Manthorne- Brian Stuart, 76, of Milton, Queens County, passed away on August 8th, 2021, at Queens General Hospital, Liverpool.
Brian retired from Nova Scotia Power on July 1st, 1997 after 32 years of service. He worked as an Area Control Operator until the control room closed and then as a utilityman on the Mersey Hydro System.
Brian was a kind hearted man and was always willing to lend a hand. He enjoyed nature and was always happy going for a walk through his wood lot and doing silviculture work to improve it. When not in the woods or visiting his friends, he was usually outside tending to the property, gardens and his grapevine. He liked to read, especially books on local history or anything pertaining to W.W.I. He tried never to miss John Leefe’s radio show “A Moment In Time”. He also enjoyed travelling to various provinces and trips abroad to the sunny south.
Brian was a son of the late Edward and Emma (Faulkner) Manthorne. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; sister, Marjorie Randall of Bridgewater; as well as sister-in-law, Bertha Manthorne; brother-in-law, Merrill Stafford; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by sisters, Phyllis Moore, Helen Nickerson, Elsie Stafford, Gloria Meers; brothers, Hector, Eric and Edward.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Service, Liverpool. At Brian’s request there will be no funeral service. Donations in Brian’s memory may be made to Queens General Hospital Foundation, Milton Community Cemetery or to the Queens County V.O.N.. To share memories or condolences, please visit chandlersfuneral.com
Special thanks to Dr. Blackadar, Dr. Mullen, Dr. Cosh, Dr. Rigby, Dr. Lannon, Dr. Wilkie, Dr. Howlett, nurses in the chemotherapy department of South Shore Regional Hospital, Natalie Brooks and the VO.N. who helped us throughout this journey. Many thanks also go to the nurses on the second floor at Queens General Hospital for the excellent care they gave to Brian, the concern and all the hugs I received.
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Diane and Donald White
So sorry to read this Phyllis, our sincere condolences to you and yours and Brian’s families.
Tim and Kathy Whynot
Phyllis so very sorry to hear of your loss. We both send our deepest sympathies for your loss.
Elsa and John
We are so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. May the wonderful memories of your time together bring you comfort during this difficult time. Thinking of you.
I am so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. Thinking of you at this profoundly sad time.
Cathy and Randy Conrad
Phyllis, Sorry to read of Brian’s passing, he was always busy. Keep your memories close and remember his smile. He will be missed.
Debbie J Wamboldt
Chris and I send our heart felt prayers for peace in hearts. We are saddened to see that Brian had passed.
He was certainly a fixture in our neighbourhood and will be missed.
Darlene (Roy) Connolly
So sorry to read of the passing of your husband Brian. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most trying time.
Debbie/ Gene Wamboldt
So sorry to hear of Brian’s passing,May you know that you are in our prayers and thoughts
We were sorry to read of Brian’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Phyllis, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Richard and Peggy Hatt
Dear Phyllis .I am so sorry you lost your loving soulmate .May the love of your family and many friends help you during this sad time . Sincerely Peggy and Richard
Clark and Sandra Hebb
Phyllis we were shocked to hear of Brian’s passing , Please accept our deepest sympathies , our thoughts are with you as you go through this very sad time.
Paul and Gloria Whynot
We are so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. He was a kind and considered man. He will be missed by many. Our thoughts, love and prayers are with you. A big hug for you.
So very sorry to read this sad news. Our sincere condolences, Phyllis and family
Liz and Jim Fraelic
Phyllis, so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing on Aug. 8. My thoughts have been with you and Brian since I last visited with you in November 2020. I know what you have gone through and are going through now. Please accept my deepest condolences and may God give you strength in this time of grief.
Phyllis, so sorry to see that Brian has passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Marsha & Gordie
Dear Phyllis so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing thinking of you at this very sad time.
Sending our deepest condolences to all of Brian’s family . May he rest easy
Dear Phyllis, Sorry to hear about Brian. Sending Sincere Condolences to you at this sad time. Take Care and treasure all the great memories as they are yours to keep.
Susan (Pyke) Whynot and Wendell Whynot
Dear Phyllis. So sorry to hear this news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May your memories bring you comfort.
I am so saddened to be reading of Brian’s passing. Please know that my thoughts are with you.
Members & Adherents of the Milton Baptist Church
Dear Phyllis, On behalf of the Milton Baptist Church, we want you to know that it saddens us to have to write this memorial for your loving husband, Brian. Brian was kind-hearted, gentle and very knowledgeable who was always in search of interesting topics. He was a great support for the many activities in our church and was always by your side extending a helping hand. We will miss his wonderful friendship. We pray that peace will be with you during your time of sorrow. Our sincere love and condolences to you.
