If Andre Browne wrote his own obituary, it would've included pragmatic life advice and colorful thoughts on his own passing and the world at large. He would want his loved ones to carry on and find happiness, health, and harmony in their lives.
If his friends wrote it, they would describe him as an avid learner with a huge heart; a warrior; "a beautiful man"; an incredible cook with meals that were the envy of many.
If his family described him, he was stubborn yet loving; always had his family's back and would do anything for anyone. He loved animals, family, going on long hikes, and surfing.
As his wife, there aren't words that can describe the loss of Andre. Of course there was his lush hair and gorgeous brown eyes; his debonair yet practical approach to everything; the sweet and adorable moments; the shared adventures, travel, and love of cuisine; the little hacks around the house; and lots of time spent on the beach, especially ones in Santa Barbara that he grew up on and loved so well.
Andre Browne passed away at home Dec 30th at the age of 55. A native of Santa Barbara, he is survived by his adoring wife, 3 siblings, and 7 nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by both parents.
There will always be a hole left in the hearts of those who knew him. A private memorial is to be organized for friends and family, and his ashes will be scattered at sea at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Santa Barbara Humane Society (via https://sbhumane.givecloud.co/tribute + Dedicate "In Memory/Honor of Andre Browne).