- 19 years old
- Date of birth: May 19, 1993
- Place of birth:
Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Canada
- Date of passing: Nov 16, 2012
- Place of passing:
Chetwynd, British Columbia, Canada
|Let the memory of Greg be with us forever|
This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Greg Brown, 19, born on May 19, 1993 and passed away on November 16, 2012. We will remember him forever.
"Listening to the songs brings sadness to my heart when I first heard that you departed to the Spirit World Greg. Your mother is my best friend and it hurts me when I see that she is hurting and missing you. You blessed your family with your life and touched many others. Love and Light <3"
"Even Jesus Christ did not want to face the death of the cross. The knowledge of death motivates us to love others and to see the beauty of human life and creation. Let us use Greg's passing as a reminder to live life to the fullest. What a gift it is to be created in a 13.8 billion year old expanding universe. What a gift to celebrate resurrected life with Jesus Christ who wants to share this will everyone and all of creation.
May life and the hope of resurrection bring peace to Greg's family and friends especially Caroline, Wendell, Maisey, Brooklyn, and Nathan. Love uncle Dan"
"The Broken Chain
We didn't know that morning God was going to call your name
In life we loved you dearly; in death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you; you did not go alone
For part of us went with you, the day God called you home.
You left us beautiful memories; your love is still our guide
And though we cannot see you; you're always by our side.
Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same
But as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.
Forever missed and lovingly remembered, Love Grandma Leslie"
"Let your memories of Greg guide you through the grieving process. Caroline I know the pain you feel of losing a child. Just know that Greg loved his Mom, Dad, and his family. The proudness you felt as Greg parents will never change."
"Thinking about you lots today. I think about you every day, but more so for about the past 2 weeks. The lilacs are in full bloom the same they were 23 years ago the day you were born. Such sweet smelling flowers and every time I smell them I think of you.
Grandpa remembers riding with you in your truck and you driving a bit crazy. When grandpa admitted you were scaring him, you just laughed and said it was pay back for the many times he scared you when he was driving. Grandpa is a scary driver, we all can attest to that, lol.
Our lives changed the day you went home to heaven. I know you're at peace, in a better place, but the selfish part of me wishes you were still here; we really miss you. I'm making boiled raisins cookies today in memories of you. You'll always remain in our hearts!!!
The angels are singing happy birthday to you today...their voices are much sweeter than mine. Enjoy your birthday with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Rest in his arms and until we meet again...Love and prayers,
"I included your name today at morning Mass. It is a good reminder that heaven and earth are not separate places, but united by God's love and care. Love Uncle Dan"
"In this sadness, I'm still filled with happiness.
Happiness that you left upon my heart. I seen a post and it said why are the best ones always taken? The answer is because when you go and pick flowers you pick the most beautiful ones first.
You where a priceless pick, in my mind you are still very much living in the minds and hearts of others. That is why I will continue to celebrate your birthday and your life. If that means embracing the pain and letting out a deep cry, or smiling at old pictures of you; that is what it will be. What ever it is it will be in honour of you.
Happy Birthday Greg David Andrew Brown the priceless pick…Hope paradise is treating you well. Please look out for mom, as this is your first birthday we will spend not together.
Love, Your Sister"
"Hey Greg, Brooklyn, Nathan, Nancy Anderson and I went to Victoria to visit Uncle Dan. Driving there is always a tribute to you since in September, 2012, two months before you passed, you went to Hope, BC for a holiday. I remember you telling me how beautiful the scenery was, you always appreciated nature and especially loved road trips. I "light it up" in the tunnels in memory of you! I cherish the videos you made and we are left with! Miss you and love you each and every day, mom"
"The pain that you are gone still burns deep within our hearts
So many little things remind us of you;
the memories still fresh like it was only yesterday,
but it has been three years since God took you home
and the only thing that makes it possible for us to carry on
is the deep faith we have that you are at peace
resting in the arms of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
We love you and miss you buddy and until we meet again
we will carry you deep within our hearts.
Love and prayers,
Grandpa Ed and Grandma Leslie"
"Today I prepared a remembrance day prayer service for a youth group. (Franciscan and Friends)
We will sing the song that Maisey and I wrote in memory of Greg as follows:
From the Valley of the dead
I am hearing every word you said.
I had so much to say
but it seems your so far away.
Straighten up your backbone soldier
fight until this struggles over. (x2)
Interestingly enough the youth group will gather on Maisey's birthday. Where there is death there is always new life in Christ.
Remembrance day is a time to remember more than just those who passed away during WW I & WW II.
As we remember you Greg, we recognize that life is both tough, yet GOOD. God's peace to Wendell, Caroline, Maisey, Brooklyn and Nathan. Love Uncle Dan"
"It's true what they say, when a child is born, a mother's heart is no longer her own, it runs and skips and giggles and grins, and crawls in her lap, but where goes her heart when that child is gone? A thousand ninety-five days and the clock still ticks, 3 whole years, the months -36. Does the passage of time mean it should make sense, can the loss be measured in time increments, as I yearn for the day when i will see my son again. I still breathe in and out, rise each day, work and sometimes play, but life is different. Time can't heal all wounds and bonds will not be severed. I see you smile, picture your face, watch your videos to hear your laugh, I hear you singing your favourite songs, feel you riding shot gun in my whip. I miss you so much, love mom"
"Hey Greg, I am noticing a lot of similarities between you and your siblings; Brooklyn and school work, I remember the hours we spent at the kitchen table doing homework, i'm not sure who was more stubborn you or your sister but a lot the same! Then watching Nathan playing with his toys, his favourites are those from toy story, too bad we didn't keep your buzz and woody, Nathan says if we did he would have two to play with now! Remembering you today and always, until we meet again, love mom"
"Life is both precious and fragile. Your early passing is a reminder to celebrate life and to love others unconditionally. May Greg through the great mercy of rest in eternal joy! Peace and love to Wendell, Caroline, Maisey, Brooklyn, and Nathan."
"Today is your birthday. Happy birthday Buddy. You were always so kind and compassionate, always thinking of others. Your sense of humour is something I'll never forget, you knew how to get a rise out of me. I love you Greg and miss you so much!!! You're singing with the Angels today! As your family's guardian angel watch over them today with extra protection. Ask Jesus to send His Holy Spirit to give them the comfort they need today, especially for your mom."
"hey there Greg, cousin Jessie had her 3rd little baby girl today, Dakota Blair, she was 3 weeks early just like you. The day I had you was one of my happiest days, I miss you so much. Your dad is finishing his Instrumentation tech, ironically he started this trade to show you that anyone can do trade school :) We were always so proud of you and your dad always beats himself up over being hard on you. Love you always until we meet again, Mom"
"Hey Greg, missing you lots today. I was writing out Christmas cards and had to stop myself each time not to write your name. I have been buying your siblings an extra gift the last two years to be from you. I know that nothing will compensate them though from the great loss of you, love you so, so much, mom"
"Hi Greg, your dad and I went to the movies last night. Can you believe they made a new Dumb and Dumber? Your dad laughed like crazy, i know you would have too. Miss you so much! Love you always, mom."
"May the Lord bless the Brown family with peace. Today I will celebrate a memorial service for all those who lost their loved ones in the last year. I find it intriguing that it happens on the same day Greg was born into eternal life. Greg's shocking passing reminds me that a lot of relationships in life remain unfulfilled, yet our relationship with God brings endless fulfillment. Love Uncle Dan"
"How is that you lived a life so full by such a young age that god would call you home early? Your memories stories and spirit continues on in those who have loved you but your physical presence is deeply missed! I love the time we spent together and I wish for more; it just feels incomplete without you! Please know that I miss you love you and think of you often! Hugs"
"Remembering you today Greg. Brooklyn told me yesterday, "I wish Greg didn't die and he was still here." I replied, "So do I, we all do." I feel you in my heart, but wish I had one more day to spend with you…to tell you how much I love you and to touch your face and hold your hand; to hug you and quad with you…yes even in this cold and snow. You'd know how to do it, we wouldn't be stuck too much, lol. Love you buddy."
