Scheduled Services

First Service

Saturday, January 13th at 4:30pm MST
Red Hills Southern Baptist Church, 4277 Wagon Wheel Dr E, Cedar City, UT 84721.

Second Service

Saturday, January 27th at 12pm PST
Chula Vista Golf Course in the Vista Room, 4475 Bonita Rd., Bonita, CA 91902.

In Loving Memory of Bryan Walquist

It is with profound sorrow and heavy hearts that we announce the untimely passing of our dear friend and esteemed colleague, Bryan W. Bryan was not just a member of our team; he was a cherished part of our Bear Bull Traders and Peak Capital Trading family. His absence leaves a void that will be deeply felt by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

Bryan’s presence touched our lives in immeasurable ways, leaving behind a legacy of warmth, kindness, and unwavering dedication. As we navigate through this difficult time, let us come together to support one another and to reflect on and honor the significant contributions Bryan made to our team.

In memory of Bryan, we invite you to share your thoughts and memories about how he impacted your life. Your words will contribute to a collective tribute that celebrates the wonderful person Bryan was and the positive influence he had on those around him.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Bryan’s family as they navigate this challenging journey. We extend our deepest condolences to them, and our hearts are with them during this heartbreaking time.

Messages of Remembrance for Bryan W.

Bryan was not just a colleague; he was a great friend to me. He was an active member of our community from 2018 to 2020, contributing significantly to our forums and chatroom. His contributions were so valuable that I told myself, “I NEED to meet this guy!” So in March 2020, while I was in Phoenix, Arizona, I reached out to Bryan and asked him to come and see me. He was living in Utah. He drove down with his Porsche and we spent a few days together in an Airbnb, and it happened to be the exact time when COVID-19 was officially declared a global pandemic. Market volatility was at its peak, with the Nasdaq dropping over 12% in a single day, leading to market halts.

– Andrew A

Bryan had a heart of gold. His compassion for those in need was evident in the quiet but impactful ways he reached out to help others at Bear Bull Traders and Peak Capital Trading.

 He had an ability to infuse positivity into every situation. His infectious optimism was a source of inspiration for the community who were fortunate enough to know him. I remember the laughter he brought with his comedic memes, always finding creative ways to brighten the mood.

Bryan’s legacy is one of warmth, generosity, and a genuine commitment to assisting others. Our trading community has lost a true friend and mentor. May his memory continue to inspire us to approach life with the same compassion and positivity that he embodied.

– Mike B

Bryan was a truly remarkable person, known for his kindness and willingness to help others. Whenever I needed assistance, whether it was with setting up my trading system, some mess with my hotkeys, he was always there, he was also the only one who kept correcting my English grammar, that was kind, and for some reason he like my crazy accent, he was always there with a quick response.

He never turned down a request for help, and he touched the lives of everyone fortunate enough to know him. I don’t remember him as anything but positive and I can’t even recall a a single negative moment shared with him, he was full of positivity.
Bryan is the perfect example of goodness and compassion, talked a lot about the church and how it was one of the things he enjoyed, his memory will forever remind me to be kind, helpful, and always look for the best in others.

– Aiman A

Bryan was a big deal to us.  He helped me and everyone that needed help without hesitation and always with a smile, despite how ridiculous our questions were (and trust me some were quite ridiculous).  He didn’t make us feel silly as new people; he was always nice and I believe really enjoyed being able to help other people which is a testament to his character.  I will greatly miss Bryan and his absence will be felt by all in the community.  He was an important member and friend to all of us.

– Susan R

Bryan was an extraordinary member of our team and community. He was always the first person to jump in and help when new members, anyone, or I had a question. Whether it be technical or personal, Bryan was always there to offer advice and help solve a problem.

His sense of humor, warmth, intelligence, and kindness were felt in every moment of communication. I’ll always cherish the funny messages he sent me and the help he offered when I was new to the team. Bryan will be missed by everyone who had the privilege of crossing paths with him.

– Megan M

I had the privilege of working closely with Bryan at Bear Bull Traders. Bryan was more than a colleague; he was a constant source of support, always ready to lend a hand with both simple and complex matters. To me, he was like a walking encyclopedia of trading and computer knowledge.

After the market closed, our conversations extended beyond work. We chatted about the day’s happenings and delved into various topics like cars, boats, and Mexican food – he had a particular love for avocados and habanero chili. We also bonded over TV shows and movies, especially the humorous ones. Given his understanding of the Spanish language and it being my native tongue, we enjoyed long talks about its nuances.

The void left by Bryan’s absence was felt immediately. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family, and I sincerely hope they find strength and solace during this difficult time.

