July 6, 1935 – November 26, 2010
After a lengthy illness, Kenneth Derek Brownlees passed away at the Peter Lougheed Center on November 26, 2010 at the age 75 years.
Born in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, Derek immigrated to Canada with his young family in 1970 and called Calgary home ever since. He was tremendously proud of his children and grandchildren and got the most joy in life from sharing time with young people for whom he had endless patience, humour and kindness.
Derek will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Rosemary, son Arnold (Lynette), daughter Carole and granddaughters Heather, Christina and Kennedy. He is also survived by his sisters Mavis (Bobby) Dickinson and Eleanor (Jim) Davis, brother in law, John Arnold, sister in law, Audrey (Tom) Neill and their families – all in Northern Ireland.
In keeping with Derek’s wishes a private memorial service will be held. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 6007 – 1A Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 0G5 Telephone: (403) 255-6108, www.kidney.ca. Special thanks is extended to the staff of Bayshore Home Health for the excellent care provided to Derek in his later years and in particular, to Olivia who always went above and beyond expectations.
In living memory of Derek Brownlees, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences