BROWN, Charles William Fifield
Succumbed to long term illness December 21, 2013 at Mount St Joseph Hospital, Vancouver. Husband of Mary Louise Percy Brown (deceased Aug 2005). Loving father to Lauri (Chas Chiesa), Jennifer, Christopher (Charmaine), Brian(Marianne), Pamela (Jeff Gignac), Russell (Kim) and Shawna (Andrew Ferguson). Proud grandfather of Gina, Brandee, Monica, Christopher, Jenny, Mark, Jeremy, Amanda, Jill, Brittany, Jeffrey, Patrick and Oliver. Great-grandfather to Noah.
Charlie was born as the only child to Charles C. Brown and Kathleen Brown (nee McCool) in North Bay, Ontario on August 3, 1929. The family moved west to Vancouver in 1939 where Charlie lived until he moved to Powell River in the 1950’s. From 1960, he lived in Coquitlam, moving back to Vancouver in time for Expo 86. He retired from the City of Coquitlam as Assistant Treasurer in 1994. A Vancouver College Alumnus, he worked as a Kitsilano Pool life guard, was a Seaforth Highlanders Cadet, a logger and worked at paper mills in Powell River and Annacis Island for MacMillan Bloedel. He obtained his RIA (later CMA) via night school while working at the mill and playing drums with the St Valentine’s Day Massacre throughout the lower mainland and at the Hot Jazz Club. Quiet Farewell to be held at The Gardens of Gethsemani 15800 32 Ave., Surrey BC on Thursday January 9th at 2 pm with Father Mark Gazin (Star of the Sea parish) officiating. “We are travelling in the footsteps of those who’ve gone before. But we’ll all be reunited, on a new and sunlit shore” – When the Saints Go Marching In. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Columbus Residence, Vancouver and/or Mount St Joseph Hospital.
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