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November 2, 1954 - October 14, 2018
Burial Date October 28, 2018
Funeral Home Pawlak Funeral Home
Brian Edward Kinsella, 64 of Bean Station, Tennessee and formerly of Temperance, Michigan
joined his parents and sister (Marilyn) in heaven on October 14, 2018. Brian was born on February 11, 1954 in Barrie, Ontario.
Brian lived out his hockey dream from a young age in winning Silversticks, playing in the NHL under contract with the Washington Capitals, plus playing many years in the IHL winning three Turner Cups.
After his playing career ended, Brian was a local referee becoming president of the referee association.
An important part of Brian’s life was passing on his knowledge of hockey to young players. He coached for many years eventually becoming head coach of St. Francis De Sales High School where they won the Schools first State championship.
Brian worked as a board certified Orthotist for over 30 years before retiring.
Brian’s greatest love was his family. He is survived by his loving wife, Laura, who have been together for over 40 years; his pride and joy in his life were his two sons, Derek (Laura) and Kevin; and being “Papa” to his three beautiful granddaughters, Sophia, Clara, and Kinley. Also survived by brothers, Gerry (Sandy) and Steve (Jennifer) Kinsella.
Memorial visitation will be from 12 noon to 8:00pm on Friday, October 26, 2018 and on Sunday, October 28, 2018 from 12:00 – 2:00pm at the Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home, 1640 Smith Road (at Jackman Rd.) Temperance, MI. Memorial Services on Sunday will begin at 2:00pm.
in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Brian Kinsella’s name may be made to St Francis De Sales High School-Endowment fund, 2323 W. Bancroft Street, Toledo, Ohio 43607.