We Remember

Brown, Marlon Dean

July 4, 1970 — October 20, 2012

It is with deep sadness that we announce the untimely passing of Marlon Dean Brown, at age 42, of Kelowna, BC. He died of a rare medical condition, Amyloidosis, on Saturday, October 20, 2012.

He was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on July 4, 1970 to Elizabeth (Tom) Brown and Ray Bueckert. Marlon graduated with his art and education degrees, followed by a Masters degree.

Marlon was a dedicated school teacher. He taught art, physical education and science. He was very involved with his students and did many extra curriculum activities. He loved being with his students and mentored them to success in Science Fairs across Canada, including one trip to Asia. He had a passion for golf, kayaking, volleyball, water sports and a love for the outdoors. He indulged his passions by wilderness camping, ocean kayaking, water sports, the mountains, and enjoying all the physical challenges that were accessible to him at his cabin in the Shuswaps. Marlon challenged speed by snowboarding, jetskiing and motorbiking. He was a born artist and artistically expressed himself using watercolour, oils and charcoal. He had a unique artistic flair which impressed and inspired his audience.

Marlon is survived and grieved by his partner, Darla-Rae Jenic, his parents, Elizabeth and Tom Brown, his grandmother, Elizabeth Thiessen, sisters, Delynn (Glen) Mochar, LeeAnn (Joey) Dellaire, and his nieces, Kyanna and Hayley and nephews, Rheese and Brett. Marlon loved going to work every day, as he thrived on the camaraderie and energy from within the school which stemmed from his fellow teachers, students, secretaries, teachers’ assistants and custodians. He is fondly remembered by Daphne Brown, Ray Bueckert, aunts, uncles, cousins, many special friends, and canine companions.

The family is requesting that donations be made to Dr. Knox Middle School Legacy Foundation.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 27, 2012 at Springfield Funeral Home.

Psalm 23:

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He makes me lie down in green pastures.

He leads me beside still waters.

He restores my soul.

He leads me in paths of righteousness

for his name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

I will fear no evil,

for you are with me;

your rod and your staff,

they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me

in the presence of my enemies;

you anoint my head with oil;

my cup overflows.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me

all the days of my life,

and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD




1 p.m. Saturday, October 27, 2012

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for Brown, Marlon Dean is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, October 27, 2012. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Kelly Griffith says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss, my heart goes out to you Darla.

  • Dr. Knox PAC says:

    Please accept our deepest condolence and sympathies. Mr. Brown has influenced and been involved in the lives and learning of so many of our children during their years at Dr. Knox Middle School. Please know that the thoughts of the students and parents are with you at this time. Yours, Rachael Fleming PAC President

  • sydney caig says:

    This is very sad and shocking news. I had the pleasure of working with Marlon at the old Dr. Knox. He was a class guy who put his heart and soul into the students learning and was passionate about education. I know he was admired and respected by all his students and his co-workers.

  • Ed McGowan says:

    It is a sad shock to hear this.

    Marlon was a man who never gave up on his dreams or friends, and his example git me through more than one rough patch.

    My sympathies to all his loved ones- family, friends, students and colleagues.

    Too soon…

    • LeeAnn Dellaire says:

      Having you there made the world of difference to me. You were there at the beginning of his Kelowna chapter. You had such an impact on him.

  • Corina Wilhelm says:

    I am so sorry for your loss Darla. Still in shock as probably most people who knew Marlon. My thoughts and prayers are with you and his family trough these hard times. May he rest in peace.

  • Greg Kenyon says:

    I am so sad that Marlon is gone. He and I shared so many fun and important times together. My deepest sympathies to Marlon’s family and friends. I will miss him.

    • LeeAnn Dellaire says:

      Seeing you and Ed at the funeral meant so much. I didn’t know you had travelled from Saskatchewan – thank you so much for making the effort. The memories…

  • Brenda Maggs says:

    I am so sorry for your loss Darla, such a shock, too young.
    My deepest sympathy to you and his family.

  • Karley Smith says:

    This is very sad news and my thoughts are with his family during this difficult time. I had Mr. Brown for a teacher in grade 7, he was a great teacher.

  • Noreen and Keith says:

    Betty and Tom we are so sorry to hear the news about Marlon. His memory will forever be in your heart. We are praying you will be able to survive such a heart break.

  • Joy Harms says:

    My Condolences to the family of
    Marlon,I did not know him but I knew his grand parents that used to live in Eyebrow John and Betty Thiessen

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