February 14, 1937 – July 12, 2012
at the age of 75 years
Memorial Service: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 2:00 p.m.
Shuswap Community Church
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Elaine Brown (nee Lee) on July 12, 2012 at Hillside Village in Salmon Arm at the age of 75 years.
Elaine was born in Calgary, Alberta on February 14, 1937. She married the love of her life Jim Brown in August 1956. They have four children Guy (Edie) of Abbotsford, Cindy (Vern) Stevens of Salmon Arm, Richard (Wendy) of Langley, Jordie (Ron) of Vancouver. They have seven grandchildren Christopher (Danae), Rebecca, Jennifer, Cassandra (Jayson), Jamie (Steve), Brent (Sarah), Danica and great grandsons Izaak & Daxton.
Elaine was predeceased by her father Laurance Lee, mother Violet Doble and brother Buddy (David) Lee.
Elaine & Jim lived in Calgary until 1970 then moved to Langley because of health concerns for their son Richard. They moved to the Okanagan in 1981 where they owned Willow Park Video. They travelled for 4 years throughout North Americain their 5th wheel after retiring in 1996. Elaine & Jim settled in Canoe in 2000, and were active members of citizen’s patrol as they had been in Peachland.
Elaine dedicated her life to her family and was actively involved in Air Cadets for many years and is fondly remembered by many as “Mom”. Elaine always had a special place in her heart for pets and her dog Buddy brought much joy to her life. Elaine was very artistic, her needlework will be treasured by her family for many years to come. Elaine loved spending time in her flower garden, camping, travelling and spending time with family & friends. She will be greatly missed by many.
A celebration of Elaine’s life was held at the Shuswap Community Church on July 17, 2012.
The family would like to thank the staff of Hillside Village for their exceptional care of Elaine this past year. In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to Hillside Village, 2891 – 15 Avenue NE, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1G9.