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Brian Padfield

Brian Padfield

December 31, 2023

Brian Padfield

PADFIELD, Brian – Passed away peacefully, with his loving family by his side, at Guelph General Hospital on Sunday, December 31, 2023 in his 79th year. 

Beloved husband of Donna (née Boltz) of 54 years. Loving father of Carolyn LaCosse and husband Pat, John Padfield and wife Aline, and Anne Smith and husband Ryan. Proud grandfather of Laura and Eleanor LaCosse, Renée and Chloé Padfield, Harrison and Olivia Smith. Predeceased by his parents Lewis and Viola (née Bishop) Padfield and infant son Lewis Padfield. 

Brian was the founder of Coldwell Banker Padfield Realty and the former longtime owner of Padfield Insurance. A 50-year member of the Grey Bruce Real Estate Board, he was the Chairman of the Economic Development Committee for over 25 years and a former Justice of the Peace. An avid hunter and angler in his younger days, lover of nature, longtime Kinsmen Club member. A lover of German Shorthaired Pointers, Brian was a teller of many stories and a traveller of many back gravel roads. Brian loved Mount Forest and his farm in Egremont Township, where he lived for 54 years. Most of all he loved his family. 

Visitation will be held at the England Funeral Home, 294 Main Street South, Mount Forest on Wednesday, January 3, 2024 from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Mount Forest United Church, 175 Queen Street, Mount Forest on Thursday, January 4th at 11:00 a.m. with visitation from 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. If you are unable to attend the service in person, you are invited to view the livestream by visiting www.englandfuneralhome.com and clicking the link below Brian’s obituary. All are welcome to refreshments and fellowship in the church hall immediately following the service. Cremation to follow with private interment. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Brian are asked to consider Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation. 

Funeral Service for Brian Padfield


Condolences to Donna and family. Many memories of Brian in high school and at the United church

— Elizabeth Crow Elvidge, January 13, 2024

Our sincere condolences to Donna and family. May all your wonderful memories of Brian, bring you comfort at this time.
Don & Brenda

— Don & Brenda Cherry, January 7, 2024

In every community, there are those people who stand out when they are alive and remain in our memories as outstanding after their death. Brian Padfield was in that league. A life well lived. My sincere condolences to his family.

— Jeannette Jamieson, January 5, 2024

Donna, John, Carolyn and Anne.
I have fond memories my first introduction to Brian who brought me into the local real estate industry. In a short period of time I came to understand that Brian saw potential and beauty in a property that no others could. He had an appreciation for the land and trees like no other realtor. Brian also introduced me to every gravel road pothole in Grey/Bruce and Wellington County .
Above all else Brian wore his heart on his sleeve, inside that heart was Mount Forest and his family. I will miss those random calls and support from Brian that I have received since the late 1980"s .On behalf of myself and Patricia we send our deepest condolences and respect.

— Richard and Patricia Sharpe, January 4, 2024

Donna & family
So sorry to hear of Brian's passing. He always had time to chat &
share stories. Always appreciated his knowledge & advice.
Our sincere sympathy.
John & Pat

— John & Pat Crispin, January 3, 2024

Donna and family,
Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one .
Doug & Leona McNabb

— Leona, January 3, 2024

We are so sorry to hear of cousin Brian’s passing. Sending condolences to you and your family, Donna. He will be missed by everyone. Barb and Ken Fischer

— Barb (Irvin) Fischer, January 3, 2024

Donna and family: I am so sorry to learn of Brian’s passing. He was always a warm and very helpful friend. He was a pleasure to speak with for the many years that we dealt with one another. I shall miss him very much.

— Michael McGarry, January 3, 2024

My condolences to Donna and family.
I was involved in a reforestation project with him during my high school years , planting trees.
It was a great opportunity and was greatly appreciated.
He will certainly be a fond memory for me.

— Patricia (O’Brecht) O’Brien, January 3, 2024

Dear Donna and family. So sad to hear of Brian's passing. I will always remember the good times working with Brian and our little chats in my office from time to time. He was a great community leader and will be missed by many....Ken

— Ken and Jo-Anne Greene, January 3, 2024

Brian certainly was an institution in real estate and community in and around Mount Forest for so many years. We'll all be less for his passing. Be at peace, Brian.

— Helen & Bill McMeekin, January 3, 2024

Dear Donna & family:
We were so sad to hear of Brian's passing. He has helped us since before we first moved here, helping to introduce us to the community. He took Raymond under his wing in real estate back in the late 80s. We owe him a great deal.
Rosemary & Raymond

— Rosemary Tanner and Raymond Langston, January 3, 2024

Donna and family . A gentleman that will be remembered and a builder of the community . Our deepest sympathies at this difficult time .

