It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Richard (Rick) Sterling Brasnett on July 14th, 2023, at the age of 73. Rick passed peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on February 9th, 1950, in Middleton, Nova Scotia, to Fred and Mary Brasnett.
His presence will be greatly missed by his best friend and eternal companion, Lynn Brasnett; his children Christina Brasnett, Charlotte (Greg) Stene, Kacey (Jay) Brasnett-Lilburn, Sariah (Tyson) Hendernett, Dustin (Jody) Brasnett-Shields, Nikara (Derek) Wood, and Sammy (Travis) Shyback; as well as his 23 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; his sister Sandra Freeman; and many others who called him family or friend.
Rick is having a joyous reunion with those he was predeceased by — his parents Fred and Mary Brasnett, his daughter Lacey Mary Elizabeth Brasnett and several friends that he also considered family.
Rick spent the majority of his life in oilfield construction, where he made numerous friends over the years and mentored many. He enjoyed spending time black-powder shooting and riding his Harley, holding close all of the people he met along the way through these hobbies.
A funeral service will be held on July 22, 2023, at the LDS Church, 1240 Wentworth Ave. in Pincher Creek, Alta. Meet the family at noon, funeral service at 1 p.m. with lunch reception to follow. Interment will follow at 4 p.m., at the Fairview Cemetery.
The family would like to extend their gratitude for all the care Rick received from the Pincher Creek hospital and staff, Pincher Creek Emergency Services and Jack Ady Cancer Centre Staff. A special thank you to Dr. Gavin Parker for his kindness and care!
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Pincher Creek Emergency Services.