"Hey Greg, I subbed a grade 7 class and I shared your response to your name during attendance in da house, one of the students smartly responded in da house when I called his name made me chuckle. The day reminded me a lot of you, when I subbed your class in grades 5 and 6 in Tumbler Ridge. The students were very respectful and even did abit of work. Miss you everyday and love you always, until we meet again, Mom"
"Today i took Maisey to the hospital she was exhibiting symptoms like you had before you died; she was cranky and tired, but she was also had nausea and was spitting up blood, I wish you had more explanatory symptoms, why, why always asking why. You were always so healthy how could you die without us knowing how sick you were, I will always have guilt for losing you this way. It should never have happened, as Maisey was getting examined throughly I saw you and thought why hadn't I taken you do the hospital and demanded that they get to the bottom of your tiredness and moodiness. Maisey had a chest X-ray and blood work done and when we left I felt like a good mom like I should have been for you, I'm so sorry Greg, Love Always Mom"
"Hey Greg, this morning when the alarm kicked on it played Ozzy's Momma I'm coming home, oh Greg if only that were true
I miss you so much, love always, until our spirits are together, mom"
"Dear Greg, we went to the motocross races on Sunday with Britney, Wyatt, Kaley and baby Leah. Brendan sold his quad so he didn't race. Brody, Charles and Wyatt raced so we watched them. The quads are always my favourite. It is definitely not the same as watching you race, I am not at all nervous. Just another reminder that you are not here anymore. Miss you so much, wish you were still here, love always Mom"
"A moment in our arms; forever in our hearts.
Seems like only yesterday you wanted to be a derby car driver, always making other people smile and teaching the young ones Nicky Nicky nine doors! Your spirit remains strong by the memories you have left behind love ya !"
"Hey Greg today is your 21st birthday and you are not here to celebrate with us.....makes me feel very sad you were taken from our lives way too soon but you will always be forever in our hearts...... I will always cherish our rock concerts at griz fest and your terrific breakfasts you would make for me..... Your contagious laughter and big warm heart. You were truly an amazing young man that will live on in spirit.... Love you and miss you dearly..... One day we will celebrate again until then R.I.P. Love Auntie Kim :("
"When I jam out my guitar, I will remember with great joy the life God gave you and the eternal life God blesses all His children with! You teach us to cherish each day and to cherish every human being we encounter."
"Happy Birthday Greg! I'm thinking about you lots today. I wish you were here to celebrate with everyone. I still keep your picture on my fridge and I think of you often. I miss you and love you."
"Happy Birthday Buddy!!! Still can't believe you're not here to celebrate your birthday. 21 today, wow...it seems like yesterday when you were born. Still so sad that you're not here, but you are resting in paradise. God only takes the best.
God looked around his garden and found an empty place,
He then looked down upon the earth and saw your face.
He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest.
God's garden must be beautiful, He only takes the best.
It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone,
for part of us went with you, the day God called you home.
Forever in our hearts. Love and prayers, Grandma Leslie"
"Greg, thinking of you every day. Today more so though, not sure why. Miss you lots. Would love to hear your voice and laugh again. You were gone to soon. Love and prayers, Grandma"
"Hey Greg last night your dad was being such a funny guy it made me think of you, I'm sure you would have said something equally funny and you would have laughed your great laugh. Miss you son, love always mom"
"I read a message from a little boy today that explained we needed to be good and kind; we needed to learn to accept others for who they are and when we learned it good enough we got to go home ; some people are fast learners and some take a lot longer ;). His innocent explanation reminded me so much of you. You ease of accepting, loving nature and kind heart. I miss you sense of humour and hearing your laughter especially when mischief was involved . I know you are in a great place but I will always carry a piece of you in my heart. Love you buddy Greg !"
