Fred Brown


Fred “BC”

It is with great sadness that we share the loss of Fred “BC” Brown. Born July 16, 1942 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania he passed into the sunshine on November 2, 2014 in Penticton. BC was an amazing husband, father, grandfather and friend sharing his stories, his cooking, his art and his music. He leaves behind his loving wife of 37 years, Susan, his children Marcus Brown (Marie) of Kelowna, Jenai Brown of Kelowna, and Jamaine Campbell (Jessie) of Port Hardy. His treasures were his grandchildren Malik, Jayla and Jayanna who will greatly miss Poppa. BC spent his growing up years in Philadelphia and New York, moving to Washington State after discharge from the US Army. There he explored varied careers including cooking, psychology, teaching, government service and ranching. His love of music led him to work with bands and it was in traveling with a band to Saskatoon that he met Susan. They were married within a year and soon moved to British Columbia enjoying the Cariboo and Kootenays and raising their family. A short stint in Alberta motivated them to move back to BC and they settled in Penticton eight years ago. It was agreed that this was the place to stay forever and they loved spending time fishing, hunting, wine touring, and great beach days with the whole family. BC enjoyed a wide network of friends who became his extended family. The family wish to express our great appreciation to Dr. J. Hochman, Dr. B. Forzley, Dr. D. Paisley, Dr. W. Teo and all of the staff at the Renal Unit for the excellent care they provided in BC’s last months. In lieu of flowers donations to the Renal Unit at PRH can be made to the SOS Medical Foundation, 550 Carmi Ave. A Celebration of his Life will occur Monday, November 10 at 2:00 at the Shatford Centre auditorium

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