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McComb, Brent Douglas

October 9, 1942 - August 2, 2017


Brent Douglas McComb

October 9, 1942 – August 2, 2017


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our wonderful husband, father, gramps, uncle and brother.


Brent passed away peacefully in Nelson, BC after suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Jane, brothers John (Wendy), Bruce (Jo), Scott (Liz), sister Margie (Marty), children Shannon (Dave), Jeremy, Kate (Dan), and grandchildren Brenna, Teigan, Kieran, Alexa, Chelsie, Sutton, and Hunter. He is predeceased by his parents Mary and Ivan and his nephew Michael.


Born and raised in Vancouver, Brent took great pride in being a “Kits Kid”. As a boy, he was active with the scouts, earning the Queen’s Scout Award, the highest youth award achievable. He attended UBC, graduating with a Bachelor of Physical Education degree in 1968. He and Jane were married the same year and immediately moved to Nelson. A popular teacher at Trafalgar school for his entire career, he retired in 2000 after 32 years.


Brent and Jane loved raising their children in Nelson and cherished the many adventures they had together. An avid outdoorsman, Brent enjoyed skiing, tennis, golf, camping, and ATVing with friends and family. He was also a long-time and dedicated member of the IBTC. Following retirement, he embraced his role as “Gramps” and traveled the globe with Jane, including stops throughout Europe, Australia, and North America.


Brent’s family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to the loving and compassionate staff at Mountain Lakes Senior Community as well as Dr. Noiles and Dr. Janz.


A celebration of life will take place October 7, 2017, location to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia would be appreciated.


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From: Don Benton
Relation: Was a student

Great teacher and was even a better person. Will be missed

From: Jaclyn Dexter
Relation: He was my teacher :)

I am so very sorry to hear that Mr. McComb has passed away. I had the pleasure of having him as my homeroom, Math, Science, and PE teacher in grade 8 at Trafalgar. He always had that huge smile and just gave off so many infectious good vibes–much needed during those tough middle school years. Seeing him around town over the years, it was always the same enthusiastic greeting and giving of positive energy. Many fond memories of Mr. McComb and so sorry to hear of his passing.

From: Dale Donaldson
Relation: Friend

Always one of my favourite teachers. Brent’s kindness, passion for his students and love of life will always be remembered. My sincere condolences to the entire family and community.

From: Carolyn McTaggart
Relation: I worked in his class as a TA.

I worked with a student with special needs in Mr. McComb’s class at Trafalgar and he was always so kind and sweet with her. She really enjoyed having him as her teacher and it was a real pleasure for me to be in his class. He was one of the teachers who respected and valued me as a TA. He was a good teacher and well liked by his students. He always had time to chat with my student and we both liked his ready smile and laughter. His name sign (how you say his name in sign language) was the sign for skiing, made with the letter M with both hands. I am so sorry for your loss. He will be truly missed.

From: Loren Bilinski
Relation: Neighbor

So sorry to hear this sad news. My heart goes out to Jane and family. I will always remember him with fond thoughts. So sorry for your loss.

From: Rick Offermann
Relation: Student

Thank you Mr McComb for your years of hard work, mentoring young minds. So many must be the better for it.

From: Susan Atkinson
Relation: former student of Mr McComb

My thoughts go out to the family at this difficult time. He was an amazing teacher who touched many lives.

From: Gordon and Bonnie
Relation: Friend

Our deepest sympathy Jane, Shannon, Jeremy, Kate and grandchildren. We know what a big hole he leaves in your family. Brent is so missed by his many friends and was loved by all whom he touched. God bless all of you in your loss.

From: Brooke White
Relation: Student

I remember his amazing smile, wonderful teacher! Will be missed.

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