Brian Mercer
Brian Mercer
Brian Mercer
Brian Mercer
Brian Mercer
Brian Mercer

Obituary of Brian Harry Mercer

May 7, 1966 – Toronto, Ontario

January 6, 2023 – Calgary, Alberta


Brian Mercer, of Calgary, AB, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 6, 2023, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by loving family and friends, at the age of 56.


Brian was born in Toronto, ON, on May 7, 1966. He was the youngest of three siblings.


He enjoyed spending time with his two grandsons, Kalix and Kayden. Brian would happily tell anyone that even though he had one daughter he took all her friends under his wing, and they were all proud to call him “Dad”.


He was an avid fan of the Calgary Flames, often cheering loudly from the comfort of his Lay-Z-Boy. Brian was a lover of animals and had many cats throughout his lifetime. He enjoyed listening to music, and absolutely refused to wear sandals with an open fanny pack full of change, while running to elevators with a shopping cart.  


Brian had a passion for family and spent most of his time creating memories with many loved ones. Brian will live on in the hearts of all that knew him.


He will be most remembered for his huge heart, his one-liners, and his sense of humour that shined through to the very end.  


Brian is survived by his one daughter, Stephanie, and two grandsons, Kalix and Kayden of Calgary, AB.


Brian is also survived by his niece, Tabatha; and nephew Taran; as well as numerous friends.


Brian was predeceased by his mother, Katherine Mercer (nee Freeburn), and brother, Gerald Mercer.


In lieu of flowers, Brian asked that donations be made to either the Canadian Cancer Society or Heartbeats Children Society of Calgary.


Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McInnis & Holloway (Deerfoot South, 12281 40th Street SE, Calgary, AB) on Sunday, January 15, 2023, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Condolences, memories, and photos can also be shared and viewed here.


In living memory of Brian Mercer, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, Ab t2x 3j3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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