Herbert James Brown
Herbert James (A.K.A. Jake, Jim, Jimmy) Brown passed away at the Moose Jaw Union Hospital on Friday, March 21, 2008 with his family by his side. Jim was born December 26, 1957 in Fort St. John, B.C. Jim along with his siblings, came to the Tugaske area to live with family in July 1958, after the passing of his mother. Throughout the years, Jim traveled between Saskatchewan and British Columbia working as a labourer. Jim was a jokester and so he thought, a master of disguise on a bicycle. He enjoyed collecting gadgets of any kind and being around friends. At times, Jim was his own worst enemy which caused him many struggles throughout his life. Even though his life was very up and down, Jim will always be remembered for his kind heart, his warm smiling eyes, his profound strength and his ear to ear grin. Jim was loved dearly by his family and many friends.
As in the words of a song, “He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother.” Jim did get too heavy, and his sisters had to eventually let him walk on his own. He was never forgotten, no matter what path his life was leading. In the end, his family was fortunate enough to walk with him once again and to take his hand on his final journey to peace.