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December 20, 1985 - March 18, 2023


It is with great sadness that the family of Thad Brander of Vancouver, BC announce his passing at the age of 37 years, after his courageous battle with cancer. Thad is survived by his loving wife, Katherine Holt of Vancouver; devoted mother, Elaine Moyah of Vancouver; father, Ian Brander of Whitehorse, Yukon; brothers, Conrad & Quinn Brander of Vancouver; numerous aunts & uncles, nephew, nieces & cousins. Thad was predeceased by his maternal grandmother, Maryrose White of Saddle Lake, AB; grandfather, Adolphus Cryer of Beaver Lake, AB; great-grandparents, Thomas & Louise Moyah of Frog Lake, AB; paternal grandparents, Hugh & Sue Brander of Saskatoon, SK. A Wake will be held on Wednesday, March 29 (leaving Grace Gardens at 1:00 p.m.) at Norman C. Quinney Careers Centre, Frog Lake, AB. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, March 30 at 9:00 a.m. at Norman C. Quinney Careers Centre, Frog Lake, with interment in Our Lady of Good Counsel Roman Catholic Cemetery, Frog Lake, AB. To send condolences online, please visit www.gracegardensfuneralchapel.com.

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From: Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel

Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Jean Erasmus (Cardinal)
Relation: Friend of his Dad Ian Brander

On behalf of the Tourangeau family I would like to send our deepest condolences to Ian Brander and his family on the loss of his son Thad. May Creator help you all during this very difficult time.

From: Brent and Annie King
Relation: Friends from the Apostolic Christian Church in Edmonton.

Hello Ian and Elaine; We are so sorry to hear of Thad’s passing. May the Lord be your comfort, and peace during your time of grief. Our prayers are with you at this time.

From: Kathy Gillert

So very for your loss, sending big hugs.

So very sorry for your loss, sending love and strength!

From: Shannon Lambert
Relation: Family Friend

I feel honoured to have known Thad growing up. His playfulness, openness and caring nature made him so fun to be around. Sending the entire family my condolences as you help Thad on his journey home.

Service Schedule


Date & Time:
March 29, 2023
Beginning at 1:00pm

Norman C. Quinney Careers Centre

Frog Lake, AB Canada

Procession will be leaving Grace Gardens at  1:00 p.m.

Frog Lake, AB Canada

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
March 30, 2023
Beginning at 9:00am

Norman C. Quinney Careers Centre

Frog Lake, AB Canada

Frog Lake, AB Canada

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