Date of Death: October 28th, 2020
Brandon was born in New Westminster to loving parents Kathy and Marty. Nicknamed Smiley, Brando, and McCutie. He was kind, caring, and loved so much. Brandon was a huge sports fan. The Vancouver Canucks, B.C. Lions and Seahawks were his favourite teams. A B.C. Lions season ticket holder at the age of twenty-two, a frequent listener to team 1040, calling in as “Brandon from da ridge” to comment and voice his opinion. His jersey collection was epic. Brandon lit up a room with his love of sports and it was inspiring for all who knew him.
Growing up Brandon played soccer, baseball, and football and could be found playing goalie in many street hockey games after school with his cousins and friends. He loved to play video games, often connecting with friends in a group competition online and he loved listening to music with MacMiller and Eminem being his favorite artists. Brandon was a little quirky and danced to the beat of his own drum, often sporting a spiderman costume in his younger days and as a young man one of his jerseys, Star Wars t-shirts, or his trademark floral shirts, fanny pack, and bucket hats. Brandon went to Terry Fox Highschool and graduated in 2012. During high school, he worked at Walmart and after graduation for A-1 Paul’s Trailer Repair as a parts driver moving up to parts manager. He enjoyed the connections he made in the parts industry and the people he worked with.
So many fun memories were made with his friends camping at the Squamish and Pemberton music festivals, with his grandparents and cousins camping at Alouette, fun trips to Mexico & Disneyworld, and with family and friends at the cabin in Tulameen. From his younger years of building sandcastles to boating, ATV rides, drinks at Chandler’s bar & the Burke, and crazy Tulameen Days, he gave us memories we will all cherish. A beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend, just like a star he will shine bright in our hearts and memories forever.
Brandon is predeceased by his grandmother Jean McKewan; and Survived by loving mother Kathy, father Marty (passed away December 31, 2020), brother Connor, grandparents Patricia and William Squires, grandfather Clifford McKewan (passed away January 1, 2022), uncle Chris Squires (Jennifer), uncle Daren McKewan (Tracy Clark), aunt Tracy Hobkirk (Brett), aunt Sheila McKewan; cousins: Cody Squires, Jason Squires, Courtney McKewan, Scott McKewan, Blair Hobkirk, Deric Hobkirk and best friends, Dakota, Jared, and Wade.