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George Edward Brown


Telegraphist, RCNVR


Born: 23 Nov 1924, Kamloops, British Columbia


Died: 27 Sep 2021, Kamloops, British Columbia


BROWN, George Edward - passed away on September 27, 2021 at Overlander Extended Care with his son Dale at his side. He would have been 97 in November.


He was predeceased by his wife Winnifred, 3 babies, his parents, five brothers and sister. He is survived by his son Dale (Sandra), his seven grandchildren, seventeen great- grandchildren and one great great-grandchild, Chris (Miranda), Austin (Myra, Emery), Zachary, Natalie (Ruben), Presley, Rachael, Jude, Hannah, Henry, Seamus, Meredith, Philip (Jenna) Eli, Iver, Heather (Peter) Tristan, Everett, Marlena, Janessa, Dominic, Julie, Kimberly (Travis) Parker, Marissa.


George was born in Kamloops on November 23, 1924, served as a wireless telegrapher with the Navy 1942 - 1945 in HMCS TRANSCONA and HMCS HESPELER. Married Winnifred in Kamloops on June 3, 1950. He and Winnifred ran a General Store in Kitwanga and George moved to various CNR locations where he was employed as Operator, Agent and Dispatcher, retiring in Kamloops as Dispatcher in 1985. They spent a good retirement in Kamloops, then eleven winters in Yuma, AZ. During their retirement many exciting trips in their camper van from Mexico to Yukon Territory, Manitoba and many spots out west as both enjoyed camping and fishing. He received his pilot's licence at 55 and flew more than 500 hours with Winnifred.


He loved oil painting and loved teaching his grandchildren, and left many prints to be remembered by. He also tended his yard and garden with great care. At eighty years old he could be seen in the backyard building an ice rink for his grandchildren. He was so thankful to have Heather and Tristan stay with him after Winn passed. He enjoyed family so much and seeing family even through the window constantly lifted his spirits after Covid lockdowns. His caring warmth, his humour, quick wit, his smile touched so many lives. Even his time at Overlander Extended Care allowed him to leave his fingerprints and heart with many of the caregivers.


His family is very grateful for the caring hearts at Overlander during extremely stressful times and boundaries that did not dissuade them from caring and thank you Dr. Howie.


A Memorial Service will be held at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Kamloops on Thursday, November 4, 2021 @ 2:30 pm. (The Kamloops This Week 12 Oct 2021)


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