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Brown, Alan Neil

Alan Neil Brown of Slocan, British Columbia, passed away peacefully on August 27th at the Slocan Community Health Center in New Denver, B.C.

Born in Nelson, B.C., on February 22, 1959, Alan grew up in the small valley community of Winlaw. Alan worked at the West Kootenay Eco Society in Nelson on a part time basis as an office clerk.

In his hometown of Slocan, Alan was an avid volunteer at the local food bank, the Community Library, and at the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. Alan loved to cook and especially to bake; he created and published over 50 recipes online at, where he gained a supportive following.

His other hobbies included gardening, walking, playing scrabble, and connecting with others on social media sites such as Facebook. Alan also loved animals, and was devoted to his beloved cat named Christopher.

Alan is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Sharon and Jean-Marie of Rossland; his nieces Andrea Hill of Grandforks, B.C., Danielle Lussier of Rossland, B.C., and Lauren Osis of Victoria, B.C.; and by his brother-in-law Edward Osis, of Victoria, B.C. He is predeceased by his parents, Edna and Joseph Brown of Winlaw, and his sister Joanne Osis of Victoria.

The Family would like to thank Dr. Malpass and the team at the Chemotherapy-IV infusion Clinic at Kootenay Lake Hospital, all Care Aids who provided home support, and all staff at the Pavillion, in the Slocan Community Health Center, for their care and support over the past months. Also, a special thanks to Alan’s friends and neighbours for their support and prayers.

Anyone wishing to make a donation in Alan’s name can do so at : St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 327, Slocan, B.C. V0G-2C0 or at the Slocan Community Library, Box 135 Slocan, B.C. V0G-2C0

Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service.  Online condolences may be expressed at

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