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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The service for BROWN, David Marcus Patrick is scheduled for A celebration of David’s life has been postponed for now, details to follow.. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.