It is with deep sorrow that we announce the sudden
passing of Wayne Keith Brown on Monday, April 7, 2008.
Wayne was born in Ottawa on January 21, 1947 and moved to Vernon in 1961 with parents Robert and Edna Brown and brothers Bev and Randy.
Wayne was a special needs teacher’s aide, first at My School and then at Vernon Senior Secondary School for many years before retiring in 2007. He loved animals, especially ferrets, and in the last year of his life he also adopted a cockatiel. Wayne was a singer, guitar player and talented craftsman, creating original wood carvings as gifts for friends. He had a great sense of humour and was a wonderful storyteller.
Wayne is survived by his son, Devin, his ex-wife May, his brothers Major (Ret.) Bev Brown (Mary) and Randy Brown, and his mother Edna. He was predeceased by his brother Darryl and his father, Robert.
Funeral service for Wayne Brown will be held on Thursday, April 17 at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, 4303 Pleasant Valley Road, Vernon, Mr. Brian Jackson officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Donations in Wayne’s memory can be made to the SPCA or the Salvation Army.
Arrangements are in the care of:
Vernon Funeral Home