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Robert Edgar Brown

Brown, Robert Edgar (1912-2012)


It is with heavy hearts that the family of Robert Edgar Brown announce his passing on November 30th, 2012 at Jubilee Manor, one month shy of his 100thBirthday.

Bob was born in Nelson on December 29, 1912 to George and Lillian Brown.  He was raised in the brick house on the corner of Silica and Park Street with his four brothers and one sister.   He completed  his schooling in Nelson and continued with night classes at the Nelson Business College.  He had several jobs in Nelson before enlisting  in the RCAF on August 28, 1942.  In December 1943 he and his new bride (Doris Lemmon) moved to Ucluelet, BC where they were stationed until September 8, 1945.  At that time they returned to Nelson and Bob worked for Brackman-Ker Feed and Milling Co. Then in 1953 he began employment with the Land Titles Office where he worked until his retirement in 1977.

Bob had a long wonderful retirement.  He spent his time curling and skiing in the winters and gardening and boating in the summer.  Bob & Doris enjoyed many hours on Kootenay Lake, camping, fishing  and spending time with family.

Bob loved to reminisce about the good old days and right to the end, he  could tell you who lived in what  Nelson home, where they worked and who they were related to.  He also had many wonderful stories about his ski jumping days and continued to downhill ski at Whitewater until his 85thyear, an accomplishment he was very proud of.

Bob lived in the family home in Fairview until April, 2008 when he moved to Mountain Lakes Assisted Living for two years and then moved on to Jubilee Manor, where he was until his passing.

Bob is survived by his son David (Linda), grandchildren Jeff (Hannah) and Shelbi (Grant Anderson), his very special great grandchildren, Brett, Carter, Emma, Tom and Avery, brother Don (Joyce), sister-in-law Emily Towler and several nieces and nephews who he was very fond of.   He was predeceased by Doris, his wife of 63 years, in 2007, his parents George & Lillian, sister Erma, brothers, Evan, Norman and David, and their wives and also brother in law, John Towler.

Cremation has taken place and there will be a family service on Bob’s 100thBirthday, December 29th.  In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the  charity of your choice.

The family would like to thank Dr. Janz and the dedicated staff at Jubilee Manor for their wonderful care and thoughtfulness while Bob was with them.  You truly are a loving and caring group of people.    

Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.

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