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Robert Edgar Brown

December 29, 1912 - November 30, 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 100th Birthday.

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 85th year, 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 100th Birthday, 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.    


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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: Margaret Salekin and family
Relation: Bob was my neighbor for 25 years

Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your dad, grandfather and great grandfather. He was one of the kindest men we had ever met and knew. He loved his garden and love to tell stories and talk over the fence. He will be sadly missed by everyone. My thoughts are with you all.
Marg Salekin

From: Joe Ringrose
Relation: Fairview resident

Dave, I was sorry to hear of your Dads passing. He was always happy to take a few minutes to say hello. He had seen many changes in the city over the years. His yard was always manicured and I’m sure you spent time keeping it up also. He must be about the last of the old Fairview longtime residents.

From: Rob & Terri Richardson
Relation: neighbour

Dave & Linda, our deepest condolences in your loss. We loved being neighbours of your parents when we lived in Fairview. We have such good memories of your dad was always outside tending to his beautiful yard and bountiful garden. He gave us the old fashion kind of neighbourhood where taking the time to talk and share stories with his neighbours made our street feel so good. Your dad was a very special man.

From: Judy and Warren Garner
Relation: Extended Family

Dear Dave, Linda, Jeff, Shelbi and family: Please accept our heartfelt sympathy from all our family on your Dad’s passing. He was a true gentleman, kind and thoughtful in every way and made us all feel part of a true family unit. We have many happy memories of time spent with Bob and Doris camping at Midge Creek and in our daily lives and family gatherings . We always enjoyed his knowledge of Nelson’s history and the stories of people that lived there. He lived a very long and full life and we are all grateful for having him in our lives for such a long time. With all our love, Judy, Warren and Family

From: Gary McCandlish
Relation: Former neighbour

Our condolences to your family. Bob was a gentle, caring person who was always cheerful with a ready smile. He always took time to listen and helped my brother and me as we were growing up. He was a great role model for us. Sincerely, Gary McCandlish

From: gordon stein
Relation: land title office

Bob was a mentor and advisor in my early years as a BCLS, and also as a neighbour in Fairview. RIP old friend.

From: Bill Myers
Relation: I grew up on Silica St.

I am sorry to see that Bob has gone. I grew up eith all the Brown boys I will be 92 next month and have wondeful memories of those happy days of the 20′ and 30’s. I have lived here in Seattle since WW2 but still have the odd friend in Nwlson God has been good to both of us.

From: Marilyn & John Best
Relation: friend

Dave, Linda & Family – Our sincerest condolences to you. Bob was always a friendly, kind and gentle person. I will always remember the years we worked together and the visits we had when walking by his home. He was always ready, willing and eager to help anyone at any time. I will always remember the time our car broke down outside his place on my way to get our son and he readily drove me to pick him up. He will be missed. Fondly, Marilyn & John

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