It is with overwhelming sadness that we announce the sudden and tragic passing of an amazing young man. Brayden was an adored and cherished son, brother, grandson, cousin, uncle and friend. He was taken from us far too early, but he lived and loved life to the fullest in his short time. Survived by his parents Laura Robertson (Bill), Duane Gale (Leona), sister Sharlaina (David), step siblings Ashley (niece Marissa) and Daniel. He also leaves behind his special nana Muriel Toombs and grandpa Robert Gray and grandparents Leona and Bill Laktin, extended family and many close friends he cared deeply about. Predeceased by grandfathers Ted Toombs and Lorne Gale.
Brayden attended Alex Aitken, Quamichan and Cowichan High Schools graduating in 2011. After graduating he enrolled in the Aviation Sheet Metal Fabrication Program at Camosun College. Brayden loved to play sports, too many to mention but his favourites being Hockey (playing right through CVMHA) and Lacrosse. Brayden was an energetic, adventurous young man that loved spending time with his friends outdoors. He had so many hobbies, some included woodworking, gold panning or most recently his obsession with golf and fishing. His remarkable determination and courage even allowed him to fly a plane solo before he had his full driver’s license. He had many jobs in his short life, all of which he embraced and learned as much as he could and gave his all at every one of them.
There wasn’t a person that knew Brayden that didn’t love his sense of humor, big smile or his larger than life personality. He will be sorely missed by many.
A Celebration of Brayden’s life will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 1:00 pm at the Duncan Community Lodge (formally Moose Lodge), 2244 Moose Road, Duncan. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvations Army Christmas Kettle Fund or the Cowichan Valley SPCA may be made.