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Bryan Gleason

GLEASON, Bryan - June 27, 1939 - February 5, 2019 Passed away peacefully February 5, 2019 in residence at Columbia Forest Long Term Care surrounded by family after his 14-year battle with Alzheimer’s. Survived by his life-long and loving wife (Yvonne) Bonnie Gleason (née Grant), his children Bonnie Gleason, Moyra Harron, Grant Gleason (Stéphanie), Paul Gleason (Tara), & Erin Gleason. Greatly missed by his grandchildren Brittany, Matthew, Kelsey (Stephen), Ava, Liam, Olivier, and great-grandchild River. Predeceased by his parents Samuel Bernard (Bud) Gleason and Edith Gleason (née Ryan). Bryan was a loving and devoted husband and father, who loved children, and dedicated his life to teaching and guiding young minds and hearts. He spent 35-years as a teacher and Principal for the Sudbury Roman Catholic Separate School Board. Bryan spent 21 of those years as Principal of Pius XII where he left a legacy of integrity, learning, and understanding for the generations of students, parents, and teachers with whom he taught, guided and mentored. Bryan was a role model for leadership and organization in education, with a great sense of fairness only outdone by his even greater sense of humour. As a devout catholic, Bryan will be remembered for his numerous contributions to the church and the greater communities in which he lived and served. There will be no visitation in accordance with the wishes of the family. Bryan’s life will be celebrated at a memorial service held on Friday February 15th, at 10:30 am at Our Lady of Hope Parish, 591 Brennan Road, Sudbury ON with Fr Larry Rymes, Celebrant. Following the mass, friends are invited to share their memories of Bryan with his family during the reception following the mass in the parish hall. Condolences for the family and donations (in lieu of flowers) to the Alzheimer Society of Waterloo Wellington may be arranged through the funeral home at or 519.745.8445.13325395
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Fond Memories
Posted by Sharon Murdock (Friend) On Thursday, February 14, 2019
Bryan was my principal at Pius XII and fought to keep me when I was sent to another school. His sense of humour and fairness in all his dealings was only a sliver of his character. My thoughts and prayers are with you Bonnie and children. His light will be missed.
Memories of Bryan
Posted by June Chapman McDonald (Friend) On Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Bonnie and Family. My thoughts and prayers are with you . I have always considered my friendship with Bryan a special time in my life.He was my first school principal who took me under his wing and advised me with integrity. He gave me confidence in my choices and impressed me with his deep commitment to his faith. He had a contagious sense of humour that kept all of us at school in good spirits. He was a devoted husband to Bonnie his love and dedicated Dad. Rest In Peace.
My Deepest Condolences
Posted by Karyn (Chapman) Geeza (family friend) On Tuesday, February 12, 2019
To Bonnie and family, I extend my deepest condolences at the news of Bryan's passing. I'm so sorry to hear the he and you journeyed through the atrocities of alzheimers. For me, Bryan will be remembered as a kind man... a pillar of support with an unshakable faith and a contagious sense of humour. May you find solace in the great memories you undoubtedly have from earlier years. My thoughts and prayers are added to the love from many that encompasses you during this most difficult time. <3
Thoughts and Prayers
Posted by Natalie Stewart (Friend of family) On Monday, February 11, 2019
I would like to express my sincere condolences to the Gleason family. May God wrap his loving arms around you all at this difficult time and provide you with peace, comfort and strength. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Debbie Chezzi (Fried) On Monday, February 11, 2019
Bonnie and family, I was very saddened to hear of Bryans passing. As he lived at my parents place for a number of years he was more a member of the family.

Hope to see you at the memorial service

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