It is with great sadness that the family of James Harvold Brow announces the passing of their beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and uncle on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 at Rainycrest Long-Term Care in Fort Frances, Ont.
James “Jim” Brow passed away peacefully one week after his 82nd birthday.
Jim was born on Jan. 6, 1936 in Prince Albert, Sask. to John and Inga Brow. He had an older sister, Trudy, and a younger brother, Jackie.
Jim was a Mason in the Masonic Lodge in Prince Albert, and held many jobs in his youth prior to pursuing his career as a teacher at Fort Frances High School. He was a jail guard in Prince Albert, a mineworker in northern Saskatchewan, and a Metropolitan Life Insurance agent in Thunder Bay, Ont.
Jim graduated in 1966 from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in psychology.
Jim met Helen in Thunder Bay and they were married on July 4, 1964. They moved to Fort Frances in 1966, where Jim taught math and science at the high school. Jim and Helen bought an island on Rainy Lake and with the help of many good friends, built the cabin that the family enjoys to this day.
Jim always was happiest when he was building something.
Shortly after the cabin was started, Jim and Helen began to build their family of five children, whom they nicknamed the five CB's.
In 1997, Jim retired from teaching and became a member of the Retired Teachers Association of Ontario.
Jim was involved in the community in many aspects. He coached high school curling, was a Fort Frances Aquanauts Swim Team (FFAST) official, where he officiated at many events, including the 1999 Pan Am Games in Winnipeg, Man.
He also volunteered for Search and Rescue, the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship, the Committee of Adjustment for the Town of Fort Frances, the Fort Frances Sportsmen's Club, and the Bingo Hall committee, and also officiated at multiple curling bonspiels.
Jim will be missed by his wife, Helen, of 53 years; daughters, Cari (Derek Olshevski), Cindy (Brian Rose), and Caylee (Jamie Woolsey); two sons, Christopher Brow and Cory Brow; grandchildren, Cailin and Allen Olshevski, Keddie, Jonah, Harleigh, and Christian Brow-Rose, Jake and Harper Woolsey, and Terrance Huntley; and his great-grandson, Ivan Huntley-Stevens.
He also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews.
Jim enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading, and spending time at the cabin on Rainy Lake. He will be greatly missed by all.
A celebration of Jim's life will be held Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29 in Fort Frances.
In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations can be made to the Fort Frances Aquanauts Swim Team, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or a charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be offered at www.greenfuneralhomefortfrances.com