Delores (Dolly) Ann Brown (nee Gertzen)
November 22, 1958- February 26, 2015
Passed away peacefully following a courageous battle with cancer. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Paul, son Cody and daughter Bethany. She is survived by father George and mother Ann, who was her constant companion during her illness, staying by her side until the end; sister Audrey (Jim, Jasmine, Madeline and Katie); brother Scott (Robert and Sarah); sister Angela (Derrick, Caleb, Nicole and Joel); brother -in-law Colin (Aaron, Kimberley, Lindsey and Melanie); sister-in-law Barb (Greg, Christine and Michelle).
Dolly was born in Calgary and in 1965 moved with her parents to Revelstoke where she grew up. She worked at the Royal Bank for approximately 10 years where she met her husband Paul. Married on August 11, 1990, they had two beautiful children Cody (19) and Bethany (17). She was an extraordinary wife, mother and home-school teacher who devoted her life to the well-being of her family. She enjoyed being outdoors with her family, especially camping at Parksville. She also loved to travel, in particular to Maui where she ran the marathon, finishing first in her age group.
Dolly was a friend, mentor, advocate and motivator who had great determination and courage. Unselfish and generous, she will be remembered for the many lives she touched and the friendships she made along the way. She had a passion for running, putting in numerous miles with her close friends Debbie, Pauline, Robin and Gayla from the Ladysmith Striders. A woman of faith and a great believer in Jesus, Dolly finished her marathon of life to claim her victory in the loving arms of her Lord and Saviour.
The family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to the amazing staff and volunteers at the Patient Care Centre on the 8th floor South at the Royal Jubilee Hospital.