Crowder, Brian (Woody)

January 23, 1946 – December 27, 2023

In loving memory of Brian (Woody) Crowder who passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday, December 27, 2023, at the age of 77. Loving husband of 56 years to Mary Crowder. Loving father of Todd (Colleen) and Troy. Proud Grandfather (Papa) to Jade, Grace, Woodrow, Bray, Max, and Cole. Brian was the youngest of three sons to the late Vera and Nelson Crowder. A brother to Denis (Litza) and Chris (Pauline). His nieces and nephews all have fond memories of times at Fairbank Lake. Brian’s two loves besides his family were hockey and golf which he excelled at both. His hockey career started in Nashville, Tennessee and then he went on to work at INCO for 30 years at a job he loved. Brian will be deeply missed by his hockey, golf, and work family and friends. His quiet demeanor and conversations were enjoyed by so many but don’t let the quiet demeanor fool you. He was always ready to protect his family and friends. Brian fought Alzheimer’s disease for 10 years, we will miss him, but he is now happy and in a better place. The family would like to thank the PSW’s at Extendicare Falconbridge for their exceptional care of Brian, as well as our network of friends for their continuous support. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Lively Golf Club (305-A 6th Ave, Lively, ON) on Thursday, January 18, 2024 from 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Words of remembrance will take place from 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Brian’s memory can be made directly to the Alzheimer’s Society. Let us celebrate the remarkable life he lived and the love and stories he shared with us all, “AT THE END OF THE DAY”.  


11 Condolences

  1. So sorry for your loss Mary to you and your family. Its a difficult way to lose your life long love because it’s a slow process. You are so lucky to have a close loving family to help you through this process. My thoughts and prayers go to you all.

    By: Arlene Harche(Mccleary)
    December 31, 2023
  2. Brian Crowder is one of the nicest gentleman I’ve ever met in my life, even though a lot of guys he played hockey against won’t agree with me. I was lucky enough to spend many hours with him on the golf course, and having a few jugs afterwards. He had such a warm and friendly demeanor.
    I am also lucky enough to be friends with his beautiful wife Mary and 2 wonderful sons.
    Sure gonna miss you Woody…RIP..

    By: Chris Hreljac
    December 31, 2023
  3. Mary and family:
    Very much shocking news Mary. He was always such a loveable, determined, competitive fellow. I am sorry we lost touch over the years. That is my loss. I do have wonderful memories though of our youth and growing up in Lively.
    That will always remain with me.

    By: Gerry Coulter
    December 31, 2023
  4. Mary and family we were very sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. We would like to express our deepest sympathy. We have many memories we’ve shared with you and Brian! He may be gone but never forgotten by his family and friends! R.I.P Brian🌹🌹🙏

    By: Susan and Dennis T
    December 30, 2023
  5. Brian was such a great guy. So sorry for your loss. Hugs to the whole Crowder family and extended family. Speak of him often, it keeps the beautiful memories top of mind. Dreena

    By: Dreena Gilpin
    December 30, 2023
  6. Brian was like a 2nd father to me.
    Yes he had a soft& tough demeanor and was loved by many just like your whole family are.
    Thinking of all of you from afar.

    By: Dennis& Linda O'Brien
    December 30, 2023
  7. Dear Mary and Family
    My heart goes out to you for the loss of Brian in your lives but grateful he is at peace.
    The deep love you shared for each other was so special from the first time I met you.
    Sending my deepest condolences and love ❤️

    By: Norah Smith
    December 30, 2023
  8. Mary, Tod, Troy and families.
    So sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. He was a friend and great all around guy to have known. Brian will be missed by family and friends.

    By: Randy and Linda Grover
    December 30, 2023
  9. So sorry for your loss Our thoughts are with you and your family Mary at this time HUGS HUGS 🌹🌹🌹

    By: Linda and Wes Govier
    December 29, 2023
  10. Dear Crowder family

    We are so saddened to hear about the loss of Brian. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time.
    With much love the Falconi family.

    By: The Falconis
    December 29, 2023
  11. To the Crowder Family, we are so sorry for your loss. You will always carry Brian with you in your heart and your memories. We enjoyed talking to Brian during our times together at Fairbank.
    Mike & Kathy Moran (Walkerton)

    By: Mike & Kathy Moran
    December 29, 2023

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