We are sad to announce the passing of our dear husband and father, Jack Chisholm Brown.
Jack peacefully passed away after a brave five year battle against cancer, in the early morning hours of Monday March 17th 2014 with his beloved wife Maria and his loving family by his side at the Dunrovin Hospice in Quesnel B.C.
Jack lived a full and satisfying life for all of his 90 years. He was born in Calgary Alberta on December 19th 1923 on one of the coldest days in Alberta’s history. Jack met his wife Maria in Calgary and they married in 1946. In 1947 they moved by train to Maple Ridge. B.C. where Jack and Maria built their first home .Jack worked for B.C. Forest Products and enjoyed working on their hobby farm and fishing the rivers on the lower mainland.
In the spring of 1973 Jack moved his family to the Cariboo…settling in the McLeese Lake area where Jack worked for the B.C. Department of Highways until his retirement in 1988. When he wasn’t busy tending to the peacocks and chickens he and Maria raised on their lakeside property or working in the gardens which he so loved….Jack loved to explore the outdoors and fish the lakes of the Cariboo with his wife and son.
Jack is predeceased by his parents Elsdon and Catherine Brown, brothers Elsdon and Fred and sisters Dorothy, June and Marjorie. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years Maria Brown and their four children Marjorie (Christopher), Darlene (Guy), Debbie (Brian), and Larry (Doreen), grandchildren Sarah, Miranda, Joshua, Kit and Autumn and six great grandchildren, and a sister Joyce (Clarence).
A memorial and celebration of Jack’s life was held at the Evangelical Free Church in Williams Lake on March 19th. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations to Dunrovin Hospice in Quesnel be considered.