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John Herb Herbert Brown

Date of Death: November 21, 2019


Herb was born in Brigg, England and came to Canada by steam ship in June 1921 at the age of 3. From St. John New Brunswick, he traveled by train to Sunny Nook, Alberta. In 1930 he moved to Endiang, Alberta and on to Clyde Alberta in 1934. Herb joined the army in 1940 and after his training in Kingston, Ontario he was released from service due to poor vision in one eye. Herb then moved to the Kootenays and worked at the Trail smelter from 1941 to 1944. It was there where he meet and married Marjorie Joyce (Maynard) on January 22, 1942. Herb and Marjorie moved to Balfour in 1944 and he started working on the Kootenay Lake Ferry (the Anscomb) in 1947 and retired from there in 1978.

Herb is survived by 3 sons; Art (Dianne) Joyce, Larry (Susan) Brown and Gordon (Ingrid) Brown, grand-daughters Kim, Wendy, Sherry, Lia, Kathleen, Stephanie, Katrina, and grand-sons Art Joyce Jr., Callum and Warren. He is also survived by 12 great grandchildren and one great great grand daughter.

Funeral services will be held in Balfour at the Covenant Church November 30 at 12 noon with interment to follow at 3pm at the Nelson Memorial Park Cemetery.

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

From: Robert Allan Lang
Relation: Herb and Marjorie were my families first friends we met when we moved to Balfour in 1969,my father Ron worked with Herb on the Kootenay Lake ferry.

My very sincere and deepest condolences to the Brown family, may I grieve with you at this time. Rest in peace Herb I will miss you.

From: Brian & Ev Sutton
Relation: Friend of my parents

We are so sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed.

From: Lora, Robert & Shelby Daughton
Relation: Freind of theFamily

Herb was a very kind man, lots of great stories, a huge smile and even bigger heart. He will be missed very much. Thoughts and Prayers to the Brown Family 💔😢

From: Jessie Renzie
Relation: Friends

Herb was a wonderful man, loved by many. He will be missed. Dean and Jessie

From: Tim Stainton
Relation: Lifelong friend

Herbie was a great friend of mine and our entire family for many decades. Even though I have moved away from Balfour many years ago I tried as often as I could to stop in for a long visit and cup of tea. Herb you will be missed by everyone you touched but will never be forgotten. My heartfelt condolences, thoughts and prayers are with the family at a time as tough as this.

From: Ava Hawrysh ( Fitchett)
Relation: friend

I am so sorry to hear of Herby’s passing. I always enjoyed conversation with him and will remember him for his fun loving personality.

From: Eric and Ann Sargent
Relation: Friend of Larry and Gordon since our teens

Our thoughts are with you all. From the time we were teenagers, your dad held a place of respect and admiration in my life and it was such a pleasure to reconnect in recent years. Always kind, thoughtful, and happy to chat, he was an inspiration for a life well lived and for aging with grace. With his passing, an icon has left us. May your many special memories provide comfort at this time and in the years to come.

From: Tannis Percival
Relation: 2 years living in Balfour I adopted your dad.

Your father was a very special man in my brief time that I lived in Balfour with the Wellwoods. Although my visits were few and far between he was often in my thoughts. An extremely kind and giving soul with care and thoughts for others. My thoughts are with you. Sorry for the lateness in this message but I just found out. My condolences and apologies.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
November 30, 2019
Beginning at 12:00pm

Balfour Covenant Church
7741 Upper Balfour Rd, Balfour, BC V0G 1C0
Balfour, BC Canada V0G 1C0

Following service, interment will be held at 3pm at the Nelson Memorial Park Cemetery.

7741 Upper Balfour Rd, Balfour, BC V0G 1C0
Balfour, BC Canada V0G 1C0

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