Brian William Dorris
  • 34 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 24, 1976
  • Place of birth:
    Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Date of passing: Mar 16, 2011
  • Place of passing:
    Oshweken, Ontario, Canada
With Every Breath, Every Heartbeat, Every Feeling In My Body, You Shall Live On Within Me Forever

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Brian William Dorris who was born on July 24, 1976 and passed away on March 16, 2011. Forever in my heart. 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Tina Dorris on 23rd July 2017

"Dad and I took a trip to Six Nations Reservation to visit your gravesite last week.  Didn't expect the emotions to over come me as I stood over you. Memories flooded my heart.  I wish we could bring you home with us.  Six years seems like a long time since I saw you last, but it was only yesterday as far as emotions go.  Cleaned up the gravesite and shared a silent talk with you, laid some flowers and kissed you good-bye again.  Even brought your 14 year old former dog Mohawk 2 to see you.   It never gets easier and I will never stop thinking of you and my heart remains forever encased around you.  Always loved and missed.  I love you eternally.  Mum   xoxoxoxoxo.  Happy 41st Birthday tomorrow my special Son."

This tribute was added by Tina Dorris on 18th June 2017

"Happy Father's Day Brian.  You  are an amazing Father and Son.  Hope you know you are always more than just a thought, but my heart.   Love you forever and always.   Love Mum  xoxoxo"

This tribute was added by Tina Dorris on 16th March 2017

"Still deep within my heart and always in my every thought.  On the 6th anniversary of your passing I am still cut to the very core of my being without you.  You are missed, kissed and hugged each and every second of my daily life.   Love you so much my forever son.   Love Mum  xoxo"

This tribute was added by Tina Dorris on 23rd December 2016

"Well my Son, it's another lonely and sad Christmas without you.  Hope you and Mohawk are frolicking in the meadows and having a wonderful time.  Know that you are forever wrapped in my arms with loved and missed every second of my life.  Wish you were here to brighten my days and making my life hectic like it use to be.  I don't regret one moment that you were with me.  Merry Christmas sweetheart.    Love,  Mum  xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo"

This tribute was added by Tina Dorris on 24th July 2016

"Wow!  40 today.  Happy Birthday my son.  Seems like yesterday you were a 7lb 6oz. bundle of energy being put in my arms.  I remember all your happy moments along the way, as well as all the struggles.  I felt your joy and your pain.  I only wish you were here to share more of those days with me.  Miss you still and know you are still loved beyond anything imageable.  Mum  xoxoxo"

This tribute was added by Tina Dorris on 19th June 2016

"Happy Fathers Day my son.  One thing I can say, is that you were a good father.  I still ache to be with you and see you, miss you so much.  Hope you, Grandpa and Great Granddad are enjoying one another.  Kiss Mohawk for me and take good care of everyone.  Love you  Mum  xoxoxoxoxoxo"

This tribute was added by Tina Dorris on 13th March 2016

"My beautiful son, this Wednesday it will be five years since your passing.  It seems like yesterday the last time I saw you.  You are forever on my mind and engraved upon my heart.  Still missed, loved and remembered as you were and never to be forgotten.  Today and forever I will love you and protect you and your memory.  A mother's love is never ending and all encompassing, she stands by her child through thick and thin, right and wrong, she encourages and directs from the day you are born and after you are gone.  A Mother never gives up, even during the toughest times and through death.  
I hope you and Mohawk are having fun with each other and your other dog Mo-2 is in kidney failure and will be joining you both soon to run in the meadow and kiss your face again.  Give Mohawk a belly rub for me and tell all of our family Angels hello.  I Love You Brian,  Mum  xoxoxoxo"

This tribute was added by Tina Dorris on 23rd December 2015

"My beautiful son, I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  Another year closes but my heart hasn't shut you out.  I will forever keep you with me and in my heart.  I would say there is a big hole in my heart since you left,t but I can't because your soul fills it to the brim with love and memories.  I know you and Mohawk are having a blast playing together in the heavenly meadows.  Take care of one another and scratch his ears for me.  He is cancer free and you are at last at peace.  Tears still cloud my eyes and pain still strikes my heart but my peace comes from knowing your are with the Great Creator and released from all pain and worry.   I love you so much my son and always will.   Mum   xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo"

