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Brent Douglas McComb

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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Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: M Joey Gatchell
Relation: friend and former co-worker

Jane & family, I am so sorry to hear of Brent’s passing. I know my kids loved him as a teacher and for myself, as a co-worker thru my Trafalgar noon-hour supervisor years, he was always a delight to talk to. Always a smile on his face and something nice to say about everyone. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Joey Gatchell

From: Natalie Petersen
Relation: Former Student and he was my 8th Grade Science teacher.

I would like to extend my condolences to Brent McComb’s family. He was my 8th grade Science teacher at Trafalgar. As well I would see him at Mountain Lakes. May you be comforted by your memories as a family.

From: Marianne Collier Moreau
Relation: My Teacher

So very sorry to hear of Brent’s passing, he was one of my favorite teachers, I hadn’t seen him for years and last year I bumped into him in Walmart in Nelson. He was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed. Sleep gently. <3

From: Woody and Valerie Wudkevich

Sorry to read about your loss

From: Susan Potter
Relation: Neighbour/Friend

Dear Jane and Family, we are so very saddened by the news of Brent passing. When I saw you at the Prestige Resturant, I had no idea the Brent was ill. Lee later told me about the illness. You and your family are in our prayers.
Ross and Susan Potter and Family

From: Heather Jenkins
Relation: aquaintance

I am so sorry for your loss; Brent was an amazing teacher and all round person.

From: Brenda Weaver
Relation: Was a student

Condolences to the family, Mr. McComb was a great teacher, soo sorry for your loss

From: Stephanie Hahn
Relation: Friend and went to school with Shannon McComb

With admiration and strength please accept my condolences. What an amazing man, father, brother and husband that is for sure. Love to you all.

From: Kim Phillips and Denny Williams
Relation: Friend

We always enjoyed curling with Brent, his happy go lucky attitude was always a breath of fresh air. You will be missed by many. Please accept our condolences, rest in peace Brent.

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