Brad and Cathy Schwindt

— Brad Schwindt, January 3, 2024

Brian was a cherished family friend! We have many fond memories of Brian - he always had wonderful stories to tell and was always smiling! He will be greatly missed and forever remembered.

— Kim Murphy, January 3, 2024

Donna, Carolyn, John and Anne,
We are so very sorry to hear of Brian's passing! He was a true friend who always had time to chat and share a story. Brian was super proud of his family and a huge advocate for the town!
Doug purchased insurance for his first car from Brian 54 years ago! He helped us buy our first home in Mount Forest and continued to provide us with good advice over the years.
Brian will be deeply missed by his family, friends and his community.

— Doug & Joan Woods, January 3, 2024

To Donna and family I express my condolences. He was a community builder, home finder and a great story teller and our community will miss him .

— Hugh Perrin, January 3, 2024

Donna and family. We are so sorry to hear of this sad news.

To us, Brian was such a giving person, who was always willing to share his advice and knowledge and take time out of his day to help in any way he could.

Our chats would often end with a story that always brought out a smile. He was a great man and we really feel fortunate to have known him.
Our sincere condolences to you all.

Paul, Sonja and family.

— Paul and Sonja Oakes, January 2, 2024

Donna & Family,
My deepest condolences to you all!

— Brenda Tubman, January 2, 2024

Our thoughts and sympathy to Donna and your family. Brian was always so great to chat with and very helpful. Sincerely John and Phyllis

— John and Phyllis Flanagan, January 2, 2024

Donna and Family
Our Deepest Condolence on Brian's Passing.

— Ralph and Cheryle Munn, January 2, 2024

Condolences to you Donna and your family, on Brian’s passing.
Millie (Pfeffer) MacQueen

— Millie MacQueen, January 2, 2024

Donna, Carolyn, John, and Anne, so sorry for your loss. You were all so kind to me when I used to babysit for you, and Brian was so helpful and such a good friend and neighbor to my family when we moved to Mount Forest. I know he will be missed in the community, and especially in your family. With sympathy, Aria (Collette) Bango

— Aria Bango, January 2, 2024

Sorry to hear of Brian's passing. Always considered him a great source of information.
Al Brubacher

— Al & Pat Brubacher, January 2, 2024

Donna and family, we are saddened to hear of Brian’s passing. May the Peace that passes all understanding flood over you in your grief, and comfort you in your sorrow. You are all in our prayers as you navigate the days ahead.

— Scott & Victoria LaCosse, January 2, 2024

To Donna and family. Glenn and I are so sorry to hear about Brian’s death. I know you will miss him terribly. Glenn considered Brian to be a good business friend. He talked to him many times. Brian called him last Jan 12 to wish Glenn a happy birthday not knowing that Glenn had just had a stroke and was in rehab. May you find the strength to help you in the next weeks and months.
Glenn and Jean Boynton

— Jean Boynton, January 2, 2024

Donna and family. I am so very sorry to hear of Brian's passing. He was truly a wealth of information and had wonderful stories to tell and will be missed by many.

— Deb David, January 2, 2024

So sorry of hear of Brian's passing.

— Wilson Schwindt, January 2, 2024

Donna and family: My deepest condolences to you all. I truly enjoyed working with Brian over the past few decades. Such a wonderful and thoughtful man. I hope you find comfort in all the wonderful memories you've made together over the years.

— Louise Monk, January 2, 2024

Donna. I am saddened to have received the shock of Brian's passing. My family and I send hugs. Brian has been handling my family's affairs since 1965. He will be missed but not forgotten.
Bernie and Wendy Grafe.

— Bernie Grafe, January 2, 2024

I am very saddened at Brian's passing. He was - without exagerration - one of the most sincerely friendly persons I have had the pleasure of dealing with for the entire time since I arrived in Durham in late 1981. On any particular occasion that we communicated with one another he was very positive and supportive. He will be missed by many persons. My sincere condolences to his family members who must know that my own positive experiences with Brian would be very typical of countless other persons and will make them proud of Brian.

— Michael McGarry, January 2, 2024

Donna, John and Families. We're so saddened to hear about Brian's passing. He's had a huge part in making Mount Forest what it is today from his amazing vision and passion. THANK YOU Brian. RIP. Please accept our deepest condolences. Jason and Amber Oakes

— Jason Oakes, January 2, 2024

Donna, Carolyn, John, Anne & families, We are sorry to hear of Brian's passing. Brian was my first boss in Canada and the best boss. Your families were our family as you helped out in so many ways over the years. We are thinking of you all at this time.