This tribute was added by Tina Dorris on 26th November 2015

"Happy Thanksgiving Son.  Hope you and Mohawk are having fun together.  Take care of each other and everyone there.  I wish you were here at the table with us.  Today is Grandpa Hing's anniversary of his passing 12 yrs ago.  Hug him tight.   Love Mum.  xoxoxoxo"

This tribute was added by Tina Dorris on 18th October 2015

"Got Mohawks ashes back and put up a memorial for him near yours in our Memorial Garden.  Hope you love having him back with you as much as I loved having him for the short time we did.  Take care of each other and play together and have fun and be at peace both of you.  My only comfort  over losing you and Mohawk is that you're not  in any pain and with God.  love you both so much  Love Mum  xoxoxoxo"

This tribute was added by Tina Dorris on 3rd October 2015

"Hey Bri.  Just wanted to let you know that Mohawk came to be with you about an hour ago.  He had cancer since March.  We went to your cousin Lisa's wedding last night and when we came home Mo was on his side and couldn't get up and was having trouble breathing.  So now you have  your doggie with you.  Please take good care of him.  I loved him so much, almost as much as I love you.  Have fun together and he loves to go for walks.  I love you both and still ache for you.  My heart is broken yet again.  Love Mum    xoxoxoxo"

This tribute was added by Tina Dorris on 24th July 2015

"Happy 39th birthday my son.  Thinking of you often and missing you forever.  You are eternally etched in my heart and will never be far from my soul.  You are still my anchor when times are grey.  Jesse has graduated from High School and you would be so proud.  I heard he is going to the pow wow this week end so I know he will be visiting your grave.  My love for you is never ending and you will always be the stronghold of my heart.  Happy Birthday Sweetheart.   Love you,  Mum  xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo"

This tribute was added by Tina Dorris on 21st June 2015

"Today is Father's Day and I was thinking of your kids.  I do miss seeing them and I think of them often.  I bet they are missing their Daddy today.  You are a wonderful Dad and I know you love them very much.  Missing you as much as always.  I finished the memorial garden for you, grandpa, grandma Loretta and grandma Lucy.  Have a Dragon Flag flying by your memorial.  You would like it.   Have a great Father's day with Grandpa Hing  xoxoxo   Mum."

This tribute was added by Tina Dorris on 10th May 2015

"Hello my son.   Wish you were here for Mother's Day.  I still remember the card you made for me in kindergarten.  Look at it often.   Thinking of you always and forever.   l love you .   Mum  xoxooxoxo"

This tribute was added by Tina Dorris on 16th March 2015

"Remembering you with all my love, heart and soul.  Tears are hard to stop falling today and with each one it is sent to you above with pride and heart felt hugs to squeeze you tight and hold you in my arms forever.    Mum  xoxoxo"

This tribute was added by Tina Dorris on 14th March 2015

"Four year this Monday God came for you and never a day goes by that I don't think of you.  You are my only son, my only child and I ache for you everyday of my life.   Your dog Mohawk was diagnosed with blood cancer this week and I know you are waiting with open arms to greet him.  Please take good care of him when he arrives.  Mo is the baby that keeps me company, shows me unconditional love and reminds me so much of you.  You both have the same personality and you both gave me a run for my money.  My heart is broken over both of you.  I feel like I'm losing you all over again.  Nothing can ever replace the emptiness in my soul as you two can.  Brian I love you and miss you so much and now your pal with be with you.   I can just picture the beautiful walks you two will have in heaven.  Be at peace and take good care of each other.  I love you Mum  xoxoxoxoxo"

This tribute was added by Tina Dorris on 25th December 2014

"Merry Christmas my precious son.  May you and all your loved ones in heaven above share this special day of peace and joy.   Missed sadly and forever loved.    Mum   xoxoxoxoxoxo"

This tribute was added by Tina Dorris on 23rd November 2014

"Happy Thanksgiving Bri.  Hope you, Grandma, Grandpa, Grandma Lucy, Dylan and Linda all are celebrating together.  Miss all of you.
You are especially in my heart always.  You should see Jesse.  You would be really proud of him and his accomplishments.  Our Souls are forever together.  Love you, Mom  xoxoxox"

This tribute was added by Tina Dorris on 23rd October 2014

"Hi Son.  Dreamt about you last night.  IT was wonderful.  Aching with all the memories of you, but happy because you are happy and with loved ones.  Take care of one another.    Love.  Mum  xoxoxo"

