Dennis Herbert Brown

March 19, 1936 – February 7, 2016

We are sad to announce the passing of Dennis Herbert Brown on February 7, 2016 at Campbell River Hospital.

He was predeceased by his parents Donald Herbert & Coral Nesta Brown and brother-in-law William Williams. He is survived by his sister Mary Robin Williams and brother Clifford John Brown (Margaret); nieces Mary Ellen Schulz (Ronald), Coral Ann Desjardins (Alan), Kerry Patricia Enns (Timothy); nephews Jon Edward Williams, Wesley & Max Terpstra and David Brown, great-nieces and nephews Dana, Katie, Joshua, William and Mary.

In Dennis’ leisure time, he liked traveling, fishing and camping, picking mushrooms and Salal. He used the money he made to travel to the casinos in Reno or Tulalip. He lived in Prince Rupert in 1940 when his father was stationed there, then they moved to Dashwood (Qualicum) in 1942. He then moved to Zeballos in 1947 when his mother, a nurse, took a position in the hospital. Dennis also lived on Saltspring Island for a while before moving to Nanaimo.

He joined BC Tel in the mid 1950’s and worked in Nanaimo, Alberni, Ucluelet and Clearwater, where he retired from BC Tel after 30 years of service. He was an active member of the Lions Club for many years as well as an Honorary Life Member with the Telecommunications Workers Union.

He bought the Homestead Cafe in Clearwater while he was still with the telephone company, later selling it to move to Campbell River in 1991. He lived at his sister’s place in a 5th wheel travel trailer for a number of years before moving into an apartment in Campbell River where he lived for the past 2 years.

Flowers gratefully declined. Donations in Dennis’ memory may be made to the Leukemia, Diabetes or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Foundations.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.


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