Allan and Beth LaRocque
We are very sorry to hear of Brian. passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Phyllis: I am so sorry to hear about Brian’s passing. I hope that the love of family and friends will comfort and strengthen you in the days ahead. Sincerely, Barb
Janice and Kenny Alexander
So sorry to read of Brian’s passing. Hang on to the good memories, Phyllis. In the end that’s all we have left.
Phyllis, very sorry to hear about Brian, thinking about you at this time.
Sharon & Philip Thorbourne
Phyllis, so sorry to read this, but he at peace now. Cherish your memories of your soulmate & hold them tight. We are all hear to help you threw this if needed.
Sharon & Philip
Phyllis, Gary and I are sorry to read that Brian has passed away. We are thinking of you during this difficult time.
Belinda Wentzell Delong
So sorry for your great loss Phyllis,my thoughts and prayers are with you and all of his family.
Phyllis I was shocked and saddened to read of Brian’s passing. Please accept my sincere sympathy and my prayers are with you during these difficult days. I know what you are going through and it’s not an easy road but with God walking beside us we get through all the difficulties that come our way
He was an amazing man and wonderful uncle. He helped out my mom so much, and helped me so much when she passed. My thoughts are with his widow, my Aunt Phylis, and all those who knew him. Rest easy Uncle Brian ❤️
John W, Dexter and family
Sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you at this difficult time…
Phyllis: So very sorry to hear of Brain’s passing.My sincere condolences to you and all Brian’s family.
Larry & Susan Benedict
Phyllis , thinking of you at this time
Brenda and Bob Lohnes
Phyllis and Family sorry to read that Brian has passed away. Our condolences on your loss. He was a great talker and we are sure that he will be greatly missed.
Phyllis – so sorry to read of Brian’s passing. Thinking of you – with love and sympathy.
Faye V Levy
Please accept my deepest sympathy on your husband’s (Brian) passing…Hold on to all your memories as they will help you guide you through this very sad time.
Bev & Malcolm
Phyllis, we are saddened to learn of Brian’s death and are thinking of you as you face the upcoming days without him. So very sorry for your loss.
Phyllis, my sincere condolences . I did not know Brian had not been well, lots of memories over the years and lots of laughs and good times. We will have memories forever, thinking of you. Walter
KEEP THE FAITH PHYLLIS. JOHN 3-16 DICK COLE
Phyllis.. there is no words to express our condolences. I never seen Mike love a neighbor as much as he loved Brian. Mike , Zack , Zoey, the dogs and myself will cherish the many years we spent with you guys. If you need anything we are just a call away. xoxo Rest in heaven Brian. You shall be missed dearly.
Willard and Peggy Woodworth
Sorry to hear about Brian.
Our sincere condolences.
Phyllis, I have so many mental pictures of Brian and Bernd together, especially sitting on the veranda after supper or watching the brush fire burn and always talking. It’s been a difficult journey these last few years, but you have so many memories from happier times to cherish. You were a wonderful partner and I’m proud to see the strength you have found. You’re in my thoughts and prayers as you begin this new journey. Love, Sharon
Brenda & Gary Townsend
So sorry to read this . Gary and I send our sincerest condolences to you and family members. Thinking of you at this time and keeping you in our prayers . May your wonderful memories help you as you continue to grieve in the days ahead. Hugs
Brenda & Gary
Julie Huskins Whynot
So sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. I remember coming to visit at your house as a child with Mom and Dad. (Sheila and Isaiah).God Bless!
Phyllis and Family:
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
I am shocked to read of Brian’s passing this morning. Please accept
my deepest sympathy.You have your wonderful memories. You are in
my thoughts. “Rest in Peace” my friend.
I was very sorry to hear of Brian’s passing , I often reflect on my days spent at NSPC in Milton and planned to visit to Liverpool and drop in and see you and Brian , my deepest condolences
Mary Keough and Jamie Mansfield
Dear Phyllis, We are very saddened to hear of Brian’s passing. Brian was such a nice person and a very likeable man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mary and Jamie
So sorry for your loss Phyllis – I remember Brian fondly as he was so welcoming to a young engineer back in 1987.
Linda (Leaman) Fraser
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you at this sad time – hold your memories close.
Susan and Peter Truelove
My dear friend Phyllis: We are so shocked and so very sorry to learn of Brian’s passing. Please accept our sympathy and prayers. I always enjoyed a light hearted chat whenever our paths crossed. Take care Phyllis and treasure your memories; I know you have many. Rest Easy Brian.
