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BROWN, James “Jim”

September 20, 1955 — June 11, 2023

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of James “Jim” Brown on June 11, 2023, at the age of 67. Jim passed peacefully with his family by his side.

Jim is predeceased by his father, John Brown, and mother Janet Brown (nee Hendry) of Kilwinning, Scotland.

Jim will be dearly missed by his wife of 40 years, June; children, Katy (Owen), Kirsty (Andreas), Hannah, James, and Jack; his grandchildren, Sophie, Lucy, Emma, and Rosie; sister Janette (Tom); cousin Jim Archibald; and many dear nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, and sisters-in-law.

Jim was a farmer at heart. He was raised at Woodside Farm near Kilwinning, Scotland, and grew up working at his cousin’s dairy farm, Auchenmade. He later worked in agricultural sales before emigrating to Canada in 2001. The family settled on an acreage near Southey, Saskatchewan where they embraced life on the Canadian prairies for five years.

Jim kept busy with DIY projects around the house and had an entrepreneurial spirit. He and June ran DiGer’s Service in Strasbourg, SK before they moved to the Okanagan, where he owned and operated a bath refurbishing business.

Jim loved to cook and create in the kitchen. This was one way that he showed love for his family and company that found their way to his home. He also enjoyed gardening, walking his dogs, and spending time with his family.

Family was the most important part of Jim’s life. He treasured his wife, kids, and grandkids and nothing brought him more joy than watching his family grow and his children develop their own lives. He will be greatly missed and dearly remembered.

A Celebration of Life to honour Jim will be held on Tuesday, June 27th, 2023, at 10:30 AM, at 99 Rows Venue and Vine, Cheesman Rd, Lake Country, BC. If you are unable to attend please join by Livestream (see below). A recording will be available after the service. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Central Okanagan Hospice House.

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Tuesday, June 27th, 2023, at 10:30 AM

99 Rows Venue and Vine, Cheesman Rd, Lake Country, BC

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The service for BROWN, James “Jim” is scheduled for Tuesday, June 27th, 2023, at 10:30 AM. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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99 Rows Venue and Vine, Cheesman Rd, Lake Country, BC

99 Rows Venue and Vine, Cheesman Rd, Lake Country, BC


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  • Gabi and Randy says:

    The loss of a spouse is a profound loss and we cannot imagine your grief. However we know that your strength and believe in Jesus Christ will get you through this tragic time. Please extend our sympathy to your wonderful family. You are all in our hearts. We’ll pray for you. 🤗❤️🙏🏻

  • Jim and Mary Petrie says:

    You made us so welcome when we visited with the David and Margaret McFarlane. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.

  • Danielle Bergen (Lees) says:

    I am so sorry to hear of this, I have such fond memories working for Jim and June at DiGer’s in Strasbourg. They were so kind and patient with all their high school staff. I learned about hard work, that the quality of a business is reflected by the cleanliness of the bathrooms, and that a Scottish accent is not the easiest to understand when you are being trained on the soft serve or lotto machine.
    Jim was a wonderful employer and I looked on him with so much respect.

  • Garnet and Denise Hubick says:

    So very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. We are Kim’s mom and dad from Strasbourg. Our hearts go out to you and your family ❤️

  • Ann Gunn says:

    I was so sorry to hear of Jim’s death. You have enjoyed many happy years together as a family and he will be sorely missed. Thinking of you all at this very difficult time. Love from Ann X x

  • Val Dobson says:

    We are so sorry for the whole family for the loss of your dear husband father, grandfather , friend , he was a wonderful man and will be missed dearly by all❤️❤️ Just know your not alone with your grief. Sending prayers and love to each and everyone of you . Love always uncle Bill and Auntie Val 🥰🥰🙏🙏😥😥😥

  • Sheila and John Hume says:

    So sorry for your loss. We send condolences and much love to June and her family, from Scotland xxx 🙏❤️

  • Ian & Stroma Crawford says:

    Dear June and all the family, so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Thinking of you all at this sad time.

  • Moira Watson says:

    Thinking of you all at such a sad time . Memories of Jim will stay with all the family forever. Moira & Hugh

  • Meghan Kramer says:

    We are praying for the Brown and Hillier family in this tough time. We remember Jim’s hospitality he showed to us when we showed up at his house with 3 little kids. What a great and generous man he was. ❤️

  • Geoff & Dee Green says:

    Beautiful celebration of Jim’s life! We were grateful we could share in it via video, but wish I could have given you a hug. God bless you all with peace, comfort and the sharing of many happy memories ❤️

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