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Barbara Browell

October 26, 1931 - December 14, 2012


Barb passed away peacefully at Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson, B.C. on Friday December 14, 2012 after a short but courageous battle with cancer.  She was born in Saskatoon and grew up in Swanson Saskatchewan.  She worked at the Royal Bank in Watrous Saskatchewan and it was there that she met her husband Russell, only twice because the third time they met was when she travelled to Creston and eloped to Coeur d’Alene.  This was the beginning of 56 wonderful years together.

Barb was predeceased by mother Emma, father Realf and mother Ruth.  She leaves behind her loving husband Russell, daughter Lori (Doug) Bagshaw, grandchildren Kirstie and Lindsey (Murray) and great grandchildren Mackenzie and Brady, son Ross (Michelle) Browell, son Ty (Tonya) Browell and grandchildren Cody and Kale, sister Leila (Don) MacWilliam, sister Helen (Gordon) Blair, brother Jack (Sharon) Skjeie and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Dr. Noiles, Dr. Malpass, Dr. Grant and all of the nursing staff at Kootenay Lake Hospital for being so kind, caring and supportive.  Barb loved the numerous visits and conversations with family and friends that showed her how much she was truly loved.

She touched the hearts of everyone she met.

Cremation has taken place and at Barb’s request there will be no service.  As an expression of sympathy, family and friends may make a donation to the Kootenay Lake Hospital, 3 View Street, Nelson B.C., V1L 2V1.


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Millie & Bob Harper
Relation: Friends

To Russel and Family

Our thoughts are with you all.

Millie & Bob

From: M Joey Gatchell
Relation: friend

Russell and family, I am so sorry to hear of Barb’s passing. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
Joey Gatchell

From: Verna Saliken
Relation: Friend

My condolences to the Browell family. I will always remember Barbara for her warm, caring, comforting words, hugs and smile just when they were needed most. I only knew Barbara for a very short while, but will remember her for a lifetime. Another angel has received her wings!

Verna Saliken and the entire Saliken Family

From: Jim and Emiko Sawada
Relation: old friend from dancing days

Dear Russ and family,
Emiko and I are very sorry to find Barb’s passing, we have nothing but good memory of old days. Our thought is with you.
Jim and Emiko

From: Marg Salekin
Relation: one time friend

My deepest sympathy to you and yours lori, I am in phoenix so I just found out. Too bad she was a lovely lady
As ever

From: Ray and Ann Renee Pettyjohn
Relation: friend

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Russel family. Barb was such a friendly and happy person. Lori I am so sorry for your loss. A mother is such a precious part of our lives.
Ray and Ann Renee Pettyjohn

Service Schedule

Private service arrangements have been made.

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation

3 View Street

Nelson, BC

V1L 2V1


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