William H Brown
There has been a great sadness in our family with the passing of a wonderful husband, father and grandfather! William H. (Bill Brown) November 14, 2018. He was born to a family of 8 in a suburb of Winnipeg Manitoba on December 1, 1926. Bill was a very active person. He played and excelled in many sports including bowling, curling, and skiing. He once owned a ski resort, loved to skate and was scouted and signed with New York Rangers. However, when the time came to fulfill his contract, he was on a ship to England. World War II had begun and when that was over he signed to help fight the war in the Pacific! He was one of the seven sea going St. James sailors sailing on same ship and they helped take the surrender at Hong Kong. His first love in sports was golf. He was Manitoba Jr. Champ at 15 and much later turned pro and taught at many courses including courses in Arizona where the family spent 30 wonderful winters.
Bill held many jobs including being a superintendent of transportation for the Canadian National Railway (C.N.R). He owned a real estate company, a manufacturing company that built screens for oil rigs, a Subaru dealership and owned a barber shop which he bought for his barber who was down on his luck.
Bill liked people and helped when he could. He was generous (The cheque is in the mail) lots of fun (come for a sleepover). His wife Maureen 67 1/2 years was 15 when they met. They travelled many miles together. His pride and love of family was great. Kerry & Elaine, Kim & Mark, Kelly Lee, 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren!
Bill loved the mountains and he loved Fairmont and all his friends!
Please come to the celebration of this mans life Saturday, August 3rd, 5187 Riverview Rd. Fairmont, B.C, 1 – 3 p.m. All friends welcome.