Brian Prochnicki

Brian William Prochnicki

Saturday, April 27th, 1963 - Saturday, June 22nd, 2019
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PROCHNICKI- It is with tremendous sorrow that we announce the tragic passing of beloved husband, father, son and brother Brian Prochnicki, age 56 years, who passed away surrounded by loving family on Saturday, June 22, 2019.

Brian was born in Fort William on April 27, 1963, the son of Edward & Mary Prochnicki, and was a lifetime resident. In 1987, while the two were working on the Welcome Ship, he met the love of his life Chrissy Newman. The two were married ten years later and together raised two beautiful children Tyler and Amy. A Heavy Equipment Mechanic and Class A Mechanic by trade, Brian worked with Sheridan Equipment, Lafarge Construction and for the last 19 years with Hydro One and recently took on the title of shop supervisor.

He loved the outdoors and took great pleasure in spending time with friends at camp, hunting and fishing and tinkering in his garage. His greatest love was for his family, especially his children Tyler and Amy. He was their biggest fan and was there to support them in all of their endeavors, especially Tyler’s hockey and Amy’s figure skating.

He will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by his wife Christine “Chrissy”, children Tyler and Amy, mother Mary Prochnicki, sister Shelley (Greg) McQuat, brother Jeff (Kim) Prochnicki, mother-in-law and father-in-law Maryann and Evan Newman, sister-in-law Lori (Frank) Carpino, brother-in-law Brian (Jayne) Newman, nieces and nephews: Jessica and Tori McQuat, Braedan and Daniele Prochnicki, Alyssa and Michael Carpino and Camryn and Lucy Newman as well as numerous other relatives and many dear friends.

He was predeceased by his daughter Amanda Prochnicki and father Edward Prochnicki.

A celebration of Brian’s life will be held on Friday, June 28, 2019 from 2-5 p.m. with words of tribute being offered at 3 p.m. at McGillivray’s Landing- Fort William Historical Park. A private family interment will take place in Mountain View Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy memorials to the T.B.R.H.S. Foundation-Northern Cancer Fund, Ronald McDonald House or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. On-line condolences may be made at
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    Friday, June 28th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Friday, June 28th, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    McGillivray's Landing Fort William Historical Park
    1350 King Road
    Thunder Bay, Ontario P7K 1L7
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Words of Tribute will begin at 3:00 p.m.


Donations are being accepted for: T.B.R.H.S. Foundation Northern Cancer Fund.


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Beth Schutte-Gordon

Posted at 11:01am
Chrissy, Tyler, Amy, Mary, Shelley, Jeff, and families,
There are no words at this sad and difficult time and may it help to know that we are grieving with you and cherish the many memories and laughs Brian gave to our world. He will be missed but forever remembered in our hearts. With deepest sympathy, Beth and Steven Schutte-Gordon

Lori Moon

Posted at 01:05pm
Sincere condolences Chrissy, Tyler, Amy and Brian's entire family. Thinking of All of you at this very sad time.
Lori, David and Cole MacGowan

Heather & Bob Poulter

Posted at 10:04am
Chrissy, Tyler, Amy, Mary, and all the Prochnicki and McQuat Family, we are deeply saddened by the passing of a wonderful husband, dad, son, brother, and uncle. May the memories you have of great times, and the love you all shared for Brian comfort you during this time. Sending our love and prayers to all of you. Heather & Bob Poulter

Curt and Lynnette Wester

Posted at 09:06am
Our deepest sympathy with you and your family.
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The Tenniscoe’s

Posted at 02:12am
Chrissy, Tyler, Amy and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. The Tenniscoe’s

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