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Full Name:
Mckell I Brockbank 1
Also known as:
Bank 2
Birth:
14 Aug 1976 1
Death:
28 Oct 2000 2
Cause: Drowned 2
Death:
03 Nov 2000 1
Residence:
Place: Baguio, Phillippines 2
From: 1995 2
To: 1997 2
Residence:
Place: Provo, Utah 2
Residence:
Place: Ann Arbor, Michigan 2
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Card Issued: Unknown Code (72) 1
Social Security Number: ***-**-8855 1

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McKell Brockbank

Florence, Oregon

McKell Brockbank, 24, a sophomore from Ann Arbor, Mich., who has not declared a major, was observing high surf at the Siuslaw River bar when the wave washed him and his cousin John Woodard, 23, a senior from Melissa, Tex., majoring in philosophy, off the jetty, according to a Coast Guard news release.

Woodard swam ashore and the Coast Guard conducted an extensive search for Brockbank, said Coast Guard Group Duty Officer Robert Hoff.

McKell Isaac Brockbank Body Found

Florence, Oregon

McKell Brockbank

Student's body found off Oregon coast NewsNet Staff Writer - 6 Nov 2000

  By Meghan Riding

The body of McKell Isaac Brockbank was found Friday night, Nov. 3, after having been swept off a jetty on the Oregon Coast on Oct. 28.

A passerby on the beach found Brockbank's body six miles south of the Siuslaw River, said Chuck Tidball, Lane County deputy sheriff.

Brockbank's identification was on the body, Tidball said.

Brockbank's body was taken to Riverside Chapel Mortuary in Florence, Ore., before being returned to his family, Tidball said.

"His body was not taken to the coroner's office because there was no suspicion of foul play," Tidball said.

Brockbank, 24, a sophomore from Ann Arbor, Mich., majoring in theatre and media arts, was visiting friends in Oregon when the accident occurred.

Friends of Brockbank spoke with his parents on BYU campus Thursday, Nov. 2, to share memories of their friend.

"I was most impressed that he cared more about other people than himself," said Tim Skousen, 25, a senior from Winter Park, Fla., majoring in theatre and media arts.

Brockbank's family could not be reached to comment.

http://newnewsnet.byu.edu/story.cfm/12204

BYU student swept off Oregon jetty

Florence, Oregon

McKell Brockbank
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BYU student swept off Oregon jetty NewsNet Staff Writer - 30 Oct 2000

  By Meghan Riding

A BYU student is missing after a wave swept him off a jetty on the Oregon coast Oct. 28.

McKell Brockbank, 24, a sophomore from Ann Arbor, Mich., who has not declared a major, was observing high surf at the Siuslaw River bar when the wave washed him and his cousin John Woodard, 23, a senior from Melissa, Tex., majoring in philosophy, off the jetty, according to a Coast Guard news release.

Woodard swam ashore and the Coast Guard conducted an extensive search for Brockbank, said Coast Guard Group Duty Officer Robert Hoff.

The search was suspended at 6:22 p.m. due to bad weather, four hours after the wave hit, Hoff said.

Ahnalia Newbury, 23, of Eugene, Ore., whom Brockbank and Woodard were visiting, said Brockbank wanted to go to the coast Saturday.

Newbury said she watched from nearby sand dunes as the two stood on the jetty for 20 minutes while the waves increased in size.

"I turned away for a second and a wave took them both and then only one came back up," Newbury said.

Woodard was released Sunday, Oct 29, from Western Lane Hospital in Florence, Ore., after being treated for a slight concussion and scratches, Newbury said.

http://newnewsnet.byu.edu/story.cfm/12042

Parents come to BYU to share memories of son

Provo, Utah

Parents come to BYU to share memories of son NewsNet Staff Writer - 1 Nov 2000
 

Courtesy photo BYU student McKell Brockbank

By Meghan Riding

Parents of McKell Brockbank, a BYU sophomore who died Oct. 28 on the Oregon Coast, spoke with friends and faculty Wednesday, Nov. 1, about their son.

"We felt a desire and a need to come back here to hear that he was as important to others as he was to us," said Nancy Brockbank, mother of McKell.

McKell was spiritually strong and BYU's environment supported that, Mrs. Brockbank said.

McKell, 24, from Ann Arbor, Mich., majoring in theater and media arts, was swept off a jetty by a wave during a storm.

McKell and his cousin, John Woodard, 23, a senior from Melissa, Texas, majoring in philosophy, were both carried away by the wave.

Woodard swam ashore but McKell was not found.

During the service, Wayne Brockbank, McKell's father, said because of his faith, he has peace with the loss of his son.

"It doesn't matter how long life is--but the quality of life," Mr. Brockbank said. "And McKell had a good life."

