Obituary for my sweet husband
Brad Burtness passed away on July 5 2018 from an illness at his home in Spokane, WA. He was born in Billings, MT and graduated from the University of Montana with the degree in Science and Business Administration. He was married to Olga Berezina and together they raised daughter Brianna. The couple enjoyed 17 years of marriage together.
Brad worked in the financial industry for many years both as a stock and mortgage broker and loved helping people to better their affairs. Always an entrepreneur, he welcomed opportunities to work independently and be his own master.
Brad loved the game of golf and was an ultimate nerd in everything golf-related. Using his analytical and engineering skills, he appreciated good tools to perfect his swing and learn from the best. He appreciated the history of the game and took immense pleasure in visiting the “Home of Golf” St. Andrews Links, as well as Royal Dornoch, Carnoustie and other courses, which became some of his favorites. Missoula Country Club held a special place in his heart and he shared many fond memories there. Among local favorites were Kalispell, Meadowood, and Deer Park.
Brad was a man of multiple talents: he played the guitar, piano, and had a magnificent voice. He dreamed of singing on stage and had a huge passion for music. Brad was excellent at everything he did – leaving things in a better condition he found them was his maxim.
Above all things, Brad loved his family. He was the best dad a daughter could dream of, a wonderful and loving husband, and a caring and thoughtful friend. He touched many people’s hearts and will forever remain in ours. Brad had an enormous passion for life and believed in doing the right thing. He believed in the power of love, encouraged us to love with all our hearts, and enjoy life to the fullest.
Brad was survived by his wife Olga, and daughter Brianna.
He was preceded in death by his sister Bonnie Sue; father Roger “Bud”, mother Lorraine, and stepmother Florence.
Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to Camp Reed https://ymcaspokane.org/support-the-y/donate/