"I will Light Candles this Christmas
I will light candles this Christmas;
Candles of joy despite all the sadness,
Candles of hope where despair keeps watch,
Candles of courage for fear is ever present,
Candles of peace for temper-tossed days,
Candles of grace to ease heavy burdens,
Candles of love to inspire all my living,
Candles that will burn all the year long.
Miss you Greg! Ill be lighting a candle for you buddy! xoxo minO"
"Merry Christmas From Heaven
I still hear the songs,
I still see the lights,
I still feel your love on cold winter nights.
I still share your hopes and all of your cares,
I'll even remind you to please say your prayers.
I just want to tell you, You still make me proud,
You stand head and shoulders above all the crowd.
Keep trying each moment, to stay in His grace,
I came here before you to help set your place.
You don't have to be perfect all of the time,
He forgives you the slip, if you continue the climb.
To my family and friends,
Please be thankful today,
I'm still close beside you,
In a new special way.
I love you all dearly,
Now try not to shed too many tears,
Cause I'm spending my
Christmas with Jesus"
"To Greg the teddy bear
I miss you so much I hope God's sheltering you in his warm unconditional arms. Like you did to everyone around you! You were so sweet and caring always there for me when I was sad, to wipe those tears away, or stop them before they fall. In fact I know you still are, my words can’t describe how much I miss you. Seeing you almost everyday, and then when that suddenly goes away its hard to accept. Most times, when I cry it’s like you are there telling me to be strong, and that every things going to be okay. I miss every moment with you, the good and the bad; I got my learners! The last time I drove, it was your truck such a good day! The memories are so real, when they replay in my head. It’s hard to not think of someone who gave you so much to remember, Every moment of everyday. I never imagined life would be like this, my train of thought seems to always wander to you. I love you so much it seems I miss you more and more every day. Sometimes most of all I feel I want to know what you're thinking, you helped guide me. Now that you're gone sometimes I feel lost wondering what you’d do or say. Although I may not have always showed you I was listening when you where lecturing me. I was always, your words always meant so much to me. Now more then ever. Miss your words of wisdom and everything, miss you man. <3 <3"
"It has been over a year since you died Greg, but it feels like yesterday.
I don't think the pain will ever really go away, we will all just find a way to live with the pain.
I don't have a special formula to help anyone I can just tell you all what helps me. My faith in God is first and for most, look to God not necessarily for answers but for words of comfort. The words of God have many helpful thoughts that can give you perspective on you grief. Secondly never deny your emotions, holding anything in will only make your grief fester and grow. Let it out whether it be Anger, Sadness, Pain, Sorrow and with that being said you also can not deny Happiness, Joy, Laughter. Lastly TALK, to anyone or anything, get the words out of your mouth. Its easy for me I have been talking to myself for ages!! I just trust God and his plan, But I also remember my incredibly funny, crazy cousin Greg and he makes me smile even when I cry. Especially when I cry! "Greg would say "Wipe those tears Mindy! Remember the way I tend to be?"
What would Greg Do?
LAUGH, LOVE, LIVE ON
I miss you so much buddy! You and I were the entertainment and I feel like half my act is gone!
So from now on you write the jokes!
The show will go on......this is my solemn vow.
I apologize if this offends anyone , but Greg made me do it.
What did the Grimm Reaper say to the man pleading for life?
Sorry we have a strict one per person policy.
I have a poem that is very special to me I hope it gives anyone grieving with all of us something to reflect on.
Advice From A Tree
Stand Tall and Proud
Sink your roots deeply into the Earth
Reflect the Light of a Greater Source
Think Long Term
Go Out On a Limb
Remember your place among all Living Beings
Embrace with Joy the changing Seasons
For each yields its own Abundance
The Energy and Birth of Spring
The Growth and Contentment of Summer
The Wisdom to let go of leaves in the Fall
The Rest and Quiet Renewal of Winter
Feel the Wind and the Sun
And Delight in their Presence
Look up at the Moon that shines down upon You
And the mystery of the Stars at Night
Seek nourishment from good things in Life
Earth, Fresh Air, Light
Be content with your Natural Beauty
Drink plenty of Water
Let your limbs sway and dance in the Breeze
Remember your Roots
Enjoy the View!