Susan and Peter
Noweta Nickerson Ron Zwicker
Phyliss , we are so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing , sending our heartfelt sympathy , thinking of you
Ray & Evey Wolfe
Our condolences to Brian’s family.
Dear Phyllis, so sorry to hear of your loss, please accept my sincere condolences, thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. Love & Hugs, Fern
We were so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. Your loving care made his last few years so much better. You were his angel.
Please accept our heartfelt condolences.
Linda & Raymond
Warren and Karen Wagner
So sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. We had not heard he was ill. Our thoughts and prayers are with you
Reg and pam miller
So sorry to hear of the loss of Brian . Heartfelt sympathies to the family
Philip& Holly Smith
I am so very sorry to hear that your wonderful partner Brian has passed. My heart goes out to you with deepest sympathy.
Such a lovely video tribute…you and he looked so very happy together. May all the joyful memories you shared through the years give you strength and surround you in love as you go forward.
So sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. He is at rest. Cherish the good times. Take care
Karen and Hugh
We were so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. Brian was a kind and gentle person and a pleasure to know. Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. May you find peace and comfort in the memories you created together.
Kevin and Debbie Boutilier
Shirley and Paul Shot
Phyllis, please know you are in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. Your memories will keep Brian close to your heart. Blessings
I’m so sorry to learn of Brian’s passing. He was such a great man and when we met he always had a joke for me. He will be missed, cherish your memories, am thinking of you during this hard time, sending hugs and my sincerest condolences.
Phyllis: I’m so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you.
Francis & Peggy Payzant
Francis & I Are Very Sorry To Hear That Brian Has Passed Away. Francis Has Missed Brian Coming In For His Hair Cut. But We Knew He Hasn’t Been Feeling So Well For Some Time Now. Please Except Our Deepest Condolences. Cherish All Your Memories Of Brian And Your Life Together And Hold Them Close To Your Heart. These Are The Memories That Will Get You Through Some Difficult Times Ahead. Francis use To Love To See Him Come In To The Shop And Oh Boy Could They Talk. (LOL). If There Is Anything We Can Do, Please Don’t Hesitate To Let Us Know, We Are Only A Phone Call Away.. May God Wrap His Arms Around You And Let The Healing Begin. May Brian Now Spread His Wings And Rest In Peace!!!
Francis & Peggy Payzant
Jack and Andrea Fancy
So sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. He will be greatly missed.
Jack and Andrea
David whynott of mersey point
Condolences to Phyllis and all of Brian’s family for your loss. Brian was always a kind person to all those he knew.Bless you all at this sad time.
Linda & Robert Trainor
Phyllis, I am so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. My thoughts & prayers are with you & his family & friends. Keep your memories of Brian in your heart & may GOD bring you His Peace & surround you with His Love though out this time of grief. HUGS! Love Linda
Louise Kempton McCormick
I am so sorry to hear about Brian’s passing. Sincere condolences to you and your family. Cherish your happy memories.
Louise Kempton McCormick
My sincere condolences on the passing of your loved one,Brian. May the many memories that you
have of the years spent together bring you comfort in the days ahead.
Dear Phyllis, I am so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. Please except my heartfelt sympathy at this very sad time.
Darrell and Anne Conrad
Darrell and I are so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers!
Valerie and Donald Inness
Thinking of you in your time of sorrow. Please except our sincere condolences to you and your family
Bon and I are very sorry to hear of Brian’s passing please accept our heartfelt condolence and our prayers are with you and your family
Phyllis: Art and I are very sorry to hear about Brian’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences to you and your family.
Gale and Art Deveau
Cheryl and Chris Mansfield
Dear Phyllis, so very sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. Our sincere condolences to you at this very difficult and sad time.
Gail Raynard Goulden
To the Family:
We are so very sorry to hear that Brian has passed. Please know you will be in our prayers and thoughts in the days ahead. Brian was known fondly by our dad, Tom, and our sister, Donna. Many stories were rehashed over the years of their days employed with Nova Scotia Power. May you find comfort in your memories and all the good times you had, and continue to find joy in the simple things in life.
The family of Tom and Tib Raynard
(Norm, Gail, Debbie, Diane)
Billand Anna Cox
We are sorry to read of Brian’s passing, we extend our deepest sympathy to you, Jesus said blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted, may you receive comfort as you mourn Brian’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time..
Stephen & Donna Cole
Phyllis, we are sorry to hear about Brian’s passing. He will be missed, keep him in heart and mind and he will never be forgotten. Sincere condolences Stephen and Donna.