– Abiel G

I loved getting a new message from Bryan, I knew it would be one (or more of three things: 1) he’s have a perfect South Park excerpt related to something we were just talking about; 2) he’d be giving me some excellent information on a topic we’d discussed (likely Porsche’s ,boats, or space) helping me improve my knowledge…and probably politely correcting me along the way; or 3) he’d pick on me for being Canadian.

No matter which of these, we’d get into a fun back-and-forth that reminded me why he’s such a good friend and an awesome part of the BearBull Trading family.

I have been thinking of him non-stop since learning of his death. He will be sorely missed. I miss him deeply.

Thank you, Bryan, for being part of our lives and bringing your unique humour, deep knowledge, and unconditional support to every engagement.

May you rest in peace, my friend.

– Peter D

Bryan was a really nice guy. I can’t think of a better way to sum him up. It’s great to have people in your life who are just unwavering in being good and that was Bryan. And when those people are gone, you really feel the void. So I’ll try to remember to carry on his legacy of positivity as best I can. But I’ll never do nearly as good a job as Bryan. I will really miss the conversations we had over the past few years. They were never about trading. More about cars and fixing things and most of all his time on the ocean. Bryan was a very proud former mariner and I could listen to his stories all day. Whether it was naval engineering, the boredom of Diego Garcia, passing through the Panama Canal, the weird things he saw at night, or whatever. It was a totally foreign world to me and I loved learning about it from him. So Bryan, may the seas lie smooth before you. May a gentle breeze forever fill your sails. May sunshine warm your face, And kindness warm your soul. We will miss you, friend.

– John H

In reflecting on how Bryan impacted us at BBT, I like to view it from his dedication to our community and his support he provided to our members. His willingness to step up to any and all questions, finding the answers and delivering his time and value to our community will always be cherished and remembered.

When it comes to our interactions, he and I spent time talking about just about any random topic that came to his mind. He was full of life experience and jokes, showing me items in his collection like a container of Sweet Macondo crude or chatting about game changing innovations in the Tech space. I wish I got to know him better, we never know when our time has come. He will be missed and remembered fondly.

– Jarad C

I joined Bear Bull Traders in June 2020 and from the very start, Bryan Walquist was there to help me. He was, in a sense, my first and only Bear Bull Traders mentor and he never stopped teaching me. I knew immediately that I could trust him. In addition to the incredible volume of information he had at his fingertips, which he shared with me and all members daily, he displayed quick wit and a wild sense of humor. It was so much fun playing off each other in the room. He had me in stitches all the time. All the Bear Bull Traders moderators play a unique and important role, to be sure, but Bryan Walquist has been the strongest pillars of information and support at Bear Bull Traders – one of the statements my dad used to say to me when talking about business was “Every company needs a Mr. Inside and Mr. Outside.” I will miss him.

– John R

My deepest condolences.

– Henrietta Tan

Bryan’s passing hit me hard when it was announced. I was working and wiping my tears the whole morning. He was one of most genuine, witty and supportive people a person could ever know.

Bryan was the go-to person for support in the BBT community; technical and otherwise. Not only for his wide knowledge and skills, but for his responsiveness, patience and kindness to all.

I interacted with Bryan a fair amount. We talked about technology, markets and the news and shared pop culture jokes and references of which he has many! I will immensely miss Bryan and the BBT community will definitely miss him a lot as well.

– NA

In my experience of Bryan, he was often to be found hanging out in the support tab of the chatroom, away from the noise of the main chat where I think he (and I) felt more comfortable.

Bryan was so unconditionally helpful. His technical knowledge and patience with my lack of the same carried me through so many confusing times. Without him, I would have stumbled and fallen off the trading tightrope entirely.
I will remain eternally grateful that he took the time to help me solve issues which felt insurmountable to me, but were inconsequential to him. And he did it all in such gentlemanly fashion.

In these times of long-distance interaction without being in the same room as that person, it’s hard to get a feel for who is on the other end of the keyboard. However with Bryan, I always had the sense of true gentleman of high standards, high intelligence and strong values. I am sure I was not wrong. Had we been able to meet up, I’d like to think that we might have been friends. This not a privilege I and many others will now have.

I hope that the fact you touched so many people in such a positive way is a small comfort to your family at this time.
Bryan, thank you for all your help. I will not forget, The world is worse off without you.

– Ed (Pegasus as you knew me)

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Bryan. Bryan was an incredible teacher and mentor to so many at BBT and he was one of the main reasons this family of traders is so strong. Even though this will not lessen the pain of losing Bryan, please know that he touched many lives.

