James Daniel Brown
of Drayton passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by the love of his family on Saturday, April 2, 2022 at the age of 52. Beloved husband of Jo-Anne (Duerden) for 27 years. Loving father of Rachel and Daniel Endicott, James “Aaron” Brown and Ryan Brown all of Drayton. Proud grandpa of Gage Lee Endicott. Cherished son of James “Dean” Brown and Debbie of Weyburn, SK. and Jean (Bilawski) and Gordon Sonmor of Victoria B.C. Son-in-law of Peter and Debbie Duerden. Brother of Sarah Bilawski of Regina, SK. Brother-in-law of Trish and Ron Parker, Abby Zawistowski, Peter Jr. Duerden and Melissa Rigdon. Nephew of Tony and Sharon Duerden, Anne and Ted Worrall and Sharon, John Bilawski, Sharon D’Angelo, Douglas and Gail Brown.
Dan will be missed by his nieces Lauren and Emily Parker, Breianna Bilawski, as well as his many cousins and friends. Dan had many friends, I’d hate to leave any of you out (you know who you are!) Dan’s best friend who he was extremely close to is Barry Lutz from Wawa. You really were the “BEST!” To our “other Father and Mother” our precious neighbours Linda and Richard Brimblecombe, thanks for always being there for us!
Thank you to Heritage Funeral Home, the care and respect that was given to Dan and our family will never be forgotten. To Jaime Cribbin for heading up with “my homies ” Tina, Tracey and Tanya for our Gofundme page, and all the generous donations. Our church family Community Mennonite Fellowship of Drayton and our community, for making sure our walk with cancer , was not a lonely one. There is no “I” in Team! Rebecca Forler’s charity “Don’t Forget to Breathe!” This charity put the cherry on top of our journey. Dan’s scoping the tracks in Heaven for all his biker buddies and his 3 children! Til we meet again my love♥️Joey
To honour Dan’s wishes cremation has taken place.
A celebration of life will take place Community Mennonite Fellowship Church, 109 Wellington Street South Drayton on Saturday April 16, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. here is a zoom link for the service https://us02web.zoom.us/j/529233286
Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) is a faith based organization working in Canada and the US. Through volunteer labour they respond by assisting the most vulnerable in a community impacted by natural disaster; people who would not otherwise have the means to recover on their own due to age, ability, lack of insurance or other circumstances.
Guided by expert Project Directors and Construction Supervisors, volunteers of varied skill levels give their time from a few days to a week or longer to build and repair homes damaged or destroyed by disasters like tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, or fires.
Because of Dan’s skills and interest in the trades, practical ‘hands on’ service was close to his heart. For this reason, Jo-Anne and family have asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Mennonite Disaster Service. Additional information and how to donate online is available at this website – https://mds.org/about-mds-canada/. To give by cheque, please send donation to MDS, 200-600 Shaftesbury Blvd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2J1