Arnold Brandon John Vail, 1986–2020

It is with aching hearts that we announce the passing of Brandon in Huntingdon, Quebec, on Friday, October 09, 2020 at the age of 34 years, son of Arnold Lee Vail (Charlotte) and Carmen Thérien (Sylvain).

He leaves behind his sweet, precious daughter Charlee May Rose whom he lovingly called ‘ma fille-baby girl’.  He will also be remembered by his sisters Melodie and Vanessa, his brothers A.J., Joel and Jordan, as well as his grandmothers Léona Lemay (late Jean Thérien) and Winnifred Vail (late Arnold Vail), aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends, along with those whose lives he has touched.

Brandon was born in New Brunswick and spent many years with his oldest sister in Alberta where she poured love into his life.  He returned to NB for a short time to spend time with his baby girl and family.  For the past year and a half, he enjoyed living with his mother in Havelock, Quebec, where he further developed his spirituality and began meditation and connecting more with nature.

He loved to play and cuddle with his cat, Pheonix, who brought him a lot of joy.  After he moved to Huntingdon, he made many new friends and enjoyed walking along the Chateauguay River, which was his favourite spot to meditate.

He was a Jack of all trade; just show him once and he could do it.  He worked for a concrete company in Edmonton and was studying computer technology with a love for programming.

Brandon had recently found his calling to be a helper and began focusing on helping those living with mental illness. He started weekly videos to raise awareness and offer support and understanding.

Brandon was good hearted and caring by nature and will be remembered as someone who was always there to help those in need.

Brandon often spoke of the kindness of others and was especially grateful for the help and caring he received from Liz and Brian, his very special neighbours.

From the heart, thank you to all of those who has been there for Brandon
throughout his life.


Respects can be paid at an outdoor funeral service at Oak Point Anglican Church,
New Brunswick, on Saturday, November 7 at 2 pm.
Private reception to follow for family.

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    On behalf of the team and member of Anchor and Wings, we extend our sincere sympathies, all our thoughts are with you. We are really sad and in shock to hear this news. Brandon will be missed and he will hold a place in our hearts.


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    Thinking of you all during this difficult time. You will all be in my thoughts for the next while, while you grieve and heal. Wishing I could be with you all to celebrate Brandon’s life.


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    Vanessa, I think of you every time I walk past your office. Condolences to you and Charlee.


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    So sorry to hear of your loss. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Ernie, Roxy, Dayne, and Megan Ring.


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    My heartfelt condolences to Lee and Carmen on the passing of their son. My thoughts are with the Vail and Thérien family.


  6. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    I will miss you Brandon and the times we had. With a heavy heart I will say “see again one day my friend” God Speed Brandon ✝️


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    My Condolances to Lee and the family on there loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.


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    Carmen, Lee, Melodie and Vanessa, sending our deepest condolences, can’t imagine what your going through. Sending our love, Gail, Jennifer, Natasha and Amanda


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    Sending heartfelt condolences to Lee and family on the passing of Brandon, so sorry for you all.


  10. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    I didn’t know Brandon very well, but he seemed to be a good hearted person, now he will be able to look after his family from up above with his own wings ! May he find peace ! xx My deepest condolences to all the family


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    So Sorry for your loss. I have no words except that you have the support and love of so much family and so many friends. May he rest in peace.


  12. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    Lee, Carmen and Family
    We are sadden to hear the loss of your son Brandon. Words cannot express the loss of a child. Thought and Prayer to you all at this very difficult time, may you find the peace and love knowing that he is in the arms of his family…


  13. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    Carmen, I’m not sure if you remember me. I am Sandy & Joanne’s sister (as well as Brian & Susan Lamb). I just wanted to send my sincere condolences to you and your family on this great loss. Please accept my sincere sympathies.