Fredrick Patrick Brown loved his family, his friends and the Flathead Valley. He was born on February 28, 1947 and passed away at the age of 67 on September 11, 2014. Fred was born and raised in Kimberley, B.C. by his parents Edna and Harry Brown. Fred spent most of his life in Kimberley, until moving to Cranbrook in 2004.
Fred is survived by his loving and dedicated wife of 43 years, Beverley Brown, and by his three children, Michelle, Steven and Colleen, who love and admire their father for the strong and caring man that he was. He is also survived by his two wonderful and deeply loved granddaughters, Sarah and Amanda Ferguson, and his sister Edna Gold of Ta Ta Creek. Fred’s friendly and gracious nature will be missed by all that knew him.
Fred spent his life serving and protecting his community as a firefighter for the City of Kimberley Fire Department. He retired as Fire Chief in 1999 after 29 years of service. Prior to joining the Fire Department, Fred worked as a Millwright apprentice for Cominco Ltd. Taking an early retirement from the Fire Department at the age of 52, Fred chose to spend as much time as possible at the cabin in the Flathead. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding his quad, cooking, sharing stories and most of all exploring with his beloved dog Buck.
At Fred’s request, there will be no memorial service. He chose to embrace life and wants his family and friends to celebrate his memory in his favourite place on earth. A celebration of Fred’s life will take place at a later date in the Flathead Valley.