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BROWN, Frederick William Sr.

July 19, 1922 – August 17 2011

Dad made his last cast on the evening of August 17, 2011. Our beloved husband, father and Grandie clasped the hand of his daughter Brenda, joining her in eternal light and love in heaven. Fred was 89 years old and passed away at the Carewest Colonel Belcher with his family at his side. He was born in Calgary, Alberta to Catherine and Elsdon Brown and was the second eldest of seven children. He was predeceased by his parents, his sister Dorothy and his daughter Brenda. Fred was a member of the Calgary Highlanders and was wounded in action during the Second World War. In 1946 he joined the Calgary Police Service and retired as Superintendent in 1978. He is survived by Vera, his dedicated and loving wife of sixty-seven years, his sons Fred (Diane), Ron and dear friend Maggie; grandchildren Michael (Sue), Greg (Trinette), Krista (Victor), Elizabeth (Rand), Jeff and Cody (April) as well as great-grandchildren Sydney, Misha, Anna, Kennedy, Rowan, Poppy, Katie, and Zoe.

A memorial service celebrating Fred’s life will be conducted by Chaplain Kevin McInnes of the Calgary Police Service and Rev. Kenn Balzer, Chaplain of Carewest Colonel Belcher, on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In keeping with Fred and Vera’s wishes donations to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Alberta would be appreciated. No flowers please.

In living memory of Frederick Brown Sr., a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Wayne & Barb McCall :

    My soul is deeply saddened by Uncle Fred’s passing. I will miss him deeply as I have never met another that could match his wit or kindness to others. Our deepest sympathies.

    Love, Wayne & Barb

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  2. Joyce and Clarence :

    Sorry we can not be with you at this time but we are grateful for our visit with Fred this past week. Our prayers are with all of you at this time. Love Joyce and Bart

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  3. Kathleen McCall Allen :

    I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Fred’s passing. I will cherish the wonderful memories of him. My heartfelt sympathy to Auntie Vera and families.
    Love,
    Kathleen and Caelen Allen

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  4. I have many fond and loving memories of dearest Uncle Fred who was also my Godfather. My heartfelt condolences to Aunty Vera, Fred and Ron and their families.
    Love
    Debbie

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  5. Bev, and Peter Malenica :

    May you all find peace in knowing that Grandie is no longer suffering. We will remember him with great fondness as we recall his sense of humour and kindness to all those that were part of his life. His smile would light up the room whenever he was present. Expressions of sympathy go out to all of you from our family.

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  6. Colleen Elizabeth Barton :

    I am so grateful to my family for allowing me the opportunity to say goodbye to Uncle Fred this past week, and to thank him for all the love and great times he and Auntie Vera shared with our family as we were growing up. Uncle Fred taught me to take the high road, be honest and look at the bright side of life. Today we mourn the lost a great man whom God has reclaimed as one of his great angels. I love you and will miss you. I will always remember the great strength you showed me this week Auntie Vera, I love you too! Your in my thoughts and prayers.

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  7. My most sincere condolences.

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  8. I am saddened to learn of Fred’s passing. He was a man that, to me, embodied all the fine characteristics one would wish for in a father and husband and Policeman. He was a fine gentleman who always greeted you with a lovely smile and often with a little joke. At Police functions he often said Grace before the meal and you knew God was not a stranger to him.

    My very sincere sympathy goes out to his wonderful wife, Vera, and his family.

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  9. Phyllis and Les Kennedy :

    Our condolences go out to you, Vera and
    families in the passing of this dear and
    wonderful man. Although we did not know
    him very well his great personality made
    very likeable and felt a need to embrace
    him.
    Frederick William, Sr. will be sadly
    missed and forever remembered.
    Our prayers and thoughts will forever be
    with you.

    Phyllis and Les Kennedy

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  10. June, Jay & Mary Butler :

    Mom is so extremely saddened by the loss of her “perfect brother”. Whenever she spoke of Uncle Fred you could feel the love and admiration. We’ll certainly remember his warmth and sense of humour. Our hearts go out to Auntie Vera, Fred, Ron and their families.

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  11. Mark, Ev, Luke, Jason Barton :

    I am very thankful to have been given the opportunity to have had one last visit with Uncle Fred. We will remember him for his sense of humor and kindness. He has touched our lives and will be sadly missed. Our thoughts & prayers are with you Auntie Vera and your family during this difficult time.

    Love Mark , Ev , Luke and Jason

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  12. Marilyn Dallman :

    I was saddened to see that Fred passed away. We used to curl with Fred and Vera at Springbank some years ago. We enjoyed both of you. Our condolences to Vera and the family.

    Marilyn and Duane Dallman

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  13. Michael Dungey :

    My condolences to you Vera, Fred was one of my bosses at the Calgary Police Service and a true gentlemen. We had many discussions during my time as VP of the Calgary Police Association and although we disagreed from time to time his word was his bond and he always respected my views. He will be truly missed, rest in peace my friend.

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