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BROWNLEE, George

BROWNLEE, George

Brownlee: George. With his loving wife of 66 years and family by his side, George Newton Brownlee passed away peacefully Dec. 24, 2017 at the age of 89. He is survived by his wife Pat; sister Joyce Bader; children Linda (Rick) Cichon, Doug Brownlee, Darlene (Ken) Rousom and Lori (Tim) Greer; grandchildren David, Stephanie, Melissa, Shawn, Tara, Ginny, Jessica, Timmy and James; and great grandchildren Destiny, Stella, Georgia, Sam and Ava. George is predeceased by granddaughter Christina. Born May 24, 1928 in Eston, Sask., George is remembered as a gentle, kind, hard working man. Moving to Kelowna at the age of 18, George met and soon married Pat. Together, they built a home where they raised their four children and welcomed family and friends. George was a dedicated employee of the City of Kelowna for 42 years, and was public works superintendent before retiring in 1990. Raised on a farm with his parents and eight siblings, George had a love for horses. He was a member of the Kelowna Curling Club and loved travelling, camping, fishing and country music. Upon retirement, George and Pat spent summers volunteering as camp hosts for BC Parks, where they enjoyed meeting and welcoming new guests. George was a quiet leader who was deeply devoted to his family, providing unconditional love, support and guidance. He will truly be missed by those who loved him. A celebration of George’s life will be held on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of First Memorial Funeral Services, 1211 Sutherland Ave. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Alzheimer’s Society in memory of George. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialfuneralkelowna.com. Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna BC. 250-762-2299