Coby Carroll, 23, a senior from La Grande, Ore., majoring in theater and media arts, said McKell was well known in the film program.

McKell wanted to be a director and was working with the top film students in the program, Carroll said.

"McKell seemed like he was really going to make it," Carroll said. "He was bright, everybody loved him - he was that cool. He always brightened your day."

Tressa Lyn, 23, a senior from Ashton, Idaho, majoring in theater and media arts, worked with McKell on several projects this semester.

McKell was well rounded and knew everybody, Lyn said.

"He was so helpful with everything," Lyn said. "He was full of life and was very positive. He never gave a generic compliment."

McKell loved the challenges that life threw at him, Lyn said.

"His favorite phrase was 'bring it on'," she said.

Carolyn Hanson of the theatre and media arts department, said Mckell was one of the most engaged and engaging people she knew.

Nancy Bliss of the theatre and media arts department said McKell was always willing to help.

"He was one of the most adorable people I've met," Bliss said. "He was always willing to do whatever needed to be done and more."

McKell's family will have a gathering Friday in Ann Arbor, Mich., for friends and family. A memorial service open to the public will be held Saturday.

Friends of McKell will hold an open house Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center to make a memorial video for the family.

http://newnewsnet.byu.edu/story.cfm/12104

My Darling McKell, I miss you so much. I miss you every day. You were an amazing person and my best friend. I love you very much and always will.

...being your friend was an incredible privilege. Hope you're saving a place for me up there! Take care.

brockbank was crazy, but in a good way. he once threw a penny in the air, and forgot to catch it :) i think how he died is exactly how he would have written it for one of his movies. he is missed, but, those that knew him well know of his testimony, and that he knew we'd see him again.

A dear friend that left us too soon. There are SO many wonderful things to share about him I don't know where to start. He was funny, original, sweet, spiritual, and caring all in the same! A truly amazing one of a kind guy that was completely spiritually prepared to go. I will never forget his crazy heavy black combat boots that he wore year round! He died two weeks before our oldest daughter Madison McKell was born, we gave her his name in remembrance of him. He is definitely missed and I think of him often.

Took me to my first discussion the day I arrived in Baguio and let me make the baptismal commitment even though I had no idea' what I was doing.

He was still struggling with his Tagalog when I met him as a missionary here in Baguio. One striking characteristics was his infectious exuberance. He was a good-natured young man and full of zest. I remember our conversations about everything under the sun and I was impressed he was quite knowledgeable on so many things. He swore he will never be a "broke bank" but a profitable bank, that he will make lots of money! ...and gave a hearty laugh…

I remember going on splits with him to an area of La Trinidad we rarely visited and found more than one family to teach. He was still struggling with his language:) but I truly think that helped him become the great missionary he was. Everyone loves him. oh and he taught me the game of chess...still losing to this day

he was one of my good buddy in the mission. gets into our room and with Hess, wrestled me up in my bed, its his way of waking me up. i love this guy.. its soo sad to hear this after a long time i had been searching his name on the internet .. only here to find him he was been long gone.. we'd been friends since from he arrive in Rosales Zone, he's first area in Alcala, until on our last area..He was in my zone(Bayambang Zone) He was like a real brother to me. we ended our mission of December 1997 during the time of Pres. Bruce R. Christensen. we boarded the bus together along with Hansen, Eyering, and Halblieb i think. spend a night at the MRC in Manila. the next morning he made some jokes(as he always does) eat breakfast together and boarded the SUV for airport. their was our last farewell. i remember him giving me a hug for the last time at the airport. i missed you Brocky. i have this fun calling him " Mowgli ".

I remember hanging with Brockbank on a P-day in Baguio...Playing a little ultimate frisbee...then hanging ut with him back in Provo after the mission...great guy

i was in the same zone with him in Rosales zone, i remember him as a happy person, very energetic and he's one of those missionaries who brings life to the zone..sure he'll be missed! can't believe he's gone!

Shocker. I had no idea that we had lost him. My last memory of Brockbank was at TGI Fridays at Brighams Landing when I introduced him to my wife. He was one of a kind. Definatley a giant in Testimony, and genuine Charity.

I lived with Brockbank for nearly 5 months in Baguio and he was a good friend on top of being a committed Elder. Nobody prayed harder than Brockbank. I found out about his boating accident from his father when I tried to find him several years after our mission. I am certain his zeal for life and helping others continues beyond the veil.

Elder Brockbank, do you still remember those cookies we baked together with your comp? I know it didn't turn out well but it was fun. I also remember you going gaga over the sound system that my dad attached to the TV, you thought it was awesome and you were just too funny. Most of all I will always admire your commitment to the Lord's work and that child like friendliness and humility that you had in you. Fare thee well 'til we meet again.

A creative soul, a kind heart, a true loss to the mortal world.

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