In memory of Dr. Carroll Oliver Brawner “Chuck”

“In memory of Dr. Carroll Oliver Brawner “Chuck”, Professor Emeritus. Chuck was with the Department as a Professor from 1978 until the end of 1994.”

Dr. Carroll Oliver Brawner “Chuck” age 90, passed away peacefully at Cedarview Lodge in North Vancouver on September 28th, 2019. Survived by, and lovingly remembered by his wife, Isabella, children Catherine Anne Peters (Allan), Randall Gordon Brawner (Holly), Suzanne Marcia Bell (David) and Gregory Vernon Brawner. Also survived by 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. A celebration of Chuck’s life will be held Saturday, November 2 at 2:00 p.m. at West Vancouver Presbyterian Church.

Chuck was a native British Columbian born in Summerland. He started his career in the 1950s with the BC Department of Highways. He got his Masters degree under Meyerhoff in Nova Scotia. In 1963, he joined Golder Associates which formed Golder Brawner here in British Columbia. In 1978, he left Golders for teaching at the University of British Columbia where he stayed to inspire students until 1995 when he went back to full time consulting. He is best known for the rock mechanics aspects of open pit design and the stabilization of landslides through vacuum drainage.