We Remember


November 21, 1950 — August 10, 2020

UPDATED SERVICE INFORMATION: A Private Family Service will be held, due to COVID-19 restrictions it will be invitation only.  Please join us via Livestream on Saturday, September 26, 2020, at 10:00 am. (see link below)

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Kathryn (Kath) Patricia Brown, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister, on August 10, 2020, at the Kelowna General Hospital.

Born November 21, 1950, in Vancouver to George & Gladys Tryon, Kath filled the world around her with love and laughter. She cared deeply for her family and countless others as a nurse in Vernon and Kelowna, BC. She was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother. Memories of her, her strength and spirit, will remain with her family forever. Thirteen years ago Kath married her best friend, Doug, and together they enjoyed gardening and travelling with their dog Spencer. She was incredibly social and loved to be around her extensive family and friends.

She will be greatly missed by her husband Douglas Brown; her children Karen Novik, Travis Thompson (Krista), Nathen Thompson (Tanya), and Troy Thompson (Tandi); grandchildren Daniel, Elias, Caylee, Celine, Anna Chanell, Brooke, Isabella, and Lily; siblings Danny, Margery, David, Wayne, Sandra, and Marianne; and nieces and nephews.

We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to the staff at the Kelowna General Hospital who took care of her in her final days.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the BC Cancer Foundation, bccancerfoundation.com, or the Kidney Foundation, kidney.ca.


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  • Wilf and Bev Akerlund says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Kathryn’s passing. She will be sorely missed at our Sons of Norway gatherings. Our prayers and thoughts are with Doug and all of the extended family.

  • Gloria Benazic says:

    Doug, our heartfelt condolences to you and the families of Kath. Kath was always such a joy to be around and was always willing to step forward at any Sons of Norway event. Hopefully we will be able to meet in the near future and look forward to seeing you again. Cal and Gloria Benazic

  • Shann Forrest says:

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss.Though I only met Kath a few times sbe was such a lovely lady inside and out.My sincere condolences to you and the family. Shann Forrest

  • Greg and Joan Wright says:

    Doug, we are so very sorry to hear about Kath. She was such a wonderful lady. She made us feel like we’d been friends forever. Please keep in touch.
    Greg and Joan

  • Chris and Jyoti says:

    Doug, we were so sad to hear of Kath’s passing. She was such a beautiful soul with a zest for life. Her smile and energy were contagious. The love you two shared was something to be admired. You are very lucky to have had that with her. We wish you strength and peace during this difficult time. We’re here for you.
    Chris and Jyoti

  • Doris and Ken Wells says:

    Doug, we are so sorry for your loss. Kath’s beautiful smile, indomitable spirit and contagious laughter will be missed.

  • Ken, Doris & Kali Wells says:

    Doug, Our condolences to you and the family. Kath was a wonderful & caring person & will be sorely missed

  • Denney Thompson. Maxine Maximuk says:

    We all send our deepest condolences.
    Kath was a beautiful person. We all love her and and hold her close.
    Kath was never someone you just knew…..she was someone you Just knew was in your heart!

  • Carrie Giustini says:

    To my friend Doug
    I am very sorry for for your loss. Although I had only met her a couple of times she was a lovely person. Condolences. Carrie

  • Lisa VanDyk says:

    Our sincere condolences to Doug and Kathy’s sons. Her cheerful personality will be sadly missed.🙏🙏🙏🌹

  • Deborah Hunter says:

    I am so sorry for your loss.. I enjoyed working with Kathryn at cottonwood.. She always had a smile on her face, and a helping hand…
    God bless her and keep her ✝️

  • Karen Bennett says:

    Kevin and I send our heartfelt condolences to Doug and To Kathryn’s children and grandchildren and To Kathryn’s siblings – my loving cousins. I miss you my dear Cousin but you will always be with me in memory. Your smile and cheery happy face, your infectious laugh. As our Nanny Tryon lovingly teased the two of us when we were young and us cousins got together. Nanny called the two of us ‘the Giggling Gerties’ – whatever did that mean?? When she said It just got us laughing more. Nanny would wave her finger in the air and say look at those two they will laugh at anything. , We would look at each other and laugh all the more.. Giggling Gerties yes indeed we were. I will always cherish the memories of our times together and the many times we laughed together. There were many serious times as well and I feel blessed to have had Kathryn as my cousin. She will be so missed.

  • Sharon Mintha says:

    Happier Days…Feb 7th, 2012 – drive through Stanley Park. Aug. 9th, 2017 – Auntie & cousins enjoying time together.
    Love and prayers to all the family.

  • Patricia and Jim Drew says:

    We grieve with you at the loss of our much loved niece Kathryn. To Kathryn’s family our thoughts and prayers are with you all
    at this difficult time

  • Len and DeeDee Tarling says:

    Doug and family, we are so so sorry for your loss.. Katherine was such a beautiful person inside and out. Our hearts go out to all of you as you work through your sorrow and grief.

  • Marielle Morstøl says:

    To Kathryn’s family, I am so sorry for your loss. I am so thankful I was able to spend some time with this wonderful and lovely lady during her visit in Norway. Her joy and laughter will never be forgotten❤️
    Bless you all.

  • Linda says:

    Dear Doug and family, It is so very hard. She showed us all her strength and courage. Sending love and prayers. Cousin Linda

  • Doris Wells says:

    Doug and family: Ken and I were touched by Kath’s beautiful memorial service.. The psalms, video montage, spoken words musical tribute were extraordinary and profound.
    May you rest in peace, Kath. Kath’s beautiful smile will shine down on you and fill that void in your heart.
    Doris, Ken, Kali and Jaymin

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