February 11, 1929 – October 25, 2015
With sadness we announce the passing of Mitchell Brown to his eternal home on October 25, 2015. Mitch was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan on February 11, 1929. He moved to the Creston Valley as a child. Later he attended Normal School in Victoria and began his teaching career in Ucluelet on Vancouver Island. There he met his future wife, Frances Huxley. He and Frances married in 1951 and moved to Vernon. Mitch’s first position was at Bearisto Elementary, his last at Hillview Elementary. He attained his Bachelor of Education degree from UBC Vancouver after many summer school sessions. In 1985 after 35 years of teaching, Mitch retired to his Estate in the Coldstream, where he pursued his farming interests. He loved the outdoor life and enjoyed the company of friends and neighbours. He is predeceased by his son Colin in November 2013. Survived by his wife of 64 years, Frances; daughters Peg (Tony) Wolf of Kelowna and Wenonah (Alan) March of Langley; and two granddaughters. A private family service to be held at Coldstream Cemetery on November 2, 2015, with reception for friends to follow at the Vernon Lodge, 3914 32nd Street, Vernon BC from 2 – 4pm. The family wishes to thank the many family friends for their kindnesses over the years. We also thank the medical staff of Vernon Jubilee Hospital (2 East), and Dr. S. Friesen for their kindness and support. No flowers by request, please. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.