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January 10, 1933 — May 28, 2017

With sadness, we announce the death of our devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Leta Brown of Kelowna, BC who died of cancer on Saturday, May 28, 2017 at the age of 84.

Survived by 2 sons, 1 daughter, 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren: Ken (Lorrie) Brown of Kelowna, BC, Daphne (Adrian) Panylyk of Kelowna, BC, and Donald Brown of Victoria, BC; grandchildren Chalsey (Greg) Stevens, Zachary (Jen) Panylyk and Abby Brown; great-grandchildren Viktoriya Stevens and Baby Boy Stevens. Predeceased by her husband Leslie George Brown on October 14, 2001. Leta’s devotion to family and marriage took her across all the western provinces and retiring to the Okanagan. Leta lived her life in the present day, independent and with interest. She had integrity, dignity and always a kind positive word for everyone. She will be greatly missed. The family would like to thank the many health care workers at Kelowna General hospital and Central Okanagan Hospice House. A private graveside service will be held for the family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the BC Cancer Society www.cancer.ca.

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  • Joy says:

    I am very shocked and saddened to hear of Leta’s passing. I had no idea she was sick. The last time we chatted, we were talking about going to the curling championships, in Penticton, next spring…she especially wanted to see Manitoba play!
    My husband, Allan, also worked for Federated Co-op…he very much liked and respected your Dad. Through Allan, I got to know your Mom. After we both became widows, we would get together once in awhile, for lunch, maybe golf, and a good visit. She often spoke of you all, so I sort feel like I know you a bit……I met Daphne once…and Abby came to lunch with us, one time, in Kelowna.
    I am sincerely sad she is gone…my condolences to you all.
    Joy Dickson

  • Joyce Wiebe says:

    So sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. She was a wonderful person and friend. She will be greatly missed.
    We have many wonderful memories of the good times we had together with Leta and Les. We have reminisced about
    them many times. The family will miss her very much.

    Joyce Wiebe

  • Robin Shaw says:

    Daphne and Family,

    My deepest condolences to you all. Your mom was always so pleasant and happy-I always loved visiting with her at lacasa. May fond memories help you through this very difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love to you all,

  • Ron & Susan Raffai says:

    We are saddened to hear of Leta Passing away.
    We got to know Leta & Les through the Co-op family and want to pass on our condolences to Ken, Daphne, Don and their families on the passing of their mom.
    Over the years we have shared a lot of good times together, which will continue on as fond memories.

  • Wendy Mitchell says:

    Ken,Daphne, Donnie and families…I am so sad to hear of Leta’s passing. I have nothing but the fondest memories of both your mom and dad. They were like our 2nd set of parents (always there when we needed them). I will always remember all the suppers we shared and the camping trips out at Lake William. Leta always called me ‘Wendy Jean’ . Our family is thinking of all of you at this very difficult time and wishing we were closer so that we could give each of you a big hug !

  • Bud and Libby Whitfield says:

    So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was such a special woman. We spent many wonderful times together. Our thought and prayers are with you. Love to you all!

  • Del & Leona Pringle says:

    Ken, Daphne, Donnie & Families:
    Sincere sympathy on the passing of your loving Mother. From Boissevain to Arizona to wherever, we remained very close friends of Les & Leta. Many good parties too. Much Love, Del & Leona Pringle, Brandon

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