DOROTHY LILLIAN BROWN
Devoted wife, mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family on September 25th, 2004. Lil was born in Vernon on December 16th, 1935 and she spent her entire life in Armstrong, with the exception of her nurse’s training at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Victoria. On August 29th, 1958 she married her high school sweetheart Albert (Joe) Brown, and they raised three children, Dianne, Lynette, and Doug. Lil continued her nursing career working part-time in the Vernon, Armstrong and Enderby hospitals and then full-time at Armstrong and the Pleasant Valley Manor from 1985 until her retirement in 1997.
Throughout her life, Lil was dedicated to helping others. Through her 40 year career as a nurse and her caring and generous nature, she touched many lives. Lil enjoyed visiting friends, cooking, baking, knitting, gardening, curling and, with the arrival of her grandchildren, babysitting. She was a founding member of the Kinette club of Armstrong, and an active member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Lil always found time to take care of others, and she will be sadly missed by all those who knew her. Lil was predeceased by her father, Fintan (1954) and her mother Dorothea (1997). She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Albert, her children Dianne (Chris) Strohm, Lynette (Rod) Gilmer, and Doug (Shannon) Brown, her grandchildren Shaun, Nathan, Logan, Sylvie, Elizabeth, and Katelyn all of Armstrong, sisters Margaret (Gordon) Heslop of Kamloops, and Ev Sterling of Cranbrook, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Prayers will be recited at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 29, 2004. A Service of Remembrance will be held 1:00 p.m., Thursday, September 30, 2004, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Father Leo Boyd, O.M.I., Celebrant. Inurnment in family plot of Armstrong Spallumcheen Cemetery. Following the service, the family invites everyone to join them for refreshments in the Church Hall. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Lil may do so to the Mammography Campaign, c/o Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation, 2101 – 32nd Street, Vernon, BC V1T 9Z9. Arrangements and cremation in the care of Personal Alternative Funeral Services, Armstrong, 546-7237.