This tribute was added by cindy mcmanus on 24th July 2014

"Happy birthday Brian   Always remembered never forgotten!!  Xo"

This tribute was added by Tina Dorris on 24th July 2014

"Happy 38th birthday my son.  Will be visiting your grave soon.  Remembering you today with many memories flooding my head.  Will be with Jessie and Rosanna tomorrow and sharing our thoughts of you.  Missing your laugh, smile and presence.  My heart still aches, my eyes still cry and my soul begs for your touch.  Love you so much my son.  
I'll forever treasure our time together.    Mom   xoxoxoxo"

This tribute was added by Tina Dorris on 29th June 2014

"Hi Brian.  Thinking about you a lot lately. Missing you still.  Linda came to be with you a week ago.  Take care of each other as well as all the rest of your friends and family.  Never does a day go by that you are not remembered and loved.  Take care my son and save a place for me.   Mom  xoxoxoxo"

This tribute was added by Tina Dorris on 16th March 2014

"This day is very hard for me as I go back in time to all that we were and still are to each other.  My heart is over flowing with love for you and aching for your presence.  Know that as each year goes by I miss you more and more.  Some day we will be together again and walk memory lane side by side and smile and laugh again.  With all my heart and soul I will forever love you.     xoxo Mom"

This tribute was added by Theresa Hing on 15th February 2014

"This is a beautiful website your mom made for you.  Thinking about you and wishing we could of shared more family time together."

This tribute was added by Tina Dorris on 15th February 2014

"HAPPY  VALENTINE'S  DAY  MY  SON.      Miss you so much."

This tribute was added by Tina Dorris on 5th January 2014

"Hope you had a Merry Christmas my son and a Happy New Year.  Holidays bring floods of memories of you.  Still feeling your spirit and missing your presence.  Until we meet again.   Love your Mom.xoxoxo"

This tribute was added by Tina Dorris on 3rd October 2013

"My Son, my shinning star, my heart, my everything, I miss you so much.  xoxoxo"

This tribute was added by Tina Dorris on 24th July 2013

"HAPPY  37th  BIRTHDAY  MY SWEET SON.  Celebrating your life today.  Still feel you, miss you and ache for you, with every breath that I take.  Know that my love for you is never ending and my arms are wrapped around you for eternity. I'm always here for you.
Love you bunches.  Mum  xoxoxoxoxo."

This tribute was added by Tina Dorris on 9th June 2013

"Missing you.  The pain gets less but never goes away.  Thinking of you today as always.  They say time heals but it just doesn't seem possible to realize your gone.  Pain is pain, whether large or small.  There is a scar on my heart forever.  Love you to infinity.   Mom  xoxoxoxo"

This tribute was added by cindy mcmanus on 16th March 2013

"2 years today!!  :(. Wow!!  Life goes on and your kids keep growing!!  When I seen them last they were growing like weeds!!!  Still miss that smile of yours that will never change!!  Cheers to you my cuz!!! Xoxo"

This tribute was added by Tina Dorris on 15th March 2013

"Two years have passed since you left and this year has been difficult.  You used to help me with my depressions and your not here.  Don't know what to do and can't face many things.  Isolated and alone and forever holding you in my heart.  I love you, miss you and cherish the memories of you even though it still hurts.   I love you son.  xoxoxoxo"

This tribute was added by Tina Dorris on 1st January 2013

"Happy New Year my beloved Angel.  Another year without you and almost two years since you left.  The time goes by quickly but the memories and love last forever.  My heart still aches.   I love you son.  xoxoxoxo"

This tribute was added by Tina Dorris on 25th December 2012

"Merry Christmas Brian.  Still missing you and always thinking about you.  Memories are funny things, mostly they are funny, happy and just wonderful. On holidays they help us to remember our times with loved ones, they also break our hearts all over again.  I prefer to to remember all my angels as good memories, the hard memories help me to remember how much I love you and you loved me. xo"

This tribute was added by Tina Dorris on 21st November 2012

"Hi Sweetheart.  Grandma Lucy came to be with you this Monday, November 19, 2012.  I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving and take care of one another.  Grandpa Hing's passing was 9 yrs ago tomorrow on Thanksgiving Day.  Tell all my loved ones I love them.  You are forever missed and in my heart.  The memories never go away but only become more and stronger.  I love you MUM   xoxoxoxo"

