Brian Wright

Brian Gregory Wright

Wednesday, March 21st, 1951 - Thursday, February 21st, 2019
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Brian Gregory Wright died at the age of 67, surrounded by loving family, on February 21, 2019, in Halifax, after a brief battle with cancer. Born on March 21, 1951, in New Glasgow, he was a son of Gordon Loring Wright and Marian Christine (Neville) Wright. After moving with his family to Pointe-Claire, Que., in 1960, Brian graduated from Lindsay Place High School in 1968, before earning his B.Sc. in Chemistry from McGill University in Montreal, Que. in 1971, his M.B.A. from McGill University in 1975, and his L.L.B. from the University of Toronto Law School in 1978. He began his career in banking law at Aird & Berlis, in Toronto, Ont., and became a partner of the firm in 1983. After almost 20 years at Aird & Berlis, Brian moved his practice to Fasken Martineau DuMoulin. In 2012, he moved to Boutiliers Point, where he continued to work remotely as Counsel for Fasken Martineau. In his spare time, Brian was an avid genealogist, who had traced his ancestry as far back as the 11th century. He loved to travel and explore, especially his beloved Nova Scotia. He was a story-teller, a mensch, a mentor, and a justice-seeker. He was fun and brilliant and kind and steady. Brian is survived by his wife, Alyce "Lisa" (Zinman) Wright; his children, Jonathan (Mimi) Wright, Daniel "Danny" (Jeff Campanelli), and Lauren (Cal MacLellan); his grandchildren, Sonya Wright and Desmond MacLellan; and his siblings, Brenda (Wright) Brubaker, Beverley (Wright) Grennan, and Gordon Wright. He was a beloved father-in-law, brother-in-law, and uncle. A memorial ceremony in celebration of Brian's life will be held in Elgin Mills Funeral Centre, 1591 Elgin Mills Rd. E, Richmond Hill, Ont., on March 10th at 11 a.m. At Brian's request, guests are asked to dress casually. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to Dying With Dignity Canada: ( or to Rainbow Railroad: (
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    Sunday, March 10th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Sunday, March 10th, 2019 11:00am
    Elgin Mills Funeral Centre
    1591 Elgin Mills Rd. E
    Richmond Hill, Ontario
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