Brian Lewis

Obituary of Brian Charles Lewis

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Our beloved father, Brian C Lewis passed away on August 1, 2021 at the young age of 71. His courage during his illness was inspirational. He took every medical challenge he faced head on and somehow always remained compassionate, loving, and kind to everyone despite his personal pain. His faith in the Good Lord helped him face insurmountable challenges until it was time to go - and he left this world the same way he lived it - a loving father, grandfather, brother and friend. He will be deeply missed. Brian was born to Charles Lewis and Jean Brooks on December 3, 1949. After college, he signed up to serve his country in Vietnam as a Spec-4 in the 101st Airborne. Soon after he returned from the war, he moved to Canada where he met his first wife, Elisabeth. They had two children, Nicole (m. Ryan O'Neill) and Matthew and he adored them. Sometimes we get a second chance at love and that's when Brian met Emily, the love of his life. They shared their lives until Emi's passing, and now he will re-join her to spend eternity together. Brian's love of gardening was matched only by his charm, sense of humour and generosity. He was proud of his children and granddaughter, Iris, and showed pics of them and told stories of their accomplishments every chance he got. He travelled back to Canada every year to visit his siblings, his twin Barry Lewis and his sisters Roma Black and Pam Del Franco. He would stay with Barry and be spoiled by his wife Elizabeth's cooking and then he'd spend the day shopping with his sisters. His brother, George Lewis, in Florida, would fly up to Delaware to visit Brian and they'd spend time together, usually bickering like the odd couple but deeply connected by the perils of war. His sisters in England, Sheridan Ward and Maxine Tyler treasure the time all seven siblings were together for a reunion and hold that memory in their hearts. Brian's family are grateful for the generous care that Charlotte and Earl Black offered during the earlier stages of his illness. The empathy and care he received from Dr. Kim Reis-Binder, Mary-Ann Graham, Marcia from WHW, the Cooper University Hospital (particularly. Dr. Santisi and Dr Clyde), and VITA can't be expressed in simple words. They gave his family comfort knowing he was being taken care of with such compassion and love, particularly since the pandemic wouldn't allow travel. Brian will be honored in a service at the Delaware Veterans Cemetery in Millsboro, DE on Friday, August 27th at 11am. The flag will be presented in military fashion to his son Matthew. We know Brian will be watching over all of us. We will post details of the live-streaming of his service shortly.
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Friday
27
August

Graveside Service

11:00 am
Friday, August 27, 2021
Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery
26669 Patriots Way
Millsboro, Delaware, United States
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