– Solemnly, Michael Gropman

When I first started working at BBT on the web team, I didn’t really know anyone from the trader side, and being that we were all working remote didn’t make it easier. But Bryan took the time to reach out, and we hit it off over web and tech stuff. He had this knack for sending the funniest memes, and he always had our website’s back. He was such a cool, helpful, and friendly guy. We will all miss him a lot. Rest in peace Bryan.

– LJ

I am so sorry for your family’s loss of such a great heart. Bryan always made me feel welcome in the BBT chat. I appreciated his dry sense of humor, and was amazed by his ability to remember little details about me in a group of hundreds.

Having recently experienced a loss myself, I wish you only peace and love in this difficult time.

– My condolences – Jennifer L.

We lost a good member of are community.
My heartfelt condolences.

– Shahnam H.

Bryan was ALWAYS ready to help anyone at BBT whenever they needed it. He was the most genuine person with such a kind heart, My prayers go out to his family in this difficult time.

– Jonathan

Bryan’s generosity in helping others was something cherished and appreciated by all. He would take the time to help new members setup their terminals and always had a kind word and humor to make everyone laugh and feel at ease. His humor and stories of his time at sea are something I will miss a lot.

Rest easy my friend.

– MikeJay

I’m so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with Bryan’s family and his BB Traders family.

– Shane D.

I never meant Bryan W in person, but always respected and enjoyed when he got on the mic. Pretty cool guy, rest in peace brother!

– Tom Q.

When I had questions due to DAS or other technical issues I always got a fast and kindly answer from Bryan. We sometimes also had some private chats. It was always a pleasure to talk with him. I will miss him very much!

– Marco

My heartfelt sympathy to Bryan and his family at this difficult time. Please accept my sincere condolences and may the soul of Bryan rest in peace!

Bryan is smart, humble and gentle man. He was taking his time and loved to share the value of his knowledge to us . He earned my respect. Thank you Bryan for all you do with love, passion and kind!

– Kayla

I joined BBT in August 2023 because I quickly realized it was the community for me. I felt it was not only going to help me in my trading but also in my socialization. It remarkably felt like an instant family or group of old friends.

As I got to know the community, Bryan’s posts would stand out to me because they were always so informative as well as witty. I would pay attention when he posted because it was usually an answer to something I wondered but didn’t ask or something I’d need later.

The notice of his passing has surprisingly touched me like someone I’ve known for a while. I don’t yet understand why. Yet, the way he passed hits very close to home for me on several levels.

My prayers of peace and comfort that goes beyond understanding are with Bryan’s family.

– Sincerely, IslandDreamer (Tracy P.)

I am stunned and tears fall from my eyes as I see this this morning. I didn’t know Bryan well but he is someone I told others about as I had fully intended and was truly looking forward to thanking him in person at some point for his virtual help desk tech/stock help to me. I never heard his voice or saw him live on a video, rather Bryan was assigned to be a virtual helper for those taking the stock trading boot camp I attended in Spring of 2022. I ended up messaging him a number of times and he was always very gracious and had the tech and other answers I really needed. He was just especially helpful/knowledgeable and just fun.

About 1 year after that bootcamp where I first encountered Bryan, my membership to BearBull’s website had lapsed but I signed up for 3 days of trial membership / webinars from BearBull again. I ended up only having time to attend one webinar during those 3 days and even then I was late to the event. Near the end of that webinar, I realized I had a question I really needed help with. But by the time I realized it, the webinar was actually just ending almost. I started typing in my questions into the messaging system. The leader of the event had just left, but unbeknownst to me, my new/old friend Bryan was there again in a support role and he started responding to my query. I had asked “What is the best info was for when you should exit a trade?” and Bryan humorously responded, “When you start pounding your desk and shouting at your monitor”.

And that joke just made me laugh for several minutes! It was a wonderful release for me around the tough stress filled experience that early trading or even any trading can end up being. I thanked him for his wisdom and then he did go on to direct me to specific training to answer my best practices around exiting a trade question. I had liked him before at the bootcamp and here he was entertaining me right from the start of my small participation really after the end of the webinar. As brief as it was, my interaction with him really touched me and helped me on my way. That makes having to accept his passing very tough even though I didn’t know him that long. I”m sure his family is having a tough time with his passing and my prayers go out to them. He was a delight for me in an unexpected way (virtual help desk) and I am truly sorry I didn’t get a chance to know him further. I still hope to connect with him “someday”. He was certainly a memorable bright spot for me when I needed it.

