JOHN ALBERT BROWN (1915 – 2014) A WESTBANK PIONEER
No more work for John, he died on March 2, 2014 at The Village at Smith Creek in Westbank just after the celebration of his 99th birthday. John loved to work & he was involved in the fruit industry from orchardist to fruit inspector, drove trucks and any other equipment that was around, had a logging business & his favourite retirement pastime was golf. John was happiest when working.
John was born in Westbank Feb. 27, 1915, youngest son of Washington & Kathleen(Drought) Brown. He was predeceased by his 1st wife Marjorie (Young) Brown in 1998 and his 2nd wife Iris (Walker) Brown in 2013. Also predeceased by his older siblings George, Harry, Charlotte Ingram and Jeane.
John is survived by Jan Blower (Bill) Westbank, Doug Brown (Grace), Westbank and Evonne Hickaway (Darrel) Summerland, 4 grandchildren, Steve Blower (Heather), Donna Blower(Tonya) Jen Brown & Dan Brown and 8 great grandchildren.
As requested by John there will be no funeral but a celebration of John’s life will be held at a later date when the Westbank Community Hall reopens. John as a teenager helped to build the original hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favourite charity.
The family wishes to thank all the staff at The Village at Smith Creek for their extraordinary care and kindness to John during his 5 year stay!