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Condolence Messages
  • Jan 20, 2018
    Dear Pat, so sorry to hear of George's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love Sadie & Carla, Vancouver Island
  • Jan 17, 2018
    Dear Pat, Dar, Linda, Doug and Lorri,
    I was saddened to learn of your father's recent passing. George was a wonderful man that taught me important life lessons, especially when it came to being a responsible person. I have carried his teachings with me all these years and they have served me well. I will never forget this amazing man nor all the fun filled, loving times I shared in your family home.
    Elaine Quessy
  • Jan 06, 2018
    Doug and family, sorry for the loss of your father, our prayers and condolences.
    Ray and Judy Eason
  • Jan 05, 2018
    So sorry, Auntie Pat, Linda, Darlene, Doug, Lori and families. My heart is with you today and always.
    Love, Sue and Al Frederiksen
  • Jan 04, 2018
    To the Brownlee family our condolences for the loss of a special man. He was a gentleman and a special coworker. I recently had an opportunity to talk to his daughters about working with George and what a special person he was. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Krys and Steve Vines
  • Jan 04, 2018
    Dear Pat, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Marlene & Paul Mamchur
  • Jan 04, 2018
    Pat and Family,
    We are saddened to hear about the passing of George.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.
    Cherish your many fond memories and special times you shared.
    With our deepest sympathy.
    Andy and Diane Anderson
  • Jan 04, 2018
    Pat & Family,
    So sorry to hear of George's passing. He was such a wonderful and cooperative fellow employee. Dedicated and always willing to help. At this time our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are sorry we will not be able to attend his Celebration of Life. We are currently in Cambodia on vacation.
    Tun & Kathy Wong
  • Jan 03, 2018
    Dear Mrs B and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Mr B was such a wonderful, kind man who always had a smile. It was such a pleasure to have grown up next door to him and to all of you. On behalf of all of the Mary Weninger family, our condolences.
  • Jan 03, 2018
    So sorry to hear of your loss Pat. May George rest in peace. I missed you folks after you left the mission park condos, often wondered how you were. Was shocked to hear George passed away. May God help you through this terrible time, my heart goes out to you and your family. God bless you and your family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Kathy Beaulac.
  • Jan 02, 2018
    Oh Pat, I'm so very sorry to hear of George's passing. God bless him and your family. I always remember him with a gentle and ready smile for everyone he met. He was such a kind and gentle man and I know just how much he will be missed. Sending you all my love and big warm hugs.
    Debbie Parmelee, Nova Scotia
  • Jan 02, 2018
    To the Brownlee Family,
    My deepest sympathy to you. I remember Mr. Brownlee from when our family lived on Walrod street just down from you all. Lori and I played together back then. My mom Janet curled with Pat as well. I always have remembered Pat and George being such kind people. Pat and Lori, and family, we are sorry to hear the loss of George.
    Heather Thompson and family
  • Jan 02, 2018
    Pat,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of George.
    Ken Lesko
  • Jan 02, 2018
    Dear Pat and family,
    Sending our sincere condolences for the loss of your dear George. May he rest in peace and our thoughts and prayers are with you!
    Love, Wally and Kay
  • Jan 02, 2018
    My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family. God Bless.
    Cathy Jefferies
  • Jan 01, 2018
    Doug sorry to hear about your dad. We just talked about him before Christmas. My condolences, Mike Paulson.
  • Jan 01, 2018
    One of my dad's best friends. Dad spoke of George often. Sending heartfelt sympathy but I know Dad and George are now curling together again.
    Diane Wigglesworth (nee Klassen)
  • Jan 01, 2018
    We are so sorry for your loss. George truly was a kind gentleman.
    Thinking of you, your old neighbours,
    The Weninger family.
  • Jan 01, 2018
    Pat and family. So sorry to hear of your loss. He will be missed.
    Love Norene Loseth
  • Dec 31, 2017
    Pat I'm sorry to hear of your loss of George. Many of good times we had with you and George. June Q
  • Dec 31, 2017
    Tom and I remember the fun we had with you and George at the Kelowna Curling Club back in the early 70's. What a lasting impression you and George created for us. We will never forget you. Thinking of you. Barb and Tom Mayo
  • Dec 31, 2017
    Pat and family, sharing in the sadness of your loss, with heartfelt sympathy.
    Mary Welder
  • Dec 31, 2017
    We got to know George and Pat at the old curling club. A true gentleman. Rest in peace.
    Dan and Benita Worley
  • Dec 31, 2017
    Dear Pat, I was saddened to hear of George's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I will always remember the fun times we had at the curling club.
    Liz Zoobkoff
  • Dec 31, 2017
    An amazing gentleman and a wonderful uncle. May you R.I.P now Uncle George. Your family will miss you dearly. Hugs and kisses Auntie Pat and my amazing cousins and families. Love Sandy and Frank Lenarcic.
  • Dec 30, 2017
    Pat and family. Sorry to hear about George. I thought of you two often. You two were amazing friends to my Dad and Mom.
    My thoughts are with you.
    Lynn Rieger
  • Dec 30, 2017
    Pat and family, so sorry to hear of George's passing. Our thoughts are with you at this time of sadness.
    Dale & Janie Beaudry
  • Dec 30, 2017
    I'm very sorry to hear of Uncle George passing . My thoughts and prayers are with you all ..
    Love Rachelle Hein
  • Dec 30, 2017
    Pat,we are so sorry to hear of your loss of your wonderful husband George. He was such a kind man to all.
    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Think of you often
    Ray and Linda Squair
  • Dec 30, 2017
    Pat...just heard about George....so sorry....he will be missed.hugs from Beth Jones
  • Dec 30, 2017
    Dear Pat and family, I too was saddened to hear of George's passing. I don't know where to begin with the memories I have ...the Brownlee and Prosser families spent a lot of time together, for many, many years,lots of laughs and craziness,George was always the quiet strong presence in the room ,campsite,beach, yard, park..... . I remember your big beautiful NEW !! house in the north end...George was always out in the
    garage puttering with something. He loved his family, he will be missed, hugs to you all...
    Susan (Prosser) Marshall
  • Dec 30, 2017
    Pat and family. From my family to yours, our sincere condolences on the loss of George. Dad always spoke highly of George while they worked for the City and in their retirement years where they remained friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Julius and Pauline Frank,
    Sharon Frank
  • Dec 30, 2017
    Linda, so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Give your Mom a BIG hug from me, she always gave the best hugs.
    Brenda
  • Dec 30, 2017
    Linda, Rick and family
    We were sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
    Al and Donna Horning
  • Dec 30, 2017
    Dear Auntie Pat, Linda, Doug, Darlene, Lori & Families,
    What a loving tribute to a true "gentle man". Uncle George was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandpa who always put the cares and needs of his family first and will be much missed. May your memories of him give you comfort now and in the coming days...Hugs, Barbie...xo
  • Dec 29, 2017
    To Pat and family our deepest condolences, hugs to you. God Bless, Rick and Mary Harris.
  • Dec 29, 2017
    Pat and family. I was very saddened to hear of George's passing. I worked with him at the Public Works yard in the early 80's. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time. Tannis Moody (Burns)
  • Dec 29, 2017
    Doug and Darlene; Our deepest condolences to you and your family for the loss of your Dad. I have fond memories of your dad as a very caring person. Thinking of you at this very difficult time. Hold your memories close.
    Ron and Sue Kabatoff
  • Dec 29, 2017
    Pat & family
    I am so sorry to hear of George's passing. He was a true gentleman and a great co-worker at the City of Kelowna. Don and I are thinking of you at this sad time.
    Love, Don & Carol (Evans) Gavin
  • Dec 29, 2017
    Dear Dar, I remember your dad as a quiet and kind man. Both your mum and dad always welcomed your friends into their home and loved to share a meal with them. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Frances Surtees
    San Diego, California
  • Dec 29, 2017
    Dear Pat and Family,
    Our condolences and prayers are with you all. Uncle George was a very special man. He will be sorely missed by all. Much love and hugs.
    God Bless
    Lorna and George Galigan
  • Dec 29, 2017
    I got to know him during my time at the Regional District of Central Okanagan. He was a man proud of Kelowna. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Domenic and Lina Rampone
  • Dec 29, 2017
    Pat and Family, my condolences go out to all the family. Am so sorry this happened on Christmas Eve day. I lost my Mom on that day also and I can feel your pain. May you all have the strength to get through these most difficult days/weeks and months ahead. I used work at Costco and always saw you come in and talked.
    Marie Raeburn
  • Dec 29, 2017
    So sorry to hear of George passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time. We have lots of great memories to hang onto. He will be greatly missed by your family and friends!!!!!! In our Hearts always.
    Tom and Wendy and family xo
  • Dec 29, 2017
    Dear Linda and family, may it give you great solace at this time; knowing how loved your Dad was. Please feel the strength of your family and friends as we embrace you in our thoughts during this time of need. He was a lovely, kind, gentle man. Give a big hug to your Mum for me. I appreciate our friendship, Linda. I love our chats and I promise to be that ear you need......whenever you need. I promise hugs Barbara.
  • Dec 29, 2017
    To the Brownlee family our deepest condolences for the loss of such a wonderful man. He really was such a loving man to all. We will cherish all the wonderful times we have spent with him and will tuck that into our hearts. Dennis and Ria.
  • Dec 29, 2017
    Pat, we were sorry to hear of George passing. We have many fond memories of you both over the years. Our sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless.
    Lorne and Marion Olynick
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