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Brown, Herbert Thomas (Herb)

November 20, 1947 - February 14, 2018


With heavy hearts and sadness we inform of the passing of Herbert Thomas Brown, age 70 years, on February 14, 2018 at the Christine Morrison Hospice in Mission, BC after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his high school sweetheart, soulmate and beloved wife of 48 1/2 years, Lana Lee (Langford); his son Byron Herbert (Zoe) and grandsons Tyler, Sheldon and Mason; his son Trevor Lee (Tanya) and granddaughters Keyara and Kylee and grandson Keenan, all of Mission, BC; his mother Doreen Brown and Aunt Mildred Moore of Prince Albert, SK, six sister-in-laws, five brother-in-laws, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, as well as many cherished friends. He was predeceased by his father, John in 2000, his brothers Alan in 2017, Donald in 2018 and Arnold in 2016; his mother-in-law, Irene Langford in 1978, his father-in-law, Charles Langford in 2001, his brother-in-law, Timothy Langford in 2005, as well as uncles, aunts, nephews and cousins. Herb loved the outdoors. He coached baseball and hockey when his sons were young. He loved to golf and was a lefty, so enjoyed many years of the “Left-Right” Golf Tournament with his good friend, Doug Braaten. He enjoyed many good times together with his “bro” Archie Balaski at weddings, dances and just sitting around at home. Eight winters were spent in Alamo, Texas where many good friendships from all around the USA were formed and continue. Herb was a competitive pool player in Texas and looked after a few different pool leagues. He was also a very competitive shuffle player and won many trophies in both sports. Herb thoroughly enjoyed two major trips taken – the British Isles in 2015 and China in September, 2017. He loved to ride his bike around the neighbourhood, meeting with neighbours. Card games were his forte, especially crib, which he continued to play and win. His biggest passion was camping, which was done every summer where he could relax and enjoy the sounds and sights of nature. He also had many nicknames, with Lana calling him Herbie, everyone else calling him Herb and he informed all of us he was “Superb Herb”. A celebration of his life will take place on Monday, February 26th at 10:00 a.m. at the Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 32420 7th Avenue, Mission, with Pastor Leslie Kern officiating. A luncheon will follow at the Royal Canadian Legion on 32627 Logan Avenue, Mission after the service. A special thanks to Dr. A. Mortimer for her dedication and friendship to Herb and all the wonderful staff and volunteers from the Christine Morrison Hospice for the tremendous care provided to him during his difficult journey. Herb will be missed very much and stay in our hearts forever. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to the Mission Hospice Society, 32180 Hillcrest Avenue, Mission, BC V2V 1L2

Memorial in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan to be announced



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From: Bakerview Community Crematorium & Celebration Centre

Bakerview Community Crematorium & Celebration Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Florence Taylor
Relation: Friend

I’m so sorry you hear of Herbs passing I know how hard it is to go forward in life I’m glad you have your family close at hand. Take care love as always

From: Jaysea Franson
Relation: work

I was sorry to learn of Herb’s
I am grateful for have had the chance to learn and laugh with him. Herb was one of the good ones!
My thoughts are with Lana and the family.

From: Leroy & Jan Roy
Relation: Worked with Herb at SPMC

Condolences to you and your family Lana. We are thinking of you all at the time.

From: Leroy & Jan Roy
Relation: Worked with Herb at SPMC

Condolences to you and your family, Lana. Memories are forever….stay strong.

From: Ron & Linda Fisher
Relation: Friend

Lana and family, sending our sincere condolences and hope your many happy memories bring peace and comfort at this very difficult time. Herb was a great man, and I think of him fondly every time I make a carrot cake, his favorite.

From: Robert & Darleen Klassen

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family, Lana. Thinking of you.

From: Shirley Labuik Armstrong

I was a. Childhood friend of Herbie’s when we were just little tikes. We are the same age and i shared relatives with him not by blood but by love his aunt Clara and uncle Tommy Brown and of course his cousins Fran and Bev. Always was a pleasure to see him. My condolences on your lose of one of my first playmates, dear Herbie

From: Ann Grooms
Relation: Friend

Lana words cannot express my sorrow at your loss. I feel so lucky to have met Herb & you & have wonderful memories of our China trip. He was always there to help with anything I needed & so thoughtful. May you take comfort in the years you shared together. Your American friend

From: Dale de Tremaudan
Relation: Worked with lana

Lana. I was so sorry to hear of Herb’s death. My thoughts are with you at this time

Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
February 26, 2018
Beginning at 10:00am

Mount Calvary Lutheran Church
32420 - 7th Ave.
Mission, BC Canada

Luncheon to follow at the Royal Canadian Legion 32627 Logan Ave. Mission, BC

32420 - 7th Ave.
Mission, BC Canada

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