November 1, 1924 – August 24, 2018
Muriel Anne Browell passed away peacefully at Creston Valley Hospital with her family by her side on Friday, September 24, 2018.
Muriel was born and raised in Ashcroft, BC. She grew up the eldest of three sisters and one brother. She spent two years at Vancouver General Hospital earning her Registered Nurse certificate. It was there she met her husband of over 50 years and in 1949, she married John Guy Browell. Muriel and John moved around the province while John managed different Overwaitea grocery stores in New Denver, Prince George, and Kimberley. They had four children. They finally set down their permanent roots for fifty years in Creston.
Muriel loved to play bridge with her good friends a few times a week. She was also a very committed member of the United Church for many years. She considered the church and choir her second family. Muriel was interested in all people and their lives throughout her lifetime and left behind many cherished friends and family. After her husband’s cancer diagnosis in the 80s they decided to drive across Canada and also visit Italy where Muriel’s sister’s family lives.
Muriel lived in her own home and drove her own car until the time of her illness.
Muriel was predeceased by her mother, father, brother, daughter Robyn and son John.
She is survived by her three sisters: Colleen (Frank) and family, Phyllis and family, Verna of Italy and family; her sons Sheldon of Creston and family, and Leroy (LaDonna) of Spokane and family.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.