BROWNRIGG, Garrett (Garry) William
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1932 - 2013
Passed away in Kelowna, BC. The only son of Dr. Garrett & Ena (Winsor) Brownrigg, Garry was raised in St. John's, Nfld. While attending McGill, he decided on a career change and joined the Canadian Army Special Force for Korea. He spent his military career as a transport officer, fixed wing pilot and a helicopter pilot, serving in Europe, the United States and Canada. During his working career Garry gave generously of his time to a number of charitable organizations including The Boys & Girls Club of Ottawa, Rotary Clubs International from St. John's, NL to Kelowna, BC where he was a recipient of the Paul Harris Award. Garry was also very active with the various Power Squadrons, Citizen on Patrol Units and a member of 883 (Kelowna) RCAF wing. Left to mourn his loss is Sheila (Down), his wife of 57 years; Son Garry (Kelly) grandsons Evan & Patrick Brownrigg; Son Geoffrey (Karen), granddaughters Megan, Julia, and Kimberly Brownrigg; Son Chris (June) grandsons Bryan & David Brownrigg; Granddaughters Jessica & Sarah, the daughters of his only daughter Heather who predeceased him in 2006. Also his sisters Ann (Bill) Church of Barrie, ON and Lynn Spracklin of St. John's, NL. Sisters in Law Athol (Frank) Toth of Victoria, BC and Elaine Jeffery of Dartmouth, NS. A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July the 5th, 2013 at First Memorial Funeral Services, 1211 Sutherland Ave, Kelowna, BC. Immediately following the service, interment will be held at the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the BC Cancer Foundation or the BC Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. A special thanks to Canadian Legion, Veteran Affairs Canada and the BC Interior Health Community Care. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com, clicking on stories and typing in Garrett Brownrigg. Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna, B.C. 250-762-2299
Published in The Ottawa Citizen on July 4, 2013