeney
Message from Larry Butts March 13, 2019

Bryan was a great guy. I took him on a couple of motorcycle rides with me and we laughed all the time. I will miss him.

Larry Butts
Message from Sharon and Dan Toudy March 13, 2019

Our heartfelt condolences to Bryan's family
I always think of Bryan as a bit of a 'goof ball' who never took himself too seriously. Always fun to be around. Rest in peace, Cousin.

Sharon and Dan Toudy
Message from Perry & Barbara Stone March 15, 2019

Our deepest sympathies in Bryan's passing. He was a great guy and always had that grin on his face.

Perry & Barbara Stone
Message from Alita and Phil Hermary March 15, 2019

Dear Leslie, Jill and family,
Your dad was a great guy and will be missed as you know. He always had something special planned or a cool item to show when we came to visit. Our children, your cousins, loved to come to Medicine Hat for they knew Uncle Bryan had something interesting to show or tell! Our love to you all, Alita, Phil and family

Alita and Phil Hermary
Message from Ken and Donna Butler March 15, 2019

We live in the Kootenays, Bryan and Bonnie made several visits here over 30 years and became a true friends. When visiting one year we showed him a vintage 30/30 winshester. He was so interested he took the gun apart cleaned and adjusted as only a gunsmith could. This was Bryan, he could take apart the most intricate object, fix it and would have the most pleased smile on his mug. And Smile was Bryan, our sides would ache as he cracked us up with his jokes, stories, smiling most when we were belly laughing. He had such a vast knowledge of so many different subjects and a memory recall to back up his theorys. He was a great listener too, when he cocked his head that certain way you knew he was really listning to your point of view. Bryan and Bonny were two peas in a pod and we knew how much he missed her. He and your Mom were so proud of their two daughters and made a point of filling us in on your accomplishments. May you all be at Peace and may the Comos be a brighter place now. Ken and Donna Butler March 15, 2019

Ken and Donna Butler
Message from Donald & Myrna Muryn March 16, 2019

Sincere Condolences to the Fandrich Families

Life is a Balance of Holding on and Letting Go -Rumi

Donald & Myrna Muryn
Message from Pauline Allsop (Bond) of Taber, Alta and Victor Bond of Okotoks, Alta. March 16, 2019

Sending comdolences to the family of Bryan Fandrich...from Pauline and Victor Bond. Bryan and my brother Victor were friends as teenagers along with Bruce. I was friends with Denyse....and our mother sang in the Sweet Adelines with Bryan's mother Iris. Our mother was Betty Bond. We were saddened to hear about Bryan's passing...I called my brother to inform him of it. Please know that you are in our hearts and on our minds at this sorrowful time.

Pauline Allsop (Bond) of Taber, Alta and Victor Bond of Okotoks, Alta.
Message from WAyne & Sandra Craven March 21, 2019

Have just returned from an extended time away from the city and we were saddened to hear of Bryan's passing. Although our association with Bryan was in our younger years, we remember him fondly for his love of life and his contagious laugh! Rest in peace Bryan!

WAyne & Sandra Craven
Message from Calin Sanders March 23, 2019

I became friends in 1967 with Bryan when I first worked as a DJ for CHAT radio for 2 years, and became fast friends with Bryan and Bonnie. They visited me in Vanvcouver,I visted them in 197 204, 1983, with my family in 1997, and finally in 2014.. keeping in touch every once in a while by phone or email. RIP Bryan.. I'm sure delighted to be reunited with Bonnie. Boy, we had a lot of laughs!

Calin Sanders