December 6, 1938 – May 6, 2019
We are heartbroken to announce that Gerald (Gerry) Brown passed away suddenly on Monday morning May 6, 2019 at his home
in Castlegar, BC.
Gerry was born in Kimberley, BC and grew up exploring the mountains and valleys of the East Kootenays. He obtained his Bachelor’s of Science in chemistry from St. Frances Xavier University in Nova Scotia in 1961 and his teache’s certificate from UBC in 1966. He joined Stanley Humphries Secondary School in Castlegar and for 32 years he was a popular chemistry teacher.
In 1965, he married Anna and they had a daughter. Gerry had a zest for life and adventure. He was a man of all seasons who loved the outdoors and enjoyed powder skiing, fishing, hunting, mountaineering, raising dogs, and growing a world class garden. For over 50 years he was an active member and volunteer in outdoor associations and clubs.
After his retirement in 1998, Gerry and Anna enjoyed world travels, and he continued doing all of the things he loved to do and even added cooking. In 2006, he became a grandpa and one of his greatest joys was watching his grandson grow up. Gerry had a generous heart and was kind and genuine. He was a gentleman and he will be deeply missed.
Gerry is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Anna, his daughter Carrie- Lynn, son-in-law Darren, and his beloved grandson Dylan. He will be missed by sisters-in-law Carole and Leona and many nieces and nephews. He will also be missed by dear neighbours and a wide circle of friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Buster & Eileen, brother Mel (Chic) & sister-in-law Joan, and his brothers-in-law Art and Tom.
A special thank you to Hedy Oleski and the Woodcox and Lauder families.
A celebration of life was held on May 11, 2019. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Gerry’s name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice.
Castlegar Funeral Chapel was in care of arrangements.
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