Friends and family of Brian Lund referred
to him as a GG (good guy). He established
many valued friendships in his youth that extended throughout his adult years. Larger than life, he was always there to make them smile with a crazy story followed by his boisterous laugh. Brian had a huge heart and his generosity knew no bounds. His passion to help people shone through everything he did.
Growing up in Saint John West, along with his parents, Sally and Dr. Ed Lund, and brothers, Stephen, Michael, Sean and sisters, Susan, Kathryn and Maureen, he graduated from Saint Malachy’s High School and St. Thomas University. He enjoyed sports, martial arts, working out, and weekly visits to the movie theatre. He had an active interest in helping young people build self-confidence, and achieved this through his work with the Rainbows Program and similar mentoring programs at area high schools.
Brian lived life to the fullest – evident when he purchased a tent trailer in 2007
after convincing his wife, Roseanne (Rosy Maloney), and their children Jack and Sarina, that getting back to nature would be an incredible family adventure – and he was
right! Her words best describe the kind of person he was:
“On the night of December 10, 2007, our lives were forever changed. My husband Brian
Lund died suddenly and without warning, at home while watching TV. He had suffered a cardiac arrhythmia – ventricular fibrillation. There are no words to express the grief we
have all had to live with since that horrible night.
There was so much more to Brian than one might notice at first meeting. Beyond the ‘wild and crazy’ exterior was a warm heart and a gentle soul. There was never a day when he didn’t show some random act of kindness – whether it was taking a homeless person to lunch, paying off a friend’s outstanding bill when times were tough, helping out at the scene of an accident, or simply babysitting for my girlfriend so that I could have a night out with her. He was always thinking of others, providing support and encouragement.
This was evident in the hundreds of cards, emails and letters I received after his passing: Brian was not only a wonderful son, brother and friend but also a devoted husband and father. The joy in his eyes as he played with our children lives on in my memory. Being married to him was easy, there was never a harsh word and never a dull moment. Brian’s energy and love of life was infectious. Though I continue to struggle with this loss, I remain grateful for the time we had together. Day by day we are learning to cope with a world without our Brian. He will be forever missed.”
As a Financial adviser for Berkshire Investment Group, he followed the same principles and
values with his clients as he did with family and friends. Concern for their well-being was his top priority. Brian shared his love of travel with his family, hoping to one-day see the world. Part of this dream was realized when he brought home his beautiful daughter, Sarina, from China, with the help of Susan and Sean.