Brian was Born in Victoria B.C. on April 17, 1958 and was educated in public schools in North Vancouver BC. After graduating from Handsworth Secondary School, where he won a woodworking award for making a grandmother clock, he worked in his own woodworking business for a few years. he then attended the University of BC and graduated with a bachelor of education degree (BEd) in 1982. During school and university he worked at various jobs including Woodwards hardware department, a metal machine shop, and a cabinet making company. After graduation he commenced his teaching career in industrial education, starting as a substitute.
He married Colleen Emigh in 1985, and divorced in 1989. In 1991 he married Janet Holton, and they have been blessed with 2 sons: Alex and Peter. Brian took postgraduate studies at UBC adn obtained a Masters of Education Degree in 1995. Besides keeping house and being a devoted mother, Janet works full time at the Greater Vancouver Water Board.
(by Bill Tivy,Jan 1998)