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Dolores Brown, R.N., B.N. Tribute Fund

Tribute written by Ingrid Dawson, close friend and nursing colleague. "This outstanding caregiver has been throughout the years an inspiration to our Nursing Staff, Physicians and the Administration of the 'Municipal Hospital' and the present 'Regional Hospital' of Lethbridge, Alberta. We all miss 'Dolores' greatly as a friend and co-worker, but following a great struggle and suffering, this wonderful woman can rest in peace now, forever. ~ Ingrid. DOLORES MARTHA BROWN passed away after a lengthy illness in Lethbridge on Saturday, October 7, 2006 at the age of 76 years. Dolores is survived by her children William (Linda) Brown of Strathmore, Michal Cooper of Modesto, California, Roger (Joy) Brown of Nanaimo, B.C., Leah (Reg) Wamboldt of Calgary, Peter Brown of Lethbridge; sister Margurite (Arnold) Rogness of Burnaby; brother Odleif (Marianne) Skonnard of Burnaby; grandchildren Robyn, Cameron, Kerry, Lindsay, Courtney, Stacey, Amedee, Madeleine; great-grandchildren Tate, Cohen and Hayden. Besides her parents Olaf and Ada Skonnord, Dolores was predeceased by her sister Thyra Gareau on June 30, 1983 and Harold Brown on October 10, 1974. Dolores was born on June 6, 1930 in Viceroy, SK where she was raised and educated. She moved with her Mother to Regina in 1943. She attended Victoria School and later graduated from Central High School in Regina. She then graduated from Regina Grey Nuns School of Nursing in 1951. Dolores later moved to Vancouver and worked at St. Mary’s hospital as a graduate nurse. She married Harold Brown on December 21, 1951 in New Westminster, B.C. They moved to Lethbridge where Dolores raised her five children. She continued her career in 1967, returning to nursing at the Lethbridge Municipal Hospital. Dolores attended the University of Lethbridge, graduating with a Bachelor of Nursing in 1986. She retired from her position as administrator and night supervisor of the Regional Hospital in 1991. Dolores was very active within the Community, in particular with The Lethbridge Twinning Society, The University of Lethbridge and the Friendship Force. She enjoyed entertaining with friends and family, she had an ongoing pursuit of knowledge and she had a great report with her walking group friends. Dolores will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by her family and friends.

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