This tribute was added by Tina Dorris on 12th October 2012

"Bri, I  dreamed of you last night.  It was beautiful to see your face again. I don't offend dream of you but last night was awesome.  I miss you so much today and always.  I see so many things that remind me of you.  Jesse's first hockey game is tomorrow and I know you will be watching with us too.  All of your kids miss you and love you.  Forever a piece of my heart will be missing  xoxo"

This tribute was added by Tina Dorris on 15th August 2012

"Brian, your headstone is in place and Jesse and I went with your Dad, John. camping for two days at the Port Perry Pow Wow. Jesse and Clayton drummed with the Spirtit Vision Drummers. We went to see you a few times.  Jesse knelt down by your grave and spent a few quiet moments with you on your BD. Your kids and I went smimming, You"d be proud of all your kids.  Love you, MOM   xoxoxoxoxoxo"

This tribute was added by Tina Dorris on 24th July 2012


This tribute was added by Tina Dorris on 23rd July 2012

"Brian tomorrow is your 36th birthday and I hope you have a wonderful day with the Great Creator.  My heart will never stop missing you. The pain is still enormous.  Aurora, Emma, Jesse, Clayton and i went swimming today and had a great time. They mentioned you often and it touched my heart.  Jonny Shy is so grown up.  Jess and Jonny look just like you.  Happy Birthday Bri.  Love Mom,  xoxp"

This tribute was added by Tina Dorris on 17th June 2012

"HAPPY FATHER'S DAY MY SON !   As another Father's Day is here I am wishing you a wonderful day in heaven with Great-Grandpa Yee Dock and with Grandpa Hing.  The three of you sit heavily on my heart today.   Brian you in the middle, flanked by your grandfather's.  I remember Grandpa Hing calling you Bran.  Ha ha!   Brian my arms are still tightly wrapped around you and I'll never let go. xo"

This tribute was added by Tina Dorris on 13th May 2012

"On Mother's Day today, I am looking at the Mother's Day Card you made me when you were in kindergarten.  It still makes me smile and every year I bring it out and display it proudly.  Even at five years old you had talent.  The poem is precious to me.  Missing you soooo much today and always.  Some days just bring on too many memories.  I love you my son.   xoxoxoxo"

This tribute was added by Ryan Herfert on 26th April 2012

"Hey Brian, This is great thing your mom is doing to keep the memories going, and you know we have a lot of them from back in the day, Lately I have been regretting that the only way I get to reminisce about the good is when something bad has happened. I just so wish we could get together with all the homies just one more time. But, I guess we will in time. RIP Brother"

This tribute was added by cindy mcmanus on 16th March 2012

"1 year today!!  Boy time Flies!!  I'm going out tonight to have a couple beers in your honor!!  Talked to shawnee today she was leaving a plate of food out for you today!!  We all miss you dearly but you live on through your kids!!  Keep a watch on all of us!!  Love ya miss ya!!  Xoxo. Cheers to brian tonite!!:)"

This tribute was added by Tina Dorris on 16th March 2012

"One year ago today you left us.  Today is a hard day.  I talked to Janet and your kids today and found out that Janet's Uncle Sam joined you in Heaven this morning.  Take care of each other.  I love you Brian and still miss you so much.    I love you eternally.  Love, Mom  xoxoxoxoxo"

This tribute was added by Tina Dorris on 13th March 2012

"Friday will be one year since you left and I can't believe it.  Some days it seems an eternity, other days it seems only yesterday that we were together.  No matter how long it well be, the pain will never go away.  If I could see you one more time, I would hold you close to me and tell you how much I love you, tell u unsaid things and how sorry I am we didn't have more time together. xox"

This tribute was added by Tina Dorris on 15th February 2012

"As Valentine's Day ends, I remember your great home made Valentine cards.  Especially the big red heart shaped one with the dollies around the edges that you made in elementry school.  I held it up to my heart today and wished it were you.  YOUR  ARE  MY HEART MY SON.    I miss and love you soooooo much.  xoxoxo"

This tribute was added by cindy mcmanus on 1st February 2012

"Brains eyes are what I miss!!  The way they would twinkle when he smiled!!  And his laugh!!  He was with us in spirit at new years though!!  And he lives on in his children. Especially johnny shy he looks so much like Brian when Brian was the same age!!  Never forgotten and always missed!!"

