John H. S. Brown

BROWN, John H. S.

Feb 5, 1924 – Dec 27, 2011

John passed away in his sleep on Dec 27. He is survived by his loving wife Helen, his children Barbara (Joe), Rick (Jan), Heather, Duncan (Pat), Margaret (Chris), nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

John was born in Glasgow Scotland, and came to Canada at the age of three, where he grew up in the Crows Nest Pass.

He joined the Army at the age of fifteen to serve in the Second World War. While on duty overseas he met and married Helen Clark in Glasgow in 1943. They celebrated their 68th anniversary on Dec 14th.

After the war John returned to the Crows Nest Pass where he worked as a coal miner. It was here that he and Helen started their family.

He joined the Air Force in 1955, serving in Cold Lake Alberta and Comox, where he retired in 1974.

An avid gardener and a kind, loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, he will be remembered for his walks to the “Smarties store”.

A private family remembrance will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.


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