November 14,1946 ~ March 5, 2015
Brian McDowell passed away in Creston, BC on March 2, 2015 at the age of 68.
Brian McDowell was born in Toronto, Ontario on November 14, 1946 to George and Edith McDowell.
Brian grew up in Toronto and met his wife Ani McDowell at Humber College Toronto, Ontario. After a short courting period they married on December 12, 1970. After the birth of their first child in 1977 they moved to Fairview, Alberta where Brian learned the ins and outs of operating a retail business. In February of 1981 Brian and his brother Ian bought a retail business in downtown Creston, which became known as McDowell Department Store. Together the two McDowell families served the Creston Valley for 27 years until the business sadly closed on March 8, 2008. Shortly after the store closed Brian became a resident of Swan Valley Lodge where he was cared for by the wonderful people there until his passing on March 5, 2015.
Brian and Ani have three children. Cameron was born in Brampton, Ontario where Brian and Ani lived until their move to Fairview. Two months after buying the business in Creston their second child Mitchell was born at the Creston hospital and in 1984 their third child Doreon was born.
Brian had many activities he participated in. During his younger years he enjoyed scuba diving, hockey and he was an avid tennis player. Later he continued playing hockey with the local Fuddle Ducks recreational hockey team. Brian was a member of the Creston Valley Golf Course and loved to golf with friends and family.
Brian was predeceased by his parents George and Edith McDowell.
Brian is survived by his wife of 44 years, Ani; son Cameron (Linsey); son Mitchell; daughter Doreon (Denes) Lengyel; brothers Ian (Darlene), daughter Stephanie of Creston and Colin with partner Senga and children Lauren, Kaela and Craig of Oakville, Ontario.
A Celebration of Life is being held on March 10, 2015, 11a.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion with Harry Haberstock officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests a donation to the Alzheimer’s Society of B.C.