MARILYN FREEMAN LEBLANC
Phyllis and Marjorie.,sincere condolences to you both on Brian”s passing,so sorry to hear this.
John & Peggy Whynot
Dear Phyllis :
We are so very sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. Please know we are thinking of you with heartfelt sympathy at this most sad and difficult time.
You have been in my thoughts and prayers, ever since I read that Brian has passed away. Unfortunately, I have been sick with a bad flu ever since this past Monday and haven’t felt up to writing this until now. I’ve had my two COVID shots, but am going to be tested just the same, tomorrow afternoon, and although I am almost 100% confident that it will come back negative, apparently I will be required to self-isolate for 14 days,either way!
I have a card to drop into the mail for you, but may not even be able to do that anytime soon, so I thought that I would write this little note to you, even though you may have to wait a bit for the card to arrive. The card says, “We have lost someone special”, which is not your usual sympathy card, but with me losing Larry just 6 months ago and now, you losing Brian, it seemed to fit. I have also enclosed a picture of the four of us standing together the night that Larry and I were married, 48 years ago. And if my memory serves me correctly, you and Brian would have been celebrating your 50th Anniversary this September.
When I look at the picture that I am going to enclose in the card, it’s hard to believe that the years have gone by so quickly, and now, both Larry and Brian are gone. It’s almost as if the ‘rapture’ has taken place and we were left behind! We are all standing there in the picture, looking so happy and healthy, with no reason to believe that anything would change or that we wouldn’t be able to enjoy spending our ‘golden years’ with the love of our lives.
The card mentions sharing our sadness, but we have many happy memories to share, as well. We were fortunate to have our husbands for as long as we did and thinking about all of the happy memories that you and Brian made together will help you to get through this, just as the happy memories that Larry and I made together are helping me to get through each day. You will always carry a part of Brian in your heart – and for me, a part of Larry in mine. You can’t love someone and share your life with them for that many years, without them claiming a part of your heart.
Phyllis, keep your trust in God – He is faithful and He promises never to leave us nor forsake us! I used to tease Larry when he would get discouraged and remind him that God had even put a promise just for him in the Bible. Then I would smile and say, “LOWE – I am with you always!” 🙂 It worked every time!
There is no right or wrong way to grieve, but based on what the last six months have been like for me, you will go through all sorts of emotions and sometimes find it impossible to believe that Brian is actually gone. I still have times when I turn to share a good story with Larry, or reach out for him in the night, only to realize once again that his warm, strong body will never be there in my bed again.
However, as much as I miss him, I wouldn’t want him back in the condition that he was in. God was ready to take him Home and Larry was ready to go. I try to focus on the many good times that we shared when Larry was still healthy and happy, instead of focusing on the fact that he had an incurable disease and watching Parkinsons and Dementia claim more and more of him as time went on.
Well, Phyllis – I’ve rambled on long enough and I hope that some of the things that I’ve shared with you will help to encourage you. I’m here, as are many others, if you feel like you need someone to share your feelings with. More people than you realize care deeply about you and would drop everything in a minute if they could help in any way and I’m one of them. Take care, Phyllis and know that you are surrounded by love and prayers at this very difficult time in your life.
Phyllis, sincere sympathy for your loss.
Janet & Peter
Our sincere sympathy for your loss. We always enjoyed our conversations with Brian over the years. We are thinking of you.
So sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. He , Bernd and Lyman spent alot of days walking around the river together and talking of woods work. I know that they three are together again just doing that.
Cherish the memories you have and if you need someone to talk to I would love a visit.
Sympaties and prayers,
Dear Phyllis, such sad news. Thinking of you. Take care, Bev and Mike Llewellyn
Linda & Clarke Rafuse
Dear Phyllis…..we were so sorry and shocked to hear of Brian’s passing. Our thoughts are with you at this very sad time. Please take care and accept our virtual hug and deepest sympathy.
Linda & Clarke Rafuse
Again you have our deepest sympathy for Brian’s passing. I think of him often and you have our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Brian and I spent a lot of time together when we were growing up in Milton. I spent more time at my grandparents and his home than I did in my own home. He was more than an uncle to me – more like a brother and a good friend. I will miss him. I regret not seeing him in the recent past but travel restrictions did not allow it, I talked to him occasionally and remember our last visit well.
Hoping to see you in the not too distant future. Hang in there.
Greg and Hanna
Frank and Jane Croft
So sorry to hear of the passing of your husband Brain. My Thoughts and Prayers are with you at this very sad time. May he Rest In Peace❤
Oh Phyllis, I am so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. Thinking of Brian always warms my heart. I am truly sorry for your loss.