BROWN, (Ena) Josephine
Josephine (Ena) Brown, age 82 passed away peacefully at her Amica West Vancouver home on April 23, 2021. Ena is survived by her three daughters who will miss her dearly: Sharon (Les) Reeves of Kaysville, Utah; Lisa (Tim) McCoy of Blind Bay, BC, and Sandy (Kerry Malish) Fawsitt of North Vancouver, BC. She also has five loving grandchildren: Heather (Morgan Brown) and Jordan Allen, Jenny, John, and Emma Reeves and two great grandchildren Harlan and Mason Brown. Mom was predeceased by her son, Ted and sister, Moira. Mom who was born in Greenock, Scotland, bravely made her way to Canada with her younger sister at the age of 12. She married Thomas Fawsitt, settled in West Vancouver, and had four children. Early memories of Mom include lots of dancing in the living room, hikes throughout the lower mainland and summers at Crescent Beach. After the passing of her son, Mom turned to volunteering for women's shelters, oversaw the women's prison library and had an opportunity to follow her passion for the environment by visiting the Galapagos Islands. Mom married Michael Brown in the early 1980s. One of her fondest memories during her travels was the time she came face to snout with an Arctic Wolf, they both stared at each other neither wanting to budge. The wolf left first, and it is said Mom would still be there had it not. It was not many years later mom found her love of golf. Joining the Squamish Ladies League was a defining moment in her life where she made even more lifelong friends. Her golfing escapades took her all over the world and she proudly brought home trophies for 3 holes-in-one! Mom was a fabulous cook, a passionate dog lover, an avid reader and lover of all things nature. Three years ago, Mom moved to Amica West Vancouver, where she felt so incredibly lucky to be overlooking a beautiful wild landscape which invited many birds and other critters. Mom was surrounded by her family (and thanks to technology others not able to be there, due to Covid restrictions, were able to say goodbye) when she passed. Finally, our family wants to thank the amazing Amica team. The attention, time and care they gave Mom, made her last years truly happy and carefree. We can never thank you all enough. As per Mom's wishes, there will be no celebration of life. When her entire family can be reunited again there will be a beautiful send off to an amazing Mom, Granny and Great Granny. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the SPCA or your favourite charity.