Segal, Brian Gerald - Antigonish
Brian Gerald Segal was born in Montreal, Quebec on September 14, 1948. He was the second son of the late Miriam and Harry Segal. Brian died of heart failure after a valiant battle against tremendous odds. He is survived by his wife, Julia Redgrave, two daughters, Emma and Sarah (and partner Peter McFarlane), and his older brother Mark (and wife Gloria).
In 1973 Brian moved to Antigonish, where he built a log cabin, joined College Grant Pottery and started his family. In 1982, Julia Redgrave joined Brian in the pottery as a partner and soon to be beloved wife for over 25 years.
Brian had a fulfilling and interesting life and his accomplishments in every area he touched were numerous. He brought tremendous passion to everything he did. He was a brave and strong man who took on many challenges. He was a true renaissance man. He studied flute and conducting at McGill University, worked as a social worker and a forest ranger, before finding his calling as a potter and graphic designer. He worked in finance and economics, wrote a comic-strip and taught art as a university professor. In his spare time he was an important member of the Nova Scotia chapter of the Royal Astronomical Society, president of the Bergengren Credit Union, president of the Canadian Crafts Council and president of the Nova Scotia Designer Craft Council.
Brian strongly believed in the community in which he lived. He was always an active citizen and his volunteer and community involvement represented a notable contribution to the area. In Brian's later years he worked to promote the Antigonish area as a center of innovation, business and excellence. He recognized many of the challenges facing the community and wanted to tackle them head on.
Brian's presence, his strongly-held opinions backed by an encyclopedic knowledge, and his heart-felt laugh will be missed by all that knew him. He was a force in all aspects of his life. Innovation, loyalty, integrity, growth and entrepreneurship were just a few of the traits he held dear.
Brian had a wonderful mind, a fascinating intellect and wit, intense interests and a lot of love in all his endeavours and thoughts.
Visitation in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College Street, Antigonish on Friday, February 18th from 1 to 5 pm. A Celebration of Brian's Life will be held in September. Memorial donations may be made to St. Martha's Regional Hospital Foundation. Online condolences: www.clcurry.com