Passed away suddenly, doing what he loved, at his farm on Friday, March 9, 2018. DAVID JOHN BRAND, 78 years, was of Petrolia. He will be missed by his wife of 51 years Catharine (nee Lyons). He was a loving father to Lynn Palmer, Becky Brand and Simon Rice, Trevor and Jessica Brand, and the late Jarod Brand (2012), and grandfather to Rachael, Ryan, Aivrey, Aiden, Chloe, and Serena. He was a much loved son to Ruth and the late David Brand and brother to Janice and the late Michael Granger and Ron and Connie Brand. Visitors will be received on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia. A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. from New Life Assembly, 421 Oozlofsky St., Petrolia. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Hospice (www.stjosephshospice.ca).