Obituary of Brian Woodward
The family of Dr. John "Brian" Woodward of Yorkton, beloved husband of Maxine, sadly announce his passing on August 18, 2022. He was 90 years of age. Brian (as he preferred to be called) was born in Regina in March 1932. It was there that he met the love of his life, Maxine Amon. They were married on July 1st, 1958. Brian worked for SaskTel until one day he and a friend decided to write the entrance exams for the University of Regina. Brian was immediately accepted and began what would be a lifelong passion for learning. Brian completed his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 1970, followed by a Masters’ degree in 1973. Although his education revolved around psychology, his passions included philosophy, religion, physics and history. Brian was a voracious reader, whether it be Haiku or science fiction. Brian even wrote his own science fiction trilogy. The universe in all its mysterious glory fascinated him. Following a lengthy career as a Clinical Psychologist with the Government of Saskatchewan, Brian retired and began work on his Doctor of Philosophy through Fielding University. Maxine and Brian would travel to seminars together; the year of his practicum in Washington was a difficult separation but allowed Brian to achieve another milestone, his doctorate. Brian said the two most exciting aspects of his time in Fielding were the internship in Washington DC and a dissertation of original research. Maxine was the main inspiration and driver of that research. Although a brilliant man, he will be best remembered as a kind, gentle man. Always a patient listener, he never sought to tell you what to do, but rather hoped to discuss how for you to best find your own way. In some of his last words to Maxine, he said that he would now get the chance to see even more of the mysterious universe he studied and sought to understand for so long. As he starts this new journey, he will be deeply missed by his wife Maxine, his daughters Terrea Woodward- Friesen (Ben), Shaleen Woodward (Meredith), grandchildren Sara (Eric) and Troy, great-grandchildren Henrik and Elise as well as loving family Patricia and Barry Mackenzie (Camila, Tara, Matt and their spouses and children), Elaine Appleby, Peter Appleby, Selina Priebe (Dan, Lance and Lucas) and so many treasured friends. The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude for all the support that friends and neighbours have provided to both Maxine and Brian. The Funeral Service was held on Saturday, September 17, 2022 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Crystal Bailey, Certified Celebrant officiating. Tribute and Words of Remembrance were given by Sara Pedersen, Patricia MacKenzie, Terrea Woodward-Friesen and Peter Appleby. Shaleen Woodward shared a reading. Musical selections were “Pachebel’s Canon in D” and “We’ll Meet Again”. The urn bearer was Sara Pedersen. In lieu of flowers memorials in memory of Dr. Brian Woodward may be made the Health Foundation of East Central Sask. (41 Betts Ave. Yorkton, SK S3N 1M1) as gifts of remembrance. Service Details. Service When: Saturday, September 17th, 2022 3:00pm Location: Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre Address: Highway #10 East YORKTON, SK Online Memory & Photo Sharing Event Ongoing Online Event About this event In Loving Memory Of Brian Woodward March 9, 1932 - August 18, 2022 Look inside to read what others have shared Family and friends are coming together online to create a special keepsake. Every memory left on the online obituary will be automatically included in this book. View Tribute Book
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