BROWN, Eva Leta Victoria (Hadley)
Jan. 11, 1919 – Nov. 1, 2004
Leta passed away peacefully at Arrowsmith Lodge after a lengthy illness, with her daughter and friend at her side. Leta was predeceased by her daughter Karen in 1970, her husband Fred in 1975 and son Jimmy in 1984, also brothers James of Victoria, Albert of Kelsey Bay and Bob of Oliver, BC. She is survived by her son Robert (Betty) Brown of Vancouver; son Harold Brown and children, Comox; daughter Shirley (Stuart) Phillips of Deep Bay; nine grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild; brothers Chesel (Lorraine) Hadley of Nanaimo; Herb (Joan) Hadley of Parksville; sister Marjorie Nixon of Victoria; sister-in-laws Margaret and Ethel Hadley, both of Victoria; numerous nieces and nephews and many friends. Born in Styal, Alberta on January 11, 1919, living in various parts of Alberta, settling in Edmonton after marrying Fred Brown on December 6, 1937. After the birth of four of their children, they moved to Qualicum Bay (“Little Alberta”) in 1946 and had daughter Karen in 1954. As an active community member, Leta quickly became involved in the Women’s Institute, Ladies Auxiliary to the Fire Department, Charter Member of the OAP in Qualicum Bay, Bow Horn Bay Community Club, as well as a very active member of the Qualicum Bay Lioness Club for over 20 years. She enjoyed her volunteer activities as helping others was her life! A Celebration of Her Life will be held November 13, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. at the Lighthouse Community Centre on Lion’s Way in Qualicum Bay. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Leta’s name to the Arrowsmith Lodge Society for an oxygen saturation machine or a charity of your choice. Special thanks to the nurses and doctors on the 3rd floor of NRGH and very special thanks to the nursing and support staff at the Arrowsmith Lodge for their kind, thoughtful, supportive care to Mom and the family. She will be remembered with pride and love by all who knew her for her quick wit, sense of humour and incredible spirit.