-by Ilan Shamir
With Peace,Love and Blessings your cuz Mindy"
"Dearest Greg, Last year I was thinking time goes by so fast, I thought it'd last. We all had big plans for the future, you included. I never dreamed the day would come that any of my children would leave me for good. I never dreamed my oldest son would be calling heaven home. I miss you so and someday will be ready to let you go. I will stay and be mother to my other 3 with as much love as I did for you. Your leaving has changed me. I appreciate and love those in my life much deeper. I find strength and get through the toughest days because I knew you. I find comfort in that we always had a loving and respectful relationship. I will always be proud of the young man you were, with so many admirable qualities. Help Brooklyn and Nathan remember your face and the times that you shared. My heart still breaks and I imagine it always will. I will remember your life on earth fondly. I will count my blessings each and every day. Greg, you are now and forever my piece of heaven here on earth, so I will look up each and everyday and let go of all my sorrows for the remainder of my tomorrows. Love Always, Mom"
"Greg was a caring, supportive, positive, and loving person. He was always there to listen, or cheer you up. My memories of Greg are always full of cheer."
"Not a day goes by that I don't think about you and wonder why this crazy world had to lose such a beautiful life, gone too soon
"Think of you, Greg, every time I drive to or from work. Miss you soooooo much. There are so many deer, in the ditches, right now when I drive home from work at midnight. I think of you as being my guardian angel, making those deer stay in the ditch. Thanks buddy!"
"Continued from Buddy Louise:
If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane; I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again."
"What if the brilliant twinkling stars, that bring the dark night sky to life, are windows looking out of heaven? And the very moment when we're wishing on those stars, hoping that the loved ones we have lost are happy, safe, and free...maybe they are looking at those same stars from the other side, making the same wish for us...sending us all their love. Miss you Greg; Love Buddy Louise"
"Greg was like a giant teddy bear. He could not harm a fly and if he did he would apologize. When he made a mistake he would do what he could to right the wrong. Greg respectfully would guide others to use integrity, he was a genuine role model. Love you Greg, always and miss you deeply."
"It was fitting that Maisey and I worked on a song in Greg's honor on the Thanksgiving weekend. Thanks be to God for the life of Greg. Greg shares in the Victory of Christ's Resurrection."
"Yesterday we walked on Rocky's walking trail and just before big rock where you used to climb is planted a decorative apple tree in memory of you, we did a family picture there. The tree is you!"
"Since you've been gone life has gone on and new memories made but triggers of you shadow through and we deeply miss you, love mom"
"Greg was a fine young gentleman of very gentle character and we always enjoyed seeing him during our annual Christmas visits. It is wonderful to pass a tree planted in his memory each time we walk on our town walking trail. Greg was blessed to be part of a family of deep faith and he will be in our prayers, especially over the Christmas season."
"I used to love Fridays, but now they are just a reminder of another week without you, Greg. Harris and Daliah are coming for supper tonight, can you believe that she is 2 already! Miss you so much. Love Mom"
"Talking about you lots lately. It seems like only yesterday when you were here, but in some ways it seems like forever since I've seen you. Actually I see you everyday in my mind, but would like one more day with you... to spend time with you, go for a quad ride, hug you and tell you how much I love you. I have so many regrets..."
"Greg will be remembered for his social nature and friendliness along with his sense of humour. He was witty and could put a smile on anyone's face. His honesty and generosity afforded him the respect and pride of his family and friends. He will be dearly remembered and deeply missed."
"It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Greg David Andrew Brown. He passed away in his home from Brochial Pnemonia on November 16, 2012 at the age of 19. Greg was an amazing, protective and nurturing big brother to his sisters, Maisey and Brooklyn and brother Nathan. In October 2011 Greg started his job at West Fraser Mill, he never missed a shift in the year that he worked."
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