Passed on: November 15th, 2012
It is with deep regrets that we announce the passing of Winnifred Brown, age 83 at Royal Inland Hospital on Thursday, November 15, 2012. Loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and dear friend to many.
Born in Teulon, Manitoba and raised at Traverse Bay, Manitoba. Settling in Kamloops after working various places with Canada Railway News. Spent time in Kamloops working for Zeibarts restaurant and later the Hudson's Bay. Married George in Kamloops on June 3, 1950. She and George moved to various CNR locations where he was employed as Operator, Agent and Dispatcher retiring in Kamloops as Dispatcher in 1985. They spent a good retirement in Kamloops, then eleven winters in Yuma, AZ. During their retirement many exciting trips in their camper van from Mexico to Yukon Territory, Manitoba and many spots out west as both enjoyed camping and fishing.
Winn and George both started flying lessons in their 50's, although she didn't go all the way to becoming a pilot. She did take about 10 hrs. flying instructions and because of the expense of both learning, she dropped out. She could take over in emergency and became quite proficient in navigating and meteorology. She, luckily for George, enjoyed flying and they spent a little more than 500 hours covering many of the US States, Canadian provinces and a bit of Mexico and Northwest Territories.
Winn is survived by husband and buddy George, son Dale (Sandra), sisters Jean (Zolinski), Fran (Murray) and brother John, seven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents, brother Mike and sister Marion. She suffered 1 miscarriage, 1 still born and 2 infants.
She loved children and they loved her, she understood their wants and pleasures and they in turn seemed to understand hers. Her garden will never be the same without her tender and loving care.
The Funeral will be held on Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Drive. There will be viewing available at the funeral home between 12:00 and 1:00 p.m.
The family wishes to thank Dr.'s Azad and Howie for their exceptional care, the visiting nurses for home care from Interior Health, the ambulance attendants and the competent and caring staff of 5 North.
Arrangements entrusted to
Kamloops Funeral Home
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