– Walt Long

Bryan was the first real connection I had in the BBT community. Shortly after joining in 2020, I discovered Bryan was living in Cedar City, UT, a small town in the southwest corner of the state and the small town where I grew up until leaving for college. I reached out to Bryan with a technical question and mentioned that I was from Cedar City. He responded almost immediately and that began a consistent interaction over the next year or so where we would talk about the good and the bad of a small town in Utah, my memories of growing up there and how much it had changed, the flood he experienced in and around his home, as well as the church he attended, and his growing appreciation for all the natural beauty surrounding his growing, but still small community. Bryan was helpful, kind, humble, engaging and just a great “welcome” for me to BBT. He could answer pretty much any question about DAS, but never sought or wanted the spotlight. I’m grateful I was able to make my connection with Bryan and I am so sorry for his loss. A genuine good person who made a difference for me.

– Jarvis

You will be missed, Rest in Peace!

– Kolay

I am newer to this community and only talked with Bryan a couple times in the chat room but I loved my interactions with them. He just wanted to help. I hope you find peace in knowing he was a great person and spread his love and kindness to thousands of people.

– Donald Nelson

Bryan was the rare truly generous soul. Truly principled.

Huge loss for the world.

My condolences.

– Adam Gonzales

When I started on BBT Elite I had a chat with Bryan on Chatroom.
Really such a nice guy that loves to teach and support others.

People like Bryan make a difference in the World and he did it.

RIP my friend.

– Schiaramone (Giovanni from Italy)

I’m shocked to hear of Bryan’s passing. He was one of the most helpful and funny people in the BBT community. Many times Bryan would be the one person answering my questions about trading in the BBT chatroom or simply striking up a conversation with me and making me feel like a part of the community. He was always helpful and engaging. The community lost a good soul. RIP brother…

– Manny Roque

Bryan was such a smart and nice guy. I had the privilege to interact with him as soon as I joined BBT (June 2021) and enrolled in PCT bootcamp. He helped me to set up DAS from beginning to end; he was the person “to go” for any technical questions and always came through with the solutions; and he will follow up on you. It was always a pleasure to talk with him and shoot the breeze.

Rest in Peace Bryan, you will be missed a lot. You have been part of everyone’s trading journey at BBT.

– Norma M.

To Bryan’s family and friends:

To say I was overcome with devastation when I learned that Bryan passed away is an understatement. I had to re-read Andrew’s email four times back-to-back before my mind was able to process that the information was real.

I have been a member of BBT for nearly 3 1/2 years now. Bryan was the first person I had direct contact with, when I was a timid newbie in the chatroom. He became rather acquainted with me early on, as I annoyed him repeatedly with questions about DAS trading software. But he always had the answers. Always. And no matter how many questions I had, and even though probably a hundred other people were asking him for help at the same time, he always responded and seemed happy to do it.

One day, Bryan and I learned that we had both lived in San Diego, and conversations took flight. We talked about having to drive 30 minutes to Chula Vista in order to get to the nearest Chick-fil-A (no longer the case today), the best places to get Mexican food, his days on the boat, what we loved about living there, etc.

Over the next few years, we chatted about anything and everything. I don’t participate in any social media platforms–BBT is as close as it gets– and I would not have thought that it is possible to connect with someone I’ve never met in person or even had an audible conversation with (he did get on the mike several times when I was in the chatroom, so I did get to hear his voice). But it turns out that it is indeed possible because Bryan became a true friend. I still cannot process that he is no longer with us here on Earth, but I am confident that he now rests in the most beautiful and peaceful place.

Bryan was loved by everyone at BBT and certainly by everyone who met him. We were beyond blessed to get to know Bryan and will miss him terribly.

– Kimberly Chambers

Bryan was very kind to me and always helpful when I asked even the dumbest of questions. I appreciated his engagement.

Funny thing him and I used to do was to pick really annoying 80’s videos, challenging each other to find the worst one.

– Ken Lewis

Bryan was always there for me or anyone who had questions, but my favorite memories of Bryan are chatting about cars with him and Peter. Especially on slow summer afternoons. He was funny and knowledgeable and had tons of great stories. He will be missed. My sincere condolences to his family. Rest in peace Bryan.

– Jamie S

Any time I entered a question in the room or during boot camp, Bryan would jump in with the precise, right-on answer, often with the added bonus of humor. Well I have one more for you, Bryan: How can this be?

– Kenny G

I am extremely sad to learn of the news about Bryan. A few years ago, I was new to the chatroom and asked so many dumb newbie questions and Bryan always took his time to help. I was touched by how incredibly patient and kind he was that I will never forget him even though I’ve never met him. Bryan was a huge asset to Bear Bull Traders and without a doubt any community and he will be sorely missed. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.

– Angel S