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BROWN, David Marcus Patrick

Born March 27, 1954 in Trail BC, passed away peacefully with his family at his side September 2, 2013 at the Central Okanagan Hospice House.  David is survived by his loving wife Leslie, his mother Louise Brown of Castlegar BC, brother Douglas Brown (Leila) of Robson BC, sister Carol Shypitka (Michael) of Castlegar BC, niece Laena Brown (Quincy), nephews Dane Brown (Natasha), Michael Shypitka (Cheyanna) and Cody Shypitka.  He is sadly predeceased by his sister Karen Brown of Kamloops, BC and his father Wilfred (“Loyal”) Brown of Castlegar.

David had a long and dedicated 33 year career in the television industry after graduating from the Applied Communications Program at Camosun College in Victoria, BC.  He started his career at CHEK TV in Victoria in the News Department and eventually became the News Editor Supervisor.  In 2006, he and his wife Leslie moved to Alberta where they bought an acreage and David continued his career at Global TV in Calgary in the On Air Services Department.  David and Leslie had just recently returned to BC and settled in Lake Country just north of Kelowna.

David will always be remembered for his unique sense of humour, his kindness, his compassion for his family and friends and his deep love and devotion to his wife Leslie.  David not only loved the people in his life, but also his animals.  He became an accomplished rider and enjoyed many hours in the saddle.  He was a wonderful advocate for nature and the environment. David was also an advocate for fairness and equality in the workplace.  He was very involved in union and company activities and strengthening this relationship in a positive way.  He was also very active in the Big Rock Toastmasters group in Okotoks, AB.

A celebration of David’s life has been postponed for now, details to follow.

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  • Sue Stevens says:

    I am so sorry for the loss of Dave, husband, son, brother, uncle, friend to many people. The world is a better place because of Dave and he will never be forgotten. Hugs to all of you in one of life’s most difficult times.

  • Doug Baker says:

    In the 31 years I knew Dave as a co-worker and friend I never met anyone nicer than him, with his calm patience and caring demeanor. It was a pleasure to know him and hear his song. He’s missed but never forgotten.

  • Steve and Trish Young says:

    Dave was a “one-of-a-kind” person and we miss his gentle demeanour. At the same time, our hearts go out to Leslie, the one who is left behind. Our condolences to all who were a part of Dave’s circle of family and friends.
    What can we say at a time like this? Only that Dave has gone to a better place and will be waiting there for Leslie. In the meantime there are good times to be remembered and shared with friends still here and live each day as if it were our last. As the wise man Confucius said ‘How can we know about death, If we don’t know yet about life?”

  • Leslie Yeager says:

    David’s loss is felt deeply by all who knew him. A wonderful & gentle man and a wonderful husband to Leslie.

  • Howard Markson says:

    Leslie. I am so sorry for your loss. David was always a lovely person to be around and to work with. My deepest sympathy to you and David’s family.

  • george penwarn says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss Leslie. Dave was a gentle soul and will surely be missed by family and friends who loved him. My deepest condolences to you and Dave’s family.

  • Lee Mackenzie says:

    I am one of so many who considers themselves fortunate to have known and worked with Dave. Much love to you, Leslie. You are both in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Connie Morris says:

    Loved our time together in March. So sad at Dave’s untimely passing. Past the sadness, wonderful memories will live on forever. Sorry I’m unable to join you to celebrate his life. Rest in peace, dear cousin.

  • Laural Barkhouse says:

    Dear Leslie,
    Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. We are all lucky to have had Dave touch our lives. Deepest sympathy to you and Dave’s family. Hugs

    Laural and Mike

  • Bruce Wilkinson says:

    Just the other day I was thinking about the stories Dave and Leslie told of their wild rides on the highways in Europe. To have survived that but be taken away in what we consider the safety of home is terribly sad. I’m sorry to hear of your loss, Leslie. I hope that the memories of time you shared will provide some support and energy to heal.

  • David and carolyn Vincent says:

    We just found out about .this! We are so sorry. The year he passed we were living in Tanzania. We shoukd have

    Just saw this. So sad. We should have stayed in better contact.

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