In Memory of



Obituary for Fyfe Brown

With sadness, we announce the passing of Marion Fyfe Brown (nee Rutherford) at the age of 76 years, in North Vancouver. Fyfe passed away on December 28, 2022, at the North Shore Hospice. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Fyfe was born in Pincher Creek, AB, as one of five siblings. Her family spent time between Pincher Creek, AB and Yellowknife, NWT, until her family settled in Penticton, BC. In 1964 she was selected as Miss Penticton and Miss PNE, and she proudly represented her community at functions throughout BC. As a teenager she was also an elite figure skater.

Fyfe studied Education at UBC while competing on the UBC Women’s Figure Skating Team. It’s at university she met and fell in love with Larry Brown, her husband of 54 years. She was an elementary school teacher for the Coquitlam School District and later instructed for the Faculty of Education at SFU. While raising 3 daughters, she taught fitness classes, ran marathons, volunteered in the community, and started an event planning and catering company. Before retiring she worked as a Project Manager in the information technology industry and served on the Board of Directors for North Shore Credit Union.

She was energetic and passionate about her pursuits and hobbies. She was an avid gardener and golfed for many years at Greenacres Golf Course and served as an Executive member for BC Women’s Golf.

Fyfe was pre-deceased by her mother, Jean Rutherford, in 2014; her brother, Wilson, in 2009; and her sister, Megan, in 2021. The great tragedy of Fyfe’s life was the loss of her father, Jack Wilson (Rowdy) Rutherford, in the Canadian Arctic in 1958. She is lovingly remembered by her husband Larry, daughters Kristen, Marnie (Keith), and Lindsay (David), and her grandchildren. She is survived by her sister Vaughan (Barrie) of California, her brother Ian (Lou) of Naramata, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A celebration of Fyfe’s life will be held on March 25, 2023, at 2:00 pm at The View, 2121 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the BC Cancer Society or the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation.
Our family wishes to thank all the medical professionals and caregivers at the BC Cancer Agency, Lions Gate Hospital, and North Shore Hospice for the excellent care provided to Fyfe.