This tribute was added by Tina Dorris on 22nd January 2012

"I am especially missing you this year Brian, as it is your year, The Year of the Dragon  The most powerful animal in the Chinese Zodiac  So my Dragon, may you and Grandpa Hing be celebrating in heaven and keeping each other company and may you both be at peace with the Great Creator.  I know there are plenty of family and friends with you.  Forever In My Heart Happy New Year Son Love, Mom"

This tribute was added by Tina Dorris on 31st December 2011

"Part II -You were with Jesse and me the whole day.  It was one of happiest days of 2011.  When I'm with Jesse, I'm with you all over again.  Jesse is one unique person.  You'd be so proud of him. So, now on the last day of this year.  I wish you a Happy New Year of Eternal Peace my Son.  My heart is breaking still, but just knowing you are free and happy is all I can ask.  I love you Bri"

This tribute was added by Tina Dorris on 31st December 2011

"Part I - Well, Brian, finally this awful year has ended.  Losing you this year was the most devistating thing that could have ever happen to me.  It still seems impossible to believe. I pulled through Christmas by keeping busy but you were on my mind through it all, hiding tears form everyone.  I had a increditable day with your son Jesse. That day felt like you were sitting next to me.."

This tribute was added by Tina Dorris on 23rd December 2011

"MERRY CHRISTMAS BRI.  MISSING YOU THIS HOLIDAY.  Putting a plate out for you at Christmas dinner.  Your favorite, Prime Rib.  Oh yeah! your special deviled eggs.  Even tho you aren't with us, your spirit is.  Never, never will you leave my heart.  I know your kids really miss you and Janet too.  Dave called and John Robinson is missing you too.  Much love my son, shine on.    xoxoxoxoxoxo"

This tribute was added by Tina Dorris on 13th December 2011

"As I sit here today only a few weeks from Christmas, I remember you as a baby on Santa's lap at the Mall.  I remember yearly holiday visit to Grandpa Hing's house. Family united so many years ago. That's when family was truly family.  You opening presents and you and your cousins playing happliy together. Those were happier times. I'll miss you this Christmas my special son.  I love you."

This tribute was added by Tina Dorris on 25th November 2011

"Thanksgiving was a quiet time and for some reason even tho we didn't always celebrate together with you and your family, I missed you so much.  I remember when Janet made a turkey for me when I was visiting you guys and it wasn't even a holiday and she said you guys wanted to have thanksgiving for me.  I remembered that yesterday and I longed to see you again.  I love you always Mom"

This tribute was added by Tina Dorris on 30th October 2011

"As Halloween approaches I can remember one of the last times we were together, trick or treating with your children at the condo's and Emma and Aurora's kindergarten party.  We had a great time your whole family and I.  Miss those special times and you.  Love you son."

This tribute was added by Tina Dorris on 5th October 2011

"Last week Uncle Sam came to be with you and on the same day that we spread his ashes, one of your good friends passed (Dylan Capwell).  Dylan was only 33 one year younger then when you left us.  I hope you are all embracing one another and may you all RIP  Love you all."

This tribute was added by Tina Dorris on 12th September 2011

"I missed you so much this week.  I saw you in my dreams for the first time since you passed.  I wish I could see you and know you are at peace and happy finally.  The pain hasn't gone and it never will, just like my love for you will never die.  Sleep in peace my son.  I love you"

This tribute was added by Tina Dorris on 25th July 2011

"Yesterday as I stood over your grave on your 35th birthday remembering that exactly one year ago to the day we were at the Family Reunion together.  That was the last time I saw you.You looked so good and I was proud of the effort you made to improve yourself. Happy BD.  Love you"

This tribute was added by Tina Dorris on 20th June 2011

"I hope you had a wonderful Father's Day Brian looking down on your beautiful children.  I miss you so much.  Your love for your children was amazing. I also know that you were touching Jonny Shy on his birthday yesterday.  He looks so much like you."

This tribute was added by Tina Dorris on 15th May 2011

"Bri was an amazing person who embraced his North American Indian heritage. He was a life partner to Janet and loving father to his seven children and a friend to all. He went to be with the Great Creator at only 34 years of age. Miss you so much. LOL"

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