Brian Douglas Bornhold

Jun 3, 2018
With sadness we announce the passing of Brian Douglas Bornhold, age 72. Brian died peacefully at home with his partner Colleen Hawkey in Ladysmith BC on June 3rd 2018. He is survived by his daughter Beth Pechter (Dave) and son David (Nicola) their mother Penelope Catton, grandchildren Benjamin, Elliot, and Owen; his sister Linda Klym, niece Cheryl Edwards (Dale) and Sonja (Stutzke) Bornhold.

Brian Bornhold, B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D., ndc, P.Geo. was born in Kitchener, Ontario. The first graduate of Earth Sciences at University of Waterloo in 1967, he went on to a Master’s degree in Geology from Duke University and a Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.  

After leaving the Geological Survey, he became a partner at Coastal and Ocean Resources Inc. In 2004 became co-chief scientist of the NEPTUNE Canada project, in 2012 he semi-retired but retained a professional involvement as a consultant and President of International Tsunami Research Inc. Brian was chief scientist of the Ocean Drilling Project in Saanich Inlet, published many scientific papers, edited special issues of scientific journals. 

His many interests included: music, as a Big Band jazz trombonist, bass singer; amateur theatre; camping and canoeing; writing; and, international travel.  He wrote “Early Music in Ladysmith British Columbia  1902-1912”, for the Ladysmith and District Historical Society.

In keeping with Brian’s wishes, there will be no memorial service. 

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 Evergreen Cremation Centre


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