Paula, Bruce, Justin & Amanda Ghent
Belleville, Ontario K8P 0C4

— Paula Ghent, January 2, 2024

Donna and family. Sorry for your loss. Brian was an unique individual. I enjoyed our conversations and sorry we didn't keep up during the last few years. Brian will be sadly missed.

— Ray and Susan Butler, January 2, 2024

My sincere condolences to Donna and family. Brian will certainly be missed.
His accomplishments over the years are many.
Always willing to provide valuable advise and participate in friendly conversation.
Rest in peace Brian.

— Jack Lawrence, January 2, 2024

Annie and families, our deepest condolences on the passing of your dad, husband and grandfather.
Only knowing him through Annie we know how much he was loved and cherished!
Ernie and Daina

— Ernie and Daina, January 2, 2024

Our sincere condolences to Donna and family and friends. Brian was such a nice friendly person to chat with. Always up for a good conversation about you and what's new in the area.
He will be missed by all who knew him.

— Bill & Diane Dineen, January 2, 2024

My condolences to Donna and Family. I was saddened to hear about Brian's passing. Brian was one of the first individuals I met when I came to Mount Forest 40 years ago and I recall how much he made me feel welcomed and a part of the community. Throughout the years I found Brian to be a great source of needed professional information about the area and someone who always had time for others. He will be truly missed.

— Ernie McMillan, January 2, 2024

Our condolences to you and your family Donna at this very difficult time. We first met Brian over 20 years ago when we purchased our home in Southgate through him. An absolute well of information that made us so comfortable in our purchase and the many great conversations that we had over the ensuing years. He will certainly be missed.

— Chere and Jim Ramore, January 2, 2024

Donna, Carolyn, John and Anne - We are very sorry to hear of Brian's passing. Jim & Karen Bodendistle

— Jim Bodendistle, January 2, 2024

Dear Donna & family, Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all at this difficult time. May he rest in peace.

— Bob McIntee, January 2, 2024

Brian, so glad we had a great chat just days before you ended up in hospital. I will always miss you and our chats. My deepest condolences to Donna and family. I never talked to Brian that he didn't say how very fortunate he was to have ‘Mrs P’ at his side. Till we meet again. With love always cousin.

— Margaret stortz, January 2, 2024

Donna and Family:
Our sincere sympathy. Brian was one of those people who cared deeply about his community, was interested to know about "you," and always had a few moments to share a story or two. When I (Bonnie) first came to Mount Forest to work at the Confederate, Brian was one of the Main Street mainstays who made sure I was welcomed telling me that this was a great place to live and work. He will be remembered for his many contributions.

— George and Bonnie Holliday, January 2, 2024

Our condolences to you Donna & family Brian is in peace now

— connie & David Goetz, January 2, 2024

Our condolences to you Donna & your family on Brian's passing. You have made many happy memories over the years!

— Sally & Bob Bell, January 2, 2024

Sincere condolences to Donna and family, Brian will be missed in the community and by friends and family he was a very sincere and caring person.

— Shane and Darlene Rivers, January 2, 2024

Donna & Family,
Sending you our deepest condolences.

— Brad and Brenda Schenk, January 2, 2024

Donna and family my thoughts are with you .
Brian was great community supporter , a visionary , and a joy to be around .
I always enjoyed meeting and talking with Brian and found him a great source of local knowledge.
Brian will be missed by many , especially me.
God Bless.

— Douglas Teddiman, January 2, 2024

Donna, Family and Friends. Our sincere sympathies on the passing of Brian. Brian was a great help to us almost 47 years ago when we took that momentous step and bought our first home. I am sure there are many that share the same experience of his helpful knowledge and guidance. As mentioned…always up for chat when we crossed paths. We are thinking of you at this sad time.
Joe and Faye

— Joe and Faye Meulensteen, January 2, 2024

Dear Carolyn, Anne, John, Donna and Family,
My sincere condolences for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this time.

— Stephanie Mills, January 2, 2024

Our sincere condolences to all of Brian’s family. We had great respect for Brian, and feel truly fortunate to have had many interactions and conversations with Brian.
He was never without an interesting story, and paired a knowing grin with his quick wit.
Should we leave as meaningful an imprint on our community, we will have accomplished something grand.

— Murray Townsend & Michelle Gross, January 2, 2024
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P.O. Box 38, Mount Forest
Ontario, Canada N0G 2L0
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