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BROWN – Kenneth

December 13, 1921 – July 11, 2010

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Dad, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend on Sunday, July 11, 2010.

Dad will be truly missed by the many who knew and loved him. He was well known for his quick wit and sense of humour and enjoyed playing bridge and crib with his many friends. He was a veteran of World War II, and was an active member of the Legion. He was an engineer for CN Rail from 1945 to 1981, and worked up north in Manitoba ending his career in Winnipeg. He retired out to Vancouver Island in 1981 and then moved to Calgary in 1998 to be closer to his family.

Dad is survived by his two twin daughters Donna Brown (John Meadows) of Calgary and Phyllis Lightfoot (Ray Ettenhofer) of Winnipeg; as well as his grandchildren Angie Lightfoot of Calgary, Scott Lightfoot (Tamra) of Winnipeg, Karen Knapp (Steve) of Minneapolis and Susan Provvisionato (Carlo) of Florida and his great-grandchildren Michael, Cierra, Alyssa, Michael, Liam, Julia and Graham. Dad has two sisters Edna Tomlinson of Saskatoon and Belva Pardy (John) of Sherwood Park. Dad was predeceased by his wife Doreen (Piatt), sister Phyllis Hitchcock and son Don Brown (Deanna).

Dad has requested to be cremated, no service will be held. At a later date this summer an internment will take place in Indian Head, Saskatchewan. You may forward condolences through Our family wishes to thank Dr. Isaac and her cardiac team at the Foothills Medical Centre, for their compassion and caring of our dad during his time there.

In living memory of Ken Brown, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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    Sohie and I were saddened when we heard of Ken passing away.
    We had many fun games of cribbage with Ken and his Daughter, it was always a pleasure to match wits with Ken, as he always had a good time, win or lose (mostly win, as I recall)
    The last few years since Sophie stopped going to cribbage, Roger Dadey has been my partner and Roger will miss Ken also and would like to express his condolences as well.

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  2. Peggy and Stan Jeeves :

    We’re saddened to hear of Uncle Ken’s passing and wish to pass along our sympathies. Uncle Ken was the Brown family’s piller and “big brother”– he will be missed. We enjoyed his visits on his many travels from the west to Winnipeg — he made sure he stayed in touch with us all. Part of him was still a prairie boy at heart and he enjoyed seeing the farm and farming practices as they are today. Our thoughts are with you. Love Peggy & Stan

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  3. Vernice Franklin :

    My sincere sympathy to Ken’s daughters, their families, and to his sisters.

    Ken was a great guy who much enjoyed playing cards, and the cribbage community is among those who miss him. He was always at the Bowness Legion Tuesday mornings when I got there; his absence will be noted for quite some time.

    Best regards, and a hug for his daughters especially. It’s difficult to lose a parent at any age.

    Vernice Franklin

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