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About Brian & Karen's Cancer


02/12/09

Brian sadly passed away from his fight with cancer. here is the obituary from the local newspaper July 21, 1959 - February 12, 2009 Brian McArthur "Gone Fishing" The rivers of Western Washington will never be the same again. "B Mac" has gone. That would be Brian McArthur, the most avid steelhead fisherman the world has ever known. His nickname came from his website, steelhead notebook. Check it out. Brian was born in Tacoma on July 21, 1959 and passed away Feb. 12, 2009. He was a 29-year employee at Washington Natural Gas and Puget Sound Energy where he served most recently as a Construction Manager. A graduate of Wilson high, he spent two years at Pierce College prior to his PSE career. He is survived by his companion of nearly 20 years, Karen Kim, and her children Malea and Derek (Jessica) and four grandchildren, his parents Arlene and Doug McArthur, brother Sandy (Sun Hwa), and sister Kari Gander (Darin), nieces Brittany Cure and Grace McArthur. The family was overwhelmed by the number of visitors he had in the final week of his life at Good Samaritan hospital and the many fish stories that were told, so full of joy and "lies". Thanks to Dr. Michael X. Liao and his staff who treated his Melanoma and subsequent brain cancer <

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