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Kenneth James Brown

March 9, 1941 ~ January 4, 2021 (age 79)


Ken was born in Duncan, BC on March 9, 1941.   He grew up in Lady Smith, BC.  Son of James Brown & Evelyn (Solmie) Brown.

Ken was predeceased by his parents Jim and Evelyn Brown( Solmie)

He is Survived by his wife of 61 years Anne Brown (Kruljac), his children Jim Brown, Julie Atleo (Wilfred), grandchildren Warren, Cody, Alanda, Taylor, Chance and Angus, Great Granchildren Emma and Aiden, siblings Jeanne Holmin (Con) and Louise Kaspereit.

 He was a Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Brother, Cousin, Uncle, God Father, Mentor & Friend.

He married our Mother, the love of his life Anne Kruljac in November 14, 1959.

He lived in Chemainus, Vancouver,  North Vancouver, Tofino, Nanoose Bay, Qualicum, French Creek, back to Tofino & finally Port Alberni.

Ken made friends everywhere he went. (Mostly at fisherman docks as that is where he was in his zone)

He had a life long love of the ocean.  Fishing was in his blood, it was never a job, it was his hobby.  He loved the ocean, and took on what ever it had to offer, he was relentless.  Ken’s fishing adventures took him to the West Coast from Alaska to California and came close to Japan chasing tuna.  He also loved to hunt & travel in the off season.

We were always thankful when he entered the harbour from fishing trips.  He taught us all to respect the Ocean.  This was very important to him.


I’ve finished life’s chores assigned to me,

So put me on a boat headed out to sea.

Please send along my fishing pole

For I’ve been invited to the fishin’ hole.

Where every day is a day to fish,

To fill your heart with every wish.

Don’t worry, or feel sad for me,

I’m fishin’ with the Master of the sea.

We will miss each other for awhile,

But you will come and bring your smile.

That won’t be long you will see,

Till we’re together you and me.

To all of those that think of me,

Be happy as I go out to sea.

If others wonder why I’m missin’

Just tell ’em I’ve gone fishin’

Thank you to Family & Friends for your support.
Thank you to the doctors, nurses & staff of West  Coast General Hospital.
Special Thanks to Fir Park Village & workers for his special care in these trying times.
No Service by his request.

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