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BROWN, Harry Hickson

May 19, 1921- Stewiacke, NS
November 6, 2013 – Calgary, AB

Harry Brown, of Calgary, passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at the age of 92 years.

Harry had been a retired employee of Gulf Canada and was also a retired Pipe-Major of the Black Watch Regiment of Canada. Family and friends were well acquainted with his passion for fly fishing, at which he excelled, on the Bow River and the salmon rivers of New Brunswick.

Harry is survived by his son-in-law Gary Benoit of Calgary, by his grandson Craig Benoit (his wife Denise and their son Alex) of Saratoga Springs, NY, by his grandson Randy Benoit (his wife Lia and sons Connor and Nicholas) of Calgary, by his grandson Kevin Benoit (his wife Alexandra and twin daughters Samantha & Lily) of Calgary, and by his sister Agnes Manthorpe of Coquitlam, BC. He was predeceased by his wife Theresa and his daughter Sandra (Sandy) Benoit.

A private family service will be held. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Alberta and the Northwest Territories, Administrative Office, 10531 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton AB T5H 4K1. Tel: (1-866) 950-5465,

In living memory of Harry Brown, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. The world is a darker place without this gentle man, whose compassion, love and talent touched countless lives. His love of music was only bested by the love he had for his family, and we can only strive to become nearly as great and kind a soul as he.
    Forever in our hearts.

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  2. The passing of a very great and wonderful man ….. Grandad, we love you, and I love you so much. You welcomed me to the family, taught me how to make Edith’s buns, and loved me like a daughter. You and Nanna took our son when he was an infant and watched over him while we were at work. We could not have asked for more loving people to give life and love to him, and dance with him to bagpipe music in the basement. They don’t make people like this anymore …. tender, caring, strong, and very modest, for all his accomplishments. He is greatly missed, and a great role model for his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. I hope he is reunited with his Theresa and Sandy, and catches many huge trout in heaven.

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  3. Debbie (Brown) Middlemas :

    So sorry to hear of the passing of my Uncle Harry–have great memories of him and Aunt Theresa while living in Calgary many years ago and also the closeness he had with my Dad Cliff and brother Dee for the many years he travelled east to salmon fish. Our family and the neighbors loved when he would walk our driveway playing the bagpipes–so many family members had the privileged of Uncle Harry playing at their weddings–God Bless you all-my thoughts and prayers with all of you at this time—niece Debbie from Burton, N.B.

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  4. Beryl and Anthony Tankard :

    We remember Harry with great fondness. He taught our son, Andrew, to play to bagpipes, and through those lessons we came to know Harry and Teresa quite well. We kept in touch for many years after the lessons ended, and for several Christmases were the happy recipients of one of Harry’s excellent Christmas cakes!

    Our sincere condolences to all three grandsons and their families.

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  5. Michael Darney :

    The Brown’s were one of the first real Canadian families that my family met when we came to Montreal in 1954. During inter-family gatherings Harry always had a minute to answer my questions about sports or Canada in general, or give me some little gift, like the parts to make my first crystal radio. P.M. Brown became my bagpipe teacher in 1956. I was not his best student but I came to be a good friend, an easy thing to do with Harry. As my mother always said of him, he was a “smart soldier”, meaning the epitome of a righteous and humane person. His was a happy home in Point Aux Trembles with Teresa and Sandy, A home which welcomed everyone. My Mum and I, and sisters Jean and Cushla will always remember him.

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  6. Michael Darney :

    Condolences to all the family, especially you Gary

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  7. Debbie Carruthers :

    So sorry for your loss Gary and family. I came across a photo of when I worked at Dome with Sam, which in turn made me wonder if her Dad was still with you.
    I still think of Sam and miss her beautiful smile and her zest for life.
    I truly believe she is now reunited with Harry and Teresa.
    Kind regards,
    Debbie Carruthers

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