Brian Orrbine

(Chief, Motor Carriers, Transport Canada)


With heartfelt sadness, we announce that Brian passed away peacefully while surrounded by loved ones on Thanksgiving Monday evening, October 9th, 2017. Brian left us after a 6-year courageous battle against cancer, throughout which he never lost his unwavering determination and immeasurable will-to-live. He was 67. Brian is survived by his beloved wife and soulmate Elaine and their children Matthew (Michelle Kealey) and Caroline Feggans (Scott). Cherished “Zaidie” of Stella and Madelyn Orrbine, Joanna Feggans, Chloe Belle Norman and Harrison Somers. Predeceased by his parents, John and Doris Orrbine and his brother, David. He will be forever remembered by his amazing extended family, which consisted of Don and Linda Carmichael and their children Matthew (Kelly Landry) and Erin (Matthew Somers) and their grandchildren Chloe and Harrison. Also left to mourn his absence will be Brian’s closest friend and co-worker, Paul Boase, as well as his favorite mother-in-law and very special friend, Margot Levy (late Calman). Also survived by his brother-in-law, Leon Levy (Janet); countless friends, neighbours and associates whose lives have all been touched by this incredible man. Though tall in stature, Brian always thrived to meet people at their level. His kind mannerism, humour and genuine concern for others are among the finest qualities he possessed. A true gentleman has left our midst. He will be truly missed. Friends were invited to pay their respects during visitation at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Friday, October 13th from 9:30 until 11:45 a.m. A Tribute to Brian took place in the Pilon Family Chapel on Friday at 12 noon. A luncheon followed. Interment Sand Point Public Cemetery. In memory of Brian, please consider a donation to The Ottawa Hospital-General Campus 5 East Medical Oncology, or the Ottawa Hospital Prostate Cancer Centre.